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    Island Fox Research Paper

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    The island fox has been endangered since the 1990’s.but was not federally recognized as such until 2004. The island foxes on Santa Catalina became endangered because a wild North American raccoon was “stow away” on a boat and escaped onto the island in the late 1990s. Canine distemper virus, a fatal dog disease passed from this raccoon to the island foxes. By 2000 almost 90% of the foxes died from the distemper virus. This rapid population decline was due to an imbalance in the ecosystem. The island fox is the largest mammal native to the islands thus at the top of the food chain but it did not know how to protect itself when a new predator came to the northern islands. Bald eagles also lived on the northern islands and on Santa Catalina Island. But with the introduction of DDT used in WWII the chemical made the eggs of the eagle brittle and the eggs would break as parents would try to incubate them. Thus the bald eagle population decreased. This large bird of prey specializes in eating fish and sea birds and did not prey on the island fox. As a territorial bird, it…

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    Sandy Skoglund Essay

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    Skoglund herself. When she was three, she became ill with polio which paralyzed her left shoulder and weakened her left arm. Because of her injury, Skoglund often felt different from the other children, making her become extremely aware of the difference between appearances and reality--between how things may look and how they are. She may not look handicapped, but unfortunately, she is. (Wolf 39). Skoglund suffered from a disease which made her a bit handicapped, which caused her to believe…

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    Red Fox Research Paper

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    The Red fox is found in more places than any other wild canine living all over the Northern Hemisphere. From the Arctic Circle and all of Asia, to Central America and even the northern Africa. Kitsune in Japan are connected to the god Inari Ōkami, the god of rice, rice harvest, and prosperity for farmers. Inari’s messenger and friend is the fox, or foxes depending on the image. Thus there are fox statues at Shinto shrines dedicated to the god Inari. Besides fox statues the shrines are also…

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    Brightpaw: A Short Story

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    never kept a close eye on me. I looked out for myself. I can hunt, I can defend myself, and I do it better than some of your warriors! But I'm just supposed to lay around camp and wait for orders from some fleabag? It’s unfair!” “Quailfang is no fleabag,” Whitenose corrected. “They’re well respected both within our clan and among others, and it would do you well to learn that.” When Brightpaw didn’t answer, he continued. “I know you can hunt and defend yourself, but have you considered that…

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    Arctic Fox Research Paper

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    The Arctic fox can survive frigid Arctic temperatures as low as –58°F in the treeless lands where it makes its home. It has furry paws, short ears, and a short muzzle all-important adaptations to the chilly climate Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter.Only fox that changes color,their white coat (sometimes gray)are used as camouflage.When the seasons change the fox’s coat turns into a bluish gray color.These colorings help foxes to…

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    About Red rooster Red Rooster is an Australian fast food restaurant chain which serves roast chicken. Since beginning its entryways in 1972 Red Rooster has become one of the biggest Australian worked junk food franchised restaurants, utilizing more than 7500 staff from in excess of 360 stores. Its headquarter in Balcatta, Western Australia. Red Rooster is prominent the whole way across Australia for their oven-roasted chicken which has been marinated for around 12 hours. There key to…

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    “Look, J!” M exclaims happily. “It’s a fox!” J turns around to look at M. She is pointing to a small creature peeking out from behind a large tree. J frowns, slightly disappointed there are any ordinary creatures like foxes in such an unordinary place. She turns away from the two, going back to the rusted compass in her hands. The fox moves from behind the tree and M gasps, causing J to turn back to the younger girl. Her mouth drops open. It’s no ordinary fox like she’d originally thought. No,…

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    Flying Fox Research Paper

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    My animal is a gray headed flying fox. It is a bat but is called a grey headed flying fox because, it looks like a fox with a gray head and it can fly. It is found along Australia's east coast from Rockhampton, Queensland in the north to Melbourne, Victoria in the south. It is called a megabat or (Megachiroptera) they are mammals which means animals that feed their young on milk. They like to “camp out” in trees, eucalypt forests and rainforests. Or in sclerophyll vegetation usually near water…

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    The Red Fox is known for its fur color and long, bushy tail. The population of the Red Fox for pre-breeding is estimated at around 240,000 individuals. A large number of foxes are killed per unit area by gamekeepers and has increased steadily since the early 1960s in Britain, although they are wildey hunted it does not affect their population status. Some of physical Characteristics of the Red Fox is they have a coat of long guard hairs and soft fine underfur that is typically a rich reddish…

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    Red Fox Research Paper

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    Introduction The common name of the Vulpes vulpes is the red fox. The red fox has a relatively long body with dense fur. The fur is typically a rusty red color and the legs are darker in color, sometimes even black. Foxes have black pointed ears and long canine teeth. On their underside, the fur is white from their nose down to their belly, orangish-red fur on its back, sides, and head. Red foxes have white fur under their neck and on their chest. A male fox, also called a “dog” weighs…

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