Rodents may be one of the most terrifying pests as they can spread various diseases and destroy your property. But as much as rodents are a nuisance, there is a rodent that does more good for you than harm. That rodent is the woodchuck. Woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, are a type of ground squirrel who live in many parts of Canada and the US. The woodchuck lives … [Read more...] about Which Rodents Help Earth the Most?
When you find an animal fossil, the first thing you need to do is determine its age. This can be done by examining the surrounding rock and soil, as well as by studying the fossil itself. There are several methods for dating fossils, but the most common ones are radiometric dating and relative dating. Radiometric dating is based on the assumption that radioactive isotopes … [Read more...] about How to Date an Animal Fossil
Farmers use animals and other tools around the farmland to help ensure their survival as farmers. Today we're going to share some of the most popular animals that farmers from all over the world use as a means to help keep their farm running smoothly. South American Farmers Farmers in South America use dairy cows to help them collect and fertilize the soil. They do this … [Read more...] about What Animals Help Farmers
A long cold spell like the one that swept most of Europe in March 2014 has killed hundreds of people, left thousands of schools closed, and halted air traffic. Many animals were also victims: we know about a few, such as the camels in Bosnia-Herzogovinia stranded with no food in the snow. But with the exception of these individual stories, there has been no research on how … [Read more...] about What Animals Will Survive a Long Cold Weather Spell
It is commonly believed that animals can predict when weather changes are coming. Our four-legged friends seem to be able to sense these changes in the air and react accordingly. They might look for shelter or sometimes refuse to come inside at all. If there is one thing I know about my pets, they definitely do not like storms. If I forget to bring them inside during a … [Read more...] about Can Animals Sense Weather Changes?