By: Gemma Wiseman
Imagine spending a day in the life of one of the most social animals, the meerkat. Imagine being a meerkat, spending life in the dry open plains, on the unforgiving stony ground of the south African meerkat world. You will never walk alone. The force...
By: Steven Pike
Even at first glance it is obvious that the cheetah's main weapon is speed. Lacking the weight and strength of other big cats, the cheetah relies exclusively on speed to catch it's prey.Aside from these obvious differences, the cheetah has developed some anatomical variations...
By: Tammy L Mahan
The Meekat (or Suricate) belonging to the monogoose family, are cute little animals. In the Disney movie "The Lion King" the character, Timon is a meerkat.Meerkat's are found in the desert in South Africa. They weight about two pounds and are 25 inches long...
By: Angela S. Young
The 'superman' of the land animals, the cheetah isn't exactly faster than a speeding bullet, but he's faster than any other animal. The cheetah can run up to 65 or 70 mph. He can only sustain that speed for short times, though, so he has...
By: Steven Pike
The Canada Goose is a common and easily recognizable bird native to North America. It is most famous for its "v" like formation in flocks when migrating in Spring and Fall. Today, especially along the east coast of North America, they are sometimes seen as...
By: Tammy L Mahan
Evolution of the Polar BearIt is believed by zoologists, that the polar bear evolved from a species of brown bears in Siberia, making polar bears the eight species of bears in the world.With the shifting of polar ice caps and glaciers, the brown bear...
By: Imogen Rayne
Have you ever seen a koala bear in the zoo or in the wild? If you live in Australia, chances are you have seen one in the "bush" (Columbia Encyclopedia, 2007) or forest. They are called the "Australian bear" Columbia Encyclopedia, 2007), because they are...
By: Linda Ann Nickerson
CANADIAN GEESEThe vee of birds, high in the skyAre honking loud and long.We linger there, as they fly byAbout a hundred strong.The leader tires and falls behind;Another takes his place;He travels on their borrowed windUpon their wild goose chase.Canadian geese...
By: Mark Hopkins
The photogenic Meerkat has been the star of many TV nature shows and films, but behind the cute face lies a more complex and mixed reality. These south African mongooses typically live in groups of about 30 individuals and are ruled by one dominant female...
By: Michigan Stringer
The neck of the giraffe is a bit of an enigma. How has the species managed to survive having such a cumbersome piece of anatomy.Giraffes have long necks with only seven bones to support that crane-like instrument. Humans and many other species have the...

 

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