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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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What Do Squirrels Eat?

Research shows squirrels have over 200 species with three primary categories, tree, ground, and flying squirrels. These are agile rodents with bushy tails found worldwide. Squirrels belong to the Sciuridae family that includes marmots and chipmunks. You have probably seen them foraging but do you know what they eat? Nuts – Walnuts, white oak acorns, hickory …

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10 Most Dangerous Animals In North America

When it comes to dangerous animals in North America, many on this list may be surprising. Some animals may not be dangerous by nature, but their behavior certainly puts human lives at risk. Animals account for hundreds of deaths in the US every year. Here are the ten most dangerous animals in North America. DEER …

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How Animals Communicate Visually

There are four main ways animals can communicate with other members of their species and even with other species. Being able to warn a predator is undoubtedly a handy advantage and one of the easiest ways to do this is using visual communication. Animals use visual communication for greeting other animals. Without visual communication, more …

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How Animals Communicate Through Sound

When we think of sound, we consider many things such as talking, singing, humming, and music. Sound is an important part of human culture, but animals rely on sound much more than we do. Sound is key to an animal’s survival. Producing and hearing sound helps animals avoid predation, find food, and successfully rear offspring. …

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Chemical Communication In Animals

One of the four ways that animals communicate is through chemical communication. They do this by using pheromones. A pheromone is a chemical secreted by an animal to trigger a specific reaction from other animals. Invertebrates most commonly use pheromones; however, most animals produce them. Birds are the only animals where pheromones are not used. …

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Tactile Communication In Animals

I was watching my dog and cat the other way and noticed that the way they interact is much different than how I interact with other people. Animals, unlike us, do not have hands, so how do they communicate using tactile means to announce their intentions to other animals? Animals use tactile functions to communicate …

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How Do Animals Protect Themselves?

Being a prey animal means having to navigate the environment in a constant state of alertness. Prey animals must always be on the lookout for danger. Many animals have adapted unique ways of either hiding, escaping from, or intimidating their predators to avoid predators. Animals will use camouflage to hide not only from predators but …

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