brown bear and cub in green field
As large carnivores, Alaska brown bears range over great expanses of land, sometimes as much as 150 square miles for a single bear. In addition, brown bears depend upon such land features and associated animals and plants as alpine, slopes, sedge meadows, salmon streams, and old growth forests. These areas satisfy seasonal needs for feeding, winter denning, raising cubs,...
two men holding bald eagle
Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are a member of the Accipitridae family, which also includes hawks, kites, and old-world vultures. Scientists loosely divide eagles into four groups based on their physical characteristics and behavior. The bald eagle is a sea or fish eagle. The adults have a blackish-brown back and breast; a white head, neck, and tail; and yellow feet and...
Polar Bear walking through icy terrain
Arctic tundra animals do not enjoy the luxury of simply heading into thick forests to escape the biting wind. Instead, it is just them vs. vast expanses of treeless tundra. Some, like the Caribou, do head south to enjoy those forests at least part if the year. Animals in the tundra survive thanks to harboring multiple defenses against the...
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Rainforests are extremely diverse, containing a wide variety of plants and animals. Some of the animals found in the rainforests have adapted to the lush landscape, giving them characteristics that look quite strange to us.Check out this list of the 10 strangest animals in the rainforest to see what we mean.10. AxolotlAxolotl (Wikimedia Commons)Axolotls are aquatic salamanders. They owe...
Deer mouse chewing on cactus fruit
Animals have the amazing ability to survive even the harshest of circumstances.Some animals hibernate (go into a deep sleep) so they can survive throughout the cold season when the weather is freezing and the food is scarce. Hibernation truly is a clever survival mechanism. Here is a list of 10 animals that hibernate.10. Wood FrogsIf you saw a frozen...