By: Brynn Bowery
Polar bears are essentially solitary as it pertains to their social skillset. There are two social forms relative to the mammal's inherent nature. Social unit number one: The first social unit is comprised of a) natural attraction between the male and female polar bear. Second...
By: Nancy Hayden
Ursidae is a small family of large carnivores that are found worldwide, except for in Antarctica and Australia. Just eight species in five Genera belong to the family Ursidae, including some of the largest land carnivores on the planet. People most commonly knows bears as...
By: Annie Haycock
The name Mustelidae derives from the Latin word for weasel, but this diverse family of carnivores also includes otters, badgers and wolverines (gluttons). In all, there are generally considered to be 57 species in 8 genera – but through the use of genetic coding, this...
Asian elephant: Social behaviors
By: Lacie Miller
Elephants are mammals that have huge personalities to go along with their enormous body size. The actions and behaviors of these creatures have a lot to do with the individual, and that goes for both African of Asian elephants. Here, we are going to...
By: J. Lang Wood
During the summer, there are many insects in our yards, gardens and forest areas. They carry on their insect lives without difficulty, finding plenty of food and many hiding places for their nests. When winter descends, however, life gets tougher for everyone. Insects must find...
How walruses stay warm
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
Chances are if all the Arctic animals were to have a beauty contest, the walrus would not win. One looks at this giant seal with elephant tusks and wonders what went astray. Just check out some pictures of walruses and you will get the idea...
By: Leigh Goessl
A video has surfaced online that is going viral. The short 30-second clip shows a creature that some are saying is a live woolly mammoth. The sighting took place in Siberia and was caught on film last summer in the frosty Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region...
Common wildlife to look out for in the Highlands of Scotland
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
There are many great reasons for taking the time to visit the Scottish Highlands and enjoying the vacation of a life-time. For this author, one of the most exciting opportunities is the chance to view wildlife. It is never a guarantee, unless you visit a...
By: Terrence Aym
If geneticists and research teams across the world have their way it won't be many years until families are gaping in wonder and exclaiming with amazement at new exhibits of animals that last roamed the Earth thousands, even millions, of years ago. Some of the...
California dogface butterfly, Zerene eurydice, the California state insect
By: Imonikhe Ahimie
On 28th July 1972, Ronald Reagan, then governor of the State of California, signed into law the (California) Assembly Bill No. 1834. The law (California Government Code, Title 1, Division 2, Chapter 2, Section 424.5) provides as follows: the California dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice)...

 

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