Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

Category: Animal club

rabbits

Animals in Life of Human

For two hundred thousand years humans and animals live side by side on planet Earth. During this time, not only the appearance of humans and animals changed, but also the relationship between them. At first man used animals as a source of food. Primitive people went hunting and killed animals for meat, skins, fangs. Scientists believe that […]

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cat care

Cat Care. How To Make Your Cat Happy

The cat was tamed by people many thousands of years ago, but this animal is still surrounded by an aura of mystery. However, the flexible and graceful animal was so firmly established in human life that no persecution could ever banish the cat from human habitation. And now they are one of the most beloved […]

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jackdaw

A History Of Birds. Jackdaw

Jackdaw. Originally this bird was called simply the daw – a name that was probably imitative of its call. The prefix ‘jack’ may have been added as an endearment, in a similar manner to Tom Tit or Maggie Pie (magpie). Jonathan Swift seems to endorse this explanation in his poem Salamander (1705): As mastiff dogs, […]

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A History of Birds. Goldfinch

This bird’s name is of ancient origin, so that even in Anglo-Saxon texts it was referred to as the goldfinc . Yet it has also been widely known for many centuries as the thistle-finch, because of its love of the seeds from that plant. Indeed, the scientific name for the goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis , is […]

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Woodpecker

A History of Birds. Woodpecker

Woodpeckers are colourful birds with unique wood-chiselling behaviour, and this seems to have suggested to our ancient ancestors that they were in some way special. Maybe they were even linked with the gods themselves. The Romans called the woodpecker by the name picus, and held it in particular reverence. The historian Plutarch gives three explanations […]

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