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Are Humans the Only Smart Mammals?
It is no secret that humans are smart mammals. The world today has over 7.4 billion people who are constantly thinking, discussing, building, and creating. The contributions that humans have made over their relatively short existence on this planet are impressive. This leads us to the question: are humans the only smart mam...
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A Report on the Anatomy and Locomotion of Chimpanzees
Background Information Around the world, there are many different types of primate species
that have evolved from the beginning of time. Many of these primates may
differ or be similar in anatomy, locomotion, or behavior, but each primate
species has its own uniqueness among all other species. In this field
report, t...
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The Decline in Bee Population as a Cause of the Decrease in Crop Yield
An interview with a farmer on the recent decrease in crop output; Interviewer: How would you compare output from the farm with five or six years ago? Farmer: Output from the farm has been steadily decreasing, with this year being the lowest harvests we have experienced in decades. Interviewer: what could be the reason...
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An Overview of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Its Organizational Management, Environment, and Culture
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation who specializes in preventing cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA takes part in assuring all animals have safe and healthy lives, free from ill treatment and neglect. The ASPCA...
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The Implementation and Benefit of Moose Management in Maine
The Big Game Public Working Group of Maine met in 2000 to create goals and objectives that would guide the moose (Alces alces Americana) management in the state (Morris 2002). The purpose of the moose management system that they created is to “describe the decision process and the actions needed to meet the goals and object...
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More Efforts Should Be Made to Protect the Endangered Sea Turtles
Imagine a world without any sea turtles, without “Squirt” from Nemo. That world could be ours if action isn’t taken. Sea turtles have been dying by the thousands each year since the 20th century mostly because of human activity. These activities include: fishing, poaching, and polluting. There are seven species of sea turtl...
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The Issue of Bengal Tigers Poaching and Illegal Trade
Did you know that 1 out of every 10,000 Bengal tigers don’t have stripes? Also, they used to live in Europe and they migrated to Asia. Bengal tigers are dying rapidly because of poaching, because of that, countries in Asia need to help stop poaching and illegal trade.       Bengal tigers have a very interesting physical de...
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How We Can Preserve the Endangered Manatees
A world without manatees would be a true tragedy. Imagine it. No more sea cows, an entire species wiped from the earth. Regrettably, this horrific event is happening right before our eyes. Due to reasons such as hunting, human activity and red tide, manatees are dying out. I strongly believe that in order to preserve the en...
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The Reasons Behind the Low Population of Right Whales
A low, mourning cry reverberates throughout the air, sounding like a lost child.  The dark shape appears soon after- a rare right whale, the goal of your trip.  But as you gaze at the shadow in the rippling water, the thought hits you.  These gentle giants will soon be wiped from the Earth, and leave a gaping hole where the...
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Writing Style in Two Articles: Life Stages, Anthropogenic Impact, and Temporal Variation of Stranded Sea Turtles in Southern Brazil and Where Sea Turtles Nest
Primary Document versus Secondary Document The primary document used is “Life Stages, Anthropogenic Impact, and Temporal Variation of Stranded Sea Turtles in Southern Brazil” by Authors Angelo Scherer, Fernando Caminha Leal Valls, Aparacida Basler, Janete de Fatima, Martins Scherer, and Maria Petry. The secondary article u...
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An Argument in Favor of Banning Zoos Worldwide
According to James Nolan, “…a government-funded study in the UK discovered there was a welfare concern over every elephant in the country; 75 percent of them were overweight, and only 16 percent could walk normally. African elephants also live three times longer in the wild than they do in captivity, and 40 percent of lion...
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An Evaluation of the Red Wolf Recovery Program in Eastern North Carolina
A famous philosophical line asks, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one's around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It’s meant to be thought-provoking, to get people thinking about whether something exists if it can’t be seen, or in this case heard. The same can apply to the red wolf, a shy mammal that was reintroduced ba...
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The Equality of Humans and Non-Humans in All Animals are Equal by Peter Singer and What I Learned from Tickling Apes by Frans De Waal
Are all Animals Equal? Ethical consequences are things that arose when you make a choice
between two points of view. All Animals are Equal by Peter Singer and What
I Learned from Tickling Apes by Frans De Waal are both articles deal with
the equality of humans versus non-humans. Peter Singer thinks that non-
humans...
