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An adorable sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps) climb on the tree. By Arif Supriyadi | Shutterstock.com

8 fascinating animal facts about 8 different species

A spider that eats birds? An animal with five hands? An amphibious antelope? This week's article features eight animal facts related to their feeding...
Cheetahs. Instagram @africanheartbeat

African wildlife. In conversation with South African safari guide

Following a previous post on The Big Five, I decided to take a closer look at African wildlife and the safari tourism industry...
The Big Five: the wildlife stars of African bush

The Big Five: the wildlife stars of African bush

‘The Big Five’ is synonymous with African safaris. While the term is now widely used within the realms of wildlife tourism, the term (originally...
Squirrel monkey in Ecuadorian jungle. By Ludmila Ruzickova | Shutterstock.com

How does animal behaviour develop?

The study of animal behaviour allows us to understand how individuals solve the various problems that life throws at them, as well as to...
Big herd of wildebeest is about Mara River. By Gudkov Andrey | Shutterstock.com

Biogeographic movements: dispersal, dissemination and migration

Over half a century ago, Biogeography appeared in the scientific landscape as a new modern science, as a response to the urge to understand...
Zebras. By Fabrizio Frigeni

What is homeostasis?

Environmental factors are the characteristics of the external environment that have a direct impact on our organism. Sometimes, the alteration of some of these...
The environmental impact of palm oil farming. By nelzajamal and Oleg Senkov | Shutterstock.com

Cultivating a catastrophe: the environmental impact of palm oil farming

Palm oil is big business. The high yields, versatility of uses and nutritional value are just some of the reasons why it has become...
Iceland horses. By Fabian Burghardt

The domestication of animals: origins, general characteristics and stages

In the last few years, the idea that human development has been altered by the cultural changes and transformations that have occurred throughout the...
Aldabra giant tortoise. By Daniel Wilson | Shutterstock.com

Longevity: a look at the shortest and longest lives in the animal kingdom

Life, but not as we know it. For all the scientific advances that humankind has made, we’re still grappling with some of the fundamental...
Dinosaurs. 3D illustration of a Carnotaurus. By Herschel Hoffmeyer | Shutterstock.com

How many types of dinosaurs existed on Earth? Are they all extinct?

Since the origins of life on Earth (2,700 million years ago), evolution has left the footprint of countless living organisms on the planet. Some...
Two foxes fight in a snowy environment in Zao, in the North of Japan. Zao is the home to the only fox village in the world, which is a sanctuary for rescued foxes. They are tame enough to get close to. By CloudVisual | Unsplash

Biological interactions: male-male competition during the breeding season

Autumn is a time of change and opportunities, a season to face new challenges and experience new feelings and sensations. Autumn smells of rain,...
A silhouettes of cranes in flight. By Sergey Uryadnikov | Shutterstock.com

The incredible journeys of migratory birds

The second Saturday in October is observed as World Migratory Bird Day, an event dedicated to one of the most outstanding annual phenomena in...
Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). By Lapis2380 | Shutterstock.com

Amphibious adaptations: the wonderful world of salamanders

On the rare occasion that the mainstream media talk about amphibians, the coverage tends to take on a sensationalist tone. Even when the aim...
A cute koala. By Yatra | Shutterstock.com

What are the longest sleeping mammals?

You've probably heard that adult humans should sleep an average of 8 hours a night to properly fulfil their (or "our") daily personal, professional...
Autumn landscape. By Marina Zezelina | Shutterstock.com

Shades of autumn: how and why leaves change colour

North of the equator, in temperate regions, autumn is paving the way for winter. Deciduous trees, such as oak, ash and maple, decorate our...