Reindeer are one of the only mammals that can see UV light, allowing them to see lichen, polar bears against the snow, and urine trails In areas where they live, the sun remains very low in the sky for long periods. This means the light is scattered such that the majority of light that reaches […]
After watching this Video i started thinking, does huskies really understand what babies are saying? even we humans don’t know what they want. Parents caught a conversation between a Baby and Husky, it is really funny Source: Parents Caught Their Baby Talking To The Dog. Their Conversation? Absolutely Hilarious.
The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Their common name velvet ant refers to their dense pile of hair which most often is bright scarlet or orange, but may also be black, white, silver, or gold. Black and white specimens […]
Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma wollweberi) distinguish between heavier and lighter peanuts without opening the nuts. The birds do it by shaking the nuts in their beaks, which allows them to ‘feel’ nut heaviness and to listen to sounds produced by peanuts during handling. Source: Birds ‘weigh’ peanuts and choose heavier ones
Officials in South Africa are taking the grave situation of the vanishing rhino population into their own hands — infusing their horns with red dye and toxins to ensure that poachers can’t sell the valuable body parts. More than 1,000 rhinos were killed last year and the Rhino Rescue Project has decided to do […]
Guinea pigs are tiny sociable rodents that cannot bear being lonely. In fact they could die from isolation. That is why in Switzerland they have an unusual animal welfare law that prohibits guinea pig owners from keeping the tiny furry rodents on their own. It is against law in Switzerland to keep pet guinea pigs alone. […]
Helping behavior is a prosocial behavior whereby an individual helps another irrespective of disadvantages to him or herself. In the present study, we examined whether rats would help distressed, conspecific rats that had been soaked with water. In Experiment 1, rats quickly learned to liberate a soaked cagemate from the water area by opening the […]
The lion is one of the five big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa. With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist […]