By: Jane Allyson
The Giraffe is the tallest living animal on earth and live in herds on the tree scattered Savannah or in scant woodland of Africa, keeping well away from the deep forest. Their long necks give them a huge advantage in spotting predators such as lions...
By: Rhea Wood
Elephants are highly social and intelligent creatures, with social networks that can grow to be as large as a human's. Elephant mothers are very tender, protective, and nurturing to their young. In fact, all the female elephants in the herd protect and take care of...
By: Gemma Wiseman
The giraffe is a long-necked, long-legged creature with large, doleful brown eyes. Here is tall, balanced elegance in motion. The reasons for the giraffe's 6 to 8 foot neck, weighing about 200 pounds, might APPEAR obvious. Of course, the giraffe needs a long neck to...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Koalas are those lovely grey, fluffy "non bears" that most tourists to Australia must see up close. They are marsupials, closely related to the wombat, and are native to Australia, mostly in south eastern Queensland. There are scattered small colonies in central Queensland and down...
By: Jaimela King
The science that studies animal life and behavior is called zoology. Zoologists are those trained to study the behavior and characteristics of animal life. While a zoologist may be interested in the findings of an archaeologist, the major difference between the two is that one...
By: Steven Pike
Zoology was recognized as a science after Aristotle wrote "History of animals" around 350 BC. He was the first person (the first documented anyway) to classify animals. He studied 500 animals and placed them into two groups. Animals with blood and animals without blood.Although...
By: Steven Pike
In the 1700's Carolus Linnaeus developed a system of classification for animals. Around this time, the science of zoology was expanding rapidly and to successfully keep track of the animals and their various groups, a system was needed. Latin was the language used in scientific...
By: Holly Rogers
Australia is home to many unique and wonderful native animals, with one of the most unique and captivating of all being the koala. There is no other animal in the world sharing many similarities with the koala, thus making them a highly interesting animal to...
By: Jane Allyson
The Cheetah or Hunting Leopard as it is otherwise known is the fastest land animal on Earth. It can reach a normal speed of 45 miles an hour in 2 seconds on a good day. On an exceptional day they have been recorded at reaching...
By: Bob Trowbridge
Koalas have it tough. Their meals are mostly one course. They primarily eat eucalyptus leaves and bark. Because of this, they never get to take vacations. They pretty much have to stick around in the same area their entire lives. They can also eat mistletoe...

 

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