Elephants and their complex social behaviors
By: Shelly Mcrae
Elephants have long roamed the earth, as mastodon, as wooly mammoth, hunted by man, praised by man, servant to man. The long memory of the elephant stretches far back into time, farther than that of man's.The centuries have not reduced this magnificent beast to...
By: Steven Pike
Koalas are, as most of us know, a marsupial and are native to Australia. They range from Central Queensland through New South Wales and Victoria and into South Australia. Their habitat varies from sub tropical forest to the temperate woodlands of southern Australia. For a...
By: Steven Pike
It is thought that polar bears have evolved from the brown bear. Thousands of years ago, somewhere around the Ice Age, a population of brown bears became dependent on the abundance of seals in the icy waters of the north.They learned to live almost...
By: Steven Pike
Zoology is the study of the life of animals. It is a diverse science and there are many different branches. Zoologists study all aspects of animal life from their cells to the animal itself.Below is a list of branches of zoology and a brief...
By: Linda Ann Nickerson
GOD IS FUNNY.God has a sense of humor; it's true.Look at the giraffe. What did He do?The Creator gave him a neck to the skyAnd legs that carry him way up high.He has to squat to reach the ground,And topple...
By: Angela S. Young
When you think about living in a pod, do you think about some little space age apartment or a giant green bean looking thing? Well, dolphins live in pods. Pod in this case means their social unit, or extended family'. This is similar to your...
By: Angela S. Young
Scientific names are those big Latin words you see next to the common names for different animals. They are often difficult to pronounce, much less understand for the average person. They do have a purpose, however. Animals (and other things) are given scientific names, called...
The role of the Galapagos tortoise in the development of the theory of evolution
By: Gemma Wiseman
The Galapagos tortoise is unique to the volcanic chain of 13 large islands off the Ecuadorian coast of South America. The archipelago is separated from the mainland by the precocious Humboldt Current. Charles Darwin, naturalist and explorer of the early 19th century, was intrigued how...
By: Jessica D
Why Giraffes have long necks, ah, a favorite among biology classes when trying to expose the differences between Darwin's and Lamarck's approach to evolution. Lamarck was among the first scientists to theorize that an individual organism could change over time. Darwin's work was actually not...
By: Steven Pike
The Greek philosopher, Aristotle took a significant step in the development of zoology as a science when he complied his "History of animals" somewhere around 350 BC. He was the first to classify animals and he did this by dividing them into two groups; animals...

 

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