Just like humans, each animal is individual for itself. Each of them has his or her own “personality.” Animals can be bold, shy, playful, aggressive, sociable, curious, emotionally stable, or agreeable; they can be extroverted, introverted, dominant, or submissive. Individual and species differences make the study of animal emotions more difficult and challenging, but they also more exciting. As the saying goes, it takes all kinds of people to make the world go ’round, and the same is true about the different “personalities” within the social world of animals.
Baby pandas are amazingly small. Each cub weighs only about 3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) at birth. No other mammal gives birth to a baby so much smaller than the adult of its species—except marsupials, such as kangaroos, whose newborn babies live in the mother’s pouch until they are more fully developed.
A panda mother must carry her baby around very gently and take care of it until it is big enough to move around on its own. Pandas are known for being very careful and protective mothers. With such tiny babies, they have to be! Newborn pandas cry for milk about every two hours. Between feedings, a panda mother will rarely put her baby down. When sitting, the mother holds the tiny creature in her paw. When she is on the move, she carries the baby gently in her mouth. Panda cubs can walk on their own when they are about three months old.
Receptionist found a snake caught in a web next to her desk at work. Can you beleive this!? It took him two days to weave a web around its prey before eating it.He is one tough little creature.
Whether cats are completely domesticated is questionable, but it is believed that humans have bred cats for specific characteristics for the past 2,000 years. Watching cats do even the simplest trick is a treat because, while dogs do tricks to please their people, cats perform only if they really feel like it… Cats can learn to do some amazing stunts, with the right guidance. While cats are more motivated by play they also require more repetition of each trick. So, if your cat cooperates, the results are highly satisfying.
Melanin is the dark pigmentation which is responsible for the tanning process which occurs in humans when they’re exposed to sunlight. In people it is actually a reaction to damage of the skin cells. A melanistic animal has an increased amount of this black or nearly black pigmentation in the skin, feathers, hair, or other outer tissues. Melanism is the opposite of albinism and occurs with about the same frequency. The genetic basis is not clearly understood, but inbreeding is considered partially responsible. It is very common in some species, and is bred for in others. For instance, reptile breeders aim for the unusual colors that result from an excess of melanin. Black animals often have a sinister meaning in myth and superstition. In Britain black rabbits were though to carry human souls, and a black cat might be a witch in animal form or her familiar. Other beliefs more idiosyncratic, for example if a black moth flies into your face it is meant to mean that someone has written you a letter.