Extint and Enangered Animals

Since the beginning of life, thousand of animals species have come and gone. Extinction is a natural process. Dinosaurs no longer exist but man had nothing to do with their disappearance. However, in the last few hundred years, the pace of extinction seems to have speed-ed up. Man has threatened animal life in three main ways : 1. by hunting certain species too much, 2. by polluting the environment...

June 14th, 2011 by admin 

Zoos – Collection of living Animals

From the earliest times, man has fascinated by animals and their behavior. Ancient Roman, Egyptian and Chinese emperors all had menageries. These collection of animals were for curiosity . Zoo – Zoological gardens for all people opened in Europe about 200 years ago. Today’s zoos are much different from early zoos. They are run for educational, recreational and scientific purposes. They...

June 14th, 2011 by admin 

Family Life

Many mammals live alone, except when they have young, but others live in groups.. Wolves live in family groups called packs. The pack is led by an adult female and her mate and many include up to 20 other animals. ————————————————————————————————- Chimpanzees...

May 20th, 2011 by admin 

Busy builders

The entrance to the lodge is usually underwater but the single chamber inside is above water lavel. Beavers start their home building by damming a stream with branches, stones and mud.. They do this to make a deep, quiet lake where they can make a winter food store and a shelter called a lodge. Once the dam is made they begin to build the lodge, usually a dome-shaped structure made of sticks and mud....

May 16th, 2011 by admin 

Creatures of the nights

Not all mammals are active during the day.. Some sleep during the daylight hours and wake up at night. They are called nocturnal mammals, and there are many reasons for their habits. Bats, for example, hunt at night to avoid competition with daytime hunters, such as eagles and hawks. At night, bats and owls have the skies to themselves. List of nocturnal animals.. The tarsier‘s big eyes help...

May 9th, 2011 by admin 

Life in snow and ice

The polar bear is the biggest land-based predator in the Arctic. It can run fast, swim well and even dives under the ice to hunt its prey – ringed seals. It also catches seabirds and land animals such as the Arctic hare and reindeer. The polar bear’s thick white fur helps to keep it warm – even the soles of its feet are furry.   ————————————————————————————————- The...

May 8th, 2011 by admin 

Fliers and gliders

True vampire bats feed only on the blood of other mammals! A vampire bat consumes about 26 litres of blood a year. That’s about as much as the total blood supply of five human beings! Bats are the only true flying mammals. They zoom through the air on wings made of skin. These are attached to the sides of their body and supported by speciaaly adapted, extra long bones of the arms and hands....

May 8th, 2011 by admin 

Swimmers and divers

Most swimming mammals have flippers and fins instead of legs. Their bodies have become sleek and streamlined to helpthem move through the water easily. Seals and sea lions have large, paddle-like flippers which they can use to drag themselves along on land, as well as for swimming power in water. Whales never come to land. They swim by moving their tails up and down and using their front flippers...

May 8th, 2011 by admin 

Fast movers

The cheetah can run faster than any other animal. It can move at about 100 kilometres an hour, but it cannot run this fast for long. The cheetah uses its speed to catch other animals to eat. It creeps towards its prey until it is only about 100 metres away. Then it races towards it at top speed, ready for the final attack. The red kangaroo is a champion jumper. It can leap along at 40 kilometers...

May 8th, 2011 by admin 

The mammal world

What are mammals? Mammals are warm-blooded animals with a bony skeleton and fur or hair. Being warm-blooded means that a mammal can keep its body at a constant temperature, even if the weather is very cold. They feed milk to their babies; the babies need their parents to survive. They breathe air. The skeleton supports the body and protects the delicate parts inside, such as the heart, lungs, and...

May 3rd, 2011 by admin