It is a fair night in Geatland, and Beowulf is celebrating his victory over Grendel's Mother in the mead hall Higlac built for his nephew. The mead hall is named The Court of Champions.
Did you know the Musk Deer have fangs? Well they do and I will talk about that more later. I will write about the Musk Deer. I will talk about all of the weird and normal things about the Musk Deer. I will write about the appearance of the Musk Deer, the diet and habitat of the Musk Deer, and interesting facts about the Musk Deer.
Modern humans have evolved over millions of years from primates and therefore we share many special characteristics but as many anthropologists believe, there are many identifiable characteristics which distinguish modern humans from non-human primates. These constraints are both anatomical and behavioural. Biological features include larger brains, smaller frontal teeth, smaller faces and bipedalism (Mann 1972). Bipedalism is a form of terrestrial locomotion which gives the ability of species to walk completely on two legs which Homo Sapiens, known as modern humans, have the ability to do. This gave many special definitive features and traits to humans which have led to many advantages that we now contain today. In this essay I shall discuss
Their hind legs are incredibly weak, but their front arms are so strong, that sloths pull themselves along the ground. This makes it clumsy on land, but a surprisingly great swimmer. They also have an incredibly strong grip provided by their claws, which helps them stay up in trees
The Cuban and Puerto Rico became connected with United States through the Spanish-American War after the April of 1898 signing of the “Treaty of Paris”. Which gave the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, The Marianas, Samoa, Panama, the Philippine Islands and Cuba. This is how Cuba and Puerto Rico became connected to the United States. The reason as to why the United States entered the war with Spain varies. Some thought the U.S was just responding to cries to help on the part of the oppressed people. Others said the U.S needed Puerto Rico and Cuba for military strategic reasons and provoked the war when these countries were about to become independent. Also another reason was The United States did not want Cuba to become independent of the reason that was; belief that with large numbers of Afro-Cuban the country would experience political instability, social conflict and economic chaos.
Sumatran orangutans are the largest non-human primates in Asia and the largest arboreal animal. Their bodies and faces are covered with fine, long red hairs. Males distinctively have large cheek pads that are covered in fine white hairs. Along with their unique color, orangutans have an enormous arm span and opposable thumbs. From finger tip to finger tip, the arm span is about 7 feet wide, which is longer than their standing height. Compared to their muscular arms, the orangutan's legs are small and weak. Sumatran Orangutans have arms that are much longer than their legs to help them reach out to branches. Their arms are well suited to their lifestyle because they spend much of their time in the trees of their tropical rain forest home. The
William Shakespeare once said, “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.”, and the sloth sure can't run fast. Well, actually sloths can’t run at all. Both the two and three toed sloths can’t run at all but, there are still many other similarities and differences between the two and three toed sloth.
In part one of the novel, Pi is revealed to have studied at the University of Toronto and his majors included religious studies and zoology. For his zoology thesis he chose to study the three-toed sloth, a calm and quiet animal. The sloth plays an important role in understanding Pi’s character however; it is not until the end of the novel where this connection is prominent. After reading the entire story the reader realizes that the role of the sloth was less physical and more mental as it represents the contrast between its calm and simple life and the turbulent journey that Pi took part in. It may also symbolize the life Pi yearned for, a simple and quiet life like the sloth, “The three-toed sloth lives a peaceful, vegetarian life in perfect
There is great speculation around evolution. As we are continually in the process of discovering the history of human beings, there are many questions surrounding this topic. One very interesting question is why ancient ancestors of homo-sapiens evolved to walk upright like we do today. An apes’ DNA is astonishingly similar to that of a humans, (97% the same) and yet, our bones’ shapes and structure are very different. (Own knowledge, Source D) Bipedalism is unique to humans and it is known to be one of the earliest developments in hominids. (Source G, C) This phenomenon has intrigued researchers and historians for a number of years. There are many answers to this involved question; this essay will look at a few of them.
The sea otter has made many adaptations to its water environment. Its nostrils and small ears can close. The back feet, make the sea otter swim fast, because they are long, broad, flat, and webbed. The tail is short, thick, slightly flattened, and muscular and the front paws are short with retractable claws, with tough pads on its palms to get a good grip on prey. The sea otter propels itself underwater by moving the rear end of its body, including its tail and back feet, up and down. The sea otter can go up to 9 km/h. When underwater, its body is long and streamlined. When at the surface, it usually floats on its back and moves by sculling its feet and tail from side to side. Long, sensitive whiskers and front paws help the sea otter find prey by touch when waters are dark or murky.The Sea Otters sense of smell is more important than its sight as a sense of
Mammals need to keep a certain range of internal body temp and it is important that the brain doesn’t overheat. A small spike in brain temp will cause irreversible damage, so keeping the brain cool is a must. The only way quadrupeds can cool their brains down is by sitting their entire body in the shade and avoiding the sun. When they are on all fours, the sun is pounding directly on their backs and the large surface area of the back will increase body temp faster than a smaller surface area. When an animal walks bipedally, they can reduce the surface area where the sun is hitting them. They receive less rays from the sun and it doesn’t affect their body temp as much as the larger surface area. Another advantage is bringing the upper body, specifically the brain, a few feet higher off the ground and into a cool breeze and slightly cooler temps. This also aides in sweating and might be part of the reason that humans do not have the thick body hair that our ape cousins have
The evolution of man has always been a controversial topic. However, no matter what your beliefs are the fact is that man evolved from primates. There is very credible fossil evidence to back this up. Fossils allow us to dig deeper into our past and give us an understanding of what life was like for our ancestors. Particularly, I believe that fossils of our ancestors show that we had to develop bipedalism because of natural selection and environmental factors.
In the dense amazon forests of Southwest Peru and Northwest Brazil lives the emperor tamarin (saguinus imperator). With a body length of 10 inches, an average weight of one pound and a 15” tail, these tiny primates are distinctively unique. Emperor tamarins have a black or grey coat with a brownish red chest and tail. They have claws on all of their fingers and toes with the exception of a great toe. This is covered with a nail. The tamarins have one distinguishing feature which is fitting to their name, a long white drooping mustache. These primates are diurnal and spend their days leaping about from tree to tree. The emperor tamarin has variety in their diet. They eat: plants, fruit, tree sap, small lizards,
As my team and I discovered a new fossil in our excavation project, the unknown site yielded the skull of a mysterious specimen. Our goal as reputable anthropologist was to analyze the specimen to the best of our ability so our team can provide the most probable and reliable taxonomic identification. In order for us to effectively interpret the results our experiment yielded, we needed to review our knowledge in human evolution. The field that uncovers the mystery of the evolution of humans is paleoanthropology, the study of human evolution through the fossil record.
they have elongated and usually flattened animals with a large number of similar body segments. Centipedes have legs that have four segments of which the terminal one may be further sub segmented and all the legs are the same, except the first pair which are transformed to poison claws and the last which elongated and closed up and backwards as tail feelers. The last legs have a terminal attaching claws and may be variously modified into leaf like rattles organs with spines to grab and hold prey.