Honey bees and homing senses
By: Perry McCarney
Honey bees first originated in tropical Eurasia some eight to eleven million years ago. There are now at least ten distinct species and numerous sub-species, predominantly in Asia, such as the Asian giant or rock honey bee (Apis dorsata), the Asian dwarf honey bee (Apis...
By: Michael Totten
While the most common Chinese word for panda translates as "large cat bear", the giant panda is not a cat and may not be a bear. Although it is currently considered part of the bear family (Ursidae), until recently it was classed among the raccoon...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Dawn R. Cole
The world is populated with roughly 3,000 species of mosquitoes. Both sexes are actually nectar feeders but in many species, the female members are capable of hematophagy (sucking the blood from other animals.) Why blood? Female mosquitoes do not require blood for their...
Explaining the taxonomic classification system
By: Dawn R. Cole
Taxonomy is a classification system used in biology. Is it a way for scientists to identify and name all of the living organisms that live on our planet. Biologists use taxonomy to group organisms displaying similar characteristics together and study things like, their relationships, chemical...
By: Pauline Abreu
All animals are not of a social nature, but there are some that have some very interesting social behaviour. An animal social group would be defined when a group of animals do the majority of life's events together. Some groups are more social than others...
Polar bears and their migratory motivators
By: Effie Moore Salem
Polar Bears can take the cold but not the heat. When the environment heats up they move farther north. They are world travelers and inadvertantly are ambassodors of peace: On their annual trek from warmer to colder climates,the have forced to work together to...
By: jaybob
How Tigers Hunt: The Parallels of Natural Predator Instincts and Martial Artistry The hunting instincts that a tiger exhibits in their kill techniques are a remarkable dynamic of energy preservation, lethal efficiency and, for lack of a more scientific word, martial artistry. The standard method...
The reason why only female mosquitoes suck blood
By: Adewale Olowode
Generally speaking,mosquitoes are not the best insects to have around.Though beneficial for their pollination activities, the female anopheles mosquitoes have been a complete nuissance to mankind for over 2000 years! Eventhough insects have been known to be around for several million years,with...
A look at animal social groups
By: Effie Moore Salem
Animals are like humans in their social habits: some like lots of company, others do not. Birds fly in flocks, fish swim in unison, and packs of dogs roam the hills together. And yet animals, as well as humans, have their loners among their packs...
By: Perry McCarney
The animal most people first think of when the topic of hibernation comes up is the bear, but there is no species of bear that technically hibernates. Hibernation, also called winter dormancy, is defined as a period of deep torpor; bears only go into a...

 

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