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  • Giant Panda Essay

    building their homes in the mountains very soon and that will take the panda’s home once again. Habitat destruction then leads to food shortages and starvation, which will be discussed below. Another reason for the heavy habitat destruction of giant pandas was the event that took place on May 2008, when a magnitude of eight Sichuan earthquake hit southern China2. This earthquake caused about twenty-three percent of the panda’s habitat to be destroyed, and the remaining habitats were fragmented into patches. Habitat fragmentation is a type of isolation that has patches where the pandas live in between villages of people. This can lead to extinction and can partially be impacted by inbreeding2. Starvation: Giant pandas are in the order Carnivora, which means that their digestive tract is capable of eating meat. However, the giant pandas have adapted to a vegetarian diet with a daily menu that consists almost entirely of the leaves, stems, and shoots of various bamboo species, making them nearly entirely herbivorous3. 99% of their diets contain bamboo which does not contain much nutritional value but pandas eat twenty to forty kilograms of bamboo everyday to meet their energy requirements. About 1% of the diet contains other plants and meats. They rely completely on bamboo for food and will be vulnerable to any loss of a bamboo habitat, which will lead to the threat to their survival3. There are forty-two species of bamboo which pandas eat. Each species has a life cycle that…

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  • The Importance Of Associative Learning

    As already stated earlier Zeus is a very obedient dog. He knows many tricks such as sit, lie down, roll over and he can even play dead. With the help of a dog’s favorite treat, one can teach them almost anything they’d like. However, it is more than likely that a dog will only learn something if he is getting rewarded for it. This can possibly be seen as a negative ability because if one was truly intelligent and learned with reasoning they could learn without reward or punishment, but many…

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  • Mink Signs

    Signs of Mink Present Successfully identifying signs of mink present is first being able to identify the animal and knowing its habits and preferred habitat. With their range encompassing almost all of the 49 continental states and a healthy population, finding signs of the presence of minks isn’t difficult if you recognize what to look for. Is it a Mink, Weasel or Otter? Minks are members of the weasel family and look very similar to weasels and otters. When attempting to identify the animal…

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  • The Giant Panda And Animals In The Bear Family

    For many decades, the Giant Panda taxonomic classification was being debated since the animal shared both characteristics with bears and raccoons. However, molecular studies suggest that Giant Pandas belong in the bear family. The Giant Panda belongs in the Urisdae, although they have a different early history from the main Ursine stock. The closets relative that the Giant Panda has in the family is the Spectacled Bear of South America. Although, the Red Panda has yet to be classified in which…

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  • Dingo Research Paper

    cell wall, no central vacuole, and there are no chloroplasts, which means that it falls under the Animalia group in Kingdom. By definition, Chordata have a notochord. The dingo has a notochord, which make it fall under the Chordata in the Phylum category. Moreover, Chordatas are deuterostomes, which means that the anus develops before the mouth. Dingoes have a tail, which means that they are deuterostomes. Dingoes fall under mammaalia in the Class category because like all mammals, dingoes have…

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  • Daddy Long Legs Case Study

    and give the correct scientific name for each one. Tipula sp. Pholcus phalangioides Metaphalangium albounilineatum Image: http://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/myth-daddy-longlegs-kind-spider Scientists gave a different scientific name to each organism so they could not get confused. 2. Investigate the EIGHT current classification categories (or taxa) and explain in what way they are hierarchy. (Hint: the first category is the DOMAIN). Give the complete classification (including the…

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  • Gray Wolf Compare And Contrast

    It is really smaller when you look of with the Cougar. They are biggest member in their family and the total weight will be in 43 to 45 kg. Here they can be found in the various colors such red, brow, black and white. They can show off expressive behaviors on their prey and they can feed on the livestock, smaller animals, carrion and garbage. They are one of the world research animals because there are number of the books covers of them. Animals Gray wolf Cougar( Puma) Kingdom Animalia…

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  • Minks Vs Rabbits Research Paper

    Our rabbit, which measured twenty-two inches in length by six inches in width, beared a few similarities to the minks we previously dissected. Taxonomically, minks and rabbits are quite different; whereas rabbits are of the order Lagomorpha and Leporidae family, minks belong to the order Carnivora and Mustelidae family (Animal Diversity Web). Despite these differences, however, their internal structures were composed rather similarly. For example, both the mink’s liver and the rabbit’s liver…

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  • River Otter Family

    chosen then lakes and reservoirs. Whereas in Florida river otters are mostly found in swamp forests over salt marshes and freshwater marshes. When choosing habitats in more northern latitudes river otters are more particular because they have to make sure that the substrate of the shore can provide their dens to both air and water when winter comes and ices that particular water body. The river otter is in the order Carnivora and family Mustelidae. They are part of the subfamily Lutrinae…

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  • Canada Lynx Research Paper

    needs to climb. Their front legs are shorter than their back legs and their tail is short with a black tip. They are medium sized, a little bigger than a house cat weighing from 11-40 pounds and reach 19-22 inches in height. Habitat and Behavior Canada lynxes can be found in Canada and Alaska. They are also located in some northern states like Washington and Montana. They live in forests and prefer cold, snowy, and swampy areas. They make dens under trees that have fallen or in thick brush…

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