By: Ashe Hope
Ready! Set! Go!If Biological success is a game, the duration of the game is from creation to eternity, and the winner is one who not only stands the test of time, but scores high on multiple facets, guess who would be the referee of...
Giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands
By: Beth Benson
Weighing in at over 600 pounds and living more than 150 years is the largest and oldest living tortoise, the Giant Tortoise of the Galapagos Islands. At one time, this large tortoise had 13 subspecies, but due to extinction, there are only 11 subspecies of...
Pandas: The giant cat bear
By: Beth Benson
Living at an altitude of 4,000 feet in damp, misty forests of bamboo and conifers of southwestern China are 300 pounds of adorable black and white bears known as Panda bears. Panda bears originated thousands of years ago and considered to be a natural...
Why marsupials are confined to Australia and South America
By: Siddharth Ramshankar
Marsupials are a branch of mammals that have pouches in which they carry and nurse their young. This family consists of creatures like the kangaroo, wombats, possums, bandicoots, and koalas. These creatures are different from their placental mammal cousins in the way their young are...
Will we have the Ability to Morph into Animals or at least Develop their Traits
By: David Pickett
Morphing into animals is very possible. Think about it, a human has 50% the same DNA as that of a banana and 99% the same as a monkey. What's left is less than 1% of 'humaness' that makes us all different and yet the same...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Tigers are loners. They live by marking out large territories and are careful to keep away from other tigers. A male's territory is likely to intersect with several females, but the males never share the same territory. Mating is really the only reason to spend...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Mammals are the only animals that we are aware of that hibernate and not all do.True hibernation may be best displayed by the woodchuck. The woodchuck is a type of marmot. They live mainly in North America. Woodchucks prepare their burrows for the coming...
By: Ashe Hope
Hear "Marsupial" and one thinks Kangaroo! While the Kangaroo is the most popularized one by cartoons and storybooks, there are many other marsupials as well. The Koala, Opossum, and Tasmanian wolf, to name a few.Marsupials are a group of animals that belong to the...
By: Ashe Hope
Ethology, from the Greek word ethos,(character)and logos(knowledge) is the branch of Zoology that deals with animal instincts. It differs from the study of Animal Behavior , in that animal behaviorists generally are interested in learned behavior, while ethologists focus on innate behavior. It deals with...
By: Brenna Mae
Why does hair stand up on a cat's back when they are scared? Same reason we get goosebumps. A cat will try to appear bigger and more threatening to a predator when it's scared. It's a survival technique. Our early ancestors used this same technique...

 

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