Tagged as: biology

Why do giraffes have long necks?

Giraffes are one of Africa’s most well known animals. They are the tallest living land animal and can be up to 5 meters tall – the same height as a two storey building. This unique height is mostly due to giraffes’ long necks, which can make up half of their

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Africa and the Theory of Evolution

Over time, certain features of an animal species can change in order to help the animals survive in their environment. This process is called evolution. It occurs because, when animals are born, they inherit their traits from their parents. Animals with certain traits are more likely to survive and reproduce,

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Moths and Butterflies: How to tell them Apart

This article is the second in a two-part series on butterflies. These fascinating insects can be quite difficult to differentiate from their cousin, the moth. This article tells you all you need to know to spot both species in the wild, and explains why they are important economically and ecologically.

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How does a Caterpillar turn into a Butterfly?

The beautiful winged insects we recognise as butterflies are actually in the fourth and final stage of their life cycles. But how did they get there? This article is the first of a two-part series on butterflies. WHAT ARE BUTTERFLIES? Butterflies are insects found all over the world, and come

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