By: Glenda K. Fralin
Central America is a wonderful place to visit because of its beauty, rich culture and history. Many people like to go hiking and exploring in its tropical rainforests, mountains, and ruins. The strip of land that is Central America is also full of fascinating wildlife...
By: Andrew Herrmann
Australia is a land of extremes, and the country's biological diversity is no exception to this rule. The simple reason for Australia's abundance of "weird" animals is isolation: Australia hasn't been connected to another large land mass for millions of years, paving the way for...
By: Sinead Mckenzie
Many Central American countries provide the ideal location for cold blooded creatures, such as snakes. The rain forests provide a perfect habitat for snakes to lurk, and each Central American country has an active snake population. In Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras, snakes are thriving...
By: Marina Shemesh
Most of us first learn about a place called Australia through it's wonderful animals. K is for kangaroo and E is for emu. W is for wombat and they all live in a faraway place near the bottom of the earth.Only later do you...
By: Jackie Tritt
Australia long ago was attached to other land masses in the southern hemisphere. South Africa, South America, Antarctica and Australia formed one large super continent, called Gondwanaland. Over time, the tectonic plates on which these continents lie moved apart from each other, and the animals...
By: Amelia Emery
It is always a wonder to see plants wake up from their winter dormancy and begin to produce flowers. How do they know that winter is over and that it is time to get ready for spring? Is it the change in temperature or the...
By: Heather Waelti
The electric eel is an electric fish and the only species in the genus Electrophorus. The electric eel is capable of creating an electric shock, which is very powerful. The electric eel is a predator that has no predators itself and it is native to...
By: Jerome Carter
Killer whales, also known as the orcas, are the top predators in the marine food chain. Despite its name, the killer whale is actually a dolphin instead of a true whale. Like most dolphin species, killer whales belong to the delphinidae family. The scientific name...
Study: Why skin doesn't dissolve in the bath
By: Terrence Aym
Australian scientists have uncovered the reason why human skin wrinkles up but doesn't just melt away in hot bath water.The scientists' findings were recently published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface."When we are in the bath and we have been there...
Different types of turtles: Their characteristics and descriptions
By: Judith Willson
First of all it should be pointed out that there is confusion with language use when discussing turtles. American English tends to use ‘turtle’ for all chelonians. British English distinguishes between tortoises, turtles and terrapins, with turtle only being used for marine chelonians. Other...

 

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