• Highgate Park Davenport Orlando Florida

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    January 2, 2017 /  Zoo and Park

    Welcome to HIGHGATE PARK situated close to Disney in Davenport Orlando Florida on Highway 27 near the 192 junction which is close to all the major attractions, shops and restaurants.

    All you Need For Your Luxury Orlando Villa Vacation

    Each home is individually owned and the furnishings and decor were personally designed and chosen by the homeowner, so no two homes are alike. Each of the homes also has the luxury of a private pool many also have a spa area.

    This exclusive ‘5 star’ Park is maintained by one of Florida’s leading Landscape Companies who also look after the grounds of each individual home within the Community.

    Highgate Park is the only Gated Community on the Villages of Legacy and employs a Private Security company not only to help give you peace of mind during your stay, but also to act as a concierge to help assist guests if they have a problem.

    Conveniently centrally situated close to all the major theme parks, shops and restaurants, the road system allows easy access to either the Gulf or the Atlantic coasts and the chance to explore the whole of Florida.

    Florida is the ‘Sunshine State’ – wonderful weather all year round – heated pools in winter.

    What are the advantages of choosing to stay in an Orlando Vacation Rental Home at Highgate Park Orlando?

    * All the vacation rental villas in Highgate Park Orlando are privately owned and used frequently by the owners, so are maintained and equipped to the very highest luxury standards.

    * Privately owned villas in Highgate Park Orlando offer a lot more space than a traditional hotel vacation, and represent fantastic value for money – rental rates are for the home not per person. You get a much more luxurious place to stay and save money too!

    * The vacation rental homes on Highgate Park have many personal touches put in place by the owners to increase your comfort.

    * Private vacation rental villas offer excellent flexibility for you. Unlike a typical hotel room, private villas in Orlando include full kitchen facilities along with lots of

  • A Little Bit Of Information About Primates

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    January 1, 2017 /  Primates

    What do you have in common with a chimpanzee, a mountain gorilla, and a spider monkey? You are all closely related mammals – you are primates.

    As you might have already guessed there is a wide diversity among primates, but there are some traits that all share. Most primates have “opposable thumbs”, which means that their thumbs can rotate to touch the fingertips on the same hand. This helps primates climb trees and grasp food. Also, primates can see in color, and their brains are generally longer than those of other mammals. They range in size from the tiny mouse lemur, which weighs only 2 ounces, to the gorilla, which can weigh 600 pounds.

    The more primitive primates, called prosimians include the strange aye-aye, lemurs and the sifakas. There three-dwelling primates live on the island of Madagascar. Galagos, lorises, pottos, and tarsiers are also prosimians. Scientists believe that the earliest primates that appeared on Earth some 70 million years ago were similar to some of the mammals in this group.

    The “higher” primates include marmosets, tamarins, monkeys, apes, and humans. Found only in South America, marmosets and tamarins are squirrel-sized primates that are some of nature’s most spectacular mammals.

    Marmosets and tamarins eat fruit, flowers, nectar, insects, frogs and spiders. They live in close family groups of between four and 15 individuals. All members of the group help raise the young – sharing food and even carrying them from time to time. It’s possible that these “babysitters” are learning how to care for the offspring that they will have one day.

    Most primates do not exhibit this kind of family cooperation, but some do live in smaller family groups made up of a male and female and their immature offspring. Gibbons and their cousins, the siamang monkeys, live in groups such as this. In titi monkey family groups, the male takes the lead role in caring for the young. He is the one who is in charge of feeding, protecting and carrying the infant until it is about four or five months old and mature enough to keep up with its family.

    The great apes –

  • Flea and Tick Control in your Cats

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    December 31, 2016 /  Dogs and Cats

    Guarding your cats from Fleas and Ticks is as important part of responsible pet care. Fleas and Ticks are very common parasites that attack cats and cause a lot of discomfort to cat as well as to you.

    What are Fleas?

    Fleas are wingless insects with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and suck blood. They are external parasites that live on the blood of mammals. Cat flea also known as Ctenocephalidesfelis is commonly found on cats. Even if signs of infestation of fleas on your cat are minimal it is advisable to control them because, Fleas cause a lot of discomfort and also cause weakness, anemia and even death. Some cats develop some allergies to flea bites; they start scratching excessively and get prone to skin infections.

    What are Ticks?

