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Edge Habitats and Their Animal Inhabitants

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

Across the globe, human development now fragments a once-continuous landscape into isolated patches of natural habitats.



10 Fun Facts About Reptiles

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

They're nowhere near as common as they were 100 million years ago, but reptiles are still some of the most distinctive animals on earth.



Do You Know These 10 Basic Primate Facts?

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

The mammalian order of primates includes monkeys, apes, lemurs, and human beings. Here are 10 facts about primates that every scientifically literate person should know.



The Eight Traits That Make an Animal an Animal

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

What exactly is it that defines an animal? Here's a slideshow of the eight main animal characteristics, ranging from multicellularity to sexual reproduction.



These Eight Traits Separate Mammals From Other...

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

What makes mammals different from other vertebrate animals? Here's a slideshow of the eight main mammal characteristics, ranging from hair to four-chambered hearts.



Meet the 21 Orders of Mammals

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

Are you familiar with the 21 orders, or groups, of mammals? This slideshow will take you on a guided tour, ranging from tiny aardvarks (order Tubulidentata) to much bigger whales and dolphins (order Cetacea).



Temperate Forests: The Mild-Climate Forests

2016-09-27T11:01:26Z

Temperate forests evolved 65 million years ago when global temperatures dropped and, in areas further from the equator, cooler climates emerged.