What are passerines?
By: Renee Aldrich
There are a great variety of birds that live throughout the world. There are large birds such as ostriches, rheas, and flamingoes. There are also tiny birds such as warblers, hummingbirds and finches. Some birds are brightly colored like parrots and peacocks while others are...
The insect world explored
By: Jane Madera
People seem to not realize how amazing the natural world is, and how horrifying. Some of the things out there seem straight out of nightmares, like they could be the next big-bad in a newly released movie. There are insects with venom that paralyzes...
How bats navigate in the dark
By: James Johnson
Bat is a generic term that refers to mammals that fly under their own power using wings. This separates them out from "flying" squirrels and sugar gliders. While there are just 43 species of gliders, there are over 1000+ species of bats. Most people never...
Understanding camel behavior
By: Kelli Polsinelli
I was visiting an animal sanctuary located in Ontario Canada some years back. While there I became inquisitive of a sound I kept hearing. Being a rather adventurous type, I eagerly went to find out who or what was making the sheep like noises. The...
Information about Adelie penguins
By: Frances Stanford
The Adelie penguin (scientific name: Pygoscelis adeliae) is one of the species of penguins that are native to Antarctica. It is the bird that breeds the farthest south and therefore in the coldest temperatures. Ross Islands has the main colony of this species of penguins...
By: Darian Peters
Zoology is the biological discipline that involves the study of animals. There is an important historical difference between zoology in the pre-Darwinian age before Charles Darwin published The Origin of Species, and post-Darwinian times where Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection increasingly became...
By: Darian Peters
Zoology is the biological discipline that involves the study of animals. There are several different branches of the discipline that focus on particular types of animal or else on aspects of the functioning or behaviour of the particular animal species that is being studied. Within...
Why bears hibernate
By: James Johnson
Why do bears hibernate? It would be as easy to ask why do birds fly south in the fall or salmon go back to the rivers where they hatched to lay their eggs? It is all part of the cycle of nature and the way...
Animal behavior: Is nature or nurture more important?
By: James Johnson
There are two basic theories used to explain animal behavior, nature and nurture. Animal rights and even scientists argue them almost constantly as to which is the most important. The disagreement has been going on for centuries and will likely continue on into the distant...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: James Johnson
There are two basic theories used to explain animal behavior, nature and nurture. What exactly are they and how are they different. Are they mutually exclusive or can they be combined? Let's first define what they are. Nature refers to the natural instincts of a...

 

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