Entries in wildlife (156)

Tuesday
Nov142017

Plant Profile -  Cacti

The Cactus is well known for having unique qualities which helps it to survive in extreme heat and the desert, but that’s not the only reason this plant is fascinating! From special roots and stems, to being a source of food, it’s one nifty succulent – read on to find about more about the wonderful cactus!

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Tuesday
Nov072017

5 Animals with Awesome  Camouflages

Whilst many animals at the top of the food chain do not need elaborate camouflaging mechanisms to go about their daily lives, for lots of other animals it is an essential defence mechanism in order to hide from predators. Here we explore a unique selection of animals and their unbelievable camouflages.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Exploring the Amazon  River

The Amazon River and the surrounding habitat that it supports is known to be some of the most biodiverse habitat in the world. This river is also famous for its vast size; it is one of the longest rivers in the world and during the rainy season can reach widths of 24 miles. Here we talk you through some of the jaw-dropping facts that make the Amazon so astounding.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

The reintroduction  debate

In the past, if a species became locally extinct in a country, it stayed that way. Now, with new technologies and a deeper understanding of animals’ ecological needs, reintroductions of certain species are becoming more and more common.

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Monday
Oct302017

5 Matriarchal  Species

Whilst it is assumed that the males hold the power in the animal kingdom, there are some species where the female animals are looked up to and respected much more than their partners. Check out these ladies, with a whole lot of grrrrrrl power…

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Tuesday
Oct242017

The Strangest Looking  Species

In this article we explore the natural world’s most unusual looking creatures. We take a look at strange marine fish that walk instead of swim, prehistoric-looking antelope and more and explore the reasons why these animals have evolved their odd looks.

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Wednesday
Oct182017

The Unethical Trade of Exotic  Pets

The exotic pet trade is a multi-million dollar industry second only to drugs and weapons on the black market, and it’s growing. Whilst there are some laws in place prohibiting the trade or ownership of exotic pets, in some countries they are not enforced, and there is little fear of prosecution.

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Tuesday
Oct172017

Unlikely Animal  Friends

In this article we take a look at unlikely pairings of animals that seem to benefit from one another’s company, from over-protective ants to hitchhiking fish we explore the world of symbioses and discover why certain species tolerate their companions.

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Wednesday
Oct112017

Why You Should Volunteer in your University  Holidays:

So you’ve packed your bags, moved into your new accommodation and the University year has started. You’re just looking over your timetable for the year, when you suddenly notice a 4 month long gap – that’s right, the summer holiday of all summer holidays. It can be hard to know what to do with all of that free time, but don’t worry; here we’ve come up with some reasons as to why you should to volunteer in your University holidays for a life changing experience!

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Tuesday
Oct102017

Animal  Architects

Some animals take shelter in holes in trees, others in caves, but many hard working creatures build their own homes from materials they find in their environment. In this article we take a closer look at these animal architects and the amazing structures they are able to construct!

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Tuesday
Oct032017

Top 5 Nocturnal  Species

There are many animals that stalk and scamper through the darkness of night and sleep during daylight, their behaviour is often a mystery, as the lack of light makes them hard to observe. In this article we talk you through 5 of the most interesting nocturnal species!

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Thursday
Sep282017

Snow leopard – endangered to  vulnerable

Recent studies looking into population numbers of the snow leopard (Panthera uncia) have revealed that their numbers are increasing across their range. In this article we discuss whether this is cause for celebration and take a look at what is needed for the survival of these big cats in the future.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

Country profile –  China

China is a country of contrast, with both bustling and rapidly developing cities where technology takes centre stage as well as many diverse historical sites and serene natural landscapes teaming with biodiversity. Here we take a closer look at why this country is such a popular destination with tourists.

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Tuesday
Sep262017

Nature’s Greatest  Travellers

While some animals live in roughly the same area for their entire lives, other species need to move around in order to survive. This article takes a look at some of these animals that show extreme endurance and embark on journeys that put even the toughest marathon runners to shame.

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Wednesday
Sep202017

The dark side of wildlife  souvenirs

Everyone likes to buy souvenirs to bring home with them after their travels; they can be a great way to remember your trip. However, some of the souvenirs on offer around the world have a dark secret and could be seriously harming the local wildlife.

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