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  • How Do Birds Know the Same Song?

    How do birds learn their songs and calls? And what consequences could learning about bird-song have for humans? Learn all about the bird-brains behind the music in this article.
    By Andrea Campbell October 27, 2014 

  • How Animals Adapt to Their Environments

    Did you know a star fish isn't actually a fish? How about this: a Goliath beetle can move over 800 times its own weight. Or this: chameleons change color by restricting blood flow to their skin. These are only a few of the unique animal...
    By KennethSleight September 24, 2011 

  • A Look at How Animals Live in Different Rainforest Environments

    A reference to rain forest animals cannot be generalized as a “one-rainforest-fits-all–types” of wildlife. The plant and animal species that thrive in different environmental conditions depend on the forest type and the region where...
    By ciel s cantoria August 29, 2011 


  • Staying Alive: Adapting to Extremes

    Everyday our bodies are working to keep us alive. Our bodies are regulating temperature, fluid levels, breath and heart beat; however, what about in extreme situations? Here we will explore how the human body adapts to survive when faced with...
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen August 25, 2011 

  • Autumn Adaptations for Animals

    Nature has a way of watching out for animals in the wild. They undergo a series of changes to endure colder weather and to be able to go without food for longer periods of time. Have you watched the animal changes during autumn months? What changes...
    By Vicki Perry August 25, 2011 

  • Five Basic Survival Needs of Human Beings

    What do human beings need to physically survive? This list presents the five very basic physical items that people need to survive on this Earth. This list presents only the basic human needs to survive; people may need other items to grow, adapt...
    By KennethSleight August 15, 2011 


  • Survival of Species: The Case of the African Lion

    The first thing that a male African lion does when he takes over a pride is to kill all the cubs of his predecessor. This maximizes his own reproductive success.
    By Kayar August 9, 2011 

  • Habitat and Adaptations of Zebra Shark

    Zebra sharks are one of the many types of carpet sharks common to coral reefs and ocean bottoms. Like other carpet sharks, the juveniles and adults of this species look nothing alike. Changes in appearance between ages are a direct result of the need...
    By KennethSleight July 25, 2011 

  • Survival of the Rhino

    The rhinoceros is the second largest land mammal in the world, second only to the elephant. Large and intelligent they have little to fear, except for humans, who have brought their species close to extinction. Learn how the rhino survives in its habitat...
    By Rose Kivi July 14, 2011 

  • The Mating Behavior of Birds: Birds and Monogamy

    Many ornithologists believe that over 90% of bird species demonstrate some degree of monogamy in their relationships with their mating partners. A closer look at the mating behavior of birds and why it's essential to the family structure and care...
    By Kim O'Neal July 8, 2011 
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