The life cycle of the beetle
By: Frances Stanford
A young beetle is very different in appearance from the adults of the species because of the various stages it goes through in its life cycle. Beetles belong to the class of insects known as the Endopterygota, which means that the wings grow and develop...
By: Dorothy Hoffman
Tails aren’t purely decorative. They have quite a few important functions. Many species use them in communication. They can tell you a lot about the animal’s mood or state of mind. A dog carrying his tail between his legs, for instance, is a...
By: Jonte Rhodes
Migration is typified as the movement of a large number of animals into a common location. It is also a very prolific occurrence in many different animal orders, and serves a number of different adaptive purposes There are also different reasons for migration,ranging from...
Future Morphing
By: Martin Shung
While morphing may seem like fantasy, its meaning still exists in our dictionary. It is not unrealistic to our future scientific discoveries. In fact, the world's knowledge of science has already begun to sprout into changing the human body. Small effects of the transformation have...
By: William Mataba
Of all African wildlife, elephants have the most complex of social structures. Some of their actions have been compared to humans, especially when other members of their herd have been affected by disease or injury. Often referred to as the animal ‘that never forgets&rsquo...
By: R.A. Scott
Every year The World Conservation Union publishes a list of animals they have deemed to be threatened. The animals that should concern us most are the primates, possibly because they are so related to us. So we should always be concerned when an ape or...
Extinct mega-predators: Smilodon
By: Mac Pike
When is a tiger not a tiger? A tiger is not a tiger when it is a saber toothed cat. The saber toothed cats represent a now extinct line, the Machairodontinae that diverged from the line that leads to the Panthera genus or modern big...
Reproduction facts about the sand tiger shark
By: Rena Sherwood
Sand tiger sharks (also known as grey nurse sharks) are relatively placid sharks, but their offspring are scarier than anything seen in the movies. Unlike most sharks, sand tiger sharks give birth instead of lay eggs. Although dozens of baby sharks are fertilized, only one...
Extinct mega-predators: Canis dirus
By: Mac Pike
Meet the Dire Wolf. The Pleistocene was a truly interesting time in terms of the large fauna that populated much of the earth, and one of the more interesting creatures was Canis dirus, commonly known as the dire wolf. For nearly 1.8 million years...
The social structure of cheetahs
By: Amber-Marie Richardson
The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is the fastest animal on land, and can reach speeds of nearly 65 mph. In the wild their speed and agility make them excellent hunters, and they can often be seen chasing their prey in small groups. While not all cheetahs...

 

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