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6 Loudest Animals in America

One significant difference between animals and humans is that animals cannot talk. However, this doesn’t mean the animals don’t communicate. Animals can be heard snapping, roaring, and howling to find food, navigate, and attract mates. This list includes six extremely loud animals.  While you may know that a whale can be louder than the sound …

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25 Mammals You Can See In British Columbia

British Columbia is one of my favorite parts 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. Over 130 species of mammals can be seen in British Columbia. These include some of the …

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How Does A Caterpillar Turn Into A Butterfly?

Walking through the woods the other day, I noticed many small cocoons on the trees. You may know that a caterpillar turns into a butterfly after a long sleep in its cocoon. Butterflies are flying insects. There are nearly 160,000 species in the world. In this article, I look at how caterpillars turn into butterflies. …

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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, which 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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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 to greet 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 integral 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 watched my dog and cat the other way and noticed that the way they interact is much different from 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 with …

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How Do Animals Protect Themselves?

Being a prey animal means navigating 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 also from …

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5 Ways Animals Help Humans

From physical and emotional support to transport, farming, and scientific study, animals help humans in many diverse ways. Animals can help people deal with vision and hearing loss, loss of limbs, and illnesses such as diabetes and autism. Animals are a large part of the food industry, with almost all of the animal being used. …

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