By: M E Skeel
The short answer to this question is that Entomology is the study of insects. All words ending in -ology are the study of something, as -ology is Greek for study. The rest of the word also comes from the Greek word gor six legged arthropods...
By: Jared Garrett
Do snakes eat steaks? Do frogs eat eggs? Can an iguana become obese? How does a turtle go on a diet? The questions surrounding what reptiles eat can be as varied as those mentioned above, but the answers are really quite simple. For the purposes...
By: Fiona Thompson
The diverse and fascinating ecosystem of Central America has seen the region become hugely popular with tourists interested in the natural world. But while the lush rain-forests or mountainous regions can seem like a paradise, there are unseen dangers lurking and Central America has more...
By: April Self
Noticed any slippery, slimy or scaly creatures lately? The world of reptiles is an amazing place! And if a reptile has got your 'interest' radar buzzing, then you have plenty to buzz about. Reptiles have amazing eating habits, and some can be pretty versatile when...
By: Laurie Childree
There are four animal groups that fall under the title of reptile; these animals are turtles and tortoises; lizards and snakes, crocodiles and alligators and the tuatara. Reptiles are vertebrates with scaly skin to keep their bodies from drying out. The reptile looks like a...
By: Glenda K. Fralin
Central America is a wonderful place to visit because of its beauty, rich culture and history. Many people like to go hiking and exploring in its tropical rainforests, mountains, and ruins. The strip of land that is Central America is also full of fascinating wildlife...
By: Andrew Herrmann
Australia is a land of extremes, and the country's biological diversity is no exception to this rule. The simple reason for Australia's abundance of "weird" animals is isolation: Australia hasn't been connected to another large land mass for millions of years, paving the way for...
By: Sinead Mckenzie
Many Central American countries provide the ideal location for cold blooded creatures, such as snakes. The rain forests provide a perfect habitat for snakes to lurk, and each Central American country has an active snake population. In Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras, snakes are thriving...
By: Marina Shemesh
Most of us first learn about a place called Australia through it's wonderful animals. K is for kangaroo and E is for emu. W is for wombat and they all live in a faraway place near the bottom of the earth.Only later do you...
By: Jackie Tritt
Australia long ago was attached to other land masses in the southern hemisphere. South Africa, South America, Antarctica and Australia formed one large super continent, called Gondwanaland. Over time, the tectonic plates on which these continents lie moved apart from each other, and the animals...

 

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