Essays on Zoology

There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury and There Will Come Soft Rains by Sarah Teasdale
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Within seconds all is destroyed buildings, people, and animals, but nature still thrives in every way. Survivors try 0 run away but start to die from disease within a day. Rubble is blown away by the lonely wind, and animals run astray, the sun beams down with sorrow and pity at the dark, destroyed, and dead city. This is what the city looks like in the short story “August 2026: There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury because of…...
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The Psychology of Habituation and the Use of Relative Size in the Movie, Lord of the Rings
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When it comes to sensation, our brains have a lot of data it has to pull in. The specific organs that take in these signals are called our sense organs and include the ears, eyes, nose, skin, and taste buds, Because of the sheer volumes of senses our brain is trying to process and interpret, some of the signals we receive get ignored by our brain. There are several different reasons for this One of these reasons is known as…...
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The Nature of Orangutan or Pongo Pygmaeus
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Despite being one of man's closest living primate relatives, we know very little about the orangutan. Although it was once distributed throughout much of Asia in the Pleistocene, the orangutan is now only found in two places: Sumatra and Borneo (Goossens, 2009) and is the only great ape that lives exclusively on the Asian continent. The orangutan was first assigned the name Simia satyrus in the early seventeenth century, but in 1927 the name was changed to Pongo pygmaeus by…...
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Why I Chose the Work of a Zoologist
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I selected this job becaue I really love animals. I think I would enjoy taking care of animals, I wouldn t do this job for the pay I would do it to learn more about animals, and because I love animals. If there is a hurt animal in the community, I might be able to help it and show others how to care for the animal. If someone wanted to know more about an animal, I can either tell them…...
An Analysis of the Study of the Field of Zoology
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Zoologists study the animals of our world, and try to understand their actions, their origin, their diseases, and just plain what they do everyday to survive. When zoologists study those animals, they aren t usually studying them in a classroom, they are out in the environment the organism lives in. For the common human-being, it is important to be able to understand the findings and observations of the zoologist. The better the zoologist communicates with us humans, the better of…...
A Review of Dr. Archie Carr 1956 Zoology Publication About Turtles, The Windward Road
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Originally published in 1956, The Windward Road documents Dr. Archie Carr's travels through the Caribbean in search of sea turtles. The Professor of Zoology at the University of Florida who would come to be known as the leading expert on sea turtle biology started off in search of the elusive Kemp's ridley turtle (Lepidochelys kempii). The mysterious specimen with no known natural history information led him from the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology through to the beaches in Florida, before…...
A Personal Recount of Volunteering at the Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
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I thoroughly enjoy volunteering at the Utah Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Ogden (minus the long drive) because I'm not only able to help these animals throughout their painful rehabilitation process, but the professionals up there are willing to teach you about the rehabilitation process and each species they work with on a daily basis. One of the most interesting cases I was able to work with was a baby golden eagle who had been in the rehabilitation center for over…...
The Traveling of the Ivory on the Black Market
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Poaching elephants for their ivory had been on the rise between the 1970s and 1980s (tvearchive, 2016). This illegal practice has substantially lessened the number of African elephants and poses a threat to ecology and nature by endangering elephants. Poaching, which is mostly a common problem in Africa, has terrorized specific regions within Africa that lacks effective wildlife protection authority. This essay will explore the uses of ivory, analyze the arguments that are for the ivory ban and that are…...
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Sant Ocean Hall as the Best Example of Attachment in the Museum of Natural History
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The exhibit I chose at the Museum of Natural History that I felt related to attachment is known as the Sam Ocean Hall. It is known for its huge blue space and a giant whale located in the middle In this exhibit, they showed off the beauty of ocean creatures and sea mammals. I have always felt ocean life always had a unique way of communicating to each other and that they always had amazing attachment qualities. The way ocean…...
The Chaotic Transformation of the Ocean Environment Today
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Everybody loves the beach. Warm sand beneath your feet, waves calmly crashing to the ground, beautiful wildlife both in and around the water... all reasons to fall in love with the ocean. However, what if 1 told you that our oceans are undergoing extreme changes due to the amount of excess C02 we release into the air? According to the Smithsonian Institution, ocean water has become 30% more acidic in the past 200 years, which is faster than any known…...
