Post Tagged with: "Pets and Animals"

Mammals gave up night life only after dinosaur doom

November 6, 2017 12:29 am
Mammals gave up night life only after dinosaur doom

This file photo shows a mouse lemur. The earliest mammals were night creatures which only emerged from the cover of darkness after the demise of the daytime-dominating dinosaurs, researchers said Monday. This would explain why relatively few mammals follow a daytime-active or “diurnal” lifestyle today, and why most that do […]

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Zoos are places where scientists study animals

October 20, 2017 6:44 am
Zoos are places where scientists study animals

You don’t have to go to Africa to see an elephant. You don’t have to go to the North Pole to see a polar bear. You can see elephants, bears, lions, crocodiles, hawks, and all kinds of other wild animals at a zoo. Zoos are places where animals are kept […]

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Pets need love and care

October 19, 2017 3:47 am
Pets need love and care

They may be cuddly, playful, and fun. They can delight us with their grace and beauty. They’re part of our families. Sometimes, they’re our best friends. It’s easy to see why people love their pets! THE MOST POPULAR PETS More than half of the homes in the United States have […]

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Microscopic Life can be seen with a microscope

October 16, 2017 6:46 am
Microscopic Life can be seen with a microscope

There is a world all around you that you cannot see. Billions of tiny creatures slither and slide over tables and floors. They float and wiggle in drops of water. They stick to your skin. Sometimes they get in your eyes, nose, and throat. You can see most of these […]

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Hibernation makes animals become inactive

October 15, 2017 6:31 am
Hibernation makes animals become inactive

On some mornings, you might not feel like getting up. On cold mornings, you might want to stay snuggled warmly in bed. You might say, “I’m just going to hibernate today.” You mean that you are not going out. When animals hibernate, it means something very different. Hibernation is a deep […]

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Aquarium is a water-filled tank in which fish swim about

October 11, 2017 12:00 am
Aquarium is a water-filled tank in which fish swim about

A sea turtle glides over your head. Tiny blue and yellow fish flash by. A big shark swims right at you. You are walking around on the bottom of the sea. Yet you are perfectly safe and dry. You are visiting an aquarium. WHAT IS AN AQUARIUM? An aquarium is […]

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Animal Migration helps them locate best possible living conditions

October 8, 2017 12:43 am
Animal Migration helps them locate best possible living conditions

Have you ever heard loud honking calls and looked up to see geese flying in a V-formation? The geese are getting ready for a long trip, or they may be on their way already. Geese are among the animals that travel south for the winter. In spring, they return to […]

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Apes do not have tails but arms are longer than their legs

October 7, 2017 1:59 am
Apes do not have tails but arms are longer than their legs

Suppose you want to dig some insects out of a tree trunk. Your fingers are too short to reach the bugs. What should you do? You could make a tool. You could find a stick and sharpen it to a point. You could use the point to spear the insects. […]

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Ants live in groups called colonies

October 6, 2017 4:58 am
Ants live in groups called colonies

Maybe you help with chores at home. Maybe you play on a team. You know that a lot of work can get done if everyone shares part of the job. No creature knows this better than the ant. Ants live in groups called colonies. Every ant in a colony has […]

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Antelopes are mammals with hooves and hollow horn in Africa and Asia

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Antelopes are mammals with hooves and hollow horn in Africa and Asia

Antelopes are mammals with hooves and hollow horn. There are about 100 species (kinds) of antelopes. They live in Africa and Asia. Antelopes range in size from the tiny royal antelope, which stands about 10 inches (25 cm), to the giant eland, which weighs as much as a car! An […]

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Animals live everywhere in all sizes

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Animals live everywhere in all sizes

Animals live everywhere. They roam the land. They burrow in the ground. They swim in the sea. They fly through the air. They creep, they leap, they soar, and they dive. A very few—including corals and barnacles—stay in one place. Animals are eukaryotic, multicellular organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia. […]

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Amphibians live in water and land

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Amphibians live in water and land

Say you are thirsty. Can you put your hand in a glass of water and drink it through your skin? Of course you can’t! But some animals can absorb water this way. These animals are called amphibians. Amphibians are very interesting creatures. They live a kind of double life. They spend the first part of their life […]

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Alligators and Crocodiles have different snouts

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Alligators and Crocodiles have different snouts

What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? That’s kind of a trick question. “Crocodile” is a common name for an order, or large group, of animals called crocodilians. Alligators, caimans, and gavials are all crocodilians—but so are crocodiles. Snout shape: Alligators have wider, U-shaped snouts, while crocodile front […]

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Strong evidence bees boost flowers' scent

March 16, 2017 5:00 am
Strong evidence bees boost flowers' scent

Bees are more likely to seek out and pollinate taller, more fragrant plants than shorter varieties without a strong fragrance. Photo / AP Bees can help flowers to grow bigger and smell more fragrant, scientists have discovered. Swiss researchers found that plants evolve differently depending on the insect that is […]

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Strong evidence bees boost flowers’ scent

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Strong evidence bees boost flowers’ scent

Bees are more likely to seek out and pollinate taller, more fragrant plants than shorter varieties without a strong fragrance. Photo / AP Bees can help flowers to grow bigger and smell more fragrant, scientists have discovered. Swiss researchers found that plants evolve differently depending on the insect that is […]

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Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska

March 13, 2017 12:11 pm
Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska

Dallas Seavey, four-time Iditarod winner and reigning champion, is aiming for his fifth Iditarod crown in six years. Photo / AP A father and son are battling for the lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mitch Seavey, a two-time Iditarod champion, was the first musher out of the […]

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Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska

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Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska

Dallas Seavey, four-time Iditarod winner and reigning champion, is aiming for his fifth Iditarod crown in six years. Photo / AP A father and son are battling for the lead in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mitch Seavey, a two-time Iditarod champion, was the first musher out of the […]

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Moose on the loose at United States ski resort

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Moose on the loose at United States ski resort

A moose on the loose caught several skiers and snowboarders by surprise as it galloped headlong down a run at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. Cheri Luther was snowboarding on Friday when she saw the moose approaching, and she shot video of the large animal coming within feet of her. […]

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Moose on the loose at United States ski resort

12:04 pm
Moose on the loose at United States ski resort

A moose on the loose caught several skiers and snowboarders by surprise as it galloped headlong down a run at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. Cheri Luther was snowboarding on Friday when she saw the moose approaching, and she shot video of the large animal coming within feet of her. […]

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Dog takes over as tiger cubs' 'nanny' at Cincinnati Zoo

March 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Dog takes over as tiger cubs' 'nanny' at Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo has called again on a canine to play the role of nanny for other animals’ babies. The latest assignment for Blakely the Australian shepherd is to be a companion for three Malayan tiger cubs. Their mother’s maternal instincts didn’t kick in after their Feb. 3 birth, and […]

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