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Bryan Harding

Bryan has spent his whole life around animals. While loving all animals, Bryan is especially fond of mammals and has studied and worked with them around the world. Not only does Bryan share his knowledge and experience with our readers, but he also serves as owner, editor, and publisher of North American Nature.

Reasons That Wolves Howl

Hearing a wolf howl is one of nature’s most incredible sounds, but you may not know the reasons behind it. In this article, we look at how wolves communicate with each other. Wolves howl to communicate with other wolves. Wolves howl to assemble pack members, protect their territory from other packs, and communicate their location …

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What Sounds Do Opossums Make?

For the animal kingdom, communication is vital to surviving. Animals do not have a complex vocal communication repertoire as humans do, so they must find other ways to interact with one another. Opossums use a small number of body signals. However, the majority of their communication is through vocalizations. The North American opossum makes a …

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Are Opossums Good To Have In Your Yard?

The opossum is the only pouched animal (marsupial) native to North America. These are nocturnal species that are primarily active at night. Opossums are excellent climbers and capable swimmers, allowing them to avoid predators. These nocturnal animals are famous for faking death, which is another way to outwit their enemies.  Opossums are good to have …

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How Do Reptiles Breathe?

Unless you are an avid reptile keeper, you likely don’t know about reptiles beyond the basics taught in schools. One of the most common questions people have is how they breathe? Let’s find out. Reptiles including snakes, turtles, tortoises, crocodiles, alligators, and lizards all breathe air using their lungs. Reptiles use their lungs to take …

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25 Mammals You Can See In British Columbia

British Columbia is one of my favorite part of Canada. From the mountains to the oceans, it has stunning views everywhere. With such amazing varied habitats, it is no wonder that there are so many different species of mammals. There are over 130 species of mammals that can be seen in British Columbia. These include …

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