Dana Mayor
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I love good books and the occasional cartoon. I am also endlessly intrigued with the beauty of nature and find hummingbirds, puppies, and marine wildlife to be the most magical creatures of all.


Bald Eagle Population by State Picture

Key Points The bald eagle is America's most loved avian and enjoys a varied carnivorous diet. Its population once plummeted to 1,000 in the 1950s. However, that figure currently stands… Read More

By Dana Mayor 8 months ago


Top 11 Types of Rare Fish Picture

Key Points Certain species covered here were once abundant but are now endangered. Some of them possess unusual beauty such as iridescent scales or vivid colors. Others possess unique distinguishing… Read More

By Dana Mayor 11 months ago


Types of Setter Dogs Picture

Key Points Setters have one thing in common: their lovely disposition and their love of the great outdoors. There are four main sub categories of these friendly canines: the Gordon… Read More

By Dana Mayor 11 months ago


Lobster vs Crab Picture

Key Points Lobsters have an elongated form while crabs’ bodies are relatively round. The former prefer to live on the seafloor while the latter prefer coral reefs or may even… Read More

By Dana Mayor 11 months ago


Top 10 Friendliest Cats Picture

Key Points Different cat breeds are known for different temperaments. Yet it’s possible to find breeds that respond to affection. Certain breeds will even get along with little children, other… Read More

By Dana Mayor 12 months ago


Top 8 Fastest Water Animals Picture

Key Facts While water is much denser than air, certain sea creatures have evolved to move at speed through it. Their methods vary, oily secretions, aerodynamic forms, specialized muscles, and… Read More

By Dana Mayor 12 months ago


What Do Cats Eat? Picture

Key Facts Whether wild or domestic, cats need to eat meat to survive. A vegetarian lifestyle simply wouldn’t do. That said, it is possible to provide your pets with variety… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Why Do Dogs Shed? Picture

Key Points Shedding occurs to enable old, damaged fur to make room for healthier fur.Some dogs have fur with a longer life cycle than others and therefore do not shed… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Do Snakes Hibernate? Picture

Key Facts Snakes have their very own means of preparing for the colder months. Rather than stocking up on fat, they ensure they accumulate sufficient quantities of glycogen so their… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Types of Retriever Dogs Picture

Key Points Retrievers were bred to help fetch game during the hunt.Some of them which have to fetch game in water are excellent swimmers and may even have webbed feet.They… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Do Grasshoppers Bite? Picture

Key Points Grasshoppers are quite capable of biting and actually do.However, their mandibles only cause a mild discomfort.Bites should be washed with warm water and treated with calamine lotion. Have… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Types of Police Dogs Picture

Key Points These brave canines help identify crime scenes.They are also used to solve abduction cases.Some dogs even get to wear specialized equipment such as tactical vests and infrared goggles.… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Robins Eat? Picture

Key Points Although American and European robins are distinct species, their diets are pretty similar.Both categories of robins love to eat invertebrates including snails, spiders, millipedes, and centipedes.They also enjoy… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Types of Emotional Support Dogs Picture

Key Points Some dog breeds are more suited to specific emotional issues compared to others.Labrador and Golden Retrievers can be ideal for individuals affected by chronic depression.Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, and… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Do Snakes Have Bones? Picture

Key Points Snakes are vertebrates and possess several bones.Certain species of snakes can have as many as 400 vertebrae.Snakes don't chew. The  unique bone structure of their jaws enables them… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Do Penguins Have Teeth? Picture

Key Points Penguins don't have teeth. They swallow their food whole.They however swallow pebbles to help with their digestion.They also have a supraorbital gland which helps them get rid of… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


10 Brown Dog Breeds & Brown Dog Names Picture

https://a-z-animals.com/blog/10-brown-dog-breeds-brown-dog-names/ Key Points Dogs with this coat color happen to be a rather popular choice.With the color being rather common across breeds, pets on this list require varying levels of… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Porcupines Eat? Picture

Key Points These large rodents tend to enjoy a very varied diet including bark, berries, buds, and roots. Depending on where they live, they  might engage in an insectivorous or… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Tree Frogs Eat? Picture

Tree frogs eat flies, crickets, ants, and moths. Key Points In spite of their name, certain varieties of this amphibian are capable of surviving in regions which are not heavily… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Scorpions Eat? Picture

Key Points Scorpions are strictly carnivorous.Certain species attack and wolf down other scorpions.Others are more intrepid and can take on bigger prey such as mice or lizards. With their eight… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Types of Husky Dogs Picture

Key Points Huskies hail from the frozen Arctic.They're athletic, highly intelligent, and accustomed to hiking.However, they're fiercely independent and require a great deal of grooming and a great deal of… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Blue Jays Eat? Picture

What Does the Blue Jay Eat? Blue jays eat beetles, grasshoppers, nuts, and seeds. Key Points Although blue jays love to eat seeds, and grains, they're also fond of eating… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Types of Aggressive Dogs Picture

Key Points Dogs may display aggressive behavior if their territory is being infringed upon.They may stand very still, growl, bark, or deliver a nose punch.Their behaviour may be triggered by… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Centipedes Eat? Picture

Key Points Carnivorous by nature, centipedes love feeding on other insects and even each other. As a result, they can help to keep the population of indoor pests in check.… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Otters Eat? Picture

Key Facts Otters have quite an appetite and love nothing better than seeking their next meal.Even though they're carnivorous, they enjoy quite a bit of variety, and avians, amphibians, or… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


What Do Beetles Eat? Picture

Key Points Beetles eat a wide range of foods.Certain of them feed on fungi or decaying fruit.Others may feed on other insects, cotton bolls, or carpet fibers. Beetles eat a… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Types of Red Birds Picture

Key Points There are several bird species fully or partially covered with feathers  in varying shades of red.Quite frequently males often have vividly colored plumage compared to females whose feathers… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago


Are Guinea Pigs Nocturnal? Picture

Key Points  Guinea pigs take short naps during the day and at night.Cardboard boxes provide excellent sleeping quarters which can easily be replaced once the occupant has chewed them up.They… Read More

By Dana Mayor 1 year ago