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Animals make life more fun and show affection in the most rewarding and sometimes mischievous ways. However, they’re not just our pets. They are extremely curious beings in their natural habitat. Learn more about these beautiful creatures by browsing our Animals articles.

Planet in Peril: Endangered Species

Toucan in jungle

The world around us is not just going to change because of global warming, it is changing right now before our very eyes – all you need to do is open them and look. According to the United Nations, we are currently losing species at one thousand times the natural rate of extinction. That’s up to fifty thousand species of plants and animals each year…

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How to Save Sea Turtles

Hawksill sea turtle swimming

Have you ever asked your seafood waiter for turtle-safe shrimp? If not, now may be a good time to start. Why? Fishing nets used all around the world ensnare and kill sea turtles. Many U.S.-based ships use turtle escape hatches, a type of Turtle Excluder Device, which give the turtles an escape path. However, most foreign-based ships don’t. The result? 150,000 endangered sea turtles are at risk of being killed each year. How to save sea turtles?

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Adopt a Penguin

ChangingThePresent.org is providing an alternate gift idea for this holiday season that adds a little personality to your gift, demonstrates your support for saving the earth and brings a new friend into a loved ones life – adopt a penguin for only $50! Name it after its recipient or allow the recipient to name it themselves. What could be more fun than having your very own penguin?!?

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Threatened and Endangered Animals

Bald eagle

Animals are beautiful and fascinating. They are living, breathing creatures with significant meaning to their lives. A world without animals is no world at all. Humans and animals must co-exist in order to maintain balance and continuing survival on this planet. Yet with the rapid change in human societies in the last two centuries, many animals have not been able to adapt quickly enough to keep up, and as a result, they are in serious danger. This is why taking action for continuing survival of endangered animals is critical to life on earth…

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Why Harvester Ants Are in Danger of Surviving

Harvester ants

In the world of harvester ants there are some twenty-six different species; however, the two most commonly known species of harvester ants are the Western harvester ant (commonly referred to as the red harvester ant) and the Texas harvester ant. Of these two species the red harvester ant is the most well-known species…

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Siamese Fighting Fish: The Amazing Betta Fish

Siamese fighting fsh in water

The Siamese fighting fish, also known as the Betta fish, is one of the most popular fish varieties when it comes to keeping aquariums. These incredible fish are not only simply amazing to watch because of their vast array of colors but they are also a relatively easy fish to care for. While these brightly colored fish are so popular worldwide, not many people know much about the Siamese fighting fish. In this article we will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Siamese fighting fish from their natural habitat to taking care of them in an aquarium setting. Read on to find out if the beta fish is the fish for you…

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Facts About The Red Fox

Red fox in the snow

The red fox, known by the scientific name “vulpes vulpes” is most widely recognized by its blazing red coat and its bushy tail. The red fox has managed throughout its existence to reach across a large portion of the northern hemisphere and were even introduced in to Australia as a means of introducing fox-hunting by the British. While a wide variety of subspecies of red foxes exist most individuals are unable to identify any distinguishing features in various subspecies and instead recognize the animal by the single color deep red coat and the average canine shape. There is; however, quite a difference between all of the subspecies of red fox aside from just where they live…

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What are the Most Poisonous Animals?

Box jelly fish in ocean

With over one million species of animal in the world – in fact there are over one million species of insect alone – there are plenty of species that pose a threat to mankind. There are poisonous snakes that could take the life of a six foot tall man in minutes and there are seven and a half foot bears that can kill a six foot tall man in seconds, but what exactly are the world’s most poisonous animals? In this article we will cover a variety of species that pose the biggest threat in terms of their poison strength, from the box jellyfish to the peculiar cone snail. Read on to find out if any of these creatures are native to your home.

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Animal Attacks on Humans

Killer whale swimming

For years man has lived under the impression that he is the top of the food chain. Unfortunately for a number of individuals that belief has led to more than a handful of vicious attacks by animals on humans each and every year, attacks that result in not only injury but also death. From killer whales to chimpanzee’s, these wild creatures have time and again proven that they are masters of their own domain and there is no amount of training that can be done to eliminate their natural instincts. In this article we will cover a number of infamous attacks by animals upon humans that have taken place over the past few years and resulted in varying degrees of devastation…

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