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How Smart are Orangutans

What Does It Mean When An Orangutan Smiles?

A smile is generally seen as a sign of happiness, acceptance, or contentment–though admittedly, among humans it can mean a great variety of things. But what about when that smile is displayed by an animal? Specifically, what does it mean when an orangutan smiles? Keep reading to find out more! Why Do Orangutans Smile? Orangutans … Read more

Orangutan Vs. Gorilla: Comparisons

Orangutan Vs Gorilla: Who Would Win?

Orangutans and gorillas are the largest apes in the world; have you ever wondered what would happen if they faced off against each other? True, orangutans live in Asia while gorillas are found in Africa, so they are unlikely to ever meet; still the thought is intriguing. So, in a fight of an orangutan vs. … Read more

what do orangutan eat and drink

What Do Orangutans Eat And Drink?

Orangutans are large, gentle-looking animals. Have you ever wondered about the nutrition they need to survive and thrive? Because they share over 96 percent of their DNA with humans, they have similar needs in terms of food. So, what do orangutans eat and drink? What is their favorite food, and what are some of their … Read more

Are Orangutans Going Extinct

Why Is The Orangutan Endangered?

Most people are familiar with orangutans–the big, hairy, monkey-looking creatures that share over 96 percent of our DNA. But did you know that these large primates are in danger of becoming extinct? This may lead you to wonder: why is the orangutan endangered? And what efforts are being done to protect it? Keep reading as … Read more

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How Do Wolves Mark Their Mates?

If you’ve ever heard of wolves marking their mates, perhaps you’ve wondered what this means and how they do it. Turns out, this is just one fascinating aspect of wolves’ mating habits. So, how do wolves mark their mates? How do members of a wolf pair treat each other? What are some other members of … Read more

Are Sloths Good Swimmers

How Fast Can A Sloth Swim {Explained!}

If you’ve never seen a sloth moving around in the water, it may surprise you to learn that the sluggish tree-dwelling creatures can swim at all. And if you have seen a sloth in the water, you may have been amazed by what you saw. So, just how fast can a sloth swim? How are … Read more

Is it Legal to Own a Mongoose in Hawaii

How To Get Rid Of Mongooses In Hawaii?

If you live in Hawaii, you are probably familiar with mongooses. The animals were first introduced to the islands in the late 1800s in an attempt to control rat populations; instead, mongooses spread and multiplied and became an invasive species themselves. Perhaps you have a family of mongooses tearing up your yard or getting into … Read more

What is an Ermine?

Ermine Vs Sable: Side By Side

If you’ve ever seen a small, cute, short-legged mammal covered in brown fur, you might have just assumed it was a weasel. But did you know there are many different closely-related mammals found in the same family as weasels? Today, we’re going to compare and contrast two of these species–the ermine vs. the sable. Keep … Read more

Why Do Deer Freeze When Caught in Headlights

What Does It Mean When A Deer Stares At You?

Have you ever seen a deer staring at you? Perhaps you thought the behavior was rather odd, and you would be right; deer are unique in this behavior. So, why do they do it? What does it mean when a deer stares at you? Keep reading! In this article, we’ll answer this question and more. … Read more

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