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January 2010

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Animal Q+A Part 1

Wed 27th January 2010 (1 comment)


This week we are answering some of the animal questions that have mystified humans for centuries involving their behaviour, movement and even methods for survival.

Why do flamingos stand on one leg? Flamingos spend a great deal of time with their feet in the water which can often be quite cold. By standing on one leg to sleep, flamingoes are able to conserve their heat more effectively.

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The Domestication Of Animals

Wed 20th January 2010 (1 comment)


Animals have been domesticated for thousands of years by humans from every culture and corner of the world. Humans coexist alongside numerous animal species today from birds and mammals to fish and reptiles, and even insects and amphibians are kept as pets in our homes.

Animals are said to be domesticated animals when they live alongside and ultimately depend on humans to survive. There are hundreds of pet animals inhabiting households in every country on Earth, all of which are fed, watered, sheltered and cared for by human beings.

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Keeping Animals Captive

Wed 13th January 2010 (1 comment)

Bird Behind Bars

Caged Cougar
The London Zoological Gardens, was the first real institute where animals were kept in cages to display to the public. The London Zoological Gardens was initially set up as centre for scientific study in the 1820s, and later opened to the general public in 1847.

Today, there are more than 1,000 such places all around the world, with more than 80% of animal programmes being conducted in cities. But with the increasing awareness of animal and environmental protection, and the invention of the television, numerous people from all over the world are able to learn about animals that they would never have seen before without going to the zoo.

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Polar Bears - The Animal Giants Of The Arctic

Wed 6th January 2010 (0 comments)

Polar Bear Walking

Polar Bear Climbing
The polar bear is not only the biggest species of bear in the world but the polar bear is also the largest carnivorous animal found on the land. Average male polar bears can measure more than 3 meters in height and weigh nearly half a ton.

Although the bitter winters within the Arctic Circle are a menace for many animal species, it is the best time of the year for a polar bear to hunt for food. Polar bears find hunting on solid ground (ice) easier than hunting in the water making the frozen Arctic winters the perfect time to feed.

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