- The Rodents: 21. The Beaver. // Animals of the Western Rangelands;1986, p151
This chapter presents information on beavers found in the rangelands of the Western states. A beaver continues to grow as long as it lives. If it is fortunate enough to live to 12 years, it will be about four feet long, including its foot-long tail, and may weigh 60 or 70 muscular pounds. Leaves...
- Effects of food restriction on the longevity of dogs. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/21/2005, Vol. 156 Issue 21, p685
Examines the effects of food restriction on the longevity of labrador retrievers. Housing of the dogs with free access to the outdoors; Use of high body fat and declining lean mass as predictors of death within a year; Involvement of lean body mass in health and longevity.
- Dietary restriction in two rotifer species: the effect of the length of food deprivation on life span and reproduction. Weithoff, Guntram // Oecologia;Jul2007, Vol. 153 Issue 2, p303
According to resource allocation theory, animals face a trade off between the allocation of resources into reproduction and into individual growth/maintenance. This trade off is reinforced when food conditions decline. It is well established in biological research that many animals increase...
- [project dolphin]. McNally, Bob // Salt Water Sportsman;Jul2006, Vol. 67 Issue 7, p84
The article presents the results of the Dolphin Tagging Research Project conducted by marine biologist Don Hammond for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The project revealed facts about dolphins that may never have heard before. The life span and habitat of dolphins are stated....
- Glider. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Gliders look a lot like squirrels, but they eat pollen, sap, gum, and nectar instead of nuts. They can soar up to 330 feet (100 meters) between trees or from a tree to the ground. Long, furry tails help them to steer through the air.
- Sugar glider. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Sugar gliders lap gum and sap from trees. They can soar up to 200 feet (60 meters) in a single glide between trees or to the ground.
- Great apes. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Chimpanzees, oragutans, and gorillas are all great apes. They live in forest areas of Africa and southeast Asia.
- Chimpanzee. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Chimpanzees are the only animals, other than humans, that can recognize themselves in mirrors. They also are very good at doing problem-solving and using tools like sticks.
- Brown hyena. // Encyclopedia of Animals;2006, p1
Brown hyenas are very good at opening the shells of ostrich eggs and sucking out what is inside.