could inspire new machines, but so far few studies have been able to capture the constraints robots would face in dirt-filled or muddy environments.
The role of burrowing animals
in the transport of mineral substances in the soil.
As has been done with numerous species of burrowing animals
Freshly growing shoots and grasses bolstered by the agricultural crops offer plenty of food for the burrowing animals
During the wet winter of 1994-95, sheet flooding was observed on leveled land, confirming the theory that it was unsuitable for burrowing animals
The lairs of burrowing animals
will be protected by ``no construction'' and ``limited construction'' zones.
For example, burrowing animals
or hiving insects are still commonly filmed in man-made sets equipped with a glass panel for the camera.
In the UK, at Stonehenge, warmer winters are likely to boost populations of burrowing animals
that could disturb archaeological deposits and destabilise stonework.
Most of Earth's surface is home to burrowing animals
of all sorts and sizes, from ants to aardvarks.
At home in desert Their Latin name is Suricata suricatta Meerkats are a mammal and a member of the mongoose family They inhabit the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa, and are small burrowing animals
, living in large underground networks They live in groups of between 20 and 40 Their life expectancy is around 14 years A full-grown meerkat is about 18 inches long, including its tail You don't need a licence to keep a meerkat
Their list includes tunneling and burrowing animals
like moles and chipmunks, as well as animals that can periodically lower metabolic rates like squirrels, bats and bears.
The fine sandy soil provides favourable growing conditions for gorse and broom - unusual in Solihull - as well as attractive opportunities for burrowing animals