By: Kallie Szczepanski
The saiga antelope of Central Asia is an extraordinary-looking creature. Its signature feature is the nose: oddly long, rubbery, and flexible- like a tapir's trunk, almost, or an elephant seal's snout. This nose is an adaptation to the saiga's home on the cold, windy plains...
By: Kathryn Kirby
What do you see in your minds eye when you try to picture a Fire Ant? Did you imagine an innocent looking, tiny red ant? One with a sting of liquid fire able to make you itch for hours? Only to end up with an...
By: Perry McCarney
Taxonomy is the science of classification that is used to place organisms, both extant (currently living in the world) and extinct (no longer living in the world) in a hierarchical structure of association. To determine how closely related they are to each other. Taxonomic classification...
By: Perry McCarney
Adult tigers are solitary; each male has a large home range he roams while the females have a smaller one, relating to their motherhood duties. Each home range will overlap several others, both male and female. When a female goes into heat or estrous she...
New species found in Sequoia National Park caves
By: Allan Street
Nestled in west central California, west of Death Valley National Park and east of Fresno, is found the Sequoia National Park. Recent discoveries in the caves found within this national park, have revealed up to 30 new species of animals, covering such families as scorpion...
By: Tina Lehman
Amphibians are perhaps the most unique group of vertebrates on earth. There are over 5,000 species living in very diverse habitats. Amphibian literally means "double life," and are named so because most species require both land and water to carry out their lifecycle...
By: Tracy Bishop
Butterflies and Moths Have you ever sat and watched butterflies flying around? Do you have a garden to attract butterflies? Or are you just interested in butterflies or moths? Have you ever thought about the differences and similarities between butterflies and moths? Both butterflies and...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Zebras contrary to popular belief aren't all black and white. Most of them in fact have a brownish tinge to their stripes, and the the shades of their colors vary dependent on where they natively come from as well. The stripes as we all know...
By: Jonte Rhodes
The vast majority of animals, and certainly all larger animals have red blood similar to our own. There are popular misconceptions about the color of animals blood that a lot of them have different colored blood to us. In reality this is only a very...
By: Perry McCarney
Migratory Behavior Between Land-based Denning Areas and Ice-based Hunting Ranges for Female Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Hudson Bay Region. The annual migratory cycle of female polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in the Hudson Bay region of North America, is driven by stimuli that trigger...

 

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