Natural Selection and Evolution of Rock Pocket Mouse Populations Observations: Most rock pocket mice have a sandy light-colored coat. There have been populations of rock pocket mice that are found to have dark-colored coat. These Sandy light-colored mice are found living in location where they blend in. The dark-colored coat mice are found in areas with mostly dark rock so that they are able to blend in. Questions: What makes these Rock Pocket mice have a different colored coat?
Pit vipers have a variety of food sources, but their most common are rodents such as mice and squirrels, small mammals such as rabbits and bats, ground birds, amphibians and even smaller snakes. Their marvelous way of hunting is amazing. Pit vipers have an unusual behavior than any other species of snake. Most snakes are active by day, but on the other hand pit vipers avoid any contact of the hot daytime temperatures. Pit vipers are nocturnal animals which means they are active by night and are resting by day.
These people are risking their lives, their friends lives, and their neighbor’s lives when these tiger’s grow up. They won’t be able to control what the tiger does when he is all grown up. Another time is when there are no laws concerning having exotic animals in a house. “animal rights groups said the numerous exotic pets in homes and unlicensed zoos have caused more than 60 human deaths in just over the last two decades.” (8-9). These animals are very dangerous and they don’t care what they eat as long as it’s food.
Having effects on local animals starts out with the fact that Burmese pythons are carnivores. Source 1 states,” Burmese pythons are carnivores and survive primarily on small birds and mammals.” (Source 1). This shows how burmese pythons are carnivores and primarily feast on small birds and mammals such as opossums, raccoons, and bobcats, as well as other bird species. As roaming around freely in the Everglades, Burmese pythons don’t have any natural predators. Source 2 states,”With no natural predators, these eating machines appear to be wiping out huge numbers of opossums, raccoons, and bobcats, as well as many bird species.” (Source 2) This shows how without any predators around, Burmese pythons consume and wipe out lots of animals in the Everglades.
Imagine your posterity growing up in a world without the Big Five. The Big Five are the game animals, Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Elephant and Cape Buffalo. These animals are significant because they are the hardest to hunt, making their way to the top of hunter bucket lists. Trophy hunting is the selective hunting of wild game for human recreation. The “trophy” parts of the animals are kept to be displayed while the carcass is left behind.
The Bilby, before European settlement where widely spread over around 70% of the Australian mainland than reduced to extinction in some states of Australia due to habitat loss and competition and predation from many introduced species. Through many reintroduction programs across Australia there population has now raised. The Greater Bilby is a nocturnal bandicoot, the largest of the family of marsupials. They have an excellent sense of smell and sharp hearing which they rely on as they have poor vision. Bilbies are omnivores, they eat things such as seeds, spiders, insects and their larvae, bulbs, fruit, fungi and small animals.
Diet: In the summer, the pronghorn grazes on grasses, forbs, and cactus. In the winter, the pronghorn will eat sagebrush and other available plants. Pronghorn Predators: Coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, golden eagles, and wild dogs Interesting Facts: -The pronghorn is the fastest mammal in the world! -They have great eyesight, they can pick up movement from 3 miles away -Fawns weigh 2-4 kg at birth (5-9 pounds) -Pronghorns are not leapers, i.e. If there was a fence, they wouldn’t jump over it, they would most likely climb under
Dingoes will normally make their dens in deserted rabbit holes and hollow logs close to an essential supply of water. The dingo is the largest terrestrial predator in Australia, and plays an important role as an apex predator. However, the dingo is seen as a pest by livestock farmers due to attacks on animals. Conversely, their predation on rabbits, kangaroos and rats may be of benefit to graziers.
What will happen to you if you stepped of the tail of your pet wolf? Your pet cat has been out of the wild for hundreds of generations, yet it still has the instincts to hunt. A bear that was removed from the wild as a cub will definitely still learn how to hunt and kill. This puts you in danger if you are trying to keep this animal as pet. As Slater states in her article “And though such animals are no longer wild, neither are they
When becoming pregnant the pregnancy usually lasts eight months and only has one baby bonobo at a time. Like humans the mother has a strong bond and connection with her baby. The female bonobo takes care of the baby for three to six years and then they tend the females tend to leave to another group. The male bonobo are more dependent on the mom and will stay close to them even after reaching their sexual maturity (Bonobo
The great horned owl is a predatory bird native to Saskatchewan. At the zoo they have one great horned owl on display. Her name is Spirit. Spirit is at the zoo because as a chick she punctured her eye on a stick while learning how to fly. There was no chance of vision recovery and after all the veterinary care she was getting the zoo keepers decided to use her as an educational assistant.