The Three Beasts
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The three major categories of sin in Dante’s Inferno are; lust, pride, and greed. The three beasts at the beginning of the Inferno represent these three sins. The leopard, lion, and she-wolf all are described to subtly let the reader know what they are representing. Each is similar in appearance to being fierce and dangerous but all have different characteristics to make each distinct from the other. The leopard represents lust. When Dante describes the leopard as “trim and very…...
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Humans have evolved from apes and early human species to what inhabits the planet today, homo sapiens. Bipedalism separated the first humans from apes and other four-legged animals. Large and complex brains were starting to develop when the first stone tools were found around 2.5 million years ago. The most recent human trait to be developed around 100 to 200,000 years ago, the capacity for language. These traits were achievable because the size of the skulls and brains for homo…...
Animal Rights and Animal Cruelty in Confession of a Bird Watcher and In the Grass by Deniord
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While human life is the main priority of the general public, millions across the world value the lives of animals equally and fight daily for their protection. Deniord dives deep into animal rights, writing two pieces describing the gruesome deaths of innocent animals. Confession of a Bird Watcher, a depiction of a bird watcher's daily horror show, demonstrates the bystander's constant guilt, and how human industrialization is killing negligent birds. Whereas In the Grass portrays the witness intervening to attempt…...
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The Reality of Animal Cruelty in Zoos, Animal Experimentation and Poaching
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Imagine you are trapped inside a wire cage only big enough for you to crouch down on your hands and knees. There is no padding underneath, only four metal wire walls. You cannot turn around or stretch out. There isn't even enough room for you to lie down completely. You're terrified, confused, alone, and helpless. This is the reality that countless numbers of animals have faced. Although there are many people who fight for animals' rights, there are still those…...
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How Can America Efficiently Solve the Problems of Animal Cruelty?
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America has been considered a "safe haven” for individuals across the world. Even in Upton Sinclair's novel "The Jungle", citizens from Lithuania saw America as a place for prosperity. Unfortunately in our "great” nation, more than 48.1 million citizens are starving every single day. More than 15% of our nation is in poverty, and citizens are spend 10% of their income on food alone. Additionally, expenses are only increasing when looking at the price of rent, gas, and necessities increasing.…...
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The Characteristics of the Aye-Aye, an Endangered Species
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The next species I had the pleasure of observing was the Aye-Aye, also known by its scientific name, daubenlania madugascuriensis, The Aye—Aye belongs to the Promisian family. Unfortunately, the Aye-Aye is endangered due to it being thought of as a crop pest and the superstition that the creature is a bad omen. The bulk of the species spends its life exclusively in Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world found in the Indian Ocean. The Aye-Aye is spread fairly…...
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The Declaration of Pandas as Animals Removed from the Endangered Species List
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An international group has declared pandas are no longer an endangered species. However, they are now considered to be vulnerable rather than endangered, This was made possible through several years of conservation China, is not too concerned with these issues, even though the panda has much symbolism to this country. These animals can reverse back to the endangered list if proper actions do not continue. Pandas face several problems, that make it difficult to keep the species preserved Amongst these…...
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Half-Earth Project is Contributing to Saving Life on Earth
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Half-Earth Project has a concept that explains how half of the Earth is protected but the other half isn't. In addition, the meaning of this is if we as people prevent the wasteful or harmful use of half the land and sea, there is a possibility that 85% of all species can be kept safe from extinction when they enter the safe territory. The desired result of the Half-Earth Project is to get others to begin saving our planet, and…...
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Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction Reflection Paper
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“Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction” is a documentary that featured and investigated about the growing threat to Earth’s life systems due to loss of biodiversity. This video is a warning: mass extinction is happening on this Earth and human behaviors are only accelerating this process. If this current trend continues, scientists predict that within a few decades at least half of all plant and animal species on Earth will disappear forever. Through interviews with various experts in different…...
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The Role of Zoos in Biodiversity Conservation
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The thought of another extinction sits and weighs on many of our heads today. Something as massive and horrendous as this, leading you to believe only such a horrific event could cause this, like when our planet was hit by an asteroid over 65 million years ago, wiping out almost a hundred percent of prehistoric mammoths. But as we sit here, going day to day, living out our lives, the more simplistic things to a more obvious cause, like the…...
