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Animal Corner – The Axis Deer

The Chital, also known as the Axis deer,  are indigenous to regions in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. This deer species is most prevalent in Indian forests, where they feed on tall grasses, branches, shrubs and even fruit that has fallen thanks to monkeys in the trees. Male Axis can weigh up to 165 pounds and stand up to 35 inches at the shoulder. Females can weigh up to…

Animal Corner – Helping animals through the winter

[caption id="attachment_6102" align="alignleft" width="200"] Credit: Dan[/caption] The winter is tough on animals. They have to find ways to survive with little food and limited access to shelters.  You can do your part to help wildlife survive and make life a bit more comfortable for them, even if you live in an urban area. These are some simple steps you can take to give a helping hand to wildlife: - Provide…

Animal Corner – Adaptations

Winter is upon us and most of the nation has already had its first taste of frost, freezing rain or snow.  While this is coat and sweater weather for us, how do animals make it through the harsh weather? Animals have special adaptations, these are special traits or behaviors that animals use to deal with the environment around them. These adaptations help animals deal with both cold and warm weather…