Why are some apes so humanlike?

The great apes are the nearest living relative to man. There are four species of great ape: the orangutan, chimpanzee, gorilla and the gibbon. Chimpanzees are particularly brainy and are one of the few animals to actually use tools. Apes generally walk on all fours but are able to stand […]

What makes dog go mad?

Dogs go mad because of rabies, a viral infection. This virus infects the brain and the spinal cord. Rabies does infect not only dogs, it infects many other warm-blooded animals as well. Dogs are the only animal that can spread this deadly disease to man through bite. A bite causes […]

HOW FAST CAN BIRDS FLY?

It is easy to assess the speed of horses and people in races because there is a start and a finish line, but it is much harder to measure the speed of a bird in flight. Many figures have been published about the speed in flight of various birds but […]

What is the largest animal in the world?

The blue whale is the largest animal that ever lived on Earth. It is also the loudest animal on Earth. These enormous mammals eat tiny organisms, like plankton and krill, which they sift through baleen (a thorny substance attached to the upper jaw). They live in pods (small groups). These […]

Do ants sleep?

Queen ants dozily dream, while worker ants are forced to get by taking power naps, the first study of the sleeping habits of ants has revealed. Queen fire ants fall into relatively long, deep sleeps and kip for an average of nine hours every day. By contrast, workers sleep just […]