Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Monkeys

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Monkeys

Background Fascinating, naughty, and often mysterious, monkeys are classified as primates, characterized by relatively larger brains as to their body size and a high degree of intelligence.  While they’re commonly known for their loud noises, playful antics, and for “terrorizing” humans and other animals, there’s so much more about our primate cousins …

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Interesting Facts about Parrots

Macaw parrots sitting on a tree branch

Only parrots are able to hold food up to their beak while eating Parrots have strong feet with two toes facing forward (like our thumbs) and two toes facing backward. This helps them grip onto branches and hold their food while they eat it. [1] Parrots can live to be over 60 …

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Snakes

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Background Among the many different animals in the world, one of the most feared is snakes. A lot of people have a fear of snakes that they can’t quite place. This is not surprising as snakes are consistently portrayed as evil figures in art, literature, and in the media. That is why …

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Exploring the Great Barrier Reef

aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef

Background Coral reefs are known to be large underwater structures that are made of skeletons of colonial marine invertebrates referred to as corals. The coral species that create reefs are called hermatypic or “hard” corals. These corals extract calcium carbonate from seawater to make a hard, durable exoskeleton that protects their soft, …

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The Earth’s Mountains By the Numbers

Standing woman on the hill against mountain valley at bright sunny day

Background tMountains are landscapes, massive slabs of rock that rise from the earth’s surface, including the oceans. They have steep slopes with rounded or sharp ridges and a high point known as a summit or peak.[17] However, there is a lot to learn about mountains that can help you better understand these …

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Discover the Awesome World of Cats

A trip to the awesome world of cats

Background Cats are among the most popular pets in the world. They are virtually anywhere, living from homes to apartments, alleyways, and barns. Indeed, these felines have become an integral part of our society, with estimates of more or less half a billion of them living around the world. Many of these …

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There Are Bugs Everywhere!

Collage of different insects

Introduction Everyone may not love bugs, but we certainly have to live with a lot of them! There are bugs crawling on our bodies right now, and probably a lot more hidden all around our homes, offices, schools, etc. Many of us also see bugs on a regular basis, try as we …

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Cattle Call – Cows By the Numbers

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Background Cattle are among the most popular farm animals in the world. It’s not hard to tell why: cattle have contributed a lot to human survival, providing us with milk, meat, nourishment, labor, and other by-products we utilize in everyday life. On a different note, cows also play a significant role in …

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Explore the Amazing World of Dogs

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Background Today, dogs are beloved members of our family and a vital part of our human society. They are our faithful companions, living, playing, cuddling, and even sleeping with us every day. With their incredible capacities, dogs also herd cattle, assist military forces with various tasks on the battlefield, help in police …

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