Animal Behavior

  • Declining Animal Migration and Climate Change in New England

    Even many residents of New England don't know that their region lies along epic travel routes of species as diverse as monarch butterflies and North Atlantic right whales. Learn more about New England animal migrations, some of which are declining...
    By ESH January 19, 2011 

  • How Animals Adapt to Climate Change in the Sahara

    The Sahara Desert is the world's biggest, and indeed a harsh environment for the creatures native to its massive wilderness. Read on for a discussion of how Saharan animals may adapt to climate change, which has dictated ecological shifts in the past...
    By ESH January 19, 2011 

  • How Animals Sleep: Smart Animals May Need More REM Sleep

    How does sleep work in animals? For starters, smart animals may need more REM sleep, though it does not necessarily imply it is to make them more intelligent. Discover some interesting facts about animal sleep that you may not have known.
    By Donna Cosmato January 11, 2011 


  • About the Adaptations of Gazelles

    There are 19 species of gazelles found in Africa and Asia. The adaptations of gazelles show how these medium-sized herbivores cope with the challenges of their environments and the pressures of being prey species.
    By weborglodge October 14, 2010 

  • What Sound Does a Koala Make? Using Cell Phones to Help Koala Vocalization

    Cell phones are not just for talking to friends. In one study in Australia, researchers are using mobile phones to decipher what sound does a koala make with vocalizations and help in koala conservation.
    By Finn Orfano October 12, 2010 

  • Characteristics of Northern Cardinals

    The Northern Cardinal, also known as the Virginia Nightingale, is a non-migratory bird that has expanded its range over the past decades. Read more about the cardinal's distinguishing features that make it such a striking bird.
    By Sandy Samra September 30, 2010 


  • How Animals Change to Adapt to the Temperate Rain Forest

    Animals adapt naturally to their environment. This is evident in places like the temperate rain forests where animals are adapting every day to change with the climate. Let's discover the answer to the question "how do animals change to adapt...
    By Megan Coogle September 1, 2010 

  • Adaptation of an Angelfish

    An Angelfish is a popular aquarium fish because of its natural beauty and vivid colors. Here are the adaptations of an Angelfish occurring naturally in saltwaters and freshwaters.
    By Atula Gupta August 26, 2010 

  • How Animals Adapt to the Temperate Woodlands

    Temperate woodlands are rapidly shrinking. They are home to many animal species that are not found anywhere else in the world. How do animals adapt to temperate woodlands? Let us take a brief look.
    By Sonal Panse August 16, 2010 

  • About the Adaptive Behaviors of Squirrel Monkeys

    Squirrel monkeys are called so because of their size, which is a little larger than squirrels. They spend most of their lives on top of trees and the adaptations of squirrel monkeys is therefore suited to an arboreal behavior.
    By Atula Gupta August 12, 2010 
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