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  • Animal Including Humans
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    What IS foot & mouth disease? It is one of the most infectious diseases known and consists of a virus, which attacks two groups of animals - pigs and ruminants. The latter group includes cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and some other 'foreign' breeds of animal such as buffalo and antelope. It does not affect birds, dogs, or horses, but the virus can be carried on the feet of any bird or animal, including humans, that come into contact with it. The symptoms relate to the name the disease has been giv...
  • Attractive Parrots
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    MY BEAUTIFUL PARROT AND MY TROUBLED ROOSTERS remember when I was ten years old, and my dad used to tell me how attractive parrots were. But I argued with him that roosters were more beautiful than parrots because I had never seen a parrot before. I remember Dad when he brought me a parrot in a cage and said to me it was the one that he believed to be the most attractive bird in the world. I looked at him and turned around and stared at the parrot because I was amazed. Since that day I have becom...
  • Pepperberg's L 5 Year Research With Alex
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    Communication with Parrots Parrots, and other talking birds, have fascinated mankind since Aristotle. Once thought to be mere mimics, these affable, entertaining and often quite lovable creatures are now known to possess remarkable intellectual abilities. Since 1977, Dr. Irene Pepperberg's studies in Ethology (Animal Behavior) and Animal-Human communications have provided insight into the capabilities of these animals to talk and to understand. Dr. Pepperberg currently works with 3 Congo African...
  • Differences Between The Hawk And Other Birds
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    Major Groups of the Animal The major group that hawks belong to is the bird group. Hawkshave wings and feathers to fly. Which all are characteristics of birds. The hawk has eyes on the sides of its head so it can see all around, similar to a normal bird. The differences between the hawk and other birds is that the hawk is a bird of prey. 'Birds of prey'; or raptors make their living by hunting, killing, and consuming live animals. They are at the top of the ecological food chain which makes the ...
  • Robert's Connection With Animals
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    The abundant animal imagery in Timothy Findley's book The Wars is used to develop characterization and theme. The protagonist, Robert Ross, has a deep connection with animals that reflects his personality and the situations that he faces. This link between Robert and the animals shows the reader that human nature is not much different than animal nature. The animals in this story are closely related to the characters, especially the character of Robert. Rodwell acknowledges Robert's close union ...
  • Animals Except Rabbits
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    WATERSHIP DOWN HAZEL-CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER There are many intriguing and fascinating lessons and thoughts that can be extracted from Richard Adams's Watership Down when inspected under a "magnifying glass". From those many issues, the one that is the most influential to ourselves is the issue regarding anti-segregation, portrayed ingeniously by Richard Adams through Hazel within many different cases in the novel. Out of those many instances, this essay will discuss two of them, explain how they di...
  • Non Avian Theropods And Early Birds
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    As promised, here are the derived characters with which Gauthier (in his 1986 paper) unites Archaeopteryx with modern birds, outside of all other theropods (with Gauthier's original clarifier's in parens) [and with my editorial comments in brackets]: Premaxilla e elongate, narrow, and more pointed anteriorly, with longer nasal processes [similar condition in bullatosaurs, and in the non dinosaurian Megalancosaurus, but unique to Archie and later birds in Maniraptora]. Maxillary process of premax...
  • Every Piece Of Animal Flesh
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    Whenever you eat or drink something, do you really think about what it is you are consuming? For example, for breakfast, you stop at McDonald's to grab a pork roll, egg, and cheese sandwich before school. Do you realize that you are eating part of a pig, a chicken and a cow? The chickens that are raised for McDonald's eggs and meat are treated horribly before they are brutally killed. The chickens are crammed into filthy, overcrowded, cold, drafty warehouses where each bird has less space to sta...
  • Big Cats Prey
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    (1) dodo n., an extinct flightless bird, once a native of the island of Mauritius. Discovered 1598, extinct by 1681. In the year 1598 AD, Portuguese sailors landing on the shores of the island of Mauritius discovered a previously unknown species of bird, the Dodo. Having been isolated by its island location from contact with humanity, the dodo greeted the new visitors with a child-like innocence. The sailors mistook the gentle spirit of the dodo, and its lack of fear of the new predators, as stu...
  • Evolution Of Flight From The Ground
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    INTRODUCTION The evolution of flight in birds is recognized as the key adaptive breakthrough that contributed to the biological success of the group. The evolution of flight in birds has even contributed to the advancement of the human race; humans were inspired to try and conquer the air themselves after observing these animals. There are two main competing theories for the evolution of flight in birds: the Arboreal Hypothesis and the Cursorial Hypothesis. This essay will argue for the Arboreal...
  • Only Physician In Fort Repose
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    Alas, Babylon: survival Of The Fittest Essay, Research Alas, Babylon: survival Of The Fittest Survival of the Fittest Alas, Babylon, by Pat Frank, illustrates genuine examples of how superior creatures survive and the weaker perish. Those who sufficiently responded to this difficult challenge set before them were Randy Bragg, Dan Gunn, Alice Cooksey, and Florence Wechek. Those individuals who were unsuccessful with this devastating feat were Edgar Quisenberry, Bubba Offenhaus, Pete Hernandez, an...

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