By: James Kenny
It is easy to think of camels and their close relatives as highly specialised animals that can only exist in the most extreme environments, but the camels that survive in the modern world are mere remnants of a formerly widespread and diverse group. They first...
Basic mosquito anatomy
By: Sharon Agun
Tomes have been written about mosquito morphology and taxonomy. Because of their economic importance, there is probably more known about the mosquito than any insect other than the giant silkworm, the honeybee and, thanks to E.O Wilson, ants. Mosquitoes are insects. Generally speaking, insects...
By: Robin Lamb
Edinburgh Zoo has tentatively announced that Tian Tian, its female giant panda, may be pregnant. This is exciting news, as the species is one of nature’s most endangered creatures and only a handful have been born in captivity. Wildlife experts say that there may...
New mammal discovered living in Andean cloud forest
By: Sun Meilan
It is quite expected that new breeds of amphibians and insects will be found occasionally, but it is very rare to find a new breed of mammal, especially a carnivorous one. That is why the discovery of the olinguito has excited so many scientists. According...
Study: Wolves 'howl' to maintain contact with other familiar wolves
By: Sun Meilan
The howl of wolves has fascinated scientists for decades. It has always been presumed to be a way of maintaining contact with other wolves, but for a long time, it was also thought that wolves howl when they are stressed. Making a noise to attract...
How Song Sparrows experience climate change
By: David Thackston
Recently released studies have indicated that climate change and the potential effects of global warming have already affected the survival rates of weather-sensitive species such as the song sparrow under controlled conditions. The song sparrow is one of the most commonly found species in North...
By: Kimberly Napier
Song sparrows experience climate change differently, depending on the stage of their lives, according to the California, Davis and Point Blue Conservation Science. Both of these groups studied the song sparrow from baby through adult, to see how climate change affected them. They discovered that...
By: Stanley Courage Duoghah
Most living things (insects included) are diurnal creatures—being active during the day and disappearing as soon as dusk sets in. Others, however, are the exact opposite, including insects that are nocturnal; those to be found sleeping or remaining inactive during the day and being...
By: Alianess Benny Njuguna
Grasshoppers and locusts share many similarities, though they differ in terms of size, behavior and change of body color. Grasshoppers are found all over the world where there is plenty of grass or certain species of plants. They are, therefore, herbivores animals signifying their diet...
New legless lizard species found in California
By: Leigh Goessl
Scientists in California have made an interesting discovery near a runway at the Los Angeles International Airport. Within the El Segundo Dunes end of one of the runways, the researchers found legless lizards. The species was previously unknown. The two scientists had been searching for...

 

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