Animal Behavior

  • Behavior and Types of Honey Bees: Nature's Most Industrial Creatures

    Explaining why honey bees are so important to the environment and to people, types of bees and their jobs in the beehive, how bees produce honey, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and why it's a threat, and how human beings can make the world...
    By Kim O'Neal July 8, 2011 

  • Animal Behavior - Social Hierarchy of Army Ants

    Army ants are interesting and intelligent social creatures that work together to make their colony operate efficiently. Each individual ant has certain established tasks to complete. The ants work together to form temporary nests on their nomadic travels...
    By Sonal Panse July 8, 2011 

  • Animal Biochemical Behavior and Natural Selection

    Natural selection and animal biochemical behavior shows how animals adapt to the stresses of their environment in ways which help them maximize their energy and resources. It is a classic example of evolution at work.
    By weborglodge July 6, 2011 


  • A Guide to the Endangered Animal Species

    All life on Earth is interconnected to form a balanced, healthy ecosystem, and all species are dependent on each other in some way or another. Biodiversity is essential to a healthy planet, yet many species face extinction. Let's explore some of the...
    By Jenny Griffin June 29, 2011 

  • North American Migratory Birds: Why and Where They Fly the Coop for Winter

    There are many North American migratory birds that head south for the winter. Eastern birds such as the Anhinga found in Southeastern United States use the Mississippi Flyaway while the Western Tanager use the Pacific Flyaway. We will explore this and...
    By Nick Oza June 28, 2011 

  • Wings, Tail Feathers and Other Identifiers for Birds of Prey

    How many times have you looked up, seen a raptor flying overhead and wondered, "Is that a hawk...no too big...maybe it's an eagle?" As more birds of prey wing their way into our lives, the ability to identify them correctly is becoming...
    By Linda M. Rhinehart Neas June 28, 2011 


  • What Can Whistling Orangutans Tell Us About speech

    Bonnie the orangutan learned to whistle by observing humans. She taught Indah, her orangutan friend, to whistle too. Can this sharing teach us about how language came to be?
    By ElijahS June 27, 2011 

  • Camouflage Animals: The Masters of Deception and Survival Experts

    We may think scientists have already come up with answers about the ability of camouflage animals to hide by blending in with their surroundings, but they’re just as baffled as we are. Scientists still can’t grasp the mechanisms behind this...
    By ciel s cantoria May 30, 2011 

  • Paternal Behavior of Animals

    Recent interests in animal paternal behavior are about the extra-ordinary traits of some animals in their roles as parents. The idea of cross fertilization is being promoted in symposiums, perhaps considering the feasibility of producing perfect species...
    By ciel s cantoria May 20, 2011 

  • Effects of Global Warming on Animal Behavior

    The real cause of global warming is the thoughtless attitude of humans towards the environment. Global warming is causing irreversible changes in the ecosystem and animal behavior. Read this article to gauge the effects of global warming on animal behavior...
    By Sandy Samra May 18, 2011 
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