General anatomy of frogs
By: Sylvia Harrison
Being amphibians, frogs live on land and in water. Because they can survive in both environments they have an anatomy that is very different. Their bodies are divided into 3 main parts: The head, the neck, and the trunk. They have brains, eyes, ears, a...
Researchers reveal Cheetah's speed secrets
By: Gulrukh Tausif
Just the word ‘cheetah’ is enough to evoke images of a sleek and nimble big cat blending easily into high, dry grasslands of the sub-Saharan Africa, silently stalking an antelope or a hare before sprinting at an incredible pace along the open grassy plains...
Should People Choose Animal Traits with Genetic Manipulation Transgenetics Gene Manipulation
By: Christyl Rivers
A quick look upon the world wide web will reveal people who have undergone very extreme modifications who have already morphed their bodies into their animal totems. The leopard man, the tiger woman, the zebra man and the amazing split tongue lizard man, are a...
By: Michael Totten
A discriminate egg-laying bird only lays its eggs in specific locations, usually a nest or protected area. An indiscriminate egg-laying bird lays its eggs wherever it happens to be, without preference for any given location. Very few birds are completely indiscriminate in their egg-laying. Most...
By: Ian Yates
The Elephant bird, Latin name Aepyornis Maximus, was the largest bird ever to have lived upon the Earth. As a species it had existed for over 60 million years and was found only on the island of Madagascar. It only became extinct in the 1700s...
Extinct birds: Elephant-bird
By: Elizabeth Weiner
Name: Elephant Bird Scientific Name: Aepyomithiadao Common Names: Aepyornis, Vavompatra, Varon patra Historical Period: Pleistocene Average Height: 10 ft Average Weight: 1,000 lbs Diet: Herbivore Eggs: Average circumference of 3 ft, average length of 13 inches long. It is estimated that one could create...
Birds that have made a comeback after being nearly extinct
By: Safa
Over the past five millennia, some 500 bird species have faced the danger of extinction, many of which have already gone extinct. The rate of extinction is expected to increase during the 21st century. Human influences, including but not limited to habitat destruction and selective...
By: Maryam Idris
The sky is like a scene from a painting - the blue is splattered with blotches of white, and the sun's rays pour like liquid gold onto the ground. A loud chirping sound announces the arrival of a small, black-and-white speckled bird, with a spray...
By: Sara Lugardo
It is disheartening to know that there have actually been entire species that have become extinct because of the actions of humans, whether on them directly or on their necessary environment. Conservationists are striving harder than ever to prevent any more birds to go the...
How insects survive the winter
By: Sylvia Harrison
Have you ever wondered where all those pesky little, 6 legged insects go when cold winter weather comes? It can’t be far, because they are rapidly back when spring arrives! Nature provides some really fantastic ways for these insects to survive. While some head...

 

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