By: Kevin Fitzgerald - 174683
What animal society works in the following way?There is only one breeding female, the queen, and she's pregnant more or less continuously, producing young as long as she lives. She's larger than other members of her horde. The workers and soldiers are kept from...
By: Dominick Murray
The lifespan of a dragonfly comprises of two-stages. After breeding the female dragonfly will deposit her eggs under or onto aquatic vegetation. Once the eggs have hatched the first stage in the lifestyle of a dragonfly can begin. This stage of a dragonfly's lifestyle is...
By: Brandi Carpo
Amphibians possess many characteristics that make them unique in the animal world. There are over 6,000 living species of amphibians throughout the world. They are estimated to have been around for 350 million years, with the earliest known frog appearing about 190 million years...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Hares, rabbits, and pikas are all relatively small, cute, vegetarian animals. They have the unfortunate ecological role of being prey for many larger animals, such as hawks, eagles, coyotes, wolves, foxes, lynxes, etc. Together, the three make up the 80 species of the order Lagomorpha...
By: Krystle Hernandez
The wolverine is often characterized as a ferocious carnivore. This large species of the Mustelidae (weasel) family definitely lives up to its name, more often than not devouring massive amounts of meat, but also consuming plant life on occasion. In fact, some scientists have even...
By: Heather Lyon
I remember reading about a wolverine when I was very young. In a book about a dog, by possibly Jim Kjelgaard, a young boy and his dog stranded alone in a cabin. When a wolverine comes down the chimney, yes I said down the chimney...
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...

 

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