Mating habits of the white-tailed deer
By: W. H. Lindgren
The mating habits of the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) vary somewhat depending on habitat. Found in the USA from the Everglades of Florida to Southern parts of Canada, and from the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific coasts of Washington and Oregon (rarely in Utah, Nevada...
By: Rick Bavera
How do fish sleep? Sleep is defined by Merriam-Webster's* as "the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored" and "a state of torpid inactivity." Looking at sleep in this way, rather than saying that sleep requires an...
By: M E Skeel
Not all Carnivores are meat eaters and not all meat eaters are classified as Carnivora. Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Class Mammalia, Order Carnivora consists of a group of animals that share a common history and ancestors. Early in the evolution of the Mammalia...
How bees make honey
By: L. Woodrow Ross
Honey is one of nature's most perfect foods. Honey is easy to keep as bacteria will not easily occur in honey. In ancient times, honey was believed to have healing or antiseptic powers and was spread on wounds. It is also believed by many that...
Mating habits of the white-tailed deer
By: L. Woodrow Ross
Whitetail deer are interesting mammals and their breeding habits are unique. Deer breed in relation to the average climatic conditions in an area. In most regions, deer will breed in the fall to take advantage of spring and summer weather to allow the fawn to...
By: M E Skeel
Almost 40% of the world's mammals belong to the order Rodentia. These are not just rats and mice though. The order is divided into three suborders, the mouse-like rodents (Myomorpha), the squirrel-like rodents (Sciuromorpha) and the cavie-like rodents (Caviomorpha). The Myomorphs are by far the...
Is reproduction the sole reason for sexual activity amongst all mammals?
By: M E Skeel
Ultimately the purpose of sexual activity is certainly reproduction. Survival of the individual is pointless from an evolutionary point of view if offspring are not produced. All living things die. Without reproduction, the species will join the majority of species that have lived on earth...
The purpose of tails on animals
By: B.W. Harold
Species without tails may consider the appendage useless, but as any fan of Animal Planet knows, tails are essential to animals in the wild. These fatty planks often assist animals in everyday life. Balance Tree climbers use their tails for balance. Squirrels are the best...
By: Charlotte DeWinter
A tail serves a specific purpose for any species of animal that has one but this purpose can differ from species to species. Birds, primates, cats, dogs, certain marine creatures, rodents, and reptiles all are examples of species of the animal kingdom that have tails...
Overview: Mammalian order artiodactyla - even-toed hoofed mammals
By: M E Skeel
The Artiodactyla are also known as the even toed ungulates because they are grazers (ungulates) and they have either two or four toes, which distinguishes them from the Perissodactyls which have either one toe (horses) or three (rhinos). The Artiodactyla represent a large proportion of...

 

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