By: Pauline Abreu
All animals are not of a social nature, but there are some that have some very interesting social behaviour. An animal social group would be defined when a group of animals do the majority of life's events together. Some groups are more social than others...
Polar bears and their migratory motivators
By: Effie Moore Salem
Polar Bears can take the cold but not the heat. When the environment heats up they move farther north. They are world travelers and inadvertantly are ambassodors of peace: On their annual trek from warmer to colder climates,the have forced to work together to...
By: jaybob
How Tigers Hunt: The Parallels of Natural Predator Instincts and Martial Artistry The hunting instincts that a tiger exhibits in their kill techniques are a remarkable dynamic of energy preservation, lethal efficiency and, for lack of a more scientific word, martial artistry. The standard method...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Adewale Olowode
Generally speaking,mosquitoes are not the best insects to have around.Though beneficial for their pollination activities, the female anopheles mosquitoes have been a complete nuissance to mankind for over 2000 years! Eventhough insects have been known to be around for several million years,with...
A look at animal social groups
By: Effie Moore Salem
Animals are like humans in their social habits: some like lots of company, others do not. Birds fly in flocks, fish swim in unison, and packs of dogs roam the hills together. And yet animals, as well as humans, have their loners among their packs...
By: Perry McCarney
The animal most people first think of when the topic of hibernation comes up is the bear, but there is no species of bear that technically hibernates. Hibernation, also called winter dormancy, is defined as a period of deep torpor; bears only go into a...
By: Karen Ellis
Although some animals choose a solitary life, most live in social groups. These groups may change though out the year in certain species, mostly as a result of mating, gestation and newly born young. Even those who choose to live an existence alone, come together...
By: Kathy Stemke
Imagine yourself relaxing in the glistening, hot sun on a beach in South Africa, when suddenly you feel the painful pinch of an insect bite. Looking down you see a ferocious, 2 inch metallic bronze beetle with bulging eyes, a hairy face, long skinny legs...
Language acquisition among gorillas
By: Perry McCarney
Among gorillas, as with all primate species, language skills are a learned rather than an instinctive behaviour. While only humans (Homo sapiens sapiens), out of the currently extant primate species, have evolved the vocal cords and voice box that enables us to produce the variety...
How sonar affects whales
By: Perry McCarney
Most people perceive the world around them predominantly through sight; whales, other cetaceans and many marine species perceive their oceanic world through sound, either passively or by emitting sound pulses then listening for their reflections returning; a technique called echolocation. So for whales, being in...

 

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