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    He 's just been waiting for a new discovery in his sector to develop: frankly, he reveals his obsession with fame when he claims; "It” could have been a bird… etc. "It" in this case clearly refers to the creature that would come along and make him famous! Mendez displays a self-regarding role, due to the fact that he was not the original person who discovered the hairless mole rat; he resume to take full credit to this discovery and be recorded in history. Mendez received some sort of divine blessing when he learned of the hairless African bucktooth mammal, and threw himself eagerly into studying and photograph the creature that burrows underground and lives in stable, constant temperatures. Mendez obsession with fame elicited him to manipulate the situation of caring for “his” discovery. Mendez dribbled over the discovery and demands the condition to be all his, he then had to fabricate as though he cared for his subjects. Shipping the hairless underground rodent to the United State gave him the power to subjectively control the mole rat’s environment. Mendez cements the role in creating a legacy by introducing the naked mole rat as his own discovery rather than the quest to understand nature. While Mendez presents himself as an agreeable co-ed species; consequently, they do not signify…

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    an island type of an environment when East-Africa flooded. Since the population was isolated, the apes would have to go to the sea for further survival. By the time these apes reached land again, their body composition would have now altered, in so many ways further connecting this theory. Humans are relatively naked mammals much like the only other naked mammal, aquatic also underground animals; unlike mammals living in Africa. This may include animals such as hippos, whales, also naked mole…

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    Overkill states that humans were directly responsible for the extinction of the large mammals in north Eurasia and the Americas during the Late Pleistocene era. Martin observed that there is a connection between the time humans began inhabiting north Eurasia and the Americas, and the extinction of the majority of enormous mammals. The overkill hypothesis states that the predecessors of the Native Americans arrived in North America (approximately fourteen thousand years ago), there were a myriad…

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    Primates, a small group of mammals, including monkeys, apes, lemurs, bushbabies, lorises, tarsiers, and humans. Now, what makes a primate different from all animals, one of the reasons being that they have all retained the ancient mammalian trait of pentadactylism. This means that with the exception of spider monkeys, they all have 10 fingers and 10 toes total. Along with their hands and feet, on each finger and toe they all have fingernails, meanwhile they all have opposable thumbs- just…

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    Pangolins Research Paper

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    Pangolins are hunted and eaten in many parts of Africa and are one of the more popular types of bush meat, while local healers use the pangolin as a source of traditional medicine. They are also in great demand in southern China and Vietnam because their meat is considered a delicacy and some believe that pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. Over the past decade, over one million pangolins are believed to have been illegally trafficked, making it the most trafficked animal in the world.…

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    The Hedgehog Erinaceous europaeus Hedgehogs are fascinating creatures! With such a small body length and only weighing a few ounces, it’s astonishing they are not categorized as rodents. What’s even weirder is that some hedgehogs eat dog food. Hedgehogs have a much shorter gestation period compared to other animals. Have you ever wondered what a hedgehog looks like? The head, body, and tail length is about 6-14 inches, and they only weigh about 14-39 ounces. The gender differences are very…

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    Essay On Manatee

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    INTRODUCTION The West Indian manatee’s scientific name is Trichechus manatus, which approximately translates to “sea cow”. They are a member of the order Sirenia which contain the dugong and the abruptly extinct Steller’s sea cow. Manatees are large and come in varying colors of gray and brown. They are marine mammals but unlike a dolphin or whale the manatee has a flat, paddle like tail. They have two front flippers which each has at least three nails on it, another quality distinguishing it…

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    A hippo isn’t just a huge water mammal that lives in Africa, it’s also Greek for horse. Horses in the wild live in herds, but nowadays they rely on humans for their survival; this can change some of their characteristics. Horses have many different breeds, but they can have many different health problems. When horses live in the wild they live in large groups called herds for survival; but now the depend on people for their care (Emery, 2015). Horses need to be kept clean; such as their bodies…

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    Imagine running for your life, being in an open space with nowhere to hide. This is probably how many animals feel when they are being hunted. Cecil was a beloved African lion, who was lured out into open space to be shot for sport. After an investigation, it was reported that Cecil was killed under an illegal permit. Cecil’s killing in Africa has sparked the interest of both trophy hunters and animal-rights activists. In the hunting community, the belief that the money generated from hunting…

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    Zoo Miami

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    We visited the Zoo Miami and we were able to meet with a male giraffe call “Bongo” and three female giraffe call “Mia, Sara and princess Buttercup”. The Latin name for giraffe is Camelopardalis, meaning camel marked like a leopard (Animal Corner). An interesting fact that we learn while visit the zoo is male giraffe are referred as “bulls” and female giraffes are referred as “cows”. Some distinguishing characteristics about the giraffe are its extremely long neck and legs. Giraffes have medium…

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