By: Tarek Musslimani
In this article about the regulation of body temperature in mammals, I will take humans as a representative of this group of animals and discuss how temperature of their body is regulated. The temperature of the body is tightly regulated by several mechanisms which are...
Why are Galapagos penguins unique?
By: Shelly Barclay
The Galapagos Penguin is just one of the many endemic species on the Galapagos Islands that have differentiated themselves from other species by adapting to fit their rather unique surroundings. There are many things that make the Galapagos Penguin unique among penguin species. By...
The mottled duck: Identification and description
By: Jack Winter
The mottled duck (Anas fulvigula maculosa) is a large duck with a mottled fuscous-brown plumage (Bellrose 1980). The sexual dimorphism of the mottled duck is hard to distinguish because both sexes have nearly the same coloration the exception is that the female has lighter...
By: Jack Winter
It seems that there is a lot of research to be done on the common redpoll, this scientist found too many notes in the reference material that suggested there was not enough or no proof on certain aspects of the common redpoll. What he...
By: Daisy Sue
Frogs are amphibians and live part of their life in water and part of their life on land. They are coldblooded animals, and therefore their body temperature is the same as the temperature of their surroundings. Frogs need water, but they do not need to...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
The Tasmanian darner is a member of the dragonfly family. It lives in Tasmanian, Australia. It gets its name from the appearance of the female's abdomen. It looks like a sewing needle. Hawkers is another name for Tasmanian darners. Females are striped brown, white and...
The diet of an African wild cat
By: Annalyn Andriyenko
The African wild cat is a species of cat that is quite small and actually looks much like a domesticated type of cat! They are also called the desert cat, since they have a near cousin who lurks around the Arabian desert areas. These cats...
By: Sammy Stein
Many animals have tails. Even humans once had a small tail, which is still just visible at the end of the coxyx. Whilst we do not need a tail to balance or use as an extra limb, many animals have specialised tails which have evolved...
By: CJ Grant
Canada Geese: Overpopulation, the causes and humane ways to deal with the issue Not long ago, rarely could one look up into the sky and see a perfect V-shaped formation of Canadian geese flying overhead. In the sixties, these almost extinct birds excited even an...
The role of predators in the animal food chain
By: Nicholas Widzins
Predators play an important role in the food chain. Without them herbivores would die. Predators are carnivores and eat meat. There are predators in almost every place on earth. People are the biggest predators on earth. We are capable of taking any animal on earth...

 

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