Identify the creature you found with this quick and easy bug identification guide to commonly found insects, bugs, and related creatures.
The Ethiopian wolf lives in Africa at high elevations. It's the most endangered member of the dog family, or the Canidae. The animal faces some serious threats.
African civets have some unusual features and interesting behavior. Unfortunately, they are kept in captivity on civet farms so that their musk can be collected.
Nothing makes tourists whip out their cameras faster than seeing an unusual-looking animal on vacation. Getting up close and personal with furry friends we have yet to encounter is always a highlight. Here we present our list of 12 of the strangest-looking animals in the world.
Shoebill storks, or shoebills, have a huge and very impressive bill. The animal's unusual features make it a unique bird. I describe 45 facts about the bird and its life.
Despite their common name, "fainting goats" do not actually faint at all. The condition with which these goats are affected is known as myotonia congenita. It is a hereditary muscle-stiffness disorder caused by a mutation in the gene encoding of chloride channels in skeletal muscle fibres.
Here are pictures and facts to help you identify woodpeckers in Pennsylvania and the northeastern parts of the United States. Learn about woodpecker migration, behavior, and more.
Wolf spiders are great hunters. Some species live in the Arctic, where temperatures are increasing. Climate change may have many effects on the spiders and the ecosystem.
Goats have horizontally oriented, oval-shaped pupils which become more rectangular in bright light. They have wide-angled vision with a range of 320-340 degrees. Their slit-like pupils limit distracting light from the vertical direction while enhancing horizontal focus.
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.
This quick and easy guide includes helpful information and plenty of photos to aid you in identifying gypsy moth caterpillars. Learn about immature caterpillars, full-grown caterpillars, differences between male and female adult moths, and more.
Marmots live in mountainous areas of British Columbia. They are social and very vocal animals that often form colonies. The Vancouver Island Marmot is critically endangered.
This article examines the top 10 most venomous snakes in Australia. It provides direct analysis of each snake's venom toxicity, behavioral patterns, and overall danger posed to humans.
The blood-sucking habit of the European medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) can be very useful in medicine. Scientists have recently sequenced the genome of the animal.
Snakehead fish are invasive species in North America. They are fierce predators and can breathe in air. They may be a serious threat to native wildlife.
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.