Found 7 Articles for Zoology

Where can we find Blue Whales?

Ananya K
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25


The blue whale is known as the largest living marine mammal in the world. And also considered as even larger than most dinosaurs. A fully grown blue whale measure is about 100 ft. long and weigh more than 180 tons.Blue whales usually travel on their two primary seasons known as feeding season and mating season.During their feeding season (summer) they can be seen in their migration towards areas such as the Farallon Islands, Channel Islands and Monterey Bay. While during mating season (winter) they migrate towards the warmer tropical parts of the world such as the Gulf of Mexico and ... Read More

How do bats use sound to locate their prey?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 03-Sep-2020 16:20:08


Bats are mammals which use sound ways to locate their prey. They do so by a scientific technique called 'Echolocation'. This is because they are nocturnal mammals that have weak eyesight. They use their ears more than any other mammal.EcholocationIt is defined as the use of sound waves and echoes to determine the location of objects in space. Bats use this mechanism for finding their food. Just as SONAR (Sound Navigation and Ranging) is used in case of big ships, and tanks, similarly, the emission of sound waves helps bat catch its prey.Bats use ultrasonic waves (20 to 200 kilohertz) ... Read More

How are teeth of humans and other mammals categorized?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 15:36:34


Teeth are the only part of the body which we neglect to take care of and regret at old age. Teeth are must if you want to savor the taste of food as you grow old.There are basically two types of teeth:Primary (commonly known as milk teeth)PermanentPrimary Teeth − This type of teeth are present in infants or children until they are of a certain age (mostly pre-teens). As we grow old the teeth grow with us to become permanent teeth.Permanent Teeth − This type of teeth will be with you till you die and mature as you grow old.Permanent ... Read More

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 is the definition of Hereditary and who Discovered it?

Manoj Rawat
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 13:06:31


The definition of hereditary also termed as “heredity” is defined as the major characteristics passed from the genes of one parent to their child. Heredity is also defined as the transferring traits to their offspring from their parents.In this process, the cells or organisms of offspring attain the genetic details of their parents. Through heredity, dissimilarities among the individuals can accumulate and results in the evolution of species by natural selection. The overall study of heredity is called genetics in biology, which includes the field of epigenetics.As per the study of genetics, heredity actually has two sides of the same ... 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 there any Male animals which become pregnant?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 02-May-2022 07:48:23


There are many wonderful things in God's creation. One of them is giving birth to their offspring. This is predominantly a privilege to the female gender of any species. But there are one species on earth, where the males give birth to their offsprings.The Syngnathidae family of fish which include Male seahorses, pipefish, and sea dragons are the ones who get pregnant and give birth to their young ones. There is a wonderful arrangement for the seahorses, males have a pocket on the front of their bodies called the brood pouch. The females drop their eggs into this pouch, where ... Read More