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 adaptations found in nature we’ve included in this guide.
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 it is located.
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 a seemingly impossible situation.
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 do the animals in the wild go through?
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 and thrive.
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 for camouflage to help in their nightly hunts.
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 and what conservation efforts are being made.
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 causes and effects of endangered animal species.
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 an important ability.