By: Ashe Hope
The Giant Panda is one of the most loved animals on the planet. Black and white, cute and cuddly, it is almost becoming extinct. Also known as the Panda bear, or Bamboo bear, its scientific name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca, which simply means Black and white...
Pandas: The giant cat bear
By: Effie Moore Salem
Pandas, native to China, are known to the Giant cat bear. They are so named because in their actions they behave as cats. At least in some of their actions. The one that wins for them this alternative name is their ability to shinny up...
How mammals hibernate
By: Karen Ellis
For many animals hibernations is an instinctual survival technique used during winter months when there is a scarcity of food and colder weather. It is characterized by a lower metabolism, minimal activity, reduced body temperature and restrained breathing. Depending on the animal, hibernation can last...
Tiger beetles: Tiny terrors
By: AKA
Tiger beetles are part of the "Cicindelidae"family and are recognized for their predatory habits, swift actions,large pointed mandibles and long spindly legs. There are 2000 species of tiger beetles worldwide and over 100 are found in North America.These species are very active and...
By: Lee Templar
Every living organism on Earth has a scientific name. These don't just exist to give scientists long words in order to look clever, but have an important role in understanding the living world around us.Not only do these names supply an internationally consistent name...
How mammals hibernate
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Hibernation is defined as a state of inactivity and lowered metabolism. Many mammals in temperate regions hibernate due to the fluctuations of the seasons. During a region's winter, many animals may hibernate to conserve their energy, and may go on for days, weeks, or months...
Biological success: Examples from the animal kingdom
By: Effie Moore Salem
Environmental changes make a difference with humans as well as with animals. Both were meant to be biological successes and they would be if their natural habitats remained undisturbed. But time changes everything and some animals adapt more easily than others. Every need that they...
How ethology might help us
By: Adewale Olowode
Science has gone very far,but not too far,in helping mankind to understand better the world around us.In actual fact,one need to imagine what life,especially nowadays,would be if science is removed from our knowledge.And with scientific attitude,it became...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Giant Panda is probably the most recognized of all the endangered animals. The giant panda has the typical body shape of the bear. It has black fur on ears, eye patches, muzzle legs and shoulders. Typically the coloring of any animal has to do...
By: Michael Totten
The unexplained die-off of honey bees in recent years is reaching epidemic proportions, creating a crisis in conventional fertilization management. Since Colony Collapse Disorder is drastically reducing the numbers of bees in each hive, but without apparently leaving behind bodies, a recent direction of research...

 

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