feral chickens in the wild

Do chickens live in the wild?

Chickens are descendants of the red junglefowl that live in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. So, if you consider junglefowl a chicken, then they...
Mexican Fruit Fly

Do insects get fat?

A Florida entomologist in the 1960s found that he could turn about half of a mosquito's body weight into fat if he handfed it...
Baby Lamb Umbilical Cord

Do animals have umbilical cords?

All animals that are viviparous (give birth to live young instead of laying eggs) have umbilical cords. Since mammals are gestated inside their mothers, all...
turtle shell

What happens to a turtle’s shell after it dies?

A turtle's shell will eventually decompose, but at a much slower rate than its flesh, innards, and organs due it being made of bone...
bird chirp

Can different bird species understand each other?

Birds communicate in various ways, but I'll be focusing only on audible communication in this post. Robert D. Magrath, a behavioral ecologist at the Australian...

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