By: Jane Allyson
Of all the animals in the world, the Wolverine, (Gulo), is one of the most thieving, daring and powerful. It is the biggest member of the weasel family and is well known for its ferocious and cunning nature.The Wolverine was given its name because...
By: Rachel Mcclain
Boys are different than girls. Otherwise known as sexual dimorphism. Leave it to science to come up with a complicated name for it. It all comes down to differences in either size; color; or whether there is or isn't a little something extra to use...
By: Erae Nelsen
Sexual dimorphism is the variation within a species between their genders. The differences are often in size and coloration though in more elaborate dimorphism there may be additional feathers, horns/tusks, and non-reproductive appendages.Sexual dimorphism may seem odd or even confusing. Sometimes it is difficult...
By: Erae Nelsen
Meerkats are an interesting example of social animals working together. Unlike most other mongooses meerkats live in a mob and work together to find food, dig burrows and raise pups. Only two pounds and twelve inches tall as adults, these tiny creatures also work together...
By: Gemma Wiseman
Amphibians may be small and diverse vertebrates, living on the land or sea, but they are ultra sensitive to environmental change. That makes them unique among animals. Their whole lifecycle from larvae, to unshelled eggs, to their very skin sensitively exposes them to every whim...
By: Darian Peters
The wolverine, Gulo gulo, is the world's largest land-dwelling species of the weasel family. Wolverines are stocky and powerful and the adults are about the size of an ordinary dog. They typically inhabit the cold northern lands of Alaska, Canada, Siberia, and Scandinavia. Their furs...
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: 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...

 

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