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Zoo Animals Should Be Treated and Maintained in a Clean Environment
Zoos are a popular attraction for people of all ages. They are not only entertaining, but are a great way for people to feel closer to wild animals and develop an appreciation for them. However, keeping wild animals captive is a violation of their rights and welfare. Laws regarding treatment of animals in zoos are not suffi...
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An Experiment on the Hatching of the Eggs of Brine Shrimp or Artemia Salina Through the Use of Seven Different Levels of Water Salinity
INTRODUCTION Hypothesis: The ideal condition for Artemia salina egg hatching is 7.5% salinity. MATERIALS AND METHODS The focus of the experiment was the eggs of brine shrimp, or Artemia salina, and how seven different levels of water salinity affected the hatching rate of the eggs. Each level was represented in four via...
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A Study on the Masked Bobwhite Quail, a Rare Subspecies of Northern Bobwhite
The Masked bobwhite quail is an extremely rare and fragile subspecies of the more popular and widespread Northern bobwhite. The Masked bobwhite is and has been endangered from the moment it was discovered. These quail are very susceptible to habitat loss. They are native to the desert grasslands of Arizona and Mexico, but h...
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The Symptoms and Causes of the Starfish Wasting Disease
History Starfish Wasting Disease or SSaDV has been plaguing not just Sea Stars but many different species of Echinoderms since it was first observed and documented in 1978 after a unusually warm winter and it became an even bigger problem from 1982-1984 when California experienced a long El Nino (Eckert, Engle, Kushner 200...
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Seal - the Funniest Zoo Animal Ever
The funniest zoo animal ever What do you think is the funniest zoo animal ever seen? Do you think
it is a panda bear roaming around in its cage until dark? Or maybe it could
be a small black and white furred capuchin, which they are part of the
different monkey families. The zoo is home to numerous animals who are in...
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Jane Goodall and Her Research on Chimpanzees
Chimpanzee Behavior When she started her research, Jane Goodall was a mere 24 years old, with no degree of any variety. Louis Leakey put his faith into her, trusting her to bring information back to him. Little did he know that her studies would go on for years later than they originally anticipated, and that Jane Goodall...
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Mongoose Proliferation and Control across Hawaiian Islands
Even the smallest of animals can have a large impact on an ecosystem. This is true for the introduction of Mongooses across Hawaiian islands. Mongooses that were first introduced to control rat populations, now are a nuisance for Hawaiians and threaten native species. Control options for the species are limited due to the b...
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Insects Can Be Found around the World
Well flies are annoying but there are insects everywhere in the world.
They are in the cities and on the grounds of pavement. Insects would even
be in your attic lingering around looking for some food or a place to spew
their filth. I am not a fan of bugs myself I just do not want to have them
around all the time. An insect...
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The History of the Peacock Project
I grew up in beautiful Winter Park, Florida and attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic School on Park Avenue. My classmates and I would spend countless days in the park and rose garden on Park Avenue, across from our school, church, and an array of upscale shops and restaurants. I knew that this area that I had held so near an...
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The Role of Animals in Society
Animals Every animal has an important role to play in nature and is needed in the life of some other animals, as it can be seen in food chains. When a species of animal dies, many living creatures are affected as well. They are part of earth’s resources. Dogs were the first animals to be domesticated and they are now foun...
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The Benefits of Keeping Animals in Zoos
The largest zoo in the world is Zoo Berlin with over fifteen thousand animals. That might get you thinking about whether that is good for animals. There has been a lot of controversy whether zoos are good or bad for animals. Zoos are give positive benefits to animals because of their efforts to help endangered species, co...
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The Anatomy of an Owl
The Anatomy of an Owl Owls are birds of prey, also known as predators. They hunt small
mammals such as mice, squirrels, even young foxes; they also hunt insects,
frogs, fish and even other birds in order to survive. Most owls are
nocturnal, meaning that they only hunt their prey in the dark. Owls adapted
skills such...
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