About Wild Animals and Pet Animals
Hello, and welcome to MadelineDyer.com, the site that is dedicated to animals! Here you will be able to find many facts about different animals, their behavioural patterns, as well as lots of information on different breeds.
This picture on the left here is one I took when I was at my local zoo and saw a Lowland Tapir. Tapir can be quite aggressive animals in the wild, but in captivity are quite placid and tame once they’ve been shown that we mean no harm.
Find out amazing facts about your favourite animals!
Did you know that crocodiles have more ‘v’ shaped noses than alligators?
Did you know that it is possible for an ostrich to run at a remarkable speed of 40mph!
Did you know the oldest horse in England lived to an age of 62 years!
Animals are a fantastic part of our world and are all around us. They depend on us just as we depend on them. If an animal species becomes extinct, the food chain is suddenly messed up. For example lets look at a simple chain of mice eating grain, and barn owls eating the mice. If the barn owls suddenly disappeared there would be lots more mice than before. But if it were the mice who went the barn owls that eat the mice would also go as they wouldn’t have any food. However, animals eat a variety of different things, so if one species became extinct there would be greater demand for another species. Sadly there are many endangered animals in our world, as well as already extinct animals.
Please note: to find information on pet cats the category is called ‘Cats (Domestic)’; Information on Big cats and Wild Cats is in the ‘Cats (Wild)’ category, with sub-categories for the different species, e.g lions and tigers; similarly there are the categories ‘Dogs (Domestic)’ and ‘Dogs (Wild)’; the categories are displayed alphabetically down the left hand side of every page. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Use the search box at the top right of this page.
Every single animal has evolved to have the characteristics that it has now, including you and I. Evolution is basically caused by two things: mutation and natural selection. Every animal will have the genes it has inherited from its parents, but over time this can change. For example, if rabbits are moving into a colder climate the young born with the thickest fur are most likely to survive, and then their children will also have thick fur as it will be passed through the genes. This is natural selection and is a very important process.
Have fun learning about your favourite animals!
Check out the pages on horses, where you can read about different horse breeds and find out about wild ponies.
I have five guinea pigs, a black rex rabbit, three giant land snails and a black stray cat who we have adopted. I help look after my brother’s two guinea pigs. I also have a two pedigree Shetland Ponies, as I help run the Goldsytch Minature Shetland Pony Stud! Look out for updates about them under the ‘My Pets’ category, and for the shetlands in the ‘Shetland Pony Updates’ page. When I’m older I hope to get some bigger horses.
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