Animal behavior: Is nature or nurture more important?
By: Amie Hare
To answer this long standing question one must first understand what is nature and what is nurture. Nature is genetics, the traits animals inherit from their families or bloodlines. Nurture is the outside world, the environment one is put in. The question of which is...
Everything you need to know about Crazy Rasberry Ants
By: Gillian Taber
Crazy Rasberry Ants, also known as Rasberry Crazy Ants, are a new species of exotic ant. They were found in Houston, Texas in 2002. They are known to spread rapidly and are considered invasive. The ant falls into the Paratrechina family but has yet to...
Habits and habitats of little blue fairy penguins
By: Gillian Taber
Little penguins, often known as Blue or Fairy Penguins, are only found in the Southern hemisphere. They are the smallest species of penguin, growing to around 43cm (16inches). There is some debate over the classification of small penguins. Some scientists think that the Little Blue/Fairy...
What is cryptozoology?
By: Tami Port MS
Literally translated, cryptozoology is the study of hidden animals. However, most mainstream scientists consider the majority of creatures that interest cryptozoologists to be so well hidden that they are, in fact, nonexistent. The legendary Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster are two of the most highly...
By: M E Skeel
The greatest danger to the survival of Antarctic penguins is human interference in the Antarctic ecosystem. From pollution to overfishing to climate change, humans are impacting every ecosystem on earth, including the Antarctic. Climate change is probably the biggest of those three threats to penguins...
By: Ronnie Reese
The Kat that isn't a Cat at all What kind of a wild animal can live in the Kalahari desert and snack on poisonous scorpions like they're popcorn? That could only be the meerkat. The meerkat looks like a tall skinny version of the...
The diet of a sun bear
By: Alyssa Mcelroy
The sun bear, also known as the honey bear, thrives in the hot and humid lowlands of southeast Asia. From northern Burma and Bangladesh, south and east across Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, and south to Malaysia and the islands of Sumatra and Borneo...
Everything you need to know about Acrobat Ants
By: Mary Bishop
Most likely you've heard of a "flea circus'" but have you ever heard of acrobat ants? They would certainly outdo the fleas in any circus featuring "creepy-crawlies," as they appear to be able to walk on their hands and they do this when excited...
By: Rex Trulove
My family raised a red fox kit at Crater Lake National Park and subsequently set him free when he could fend for himself. No doubt dead after all these years, the experience was not only good, it was also educational. Things were learned that came...
The habitat of the red fox
By: Rex Trulove
Part of the reason the red fox is so successful is due to its adaptability to its habitat. They can survive from altitudes of over 8,000 feet (nearly 3,000 meters) down to sea level. They can also withstand long harsh winters as well...

 

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