By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
British estuaries are homes to many different species of wildlife. Birds frequent the wetland areas. Plants that prefer brackish water grow successfully in the estuary. Fish find refuge from the sea in estuaries. Mammals normally found in the oceans are frequent residents of the estuary...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The sun-tailed monkey was discovered in 1986 and this species of monkey is endemic to Gabon, West Africa. Their distribution area is estimated to be about 10,300 square kilometers. They are mainly centered in central Gabon. Their range is limited to the north and...
Cicada population expected to explode on US east coast in 2013
By: Leigh Goessl
Sightings of cicada nymphs have been spotted up and down the U.S. East Coast this May. This is the year it is expected the cicada population will explode as the time has arrived for those insects that have been buried in the ground for...
By: Shannon Farlouis
The Kipunji is native to Tanzania and can be found living in the Rungwe-Livingstone forest and the Ndundulu forest. Its living range spans 70 square kilometers in the Rungwe-Livingstone forest and about three square kilometers in the Ndundulu forest. Habitat regions the animals thrives in...
'Crazy ants' scare off fire ants in Southeastern US invasion
By: Leigh Goessl
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have been studying a type of ant that has been invading the southeastern United States. These ants, which originate from northern Argentina and southern Brazil, are pushing out native ant species. The invasion is so severe, it...
By: Caroline Fynn
Until 2009 the annual disappearance of the painted lady butterfly from the UK had been something of a mystery. Some believed that the species died at the end of the summer; nevertheless, this theory has been proven incorrect. With the use of a radar system...
Facts about the kipunji
By: Retha Boswell
The Kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji) is an extremely endangered species of African monkey. The species was independently discovered by two separate research teams in 2003 and then again in 2004, making it the first new monkey discovered in Africa in 20 years. Kipunjis are found only...
By: Julie Thomas-Zucker
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) scientists in southern Tanzania in 2003 discovered the kipunji, a large, forest-dwelling monkey. Initially, they assumed what they found was a mangabey, a monkey found only in Africa. Research revealed that it was a new and different species. WCS named it...
Rare green-eyed butterfly found in Texas
By: Sun Meilan
Such is the interest in lepidoptery, the study of butterflies and moths, that it was believed unlikely to find a new species in the developed world. As an article on website LiveScience explains, butterflies in the United States have been very well documented. There are...
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution is driven by the environment.Those organisms which adapt to an environment of darkness or water will have different aspects of adaption that allow them to survive in specific conditions. Animals who need to find food from the side will evolve to have eyes...

 

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