How animals have developed symbiotic relationships with their environments over time
By: Mag McDermott
Symbiotic relationships between animals and their environments are varied and complex. Some symbioses must be established and re-established with each generation, such as bacterial flora in an animal's gut; this type of symbiosis can just as easily be destroyed. However, many symbiotic relationships take a...
By: Sandra Petersen
For ten years, the Large Animal Research Group of Cambridge University studied and filmed a group of animals in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa. The results of that research became Animal Planet's number one animal show. Boasting three full seasons and a fan club...
By: Danelle Karth
If one has ever seen a Manx cat hop down the stairs, one understand where this question comes from. After all the Manx is a cat that often has little or no tail, has longer hind legs the front legs, and often hops about (due...
By: Tammy L Mahan
There are thousands of species of marine animals that inhabit a coral reef. The actual reef is made up of millions of colonies of animals called polyps. Scientists estimate that the reefs only grow an inch a year, which indicates some reefs such as the...
By: Darian Peters
The meerkat, Suricata Suricatta, is the small mammal of the mongoose family found in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa. These delightful creatures are much beloved of documentary film enthusiasts because of the way they stand around in groups, up on their hind legs, surveying...
By: Erae Nelsen
Ranging from twenty five to thirty six pounds, wolverines are fierce members of the weasel family. They have a mean reputation for smelling bad, attacking without provocation, and stealing food from other hungry animals. These rumors are only partially based on fact.LIFE IN THE...
By: L Hurley
Hungry? Meerkats are. Almost always. Their days are spent foraging the desert lands of the Kalahari moving from burrow to burrow to let the sparse food sources replenish before their return.Meerkats are primarily insectivorous, however they also eat arachnids, small mammals, birds and reptiles...
By: Marijane Suttor
The unsuspecting zebra strolls to the water's edge. Uneasy it senses the danger of the watering hole, and yet it continues to sip with eyes occasionally drifting up. It's tail gently swats away a few flies as the rest of the herd mingles nearby.But...
By: CD Gozzi
The ocean, which covers about 97% of the Earth, is teeming with life. Coral reefs house the greatest diversity of plants and animals in this watery ecosystem and provide essential life nutrients to the environment as well as safe harborage for the numerous creatures. The...
By: L Hurley
Ocean reefs are thriving ecological systems teeming with life. The predators resident in this environment have specific biological adaptations designed to immobilize their prey. While humans do not number among their natural prey these animals can pose a significant danger to the unwary diver. The...

 

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