By: Kallie Szczepanski
Cooperation is the key to the feeding habits of meerkats, the slender mongooses of the Kalahari Desert. Meerkats are small animals; adults are only about 1.5 or 2 pounds, and between one and two feet long. In other words, they are bite-sized morsels to...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Snarling, the low-slung but stocky animal stood its ground in front of the Jeep. From my vantage point, walking along that Wyoming road about 20 feet from the confrontation, the wolverine looked uncomfortably large. Its long teeth looked capable of chewing right through the Jeep's...
By: Beth Burns
Hares, rabbits, and pikas are all from the same family, the lagomorphs, yet do have many differences, as happens in any family. The word lagomorphs is basically saying that they are all "hare shaped." Just to confuse the average human, science seems to have...
How animals have developed symbiotic relationships with their environments over time
By: David R. Chase
All living creatures are known for adapting to changes in their environment, their food sources, and climate. Animals (and people) do whatever they have to do in order to survive, including working with others. Over time, symbiotic relationships are built - but what does that...
By: Brandi Carpo
Monster of the deep, it is anti-social, lurking in rocky crevices, it lives and travels alone, its hideout marked by shells and fragments of its victims. The octopus with its eight arms, round body and very distinct eyes is one of the most intelligent and...
By: Beth Burns
What animal could be more beloved than the River Otter? I have had many occassion to enjoy watching River Otters in the wild as well as watching otters as rehabilitation animals at the Northwoods Wildlife Center. The home I grew up in had a steep...
By: Mark Hopkins
Pikas, Rabbits and Hares are related species, all belonging to the order 'Lagomorphs'. When considering differences between them, the most useful considerations are size, behavior, distribution and habitat, as they share many traits.Pikas are the smallest of the three animals, reaching a length of...
By: Lynn Schwalbe-Larson
A Look at the Most Dangerous Ocean Reef PredatorsOcean/Coral reefs are one of the most intricate and diverse of the world's ecosystems. In regard to the variety of life, coral reefs have been called the rainforests of the ocean. Consisting of the limestone remains of...
By: Marijane Suttor
A common phrase that has worked into the lexicon of humanity is that it takes a village to raise a child. In meerkat society it takes a village to raise a meerkat.The meerkat, a member of the mongoose family lives in a family society...
By: Tammy L Mahan
Humans are the most dangerous ocean reef predators. Humans have been polluting and over fishing in the oceans for years. Boaters have killed and destroyed parts of the reefs and the animals that call the reefs home. Scuba divers "collect" parts of the reefs for...

 

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