Newborn cheetahs remain hidden until they are 5 or 6 weeks old. During the next year, the young cubs learn life skills like hunting from their mom. They wean around 3 months old, but they stay with their mom until they a...
The fern life cycle and moss life cycle are similar in that they have alternation between sporophyte and gametophyte stages and that both rely on layers of water so that their sperm can swim from one gametophyte to the e...
Cobras begin life as hatchlings, emerging from eggs, and may live up to 20 years in the wild. Female cobras are the only snake species to provide a nest for their offspring. Females produce a cluster of eggs each year, c...
According to the general consensus among biologists, a cougar’s life cycle starts when the mother reaches sexual maturity, usually at the age of 1 ½ years. It ends with the death of the litter.
Cheetahs drink water. Like nearly all other animals, cheetahs require water to support vital internal processes. They can, however, live up to 10 days without any water.
Cheetahs use their incredible speed to catch their prey. While cheetahs will eat just about any animal they can catch, some of their primary prey species include Thomson’s gazelles and impala. Cheetahs evolved a number o...
Occasionally, cheetahs are attacked by larger predators such as lions, hyenas and leopards. For adult cheetahs, this is a rare occurrence, but for cheetah cubs, the mortality rate reaches around 90 percent.