Found 41 Articles for Animals

Where do sunfish live? How big is this fish?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The Sunfish or Ocean Sunfish is commonly known as Mola Mola or Common Mola. This is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. This fish has a giant head with tail and fins. Because of its gray color, rough texture and rounded body, it is given a Latin name Mola, after the Millstone. It has the four fused teeth and a characteristic beak-like its family Molidae which include pufferfish, porcupinefish, and filefish.Ocean Sunfish grow up to three meters in length and weigh from 247 to 1, 000 Kgs. They eat a great bulk of Jellyfish to satiate their hunger. ... Read More

What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The Crocodylidae, which includes the "true" crocodiles; the Alligatoridae, which includes the alligator and the caimans; and the Gavialidae, which contains only the gharial are the three groups of crocodilians. Crocodiles are large reptiles which are amphibians. They are found in Asia, Africa, America, and Australia. Alligators are also large reptiles of the family Alligatoridae, members of the order Crocodylia. Alligators are native to the United States and China only. Although these two species look similar, they are different in many ways.There are basically five characteristics with the help of which you can differentiate them from each other. So what ... Read More

What are amphibious fishes? Can they live outside water?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The fishes that can survive without water for a good amount of time are known as amphibious fishes. Convergent evolution plays an important role in these species, as the next generation species receives analogous structures that have similar function but were not present in the last generation.Many fishes are amphibious, which means they can naturally survive out of the water. These fishes have developed limbs or use lateral undulation (that is, wave-like movement patterns that act to propel an animal forward) for terrestrial locomotion. They leave water bodies for many reasons like escaping predators, low oxygen environments etc.Ancient fish had ... Read More

What is animal husbandry?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 20-Apr-2022 09:03:59
Rearing of animals is called Animal Husbandry. This is in the case of cattle rearing such as Buffalo, cow, oxen etc which are reared for meat, milk, eggs or other purposes.Is Animal Husbandry a recent phenomenon?This agricultural practice dates to the long history, from Neolithic Revolution in fact. Then there was the British Agricultural Revolution which made yet another change in livestock rearing.What is the type of livestock which is reared?Most livestock is herbivore except pig.Medieval HusbandryWith regard to animal husbandry, one cannot forget the medieval husbandry which was related to the Collapse of the Roman Empire. But whatever techniques came, ... Read More

What kind of color is black? Is it all bad?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 19-May-2022 08:04:41
Black is an achromatic color formed due to the absence or complete absorption of visible light. It is simply opposite to white and is similar to grey. There are mixed opinions with regard to this color. While some consider Black as bold and good while others find it all bad.Different Interpretations of BlackWorst of All  − Greeks and Romans it was symbolically laden with all the worst thingsPositivity − For the ancient Egyptians, Black proved a more positive link because the color of the alluvial soil watered by the Nile river was black. We all know how Nile and alluvial ... Read More

Which creature on the earth has the strongest memory?

Shankar Bhatt
Updated on 05-May-2022 10:37:36
Many of you might come up with an answer, which says Elephants have the best memory among all creatures found on the earth. However, I would say they used to top the list until this new research budged out. Sorry elephants, someone else have got better memory. At least for now.Even we have idioms reflecting the same e.g. ‘Memory like an elephant.’So, which is that animal who has taken them over? Bottlenose dolphins are the ones that remember things better than these large fellows. A study done by Jason Bruck, an animal behaviourist has revealed.

What is the size of a desert rain frog?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 25-Apr-2022 08:15:17
Breviceps Macrops is known as the desert rain frog. This species belongs to the “Brevicipitidae” family, found only in Namibia and South Africa. The narrow strip of sandy shores that form in between the sea and the sand dunes is their natural habitat.The desert frog spends the day in a moist sand burrow dug up to the depth of 10-20cms. Unlike normal frogs, the desert frogs crawl and walk instead of hopping, as they have a stout body and webbed toes, hopping would be difficult.There are some interesting facts regarding this rare animal which is on the verge of extinct.The ... Read More

What are the things I need to take care before adopting a pet?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 18-May-2022 07:41:30
Congratulations!! You have decided to adopt a pet. But there are few things to consider before you adopt a pet:Never adopt a pet, just because your friend has one or because you fell in love with the puppy at first sight. Dig deep into yourself and answer the question, whether you are ready to adopt a pet right now?You have to make a commitment that you will take care of the pet through its lifeMake the necessary modifications in your house and yard to provide the required safety to your pet.Take care that you provide sufficient exercise and stimulation to ... Read More

Can certain animal hear or detect Wi-Fi signal?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 06:51:43
The answer is NO. The range of frequencies that humans and animals can hear is quite restricted, up to a maximum of 100–200 KHz. Wi-Fi uses up to 2.4 GHz (2,400,000 KHz) so it would not be possible for any creature to hear or detect Wi-Fi signal.

Are snails unisexual or bisexual?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 05-May-2022 11:00:57
There are many interesting facts about snails. They are both aquatic and terrestrial. They belong to Gastropoda family and they adapt to seas or freshwater bodies and can also live exclusively on land in humid areas.A great feature of snails is they continuously evolve to survive the conditions around them.The Snail shell, which is their characteristic feature is made of calcium carbonate which keeps growing as long as the snail grows. The shells grow to fit the entire snail body inside. This helps to protect their soft body and internal organs.The biological features of snails are equally fascinating. Most of ... Read More