Ornithology, the branch of zoology that deals with birds. Included in ornithology is the study of all aspects of bird life, such as body structure, how birds learn and behave, and how they find their way when migrating. Ornithologists do research in the evolution, classification, and geography of birds. Most ornithologists work in universities, government agencies, museums, and zoos.
The golden toads of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, a rain forest in the mountains of Costa Rica, were numerous and easy to find as recently as 1987. Lately, the sound of these amphibians has been quiet. Find out why.
The sea urchin is a prickly-looking marine animal that is spherical in shape and covered with long movable spines.