Bugs need to breathe too
Many people have fond childhood memories of visiting duck ponds armed with loaves of bread, but it turns out that this well-meant activity might have been doing more harm than good.
When we think of an animal with humps, we immediately think of a camel. Often people assume a camel’s humps (or hump — dromedary camels have one hump, while the Bactrian has two) are filled with water, but in fact … Continued
Anteaters are insect-eating mammals in the superfamily Vermilingua, which means ‘worm tongue’. This includes the giant and silky anteater and northern and southern tamandua. These animals have very poor eyesight and lack teeth, so they use their sharp claws to … Continued
The common housefly can often seem like a pest. They’re known as ‘filth flies’ because they feed and lay their eggs on dog waste and rubbish, spreading bacteria and disease. However, houseflies also have an important role to play in … Continued
When referring to animal headgear, people often confuse antlers and horns, but they are not the same thing.
Dogs wag their tails to communicate, but too much tail wagging can end in a trip to the vets.
Hamsters may look adorable as they fill their faces, but their puffy cheeks can be the difference between life and death in the wild
What persuades them to leave the warmth of their wintering grounds and make the dangerous return trip?