Animals and body heat : how they survive

Most living beings emit body heat. That heat allows organs to function. But some cold-blooded animals function differently. How do these survive? In the animal and human kingdoms, body heat is an indication of life.…

American Black Bear. Lincoln Park Zoo mammal. 1900.

How wild animals survive in cities

Nowadays, most species of wild animals have been tamed to a degree. Lots of us have cats or dogs, we eat cattle meat, we ride horses, some of us have somewhat exotic pets like parrots…

Dogs are a girl’s best friend

The old cliché is true, dogs really are a man’s best friend. Not many homes are without a dog and not many of us remember a childhood without our main companions by our side. So why…

pork by bour3, Flickr

Pig Welfare in Ireland

In another article here on The Circular, we explore the importance of buying Irish pork and how to be sure we are supporting our local pig rearers and producers. Here, we investigate whether the systems…

Monkey on a mission: The life of Ham

  Before the world could watch Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, hundreds of experimental animals were required to undergo extensive testing. These animals, mainly chimpanzees, were enrolled into NASA’s Project Mercury, unwittingly becoming the…

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