What is a koala corridor?
In Australia, koala populations are benefiting from two farming families who have partnered with Landcare Australia and the clothing brand Country Road since 2020 in The Biodiversity Project to restore farmlands and increase biodiversity in cotton-growing regions.
Brother and sister farmers, John and Juanita Hamparsum, are continuing their father’s farm, Drayton, bought in the 1960s, and are revegetating 16 hectares along the Mooki River near Gunnedah as part of the Biodiversity Project.
The Hamparsum’s are also creating wildlife corridors, including a koala corridor on land and a fish passage in the river. The wildlife corridors enable a variety of native animals to travel across their habitat easily and safely.
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What is a group of horses called?
A group of horses is called a herd of horses, a team of horses, an harras of horses, a span of horses (for two horses), a stable of horses, a troop of horses, a string of horses, a rag of horses (colts), or a stud of horses.
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The New Caledonian Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) is a reptile in the Diplodactylidae family of gecko lizards.
It is native to the island of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean.
It is a nocturnal, arboreal lizard, active at night. However, it often basks in the sunshine during the day.
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Billy, boar, buck, and bull – why are they similar?
Billy, boar, buck, and bull are similar because they are male. They are the male terms used for many animals.
Here are some animals that have a male billy, boar, buck, or bull:-
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What does the Capuchin monkey use as insect repellent?
The Capuchin (Sapajus apella) is an arboreal (tree-living) primate in the Cebidae family of monkeys, with a long, thick, prehensile tail.
The Capuchin is diurnal, which means that it is active during the day. It feeds during the day on fruit, as well as small animals that it finds on the ground.
It lives in the rainforests of South America. Rainforests are in hot, humid locations. Mosquitoes, and many other insects, live in rainforests because they like heat and moisture.
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What is a lamb?
A lamb is a young male or female sheep under the age of 12 months.
A lamb is an herbivorous mammal, so it feeds on milk from its mother and begins to eat grass. When it matures, it stops feeding on milk and grazes on grass. It is a grazer.
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Photographs of mini flyers are close-up photos of flying insects. The exhibition, from 21 October 2022 to 14 May 2023 is on the railing fence of the Jardin des Plants (the botanical garden) in Paris. The exhibition is hosted by the Paris National Museum of Natural History. The French phrase for mini flyers is mini voltigeurs.
The photographs show the strength, rigidity, flexibility, and weight of insect wings. Insects use turbulence (movement of air) in their environment to create an airflow around their wings to produce a strong, upward force.
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To breathe, birds have lungs and humans have lungs, but birds breathe more efficiently than humans. Why is that?
Bird lungs take up more space in a bird’s body than human lungs in a human body. For example, a human’s lungs compose about 5% of its body, but a bird’s lungs compose about 20% of its body.
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What is a group of deer called?
A group of deer is called a herd of deer.
A group of roe deer is called a bevy of deer.
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Where do most of the birds on Earth live?
Scientists think that there are about 9,500 species of birds in the world.
Birds are classified into 23 orders, such as passerines (song birds), accipters (eagles and hawks, for example), galliformes (game birds), and strigiformes (owls) etc.
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What is a collective group of birds called?
A group of birds of one species, or a group of different species together, is called a flock of birds, a flight of birds, or a volary of birds.
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Is there a limit to how big animals can grow?
Joshua A. Krish poses this question in his article in Live Science (March 2023) and he says that there is a limit – animals can’t grow indefinitely.
The largest land animal is the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) which is a mammal that reaches 250 centimetres (8 feet 4 inches) tall and 750 centimetres (25 feet) long, weighing about 6 metric tons (7 tons). It is not a meat-eating carnivore. It is an herbivore and eats grass, trees, bushes, fruit, and bark.
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What is an alula?
Birds have an alula on each wing.
An alula is a small projection – like a human thumb – on the edge of a bird’s wing. It means ‘winglet’ or small wing.
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Scientists have found that freshwater rivers are good for people, animals, and countries. As part of the New Scientist ‘Save Britain’s Rivers’ campaign, scientists have provided interesting information about the usefulness of rivers.
The regions that have the most river systems are (in order): Asia (31% of the world’s rivers), South America (28%), North America (18%), Oceania (15%), Sub-Saharan Africa (9%), Europe (7%), Australia (1%), and Middle East and North Africa (0.3%). It seems as though there is a lot of river water in the world, but only about 1% of all the land on the planet has fresh river water.
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World Wetlands Day is celebrated on 2 February annually. With 35% of the world’s wetlands having disappeared in the last 50 years, and nearly 90% degraded since the 1700s, the theme for the 2023 World Wetlands Day is Wetland Restoration – ‘revive and restore degraded wetlands.’ Wetlands are important ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, and freshwater availability.
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Banded Mongoose females have a unique system of supersynchrony when they have their babies – they all give birth on the same night.
The Banded Mongoose (Mungos mungo) is a small carnivorous mammal found in central and eastern Africa – and one of 25 African species of mongoose. It is related to the Meerkat.
Most mongooses are solitary, but the Banded Mongoose lives in a colony of about 20 individuals, and up to 55 individuals. The colony lives underground in burrows, called dens.
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The Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine (saltwater) mammal, and the largest animal known on the planet.
The Blue Whale can grow to 30 metres (98 feet) in length. The female is larger than the male.
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Kai Kupferschmidt, the author of the 2021 book, Blue: In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color says that the colour blue is rare in birds, reptiles, insects, crustaceans, molluscs, and fish, but even rarer in mammals.
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What is a brood parasite?
A brood parasite is an animal that does not raise its own young – it relies on other animals to look after its babies. The most famous brood parasite is the Cuckoo because some Cuckoos lay their eggs in the nest of other species of birds.
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What is a group of sardines called?
A group of sardines is called a school of sardines, or a family of sardines.
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