    Ticks are small parasites living on the blood of the mammals. Ticks on cats can cause various disorders such as loss of appetite, Vomiting or dry retching, excessive salivation, difficulty swallowing, difficulty in breathing and coughing, in worse cases the cat may produce limb weakness, starting to hind legs, appearing wobbly and uncoordinated, labored breathing or even coma. Thus it is of outmost importance that infestation of parasites like fleas and ticks should be controlled to provide your pet with optimal health.

    Recommended treatments to Control Flea and Tick on Cats:

    Frontline Plus: Frontline Plus for cats is a monthly topical preventive for cats. It kills 10 percent of adult fleas on the cat within 18 hours and 100 percent of all ticks within 48 hours. It provides convenient and effective flea and tick control for cats, puppies and kittens. Frontline plus for cats contains Fipronil which is a slow poison that attacks the central nervous system of fleas and ticks. Frontline Spoton: Frontline Spot on for cats eliminatesfleas and has insecticidal ability against new infestations with adult fleas that persists for 4 weeks.Prevents multiplication of fleas by inhibiting the development of eggs, larvae and pupae, thatoriginates from eggs laid by the adult fleas’after 6 weeks applying Frontline Spot on. It destroys all types

  • Free tips to visit the Brevard Zoo in Florida

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    December 30, 2016 /  Zoo and Park

    Brevard Zoo houses over 550 animals consisting of over 165 kinds of species. These animals belong to different habitations including North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. Visitors can interact here with each animal and the zoo provides a sense of being amidst nature. Established in 1994 in a 56 acre land, the Brevard Zoo is one of the most advanced animal habitats in Florida. >

    Attractions

    Brevard Zoo features variety of exotic animals including alligators, giraffes, giant anteaters, giant eagles, cougars, river otters, kangaroo, exotic birds and giant fruit bats. There is an exclusive children section Paws-On, offering many attractions including kiddie pool, learning area, petting zoo, contact yard and a playground full of adventurous features. TreeTop Trek is an aerial adventure facility offering fun rides from tree to tree on a tightrope, passing through jungle tree tops, jungle bridges, zigzag curves and crab walks.

    Educational fun

    This zoo offers many fun packed educational programs for children such as Junior Zookeeper and Zoo Academy programs. These programs help children to learn about nature animals in their natural habitats with fun. Night Hike Adventure and Paws on Play offer children an opportunity to discover and learn about animals. The zoo staffs work with many schools in the surrounding districts and arrange Day camps and Summer Camps that offers hand-on experience to the school children on animal and nature.

    Species of Animals

    The offers many rare species of animals and birds including:
    Giant Anteater
    Giraffes
    Kangaroo
    Cougars
    River otters
    Alligators
    Giant eagle
    Giant fruit bats

    Giant Anteater is a very rare species of animal and can be seen only in few places. This is a very solitary mammal that mingles with other animals. Recently, Brevard Zoo got a new baby Anteater born in the zoo and is the first time in zoos history that an adult giant anteater just gives birth to one pup in her lifetime. The mother carries her baby on her back for one year till it grows and develops confidence to go alone.

    This zoo is having the full ways for more fun

  • How Animals Are Formed

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    December 29, 2016 /  Pets and Animal

    All living things, whether plants or animals, are made up of tiny particles called cells. There is a separate article about the cell in this encyclopedia. Here we will pause only to explain that the cells that form animals are usually very small-it would take several thousand of them to measure an inch, so that they cannot be seen without a microscope- and that many millions or billions of them may be needed to make the body of a single animal. The simplest of all animals may have only a single cell.
    Such animals are called protozoans. Most of them live in water, and some have shells, even though they are so small themselves. Many are parasites, which means they cannot live by themselves, but must live in the bodies of other animals, or in plants. The article on ameba, in another volume of this encyclopedia, tells how one of these one-celled animals lives. Some protozoans, small as they are, are very important as food for other animals; they are found in “plankton,” which is a mass of tiny plants and animals drifting in the sea. Plankton is the chief food of the gigantic whale, and human beings could eat plankton without harm. Most animals, unlike the protozoans, are formed not only of many cells but of many different kinds of cell.
    Cells of the same kind form a particular kind of solid matter, or tissue, in an animal’s body. For instance, in the human body the nerves are made of nerve tissue, which is formed of nerve cells; and in the same way different cells form the tissue of our muscles, bones, skin, and so on. The cells in our body are constantly dying and being replaced by new cells that are made of the food we eat. For instance, your skin flakes off in tiny particles, often so small you do not see them, while new skin grows underneath. Losing old cells and growing new ones is part of the process we call “living.”