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De-extinction Is a Risky Ecological Experiment
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A roar shakes the trees, awe-inspiring and titanic in its sound. From out of the foliage it strides, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is an image hundreds of thousands of movie-goers are familiar with, one captured in the famous Jurassic Park with Spielberg’s world-class talent, but did the T-rex really sound anything like that? Did it look anything like that? We can’t possibly know, because the creature has been extinct for roughly sixty-six million years. Or at least, that’s what we…...
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Animal Extinction in Our World
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Human activity such as fishing, hunting, and marine litters are causing a huge amount of aquatic and terrestrial animals to die. About thousands of animals go extinct every year, mostly because of human related actions or of natural causes. Animals, terrestrial or aquatic, serve many different purposes on humans everyday life. One of the main reasons animals are being killed is because they are part of the human diet. Other times they serve for entertainment purposes. This continuous abuse is…...
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Effects on Foraging Ecology of Bats
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The quality of water can have effects on insects, which would therefore have an effect on the bats as well. The area of study is the Cape Fear River Basin (CFRB) in North Carolina. The creeks where study was conducted are the North and South Buffalo Creek, because this is where the CFRB headwaters are and both receive point-source nitrogen effluent from the Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). The four species of bat that are common in Buffalo Creek are: red…...
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Long Essay: Female Artists 
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Lying with the wolf by Kiki Smith was made in 2001 c.e and it is ink and pencil on paper. Kiki Smith painted with a point of view that females have a lot of strength and that they could overpower anything and she also painted showing women's close and intimate relationship with nature and animals, primarily wolves. In the drawing it shows a nude woman holding a wolf close to her and the wolf is nuzzling against her. Usually wolves…...
Farm Animal Confinement Initiative
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California’s Proposition Number 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, is on the ballot as an initiated state statute and will be voted on November 6, 2018. The ballot launches new values for the confinement of specific farm animals and bans the sale of egg and meat products that do not comply with those values. The Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, based on square feet, created new minimum space requirements for holding breeding pigs, egg-laying hens, and veal calves. Proposition 12 also…...
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Benefits and Disadvantages of Factory Farming
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The welfare of livestock animals is a controversial topic: when asked about the importance of this welfare, a vast majority of people would most likely agree that even though these animals are essentially being raised for slaughter, it is still necessary to treat them with care and to make their lives as comfortable as possible. However, the demanding agenda of the livestock industry causes animal welfare to be sacrificed at the cost of its continued drive to increase production and…...
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Ethics of Animal Captivity: Balancing Values and Responsibilities Melina Martinez
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Zoos are among the most popular and notorious animal facilities. Historically, Zoos have also served as entertainment and recently for educational purposes. The ethics of these animal facilities face dilemma as new generations start questioning the use of the vulnerable(such as animals in this case) for a benefit. Zoo ethics are put to question as we attempt to balance responsibilities and balance values to find the best solution to ethical animal conservation. Keywords: Animal welfare- state of being of the…...
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Animal Welfare and Food Safety
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“Food integrity and humane handling whistleblowers should not have to rely on an undercover video investigation in order for USDA supervisors to take their disclosures seriously,” Dr. Wyatt told the subcommittee. “It seems almost unbelievable to me,” he said, “but I have been ignored by my own people and have suffered physically, emotionally, and financially in the process. More importantly, animal welfare and food safety have suffered as well.” Turn this situation around and being attentive to enforcement is critical,…...
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Mary Wollstonecraft Spoke Out Against Injustice Against Women
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During the early nineteenth century, women and slaves had few rights. From birth to their deathbeds, other people, their parents, spouses and slave owners, told them how to act, think, and even speak. Women and slaves weren’t allowed to do anything for themselves. The cruel treatment of slaves and the slave trade lasted for over 300 years and into the Romantic period in Britain. The buying and selling of slaves helped boost the economy in Britain, which became the main…...
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Nantucket Whaling
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Looking at Nantucket’s picturesque harbor surrounded by multimillion-dollar vacation homes, it is hard to imagine what it looked like during the heyday of the whaling industry in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At that time, Nantucket was a filthy working port, swarming with activity, with people busy preparing whaling ships to depart on long voyages, and transforming whales into usable products when they returned. Riches from across the globe poured into the island, as still reflected in the magnificent houses…...
George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”
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Reilly Cullen Moss English 6 15 November 2018 Rafael Trujillo and how he is like Napoleon in Animal Farm George Orwell’s Animal Farm was a book about rebellion and dictatorship in communist Russia. He wrote this book for other reasons too. He wrote it not just too represent Russia and their dictators, but all the dictators and rebellions in the world. He wrote it to show that all rebellions come back to what they had before and were useless. In…...
