By: Erae Nelsen
Ranging from twenty five to thirty six pounds, wolverines are fierce members of the weasel family. They have a mean reputation for smelling bad, attacking without provocation, and stealing food from other hungry animals. These rumors are only partially based on fact.LIFE IN THE...
By: L Hurley
Hungry? Meerkats are. Almost always. Their days are spent foraging the desert lands of the Kalahari moving from burrow to burrow to let the sparse food sources replenish before their return.Meerkats are primarily insectivorous, however they also eat arachnids, small mammals, birds and reptiles...
By: Marijane Suttor
Although most people have watched cartoons with the rascally rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and have read the story of Peter Cottontail, we probably haven't spent much time considering if they are rabbits, hares or even pikas. Society tends to lump all of the the members of...
By: Jane Allyson
A perfect picture of how a meerkat lives, feeds and behaves can be found by watching the series; "Meerkat Manor", a British made television show produced By Oxford Scientific films for Animal Planet International.It very cleverly brings you right down to the eye level...
By: Sandra Petersen
Shh! Don't tell anybody, but that frog your son just picked up from the edge of the pond has led a double life. Frogs and their similar cousins, the toads, are the largest group of the animal class Amphibia. They share some unique characteristics with...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
Male Asian elephants have tusks; females don't. Peahens are drab and brown, while the male peacocks are a riot of iridescent color. Male bighorn sheep run into one another headfirst at full speed; ewes don't behave that way. What is going on here? "Sexual dimorphism"...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Animals like humans have a range of senses that they can use to recognize each other and different ways of communicating. Depending on the survival needs of the particular species most animals will tend to have some sense stronger then others, whereas humans have a...
By: Liomas Thomas
It means the study of animal behavior. (We'll just guess that maybe not everyone knew that.) The word itself is from Greek, and ology means knowledge, and ethos means custom, or character. To put it simply, ethology studies how and why animals behave. For...
By: Victoria Rose Perkins
In simplistic terms, the life span a dragonfly is not a lengthy one. In layman's terms I have tried to present the researched information about these beautiful insects in a way for all to understand, so that young readers or older readers might enjoy learning...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
This mammal looks like a gigantic walking pine cone, and its name sounds like "penguin" and "mandolin" combined. When threatened, it curls up into a spiny ball that few predators dare paw at- those sharp spines can really lacerate assailants. It's similar in lifestyle to...

 

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