The zebra is an iconic part of Africa and the mainstay of zoos worldwide. To most observers, zebras only appear in documentaries as the grazing prey of lions. Let's focus a little deeper on this remarkable equine's history, genes and personality.
The great horned owl is an avian apex predator. Possibly this bird is the finest predator to have ever lived.
A two-faced animal is one individual. The condition is known as disprosopus or craniofacial duplication. Cats with two faces are called Janus cats. Frank and Louie was a famous example of a Janus cat.
Wombats are marsupials with some unique features. They have cube-shaped poop and a dermal shield at the end of their body that helps to protect them from a predator's attack.
There are five subspecies of rhinos, three of which are near extinction. Although all five are very similar there are slight differences in size, appearance, and where they live.
The Tasmanian devil is an endangered animal whose population is decreasing. The main reason for the decrease is devil facial tumor disease. Immunotherapy may one day be used to treat the condition.
Harvestmen or daddy longlegs are interesting animals that are arachnids but not spiders. They have some unusual features and are fascinating to observe.
Fishing cats are wild animals that feed primarily on fish and are at ease in water. Unfortunately, their population is in trouble due to habitat destruction.
Many people struggle to tell these two reptiles apart, but it isn't that difficult when you know what to look for. What is the difference between alligators and crocodiles? Well, there are essentially 8 main ways to tell them apart...
Once you see it, the eland is hard to forget. The sheer size of the animal and its unusual looks are not normally associated with the word “antelope.” It may not be dainty, but the eland is a regal animal packing muscle and fascinating facts.
Spiders are fascinating creatures and spin fantastic yarns. Read about amazing spider feats and how their silk is contributing to modern science.
This article is all about the native North American Cooper's hawk, often mistaken for the similar-looking Sharp-Shinned hawk. These beautiful birds of prey are found all across the United States, migrating southward during the winter months.
Ever wonder what to call a grouping of flamingos, or God forbid, a group of lions? Here is a comprehensive list of every collective name for gatherings of every animal.
Snakes are fascinating reptiles that have a wide variety of appearances and behaviors. Some snake characteristics are both strange and surprising.
The common raven is an intelligent and interesting bird that plays an important role in folklore. The bird is found in many countries and habitats.
Komodo, bearded, and frilled dragons are lizards. They are impressive animals which have features that remind people of the dragons of myth and literature.