Animal Reproduction

Reasons For Divorce In The Animal Kingdom

September 23, 2020 0
Divorce in monogamous birds has been seen to range from as low as 0% in waved albatrosses (Diomedea irrorata) to almost 100% in great blue herons (Ardea herodias). As with humans, monogamous pair bonds are […]
Animal Reproduction

The Impact of Misdirected Courtship

August 19, 2020 0
Misdirected courtship can lead to more serious consequences than the decreased biological success of a few individuals, as seen in the explosive breeding and “functional necrophilia” of an Amazonian frog. When invading species threaten the […]
Animal Reproduction

These Lizards Can Engage In Either Live Birth Or Egg-Laying

August 12, 2020 0
Although rare, there are three identified (so far) amphibian species where females can engage in either egg-laying (oviparity) or give birth to live young (viviparity). Zootoca Vivipara – The Viviparous Lizard The lizard Zootoca vivipara […]
Animal Nutrition

Teaching Offspring How To Forage

August 5, 2020 2
From birds to lizards and mammals, parents put effort into showing their offspring how to forage effectively. That is, how to obtain nutrition while maintaining a balance with other activities in accordance with optimal foraging […]
Animal Nutrition

Ants Farm Aphids For Their Honeydew

July 29, 2020 0
and on his farm he had an aphid, ee-i-ee-i-o Humans have perfected the art of farming. We have learned to create beautiful, healthy crops of fruits, vegetables, and meats to feed our masses. Most of […]