Scientists have guessed that they communicated through the air using chemicals, but it was never proven. That is until scientists visited Madagascar and examined Mantellidae frogs that have a sack on their thigh called the femoral gland. They were able to identify two separate chemicals excreted by the gland that are likely used by the frogs for communication.
They are not 100 percent sure what the frogs are saying with the chemicals, but it may be a type of species recognition. There are many different frog species in the area, more than 100, and while each has a distinctive sound, with so many in the area it could be hard to determine.
Eleven animals have been seized from the Collins Zoo in Mississippi. They are set to be transported to other facilities that can provide them with the care that they need and deserve. The Humane society had originally recorded material 2 years ago and submitted it to officials for removal of these animals, the order for removal has finally come through.
Have you ever thought about how the sounds some animals make match its level of threat to others? For instance, think about a tiger. When it makes noises, they sound beastly -- from the ferocious growl to the guttural sounds it makes. Now, think about a domestic cat. It's meow is not intimidating at all. If it becomes upset, it can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, but it doesn't sound particularly threatening -- at least not to humans. Think about the different kinds of bears or the lion. They all sound threatening. They all emit deep sounds.
The Amphibian Survival Alliance, a coalition of organizations supported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, along with other concerned scientists have developed a plan to help save the amphibians of the world. The plan would cost about $400 million and requires some type of investor such as philanthropists or government agencies.
Nothing is more unnerving than when you hear an unfamiliar animal sound in the dead of night. It's happened to me more than once. Waking up out of a deep sleep to a unnerving sound isn't my idea of a good time.
When we decide to get a pet we usually have the best intentions. We plan to care and love them, knowing that they too will care and love for us. What happens when we love them too much?
Animals are great whether they’re a cute domesticated pet or part of the wild. Some animals have natural markings that can in some cases seem unreal. Take a look at these bizarre yet strangely cute animals of the wild.
The first time I heard an elk bugle, I was in Colorado with my family . The sound started with deep tones that became higher -- almost like a high-pitched horn. We were in Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes, Colorado. It was foggy out and the sound floated across the brisk morning air. I remember gasping and asking my dad, "What was that sound?" He told me that it was a bull (male) elk.
It's native to the mountain streams and lakes in China and is an endangered species because of a drastic loss of habitat and hunting. China has undergone a massive industrialization of the past two decades and much of the salamander's habitat has been destroyed to make room for progress.
It doesn't help that it's used in traditional Chinese medicine and considered a delicacy. A Chinese Giant Salamander can earn a hunter major profit. On the surface, the amphibian doesn't look that much different than is smaller counterparts. It has a large bulbous head, but small eyes.
It's the tiny eyes that give it poor eyesight and instead uses sensory nodes located along its body to find and eat insects, frogs and fish. The nodes help the animals sense vibrations around them and then focusing and attacking its prey.
Turtles are an often forgotten animal with a reptile classification. They are amazing animals that have been part of many myths and are associated with several legends, resulting in popular symbolisms. Here’s a breakdown of turtle facts, myths, legends and symbolisms.