13 results of selective breeding happening through thousands of years

For thousands of years, humans have selectively bred a variety of animals and plants. Today’s meats are the result of carefully bred chickens, cattle, sheep, and pigs. Through artificial selection, many fruits and vegetables have been enhanced or even created. Here are 13 results of selective breeding in plants and animals that happened over thousands … Read more

Why do jaguars have padded paws?

jaguar resting with paw in front

Jaguars have muscular limbs and large paws that allow them to climb trees, pad along the forest floor, and even swim in rivers and streams. Jaguars move silently through the forest floor on their padded paws. Although not as agile as a leopard, jaguars can climb trees to hunt or rest. Compared to other cats, jaguars … Read more

Selective breeding in animals – 3 Examples

selective breeding in animals

Selective breeding is choosing parents with specific traits to breed with one another in order to generate offspring with more desired traits. Humans use selective breeding, commonly referred to as artificial selection, to create new species with desirable traits. Fruits and vegetables that are more flavorful, pest-resistant crops, and meatier animals can all be produced … Read more

Do Honeybees Sleep?

do honeybees sleep

The well-known bee writer/researcher Walter Kaiser watched honeybees in his hive. He took note of movements indicating one factor: sleep. When Henry Kaiser observed groups of bees in their hive, he saw the insects’ legs relax, antennae movement stops, and some bees even fall over sideways, as if they were exhausted. Do honebees sleep? Honeybees … Read more

Praire Dogs Have Their Own Language

prairie dog overlooking

Prairie dog language is complex. Their language contains words like “chee chee chee”, but there’s an underlying meaning behind it. Using this language, they can intimate their community of what specific danger is approaching them, for eg, they can make a different sound for an approaching human in a specific colored shirt, the height of … Read more