Stories in the snow
- The predators. Laycock, G.; Snyder, J. // Boys' Life;Apr90, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p33
Examines predators who are a vital part of the web of life. The many sizes and shapes; How some catch their food; How they kill; How predators can be injured; Explanation of the web of life. INSET: The master predator, by S. Stuckey..
- Animals that use tools. Laycock, G. // Boys' Life;Apr90, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p12
Examines several animals that have learned to use tools. Ravens; Green heron; Chimpanzee; How they use tools; What they use tools for.
- The wapiti's message. Petersen, David // Backpacker;Sep92, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p108
Examines wild animals at play, and discusses some of the reasons why these actions are necessary. The play of wapiti calves, which trains them for future escapades; Black bear cubs' sledding down snow covered hills; The importance of playtime in every vertebrates life; Relaxation; The author's...
- Animal-house etiquette. Howe, Steve // Backpacker;May94, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p26
Provides guidelines on how to ensure friendly disposition of wildlife in the wilderness. Categories of animals' acceptance of human presence; Benefits from habituation and tolerance of both people and animals; Effect of food conditioning in a species' natural history. INSET: Beastly briefs, by...
- Lazy birds and beavers. // Current Health 1;Feb1993, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p2
Presents surprising news from Dr. Joan Herbers, a zoology professor at the University of Vermont, `The vast majority of animals spend up to 80 percent of their time doing nothing.' Example of the Hummingbird; Beavers aren't that busy; Relaxing as natural.
- The ghost bat: reclusive and vulnerable Creagh, Carson // Ecos;Spring1991, Issue 69, p17
No abstract available.
- Home ranges and movements of Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus) in western Alaska Anthony, R. Michael // Arctic;Jun1997, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p147
No abstract available.
- The strange, dangerous world of folivory. Sunquist, F. // International Wildlife;Jan/Feb91, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p4
Examines the special diets, lives and problems of folivores, or leaf-eating animals. They include the okapi, sloth and koala, who are slow-moving and sleep a lot. Specialized diets and stomachs; Plants' defenses,; Strategies for dealing with toxins; Extracting energy from leaves.
- Blessed are the fruit-eaters. Sunquist, F. // International Wildlife;May92, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p4
Offers a look at the importance of fruit-eating animals to tropical rain forests. As fruit-eating animals like spider monkeys, deer and bats are killed, fruit trees suffer and die as well. Seed dispersing; Germination study; Research findings; Plant defenses against predators; Species involved.
- Killer siblings. Irion, Robert // International Wildlife;Mar/Apr94, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p42
Discusses siblicide, defined as the killing of one sibling by another, in the animal kingdom. Birds' common pattern of violence; Speculation on laying second eggs as insurance; Triggering of aggression by hunger; Newborn domestic pigs and wild boars; Special tools for sibling combat; Spotted...