Author: Stacy

Stacy holds a Masters's degree from the Indiana University Bloomington in Applied Ecology, and a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an owner of a content development firm specializing in the development of science-related content. Previously, she worked as a research scientist and college professor.

Quaker parrots have outgoing, enthusiastic personalities and are well-liked pets worldwide. These talking parrots are amusing, intelligent, and eccentric. Among the facts about quaker parrots, their intelligence and adaptability are the major features. The influence of these colorful parrots on native wildlife and agriculture has made them popular in some parts of the world. Quaker parrots are fascinating animals that create a striking balance between celebrity and infamy. Quaker Parrot Myiopsitta monachus is the scientific name for the species. They are classified in phylum Chordata and class Aves, in the order Psittaciformes and under the family Psittacidae. South America is the…

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Draft horses were very common once upon a time. Because of their size and power, they were widely used on farms. Not only their size and strength make them ideal farm horses, but their calm nature and brave demeanor also made them excellent war horses. Tractors have largely eliminated the need for working animals nowadays. That isn’t to say that draft horses have vanished! They can be seen pushing carts, being ridden, and assisting on the farm. Some draft horse breeds were on the verge of extinction before making a comeback. Draft Horses Facts These facts about draft horses show…

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The peacock butterfly is commonly known as the European peacock and differs from the Amerian peacocks. They got the name “peacock” as they have a large eyespot in their wings that resembles the peacock’s feather. Some amazing facts about peacock butterflies include their unique defensive mechanisms and survival instinct. They are beautiful and colorful species with eye-pleasing charm. Peacock Butterfly The peacock butterfly is one of the most attractive butterfly species. Aglais io is the European peacock’s scientific name, commonly known as the peacock butterfly, found in Eurasia(Europe and Asia).  The Peacock butterfly is the only member of the genus Inachis and…

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Fishing or ”angling” is the sport or business of catching fish, usually with rods, lines, or nets. It had been practiced for thousands of years, dating back to 2000 BCE.  Today, the global fishing industry is worth billions of dollars. Many facts about fishing have benefitted the country and hampered the marine ecosystem. FISHING Fishing was originated as a means of food for survival and turned into a commercial activity in antiquity.  An estimated 520 million people’s livelihoods rely on fishing and fishing activities, and for about 2.6 billion people worldwide, fish is an essential part of their diet. There…

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In a literal sense, it’s difficult to imagine a predator more intimidating than a shark. Sharks are ocean lords, blockbuster movie stars, and objects of interest for any rational person who gets giddy every year when Shark Week rolls around.  These magnificent beasts alternate between terrifying fear and constant wonder in our eyes. However, despite the public’s fascination with sharks, the average citizen knows very little about them.  We went on a treasure search for those razor-sharp chompers, which conceal a treasure trove of secrets and surprises. Shark Facts Even these fearsome predators are afraid of something. They have fled…

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Ants are one of the most common pests found in residential and commercial environments. Over 10,000 recognized ant species are found worldwide, and entomologists and scientists are constantly studying them. Ants are one of the intellectual and best architects on earth. They can construct a complex structure, with many divisions of armies fulfilling their responsibility. There are many unbelievable and astounding facts about ants that we are unaware of. Ant They got the name ant from a derivative of the Old English word æmette, which was shortened to the Middle English version, ampte- which according to Online Etymology Dictionary means…

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Silk is a protein fiber composed of fibroin produced from the larvae of silkworms to form cocoons. Silkworm is also known as mulberry silk moth or Bombyx mori. Most of the silk industry uses these larvae for the production of silk. The farming of silkworms is known as Sericulture, the production of silk. Among the various species, Bombyx mori is one of the most common and widely used silkworms. Silk is shimmering in appearance due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber. It allows silk cloth to refract the lights to different angles thus, producing different colors. The…

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Chickens are also known as roosters. The name roosting bird got introduced in the mid-18th century. These birds represented clocks as they roost time and again showing, the time in a day. Chicken belongs to the bird family. However, they cannot fly freely like other birds. Most of the facts about chicken are surprising cause they are being served on the plate at a restaurant with some green leaves sprinkled over it. Chicken Chicken is known as the subspecies of the red jungle fowl. They belong to the class of Aves and are widely distinctive in the type of domesticated…

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Crocodiles, scientifically known as Crocodylinae, are giant reptiles that reside in the tropics of America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. It is less likely for crocodiles to natively live in Europe. One of the most feared carnivores on the earth was their gigantic size, large, powerful jaws, and aggressive nature; crocodiles are considered the only animal that survived asteroid impact that caused a massive global extinction during the Cretaceous period. Crocodile Facts They survived the mass termination and survived for hundreds of millions of a long time to come. These biggest reptiles have many secrets to unveil. Let us go through…

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Standing at just over one foot tall, the arctic fox is a small mammal. They may be small in size, but they have got excellent survival skills. It is a remarkably bold animal, and it has adapted well to the Arctic Tundra, a home where Arctic foxes live.  Arctic foxes can be found in Alaska, Canada, Russia, Greenland, Iceland, and many other Arctic regions. The capacity to adapt to such extreme geographical and weather conditions is fascinating facts about arctic fox. Arctic Fox According to The Science Views, The Arctic Fox also has Greek and Latin names. The Greek word…

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