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6 Animals That Are Commonly Omnivores

Many people assume that small animals and critters live off of plants, nuts, and seeds. It’s true that many of them will eat these things as well, but you might be interested to learn that their diets will also include a little bit of meat. While some of these animals are well-known as both meat-eaters and foragers, other more docile creatures have eating habits that might surprise you. Let’s take a look at a few animals that are commonly considered omnivores. 1. Dogs One of the better-known animals on this list is the dog. They have been bred based on their physical...

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6 Largest Birds of Prey in North America

Wildlife is all around us and the eco-system has both predators and prey. Danger lurks in the darkness and in the bushes. It is also beneath the waters and roams in the skies. Birds of prey have the perfect bird’s view, spotting their prey with ease from afar and swooping them with precision and speed. A bird of prey is a bird that has a keen sense of vision, a strong curved beak that can tear flesh, and strong talons. We look at the 6 largest birds of prey in North America. 6 Largest Birds of Prey in North...

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Family Structures of River Dolphins

River dolphins are an informal grouping of dolphins, associated with the Cetacea infraorder. This is a group of aquatic mammals that consists of nearly 89 living species. These species include various types of whales, dolphins, narwhals, etc. Taxonomists categorize river dolphins together based on similar characteristics. However, river dolphins do not share an immediate common ancestor. In fact, hippopotamuses are the closest living relative to the river dolphin species. It seems bizarre, but it’s true. The two species diverged nearly 40 million years ago. There’s still a lot to learn about river dolphins, but we know enough to understand that the ancestors of modern river dolphins were displaced from their original marine environments....

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Different Varieties of Scorpions Across The Globe

Scorpions are among the most feared arachnids on the planet. But in reality, this fear is pretty misplaced. They’re often used in movies to indicate an impending threat or danger. Even though all scorpions have a poisonous sting, only 25 species contain venom capable of killing a human being. And they usually don’t pose a threat unless you disturb their peace. It’s easy to identify scorpions since they have two pedipalps, eight legs, and erectile tails with a stinger at the end. All about scorpions Scorpions are found in six of the seven continents – there are no scorpions in...

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Tips To Help You Find Fossils Near You

Finding fossils can be a highly rewarding hobby for those looking to uncover remnants of the past. There is no need to travel across the globe to do so. There are plenty of local opportunities that await you if you know the right places to look. You are also not required to be a qualified paleontologist, but it helps to know some of the basics. Know Your Rocks There are rocks everywhere, but not every type is ideal for fossil hunting. Most fossils are found within sedimentary rock. This particular type of rock forms when small particles and minerals, also known as sediment, accumulate...

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