allomothering and adoptive mothers
Animal Parenting

Adoptive Mothers In The Animal Kingdom

March 13, 2019 0
When a non-biological mother takes over complete care of an orphaned infant, it represents a great commitment. Biologically speaking, it doesn’t make sense for a mother to provide an abundance of care to an unrelated […]
brood parasitism in cuckoos
Animal Parenting

Brood Parasitism

March 6, 2019 0
Brood parasitism is a parenting strategy in which birds do not brood their own eggs or tend to their own offspring once those eggs hatch. The eggs are deposited into the nests of other females […]
food pyramid
Animal Nutrition

Why Humans Need A Food Pyramid

February 27, 2019 1
Do Humans Really Need A Food Pyramid? Humans are introduced to the food pyramid at a very early age. It tells us the approximate percentage of fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains, and meat we should eat. […]
parasitic infection in primates
Animal Health

How Do Primates Deal With Parasitic Infections?

February 20, 2019 0
Parasitic infections are an unfortunate part of life for most animals, humans included. Without the (unnaturally sterile) human standards of hygiene, our primate cousins contract parasites much more commonly. Humans treat parasitic infections with vaccinations […]
Acropora tenuis broadcast spawning
Animal Reproduction

Broadcast Spawning: What Is It And How Does It Work?

February 13, 2019 0
Broadcast spawning is a form of sexual reproduction used by many aquatic invertebrate animals. Billions of gametes (the combination of sperm and egg) are spewed into the surrounding environment of the ocean. Most of these […]