Making your world a better place

Learn more

How Did Animals Evolve?

Have you ever wondered how animals evolved from water to land? The collaborative minds of Blue Sky Science, Winsconsin State Journal and the Morgridge Institute for Research explore…

Dating back through time, past the prehistoric period of dinosaurs and before anything other than the beginning of plant life existed on earth, there were organisms. These organisms lived in the water and looked very much like fish do today.

In collaboration with Wisconsin State Journal and Morgridge Institute for Research, Blue Sky Science show fossils and put together photos of the evolution of those fish-looking organisms and explains the question for those curious minds.

These animals developed fins that grew larger and larger, eventually turning into limbs, which were attached to the vertebrae. These strong attachments coming from the shoulders and hips gave the animal more stability to do things. They call this terrestrial adaptation.

Over time the rib cage formed for extra stability and structure and the limbs grew larger. This is how animals evolved from water to land.

Reasons as to why animals evolved from water to land are inconclusive but there’s the assumption it was to escape predators, find more food sources or lay eggs.

To watch the video by the expert click here and for more information and facts about animals, check out Bondi Vet.

How do I toilet train my cat

I rescued an adult female, desexed cat six months ago. Apparently she’s always been an outside cat. I have another cat who is mostly indoors and I would only let outside during the day if I was home. Luna didn’t like being indoors and wasn’t using the litter tray properly. I had her confined in the bathroom for a few days to get use to it and she would go next to it, rarely in it. She will sometimes use a tray otherwise will urinate or poop on the floor. I am at wits end. I have two trays, I’ve changed the type of litter, put dirt in the tray, picked up the poop and put it in the tray to show her that where it goes. I’ve used spray in the tray to attract her to want to use the tray. I bought felliway diffuser which is meant to calm cats and have also used the rescue remedy drops in her food. I’ve recently moved house where there is a cat enclosure so she can go in and out when ever she pleases but still goes in the kitchen (as I now close the bathroom door when she started going to the toilet in there), but tonight I noticed she’s been going in the spare room if anything is left on the floor which is carpeted. So I’ve now cleared that whole room to prevent her from going to the toilet. She is still going in the kitchen. I’ve tried cleaning the area and eliminating her scent by using water and vinegar then once dry use bi carb soda and hydrogen peroxide and it has made no difference. She’s been tested for a bladder infection which came up negative. I love animals. I have another cat which she now gets along with and two dogs which she is still getting use to. I don’t know what else to do and I don’t want to give her up but feel like I will have no choice.