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: 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: Sandra Petersen
A 1936 juvenile fiction book by Rutherford G. Montgomery titled Carcajou' paints a malevolent picture of that short-legged bear-like animal. According to Montgomery, the carcajou was cunning and would purposefully spoil any food it could not eat by itself by secreting an ugly smelling musk...
How animals have developed symbiotic relationships with their environments over time
By: Gemma Wiseman
A symbiotic relationship is a convenience arrangement based on physical need. The natural environment is a world of inter-webbed ecosystems, laced with symbiotic relationships. Animals are a vital ingredient keeping ecosystems in "healthy" balance. To achieve this over time, many animals develop symbiotic, co-operative, interdependent...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Meerkats may be mainly insectivores (insect-eating animals) but their diet and feeding habits are far from boring. For a change of pace, they will even tackle a venomous snake.The slim-bodied, cute meerkats, who call the Kalahari Desert of Africa home, are the "Kool Kats"...
The diet and feeding habits of the meerkat
By: Effie Moore Salem
Meerkats are strange animals and one the strangest things about them, according a National Geographic study, is their social habits. They were found to be amazingly tame and chummy, and not at all afraid of the gawking strangers. They are of the mongoose family. The...
By: R. Renee Bembry
Dubbed "sun angels" that protect South African villages from "moon devils" known as werewolves that are believed to strike wayward cattle, and solo traveling tribesmen, meerkats are small mammals belonging to the mongoose family. Inhabiting more open and arid country than any other mongoose species...
By: David R. Chase
Any scientist will tell you that dimorphism is extremely important. That's really cool to know, isn't it? Well, it would be... if only you knew what sexual dimorphism was. Sexual dimorphism is the visible difference between the male and female of a certain species. Humans...
By: Mark Hopkins
It is all too easy to underestimate the humble amphibian. Frogs, toads, newts and salamanders (also Caecilians!), they are small, seldom seen and often slimy. In reality, the ancestors of these animals were the first to crawl from the water onto land and the...
How animals have developed symbiotic relationships with their environments over time
By: Erae Nelsen
Symbiosis is a term scientists use to describe animals and plants living together. Over time species have found ways of working together, or using one another to get ahead. The three types of symbiosis are mutualism, commensalism and parasitism. Throughout the animal kingdom examples can...

 

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