By: Gloria Edmonson Nelson
Animal behavior, although 50% genetic; will be affected by the owner's behavior. If you do not train and feed your animal properly; all of them will be angry. There are animals who have devoured people because of lack of proper food and attention. Nurturing plays...
Dangers to the survival of Antarctic penguins
By: Natalie Ivanov
How will climate change affect penguins and their habitats? We have known since the 1980's that the Emperor penguin population has been decreasing, but at that time didn't have the technology to understand why. Due to all the technological advancements that have been made, we...
By: Pat Gray
Animal behavior - normal and abnormal - is a hot topic, and while many of us believe we understand why animals do what they do, in reality, many of us do not. However, if you want to learn more, there are a multitude of books...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Matthew Tyler Funk
The question of whether nature or nurture has more to do with determining behavior in humans and animals is, and has been for a long time, a matter of some controversy. I personally believe that nature and nurture play equal roles in determining animal behavior...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Charlotte Mielziner
The eminent behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar said, "Once genetics has done its thing, all you have left is training." This simple statement neatly expresses the difference between nature and nurture. Genetic predispositions certainly exist but, factors and experiences in an animal's life can drastically...
The diet of the coyote
By: Jodi Murphy
The clever coyote is markedly adaptable and will exist on whatever the area offers in the way of food. They are versatile in their eating habits because they have learned to adapt to their surroundings in so many different climates and terrain. A coyote will...
The hunting behavior of chimpanzees
By: Shelly Barclay
Chimpanzees are relatively large primates that are nearly covered in black hair. They have long arms, short legs and opposable thumbs and toes. They are known for their intelligence and their remarkable resemblance to humans. Like humans, chimpanzees are able to form a number of...
Where do animals go in winter: Migration and dormancy in temperate climates
By: Tami Port MS
Winter is a hard time for an animal to make a living. Plants go to seed or dormant, a blanket of snow covers the ground, and many water sources are frozen. Although some animals are able to remain active during the freezing cold months, others...
By: Gloria Edmonson Nelson
Marc Bekoff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder; has written 18 books. His "Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior," is a bible for those interested in learning about animal behavior. The book discusses the following topics: 1) How do animals communicate? 2)...
The best books for learning about animal behavior
By: Matthew Tyler Funk
The best book I've read concerning animal behavior is actually really more of an encyclopedia of general country skills and knowledge than it is a book specifically about animal behavior. Despite this, the book possesses a wealth of information not found in any pet behavior...

 

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