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Parent Category: Zoology or Animal Biology
This category is for questions about an animal's visible muscular activity that constitutes behavior, as well as the proximate and ultimate causes.
A black bottom pool will be slightly easier to heat than a white bottom pool, but the difference will be very, very small.Yes, some very small amount of extra energy will be absorbed by the black color and absorbed into the water that would otherwise be reflected by the white color pool, but this sm…
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Most rodents need to do this to get all the nutrients from their food.Here's a good page about this:http://www.petplace.com/articles/artShow.asp?artID=1195The second, third, and fourth paragraphs describe this. This is called coprophagy.  This is normal behavior.  this is totally normal,…
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You should provide the dog with appropriate toys to chew on, and teach it firm distinctions between what is his/her toy, and what is a child's or another stuffed thing. My small dogs have stuffed toys, but we have no children, so if you do it can be a problem. NEVER take something away from a do…
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Animals that use musk for defense The male Musk deer (Moschus moschiferus), from which the word came came. Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) Musk Duck (Biziura lobata) Musk beetle (Aromia moschata) Also Some crocodiles and snakes, The entire mammalian family of mustelids: Skunks, badgers, black foo…
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In animals that live in groups, a single dominant male will often lead the group and mate with all the females, polygamously. The male's instinctive role is to spread its seed, its own specific DNA, as much as it possibly can to keep it's DNA chain going. In other animals, mating is less restrictive…
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For starters, try ritalindeath.com and drugawareness.org. They can inform you about drugs and you can ask someone on the ritalindeath message board for alternatives. In fact, maybe something has already been posted that would help you.
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The sad truth is that they rarely can - and almost never withoit professional help.   Mine hasn't in 17 years. In the beginning you have hope that they will change. We think we can "help" them. The truth is, you can't help someone that won't help themselves. There behavior has become so famil…
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No, they can't be. That's what so many people love about animals. They don't judge people based on superficial things like some humans do, such as wealth, skin color, intelligence, etc. Animals love you based on your treatment of them, and on that condition alone. Now how many people can you say t…
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The shortest answer would be - Open Honest Communication! Both people involved should be interested enough in the relationship to take this seriously. No distractions, just two people laying their cards on the table. First, though, it would likely be necessary for you to explain that your feeling…
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it was in the 80's, i think on a Saturday nights main event. ref Earl hebner has a twin brother, it was hogan vs. paul orondorf (not sure, i was 8 or 9 at the time), both of them were in a steel cage match and both of them landed on the ground at the same time. earl hebner argued with his twin refer…
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Gibbon apes, termites, coyotes, barn owls, beavers, bald eagles, golden eagles, condors, swans, brolga cranes, French angelfish, sandhill cranes, pigeons, prions (a seabird), red-tailed hawks, sea horses, baboons, angler fish, albatross, ospreys, prairie voles (a rodent), and black vultures are some…
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Any type of job working in a zoo will probably require that you have at least a 4 year degree. The simple fact about zoo work is that it is hard to "break in" in addition to your degree you are going to have a way better shot actually working in the zoo setting if you have many hours of experience i…
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kill them all dround them all in pesticides
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The windshield is probally got a bad seal in it or its the heater core that's where i would start with those problems
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You can start holding the babies when they are about a week old. Mom will not disown the babies because they smell different like a hamster would. It is good to get them used to people before rehoming them to responsible owners, otherwise they will be afraid of human interaction as they get older.
