By: Michael Totten
With no natural predators, wild burros can have a strong effect on the landscape of the Southwest United States. As of February 2012, there were an estimated 5,841 wild burros in the United States, nearly all of them in Arizona, California, and Nevada. These...
Research: Mice learn songs in similar way to humans and birds
By: Elizabeth M Young
Birds and humans can learn songs and use them to engage in social communication. The learning process uses forebrain motor areas that give control over vocal equipment. The brain's cortex sends signals to vocal motor neurons in the brain stem. The bird or human also...
The 25 most endangered primates revealed
By: Leigh Goessl
Earlier this week the United Nations released a list of the most endangered primates in the world. The report is titled "Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates, 2012-1014", the list names 25 primates that are in danger of extinction. In the Oct...
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Philippine eagle is a giant raptor. It is one of the largest, one of the most rare, and most interesting eagles on the planet. The scientific name is Pithecophage jefferyl. However it is most often referred to as the Monkey-eating eagle. The eagle can...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Red-crested Pochard is a bird, and it is the largest of all pochards. It grows to a size of about 57 cm, or 22 inches. It has a big, oval reddish-brown head. The bill is red and the abdomen and neck are dark brown...
By: Kings Iyoke
Metamorphosis means transforming, or change in nature. In biology, metamorphosis is the process by which an animal develops continually, after birth or hatching. This involves the change in body structure; both internal and external features, regulated by hormones. Metamorphosis is occasionally accompanied by changes in...
By: Shannon Farlouis
A human can only last about three days without drinking water. It could be a few days more or less depending upon the climate area they are located in. If a human is in the desert area for longer than 4 days without water, they...
Animals that can go the longest without drinking water
By: Donna Hicks
Some individuals may incorrectly assume that a camel is the animal that can go the longest without drinking water, but that is not true. There are several animals that can survive for very long periods of time, much longer than a camel, without water. There...
Animals that can go the longest without drinking water
By: Matilda Willows
Water is a necessity of life, so how can some animals withstand lengthy periods of time without drinking any to minimal amounts of water? Particularly located in areas where water is infrequent, some animals have truly mastered the art of adapting to their scarce-water and...
Types of snakes found in the UK
By: Lyn Dee
There are three types of snakes native to the UK: the grass snake, the adder and the smooth snake, but none of these species is found throughout the whole of the UK. There are no wild snakes of any type in Northern Ireland, the Channel...

 

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