Unusual animal bondings
By: Brenda Nelson
Many of us who spend any time on line have seen the pictures of tigers raising piglets, dogs raising squirrels and so forth. What many people do not realize is that some of these pictures are of situations that were fabricated for human enjoyment. Take...
The diet of bobcats
By: James Johnson
Growing up in the swamps and foothills of South Carolina with three sisters, a brother and two very understanding parents that loved animals, we adopted just about everything imaginable! This included deer, foxes, squirrels, flying squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, snakes, lizards and, one bobcat! Most...
Overview: Fight-or-flight response in animals
By: James Johnson
The fight or flight response in animals, it could also be called the fright complex because that is what triggers it. People hear about it all their lives, but often still do not really understand what it involves. What exactly is this reaction to fear...
By: M E Skeel
All penguins belong to a single family, the Spheniscidae, because they are obviously closely related and come from a single common ancestor, the bird that left the air to take up the most aquatic existence of any of the many families of birds in the...
What happens to spiders during winter
By: Sylvia Harrison
What happens to spiders during winter Did you ever wonder where all the spiders go in the winter? (Excluding those little rascals you still find occasionally in your house!) Do they die? Do they hibernate? Do they just hide somewhere where you don’t...
By: Mark Hopkins
Honey must surely be among the most delectable natural foodstuffs and the good news is that it is a very healthy thing to eat, in moderation of course. There is a very wide range of flavors and consistencies among the honeys on sale but they...
The diet of Arabian sand cats
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
The Arabian sand cat is part of the cat family, and even looks a bit domesticated! Although it isn't they do have the appearance of a house cat save for their unique pattern and bigger ears. These cats have a shorter lifespan than a house...
How bees make honey
By: Greg Spinks
Thousands of honeybees work hard to make nutritious honey found in jars at supermarkets and roadside stands. Just one worker bee, an undeveloped female, will only produce about 1/12 of teaspoon of honey during the course of it's average 35 day lifespan. It is an...
How bees make honey
By: Elizabeth Kells
How does honey come about? I live in a small little town where it is quite normal for me to pass a whole slew of beehives. How better to get fresh honey than to have your own bees? I used to think the hard part...
By: David Smith
Polar bears are one of the most majestic creatures on Earth. They can get up to fifteen feet tall (a large male bear) and weigh over two thousand pounds. Their enormous bulk is caused by the fat that is necessary to keep them from freezing...

 

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