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Amy Brannan

Amy grew up in England and in the early 1990's moved to North Carolina where she completed a bachelors degree in Psychology in 2001. Amy's personal interest in writing was sparked by her love of reading fiction and her creative writing hobby. Amy is currently self employed as a freelance writer and web designer. When she is not working Amy can be found curled up with a good book and her black Labrador, Jet.

Crab Lover’s Guide to Types of Crabs

Person holding crab: Types of Crabs

Most individuals are familiar with the common varieties of crab sold in seafood stores, blue crab, king crab, etc. However, many more specimens of crabs to be found within the infraorder Brachyura that are much lesser known. There are over five thousand sea crab species alone but we’ll take a look at some of the most popular kinds and learn more about each…

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Herbs for Anxiety

Passionflower blooming

Pharmaceutical drugs are popular remedies for anxiety because they hone in on the brain’s receptors that cause you to suffer the symptoms of anxiety. Pharmaceutical drugs literally change your brain’s chemistry. Pharmaceutical drugs are both powerful and effective. The problem, however, is that such synthetic drugs also have negative side effects…

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Bird Flu Decimated South African Ostrich Farms

Ostriches on a farm

When it comes to ostrich populations, South Africa tips the scale with a population of more than 200,000 but a recent bird flu outbreak decimated many of these birds. In this article we will take a look at the recent devastating loss that many South African ostrich farms have taken as a result of a recent bird flu outbreak and the effects it will have on the country’s economy…

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Facts About Orangutans

Bornean orangutan

Orangutans are known by many from their brightly colored hair; however, this incredible ape has many more amazing qualities aside from that distinctive hair color. The orangutan is the only exclusively Asian great ape genus and is also one of the most intelligent primates alive today. While many dismiss this fluffy looking critter as being of lesser intelligence than the better known chimpanzee or gorilla, the orangutan shares a great many features with these better known apes as well as with human beings. The orangutan certainly has aspects that separate it from other great apes but the similarities that it shares with both humans and other great apes make it one species that the planet should be concerned over losing. It is not that one species deserves life more so than another; however, the amount of information that research scientists could learn from studying these human like great apes is of particular value to the human race.

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Facts about The Red Wolf

Red wolf in field

The red wolf, also known by its scientific name Canis lupus rufus, is native to North America. While the red wolf was once rather populous throughout the United States ranging from Texas to Florida and up to New York, this incredible creature is now nowhere to be found in the wild. There are many reasons for the extinction of the red wolf in its natural habitat but this hardy creature has shown its resilience through captive breeding programs and reintroduction to the wild…

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Get to Know The Western Lowland Gorilla

Western lowland gorilla

The Western lowland gorilla is one of the most recognized wild animals around the world; this incredible subspecies is native to Africa; however they can be found worldwide in zoo exhibits. It is known for being an incredibly intelligent creature with an incredible amount of power packed into its solid body. As a result of various factors impressing upon their homelands they are considered critically endangered.

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Russian Dwarf Hamsters Make Great Pets

Russian dwarf hamster

The Russian dwarf hamster is just one species of hamster that small pet lovers enjoy keeping. These small rodents may not have particularly long life spans but these cute critters are sociable and easy to care for making them the ideal pet! In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian dwarf hamster from taxonomy, physical appearance and diet…

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Five Killer Whales Sue SeaWorld

Jumping killer whale

To many, SeaWorld is a place of vacations and wonder as they watch giant marine animals perform feats of great acrobatics. For others, however, the use of marine mammals in this type of entertainment forum is considered unethical. Should killer whales be given the same freedoms as human beings? Should they be protected from being “enslaved?” According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, they should…

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Vegan Diet Plan: Making a Lifestyle Change

Raw vegetables

A vegan diet plan is a lifestyle choice that completely eliminates animal products from the diet as well as from the lifestyle. There are a vast number of reasons why individuals opt to eat a vegan diet. Below we will take a look at what the vegan diet plan is, including: foods that are “forbidden,” acceptable food substitutions and some key facts that everyone should know about a vegan lifestyle.

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