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Hibernation is when an animal goes to rest for the winter season to stay warm. Not all animals hibernate. Hibernating results in a deep sleep over a period of time that limits bodily functions. Many forest animals such as bears, deer, owls, and other warm blooded animals stock up on fat by eating tr…
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Barn animals Horses may react when entering a barn. They may be nervous if they are young and used to a paddock environment. The horse may become spooky, either because of claustrophobia or the presence of other horses. Once put in a stable the horse may kick at the walls, crib (chew) on the wood…
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Any animal with testicles will feel pain if kicked there. it's just as painful for them as for people, so don't do it. Their reponse to your causing them pain depends on the animal. Some will try to kill you or attack, some will run away. I wouldn't test this on bears, dogs, cats, skunks, deer, rac…
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90% of Bird Species are monogamous. Monogamy, scientifically speaking, means that a pair bond forms between two individuals, and this couple remains exclusive to one another. There are 3 types of monogamy: 1.Sexual monogamy - mating exclusively with one individual for a given amount of time. …
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Most Dangerous Animal In Ireland: Through my research I haven't found that there are any dangerous animals in Ireland. However, there is a problem with cruelty to animals and also some animals in zoos, and a very few that escape from the circus. There is a story circulating that there is a black pa…
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Do Animals Sense Natural Disasters Before They Happen? Bears, deer will run for the mountains as far away as they can. Horses will bolt and run and cattle will become restless and stampede. During the last Tsunami the elephants were acting up and strangely enough the native people ignored thi…
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Answer:I disagree -chickens will and do kick out eggs that are bad or infertile. As for your question, ducks do that when they first start laying. They can go through a clutch or two before becoming broody then they will make a nest for them. You could try incubating them though, if its her first ro…
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I would like to know this too, My car does the same thing but only when it's cold outside and only for a few seconds at a time. It's a steady hoot sound
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Higher animals, reptiles, and mammals mate because they have two genders. Fish, however, almost always fertilize their eggs after they have been laid. Mating is an adaptation for the perpetuation of species. Sexual division increases the genetic variations. Plants also have sexual reproduction, …
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This is pretty normal for a hamster. They do get nervous and the pooping may be more frequent when handled. Hamster do tend to poop a lot and whenever they need to so it doesn't matter if you are picking it up or not. Just check to make sure the poop is solid not runny. Runny poop can be a sign of w…
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Ghosts, or spirits, have never been proven to exist, so it is intellectually responsible and prudent to conclude they do not exist. In order to make sense of our world, we must use the scientific method, not spooky stories, opinions, hoaxes or outright lies by people who need attention or need to f…
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This question is very broad and will depend on many factors. For example, the type of business involved might be strictly regulated and might have a different set of rules. Another important factor is the contract. The contract might specify when it can be cancelled by either party. This will genera…
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This depends on the animal. By 'animal' I am excluding simple organisms that reproduce by dividing.Slugs, snails and some other invertebrates are hermaphrodites, meaning they have both male and female sex organs. When they mate, they exchange sperm. Each fertilises the other.More complex organisms a…
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Answer Compared with single-aperture eyes, compound eyes of insects have poor image resolution; however, they possess a very large view angle and the ability to detect fast movement and, in some cases, the polarization of light.Although insects' eyesight image is very poor,they can sense when the…
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They say that sometimes the over-breeding of an animal can cause this because there wiring inside there brain isn't right. Sometimes they attack instinctively, someone is mistreating them or a lot of the times they are pestered by a child for a long period of time and just have enough. Some people …
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There are four nucleotides that make up DNA: Adenine, Thymine, Guanine and Cytosine. There are billions of them that make up one strand of DNA. Adenine always pairs with Thymine and Guanine always pairs with Cytosine. Also, in the Rna during DNA transcription, Uracil replaces Thymine and pairs with…
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Will 'Mood Rings' Will No Longer Work If They Get Wet?No, if they're good enough quality.The 'Mood Ring' may stay a certain color for some time, but it should adjust back to the color is was initially.----- No and I know for a fact that is will still work because it has no electricity in it and I go…
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Hey there, That doesnt sound too good mate... Im gonna give u a few suggestions because i don't know what equipment uve got or what u may have tried. Number one, Do a PH test. That will tell u the basics with what is going on in the water. If its No where near 7 (neutral) Id do abit of research to f…
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Nobody knows for sure but I think it would be along time like some millions or billions years. Anyway you don't have to worry about that for now. ___________________________ At a close approximation, "never" . In about 5 billion years, the Sun will turn into a red giant star, and _may_ expand enou…
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Genetics play quite a significant role in aggression. This is considered to be part of the behavioral traits which are carried in the genes which are responsible for disruptive behavior.