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One Of the Largest Aquatic Mammals On Earth
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Whales are regarded as one of the largest aquatic mammals on Earth. However, at one point in their evolutionary history, they were land-based animals. Modern-day cetaceans evolved 55 million years ago from terrestrial animals that resided near brackish estuaries. In order for this shift to occur, whales had to change every part of their anatomy. Additionally, the decline of whales has likely negatively altered the structure and function of the ocean, suggesting that whales play a prominent role in the…...
Respiratory System Of Dolphins And Whale Sharks
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This paper will show the differences of the respiratory system between the two animals, of diverse ways of obtaining oxygen. where one is a mammal and the other is a fish. However, they do not belong to the same family, Tursiops belongs to the delphinidae while Rhincodon belong to the Rhicodontidae family the only extant member of that family. On the other hand, both species used to live on land before they become aquatic animals. It is more likely they…...
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On The Intelligence Of Some Mammals
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Apparently, in these days, animals have occupied an increasingly important position in humans’ life. As human dig deeper to study their habits and nature, we have found that animals especially mammals, which we humans know quite well about, are more intelligent than we used to estimate. The following content will introduce some mammals’ intelligence except human. The intelligence of creatures mostly depends on the brain weight ratio and number of neurons. This statistic in humans is 2.344% while other mammals’…...
The Traditional Whale Hunting
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The scene of the massacre stands in stark contrast with the opening chapter in which Ruth Small remembers the traditional whale hunting. Ruth recalls moments of whale hunting as moments suspended in time. “No one laboured. No one bought or sold. No one laughed or kissed. It was the unspoken rule. All they did was to wait, the women singing, eerily, at the ocean’s edge. They were solemn and spoke softly”. As long as the hunt would go, the people…...
Whales Aren’t Safe At Sea  
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Seaworld owns a third of the captive .Whale population half of theses were bred and born In captivity .Which means they have never seen the ocean .It also means they are safer in Captivity and are three-time less likely to be hurt or harmed . Their just over all safer thereThey lack natural instincts to live in the sea . Their better off in their clear blue filtered tanks . They wouldn’t be able to thrive in dangerous ocean filled…...
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Richard Martin Was an Animal Welfare Activist
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There was a lot of fictional superheroes and a lot of real superheroes and one of them is Richard Martin. Richard martin stood up for animal welfare. During the 1700s people thought dogs or animals did not have feelings. Those animals could not stand up for themselves. He solved that problem by his bravery and perseverance.Martin was born at Ballynahinch Castle, County Galway. He was the only son of Robert Martin. His parents were Bill and Denise Richard. His teacher…...
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Common Swifts: Animal Welfare
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In a plastic dishpan on Judith Wakelam’s kitchen table, six huge, dark eyes gaze up at me from a huddle of pale-fringed faces and dusty black feathers, bladelike wings projecting outward at a variety of unlikely angles. These are baby common swifts, insectivorous birds so exquisitely aerial that they eat, sleep and mate on the wing and spend the first two or three years of their lives migrating between Europe and Africa in continuous flight. Airborne swifts are renowned for…...
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Not All Animals Are Suitable for the Zoo
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Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors (ARBs) are commonly observed in many species of wild animals who are forced to live in captive environments such as zoos. These behaviors are largely studied and well understood by observing these animals in their domestic habitat and comparing their behavior with the ones held in zoos. Many experiments and studies have been carried out, some said that these newly acquired behavior patterns are not useful nor do they have a function whatsoever it can be argued…...
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Animal Care vs Fashion World
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Should we allow the fashion industry to use animals unethically, it is a controversial topic on the internet. Using animals’ skin or fur has been utilized in different ways by many cultures and a top trend for fashion for many years. From biomedical research to testing cosmetics, people claim that animal testing is necessary to benefit people in satiating their need for certain products as well as saving lives. There is an idea that animals’ skin or fur holds value…...
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Why I Chose the Work of a Zoologist
...By 2006 12,000 animal caretakers are projected to be employed with 2,830 openings due to separations and 1680 due to growth over the ten year period 1996-2006. You may be able to fine work in zoos, pet shops, verterniary hospitals, animal research ce...
How Can America Efficiently Solve the Problems of Animal Cruelty?
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