Animals

Animals

Why Are There So Many Marsupials in Australia?

Credit: livescience.com Australia is the kingdom of marsupials, home to furry kangaroos, koalas and wombats. The continent has so many marsupials, it raises the question: Did these pouch-bearing mammals arise Down Under? The answer is an unqualified (or “un-koalafied”) no. Marsupials were around for at least 70 million years before they made it to Australia, […]

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Who Knew Fish Could Be So Smart? A New Study Shows They Can Calculate

Credit: nspirement.com Some animals such as primates have mathematical abilities. Even insects, specifically bees, can do math. But what about water-dwelling animals like fish? The answer to that is a wild yes! Much like how humans can tell the quantity of a small number of coins on a table at a single glance, fish can […]

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Interesting Facts About Bees​

Honey bees have five eyes Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years A cave painting depicting an androgynous figure robbing honey out of the hive was found in the Cave of the Spider in Valencia, Spain. It is estimated to be 15,000 years old. Honey stored in air tight containers never […]

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Understanding How Animals Perceive the World

Credit: storey.com To make handling livestock as stress-free as possible for animals and humans alike, first we have to understand how animals think. Most humans combine varied degrees of verbal and visual ways of thinking. Animals, however, think only in pictures, sounds, smells, touches, and tastes. This becomes a problem when people interact with animals […]

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