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an innate conscience, one that has always been there, given to us by God... many do believe this, as its such a powerful tool, it concludes our morality, and therefore only somebody with omnipotence could be capable of creating this :DI disagree with the above answer. Whether conscience is innate or…
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I belive that compassion is adopted from the adults in a child's life. You don't learn it like you would math, but it's not something that your born with.If we were all born with it we wouldn't have mean people. Men wouldn't ever hit women people wouldn't kill people.The world would be great and pea…
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PCH: Sheep The first animal cloned was a tadpole. More info below. 1885: Sea Urchin: Hans Adolf Edward Dreisch split a two celled urchin embryo to separate the cells. The two individual cells were allowed to grow and develop and he was left with two genetically identical individuals. 1902: Salaman…
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Bees will usually go back to the hive where they will rest. They don't sleep in the same way that humans would, but they do stop their activity and go into a sort of dormant state.Some bees may have other functions during the night, but primarily most will just return to the hive for some rest. &nb…
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The heart rate slows to reduce the amount of oxygen used by the heart, and the amount available for use by muscles for the penguin so that it can stay longer underwater
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Except for the first and last segments, which have no setae, there are eight tiny bristle-like structures that can not be seen with the naked eye called setae on each segment of an earthworm. The arrangement of the setae is one factor that helps in the identification of earthworms, as they can be cl…
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Sharks sometimes attack, but not every time they see someone swimming in the water! They attack sometimes, but not often, and it's RARELY fatal. Technologically , some sharks do not bite . Some sharks like tiger sharks attack humans and aquatic animals . White sharks attack only the small fishes in …
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the salary starts out about 29,000 dolloars a year and the most is a about 70,000 dollors a year and im 12 and i know this crap ;{)
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Yes they do. Their brain waves show that they indeed do have dreams like humans. Sometimes when animals are asleep-like your family dog or family cat-people can see them "twitching" their legs or any other body part. This is probably due to them chasing in their dreams. Mine certainly do. Sometimes…
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No, there are birds that stay in a particular area year round (sedentary populations) and there are birds that migrate usually due to a change in the weather.   Most birds who fly South do so during Winter in the North which is Summer in the South. They do this because birds do not have a thi…
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Buoyancy is the net upward force experienced by an object in a fluid. Pascal's principle dictates that fluid pressure on an object increases with depth, so there is greater pressure on the bottom of the object than the top, resulting in a net upward force. When an object's buoyancy is greater than i…
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You would come out cheaper finding a ZR2 and buying it, or trading your touring suspension Blazer. The Zr2 Has a wider wheel base, thus why they call it "widestance package" . Your best bet would be to get a suspension lift for your blazer, and that will actually exceed the Zr2 Suspension package. I…
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Not long--they pretty much melt if it rains
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kill them you just shoot in the head with a fricking 12 gage. Alternative It as illegal to kill beavers in most locations that they are found. To answer the question - you should not kill beavers! There is a new solution I came across that a company is working on it is called The Beaver De…
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we cant train ours
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It's for their own protection - a way of repelling predators it blocks enemy sight so the squids can run
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The flight of hummingbirds is more like that of insects than that of other birds. Their unique anatomy allows their wings to move in a figure eight, producing lift on both the forward and backward strokes and permitting them to hover in still air and fly in almost any direction.
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Frog's reproductive organs are on the inside as where humans' are on the outside. Frogs have white hearts and humans' have red hearts. You can see a frog's esophagus through it's mouth and in a human's you can't. They are also different in size, obviously and shape too.
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If this is a marketing question, what is arguably the best way to improve the role of physics is to increase the public awareness of it many applications in daily life. We engineer the heck out of all kinds of things we use. Buildings, vehicles, electrical and electronic products and even the things…
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To locate foodKiwi birds' long beaks (with nostrils at the end!) allow them to find insects and worms underground without even seeing or feeling them. The beak functions like an upside-down periscope. Further a Kiwi's sense of smell is extremely good and so it can smell its food as the insect / worm…
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Most snails are hermaphrodites. This means that they are both male and female. All hermaphroditic snails can lay eggs. They can "mate" with themselves and thus only one can reproduce in an aquarium or pond. They also breed sexually as often as possible. Most snails lay eggs but some, like the trapdo…
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i would check cylinder compression, and definitely the timing. if you have good compression and timing is good, i have found that a bad or slipped timimgbelt or even, I've found the crank gear keyway bent or broken allowing the gear to move just enough to go out of timing. also check your distribito…
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All cells of the same type have the same parts. All eukaryotic cells have the same parts, and all prokaryotic cells have the same parts. Cells are also always the building blocks of living organisms - all things are made from cells.
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Answer Fish!! Certain lizards! Even a potatoe might be regarded as asleep in its quiescent state of hybernation beneath the earth with many eyes open!
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Yes, but they don't need to drink often, as they get most of their moisture from their prey. Owls rarely drink as most of their water needs are met from their diet. They do occasionally bathe in water
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Do plants respond to communication with people? In research which spans more than 100 years, scientists have been documenting botanical adaptability and the amazing similarities that plants have with animals and people. Studies indicate that what meta physicians, psychics, shaman, tribal…
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Because she was the first person to conduct a long term research program on gorillas. She also destroyed myths saying that they were beasts and highly opposed poaching.
