By: Victor Mikulin
Dietary protein intake is critical to the maintenance of the body. Protein that people eat (such as meat and dairy products) gets digested and broken down into much smaller, simpler components, which are then re-assembled into one of many different things. Without sufficient dietary protein...
By: Dr. Bryan Katz
In humans and most other animals, dietary proteins cannot be absorbed in an intact form. They must be broken down into amino acids by enzymes secreted in pancreatic juice as well as those within the enterocytes lining the small intestine. The enzymes that accomplish this...
By: Matilda Willows
The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is a semi-aquatic rodent, native to North America, although it is found and has been introduced in other parts of the world. They are related to the beaver, and even their habitat preferences are similar to that of the beaver. They...
By: Matilda Willows
Millions of dragonflies migrate every year, just like many other insects, birds and animals; however, the mysterious aspect of such annual adventures lies in the length of such an endeavor. It was commonly known that the Monarch butterfly held the title of covering the longest...
By: Matilda Willows
Barred owls are a common owl, also known by the names of rain owl, wood owl, eight hooter, or the hoot owl. The reason behind its main name as the barred owl comes from the brown and white bars lined across its chest. They are...
By: Donna Hicks
The box jellyfish is the most dangerous, venomous marine animal known to man. It is known to have killed more than five dozen people, with many more suffering painful stings from this blue creature of the sea. The box jellyfish, also known as the sea...
By: L.S. Watts
Although penguins are naturally found in the Southern Hemisphere, there are several aquariums and zoos in the United States that feature penguin exhibits. The Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky is one such aquarium. Aside from the Penguin Palooza exhibit where it showcases five different species...
By: Marsha George
The Black footed penguins make the southern shores of Africa their home; more commonly known as the African penguin. Most people don’t think of Africa when they think penguins because of the assumption that it is too warm a climate for the animal. However...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The African Black-footed Penguin is also called the African Penguin. This penguin lives along the southern African waters. Another name for this penguin is the Jackass Penguin. These penguins allow people to approach them as close as three feet. They grow up to 70 cm...
By: Donna Hicks
The numbers of different types of jellyfish seems to vary according to different sources, from a few hundred to over a thousand. In reality, there are literally thousands of different types of jellyfish in the world’s oceans and seas. There are many interesting facts...

 

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