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Most people think of leeches as nasty bloodsucking creatures with little or no worth, and no interesting behaviors, let alone any parenting skills, but this popular perception of them is way off the mark. A common misconception about leeches is that there is only one kind of leech. In fact, there…
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yes because some people don't like math but some do i guess hate is really what you think. everyone has their own oppinion, like i say i hate math but its not really that bad .besides maby its the teacher that you dislike. so whatever you hate try to learn more abot it or hang out more with it...sin…
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Road Runners are one of their predators. Aside from cannibalism, large centipedes, spiders and some ants have been recorded as predators. Lizards, a few snakes frogs and toads, birds and mammals also take their share.In the west (America), scorpions form a large portion of the diet of grasshoppers,…
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I'm not sure, but one time our neighbors' pit and rotty (both unaltered males) got into a fight. (Now mind you, I'm a 46 year old female and i did this..........without even calling my husband for help) I jumped over over the neighbors fence, and the dogs had each other in a vice like grip and there…
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it uses its nose and hits the prediter
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No, as in most (if not all) sponges, barrel sponges are completely sessile and unable to move locations.
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Reproduction in most mammals involves internal fertilization by the male of one or more eggs in the female. The most common method of delivery is the placental form, where fairly well-developed offspring develop in the uterus and are born live. The other two delivery methods are 1) the marsupial, w…
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it takes 13 to 28 days for eggs to hatch! It depends greatly on which animal the egg is from.
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Answer they live in central and western africa =) To be more specific, they live in rainforest and woodland across a belt from West Africa (Ivory Coast and around there) through to western Tanzania (in East Africa), generally north of the equator (and always north of the Congo River) except in…
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Diurnal: happening by day, coming out during the day, occurring every day. Also animals which come out at twilight are called crepuscular.
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Answer They are omnivorous - meaning they eat both plants and other animals.
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Squids can communicate with each other by camouflaging themselves. They are also able to pulse colors throughout their body to signal each other.
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A learned behavior is a behavior that was observed by an individual that they find it to be beneficial to them in some way. There's a motivating factor behind it. Also, it can be conditioned. the learned behavior is a conditioned response to a stimuli through either voluntary or involuntary intent. …
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Innate behaviors are those you develop on your own, which do not need to be taught or learned. You are in essence born with the propensity to display the behavior. Whether or not you continue to display it could, in some cases, still depend on whether or how the behavior is reinforced. I think that …
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The sheep frog lives in several places in the world. They live in southern Texas, Costa Rica, Mexico, and the Caribbean lowlands.
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A spider has eight legs. A spider is different from an insect, which has six legs.
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Mostely the same of a horses, they have to adapt to hunters, they hve to adapt to the weather nd the wild animals Wild horses vary from domesticated horses in the sense that their survival instincts are more honed. Wild horses must learn to live on less food and harsher climates. In this they …
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Answer It depends on the species of bird.a chicken egg will take 21 to 23 days to hatch but some may not hatch like if it is to weak or died in the egg
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same way the fish do
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They are inspired by they creator
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When an animal lives in a certain place, it must take in its surroundings. The environment around any animal will manipulate how the animal hunts, its colour etc, so its behaviour. For example, for the lion to survive, it must mate with as many females as it can and drive away the other males so tha…
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Encouraging nectaring/pollinating competitors and removing debris are ways to protect plants from love bugs (Plecia nearctica). Love bugs feed upon decaying materials as larvae and nectars as adults.
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Regular use of video games has been show to increase your ability to assess objects in your visual field. How you assess them depends on the game. If it is a game involving special relations, like Tetris, you will be assessing their shapes and the potential for them to be more useful to you in anoth…
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Oysters eat mostly plankton and algae that lives on the surface of the ocean. Oysters are filter feeders (also known as suspension feeders) that feed by straining suspended matter and food particles from water. Evidence shows that their capacity to filter water can improve the quality of water, mak…
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How are Komodo dragons born?
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The barren ground caribou and the arctic fox have a commensalistic relationship. The fox follows the caribou who removes the snow covering to get at lichens under the soil. The fox then hunts the subnivean mammals that have been unearthed by the caribou
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Answer The benefits are that you are in a Christian religion that Jesus founded, Matthew 16, 17-19. You receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist, where Jesus is truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, Matthew 26, 26-28. You receive the fullness of truth. You receive healing in the Sacrament …
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Suet or sunflower seeds are taken by this species, and other woodpeckers.
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Most birds migrate, such as geese and sand pipers, and also lots of mammals that live on the African Savannah migrate, such as buffalo. The longest migration is made by whales. But the heaviest migration, in other words, the highest amount of animals migrating at one time, is at dawn and dusk, when …
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There are a lot of reasons about why bees can fly. Here are some. -Bees are able to fly because they move there wings rapidly (230 times per second)to help them stay in the air and fly. - Bees can fly because as the bees flap its wings, the wings are creating low pressure and the still air around …
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