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  • Different snakes may contain different types of venom compounds, with small-scale shifts in venom composition possible within an individual snake due to age, diet, environment/captivity, and season.

    Snake Venom Composition and Variability

    Snake Venom Composition and Variability

    by ChristopherJRex5

  • There are many species of venomous snakes in North America. This article covers the vipers that one might find.

    Venomous Snakes of North America

    Venomous Snakes of North America

    by Becki Rizzuti31

  • Some of the most majestic endangered species are the big cats. There are many different cats that are endangered, including: ocelots, jaguars, bengal tigers, and sumatran tigers.

    Endangered Wild Cats of the Rainforest

    Endangered Wild Cats of the Rainforest

    by Angela Michelle Schultz18

  • A brief overview of the Everglades National Park and a look at some of the common, and not so common, bird species found there.

    Birds of the Florida Everglades

    Birds of the Florida Everglades

    by TMHughes1

  • Magpies currently harbour a reputation as killers of 'innocent' nestlings. But is it a reputation that is deserved? Or is there more to the magpie than meets the eye...

    Garden Birds: Are Magpies Really Bad?

    Garden Birds: Are Magpies Really Bad?

    by James Kenny5

  • Destruction of our environment is the biggest contribution that we make to the extinction of many species in the forest. It is estimated that approximately half the number of world’s animals live in the rain forests. Due to the rapid disappearance of rain forests many animals living in them are now endangered. Every plant and animal needs an ideal environment where they can survive. No life can exist without proper and sufficient source of food, water and shelter. There should be a balance betwe

    Endangered Animals in the Rainforest

    Endangered Animals in the Rainforest

    by livingsta166

  • The White Peacock is as vain as it's colorful counterpart. Truly a magnificent bird, bearing the dazzling color of white.

    The White Peacock

    The White Peacock

    by Deborah Minter1

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  • Marmots are large ground squirrels that live in mountainous areas of British Columbia. They are social and very vocal animals that often form colonies. Three species of animals are commonly known as marmots in BC. One of them—the Vancouver Island Marmot—is critically endangered.

    The Marmots of British Columbia: Wildlife in Canada

    The Marmots of British Columbia: Wildlife in Canada

    by Linda Crampton64

  • Whenever we take a trip into the wilder areas of our planet, we potentially put our lives at risk, often by travelling without taking the time to learn how to deal with dangerous wild animals. This hub gives you all the facts you need to know...

    How to Survive and Avoid Animal Attacks

    How to Survive and Avoid Animal Attacks

    by James Kenny17

  • False killer whales are slender black or grey dolphin relatives. They are social and acrobatic animals. A stranded calf was rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium in 2014 and was named Chester.

    False Killer Whales: Facts, Videos, and a Rescue

    False Killer Whales: Facts, Videos, and a Rescue

    by Linda Crampton36

  • Quick facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex (King of the Dinosaurs). Keywords: Dinosaurs; T-Rex; Tyrannosaurus; Tyrannosaurus Rex; Cretaceous Period; Science; Archaeology; Paleontology; Prehistory; Prehistoric

    Tyrannosaurus Rex: Quick Facts

    Tyrannosaurus Rex: Quick Facts

    by Larry Slawson7

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  • Gorillas known as gentle giants are the largest primates and are human's third-closest relatives. They share many of our traits including the use of emotion and tools.

    Top 10 Facts About Gorillas

    Top 10 Facts About Gorillas

    by Angela Michelle Schultz0

  • Being somewhat of a country boy, from the time I could walk I was being taught how to tell the difference between the 'dangerous' and 'not so dangerous snakes' in the wild. When I was a young child my family lived in a very rural area in Southern...

    Dangerous or Not? Identifying Venomous Snakes in the US

    Dangerous or Not? Identifying Venomous Snakes in the US

    by Phillip Drayer Duncan16

  • Saola, a rare species to sight and one of the most critically endangered species in the world, with very little information available about their behaviour and the number of individuals existing

    Saola - A Critically Endangered Species

    Saola - A Critically Endangered Species

    by livingsta45

  • The lion is a multi-cultural symbol of power and strength. But how much do we really know about them? Among the things we know well about them, is their hunting ability. This Hub explores the hunting behaviour of the lion in-depth...

    How Do Lions Hunt and Kill Their Prey?

    How Do Lions Hunt and Kill Their Prey?

    by James Kenny41

  • Exploring the phenomenon of people thinking animals are "sad" in zoos because of the expression on their faces. Can you read an animal's mind by looking at it?

    The Sad Animals in Zoos Myth

    The Sad Animals in Zoos Myth

    by Melissa A Smith83

  • When we think of the great predators of the animal kingdom, chimpanzees don't normally spring to mind. Yet, they are in fact among the deadliest predators on the planet. But how exactly do they catch and kill their prey?

    How Do Chimpanzees Hunt and Kill Their Prey?

    How Do Chimpanzees Hunt and Kill Their Prey?

    by James Kenny7

  • Lions declared endangered in 2015. Read about African conservationist Kevin Richardson and who the main culprits are for the demise of the endangered African lion population.

    Are Lions Endangered and Who Is Caring for Them?

    Are Lions Endangered and Who Is Caring for Them?

    by Lisa McKnight15

  • The Copperhead is a dangerous pit viper found throughout the Southern United States. It is the smallest and least deadly of pit viper snakes, and should be avoided, but not killed for no reason.

    The Copperhead: A Venomous American Pit Viper

    The Copperhead: A Venomous American Pit Viper

    by Wesman Todd Shaw26

  • Fruit flies are those little insects that travel in swarms and hover around fruit, and you may have seen them in grocery stores. They don't just congregate in unkept stores—I have seen them in some high-end markets.

    What You Must Know About Fruit Flies

    What You Must Know About Fruit Flies

    by MargoPArrowsmith103

  • Learn some facts about common songbirds of Pennsylvania and view pictures to help you identify and attract the birds in your backyard.

    15 Common Songbirds of Pennsylvania

    15 Common Songbirds of Pennsylvania

    by Eric Dockett32

  • Tadpoles are very different from adult frogs and, after a period of growth, undergo metamorphosis. To change into the adult form, they must develop limbs, lose their tail and gills and remodel their guts and head to change into an amphibian that can live on land.

    Tadpoles—the Larvae of Frogs and Toads

    Tadpoles—the Larvae of Frogs and Toads

    by aa lite10

  • Learn about the different species of alligators including the only two known living species that exist today: The American Alligator and the Chinese Alligator.

    The Different Types of Alligators

    The Different Types of Alligators

    by Melanie Palen8

  • Did you know that only 6000 snow leopards are surviving in the wild today? Read more than 50 facts about this amazing creature...

    55 Facts about Snow Leopards

    55 Facts about Snow Leopards

    by Rehana Stormme318

  • An explanation of the similarities and differences of seals and sea lions.

    Seal Vs. Sea Lion

    Seal Vs. Sea Lion

    by Alex0

  • While in flight, at the nectar feeder, fending off intruders, or enjoying a rain shower on a hot summer day, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds constantly communicate and vocalize. Read about these ‘songs’ and you will begin to hear your hummers with different ears.

    The Sounds of Hummingbirds

    The Sounds of Hummingbirds

    by Connie Smith14

  • I have always wondered, do ducks eat fish? I mean they do float in the pond most of the day, right? Well, it turns out ducks, being the omnivorous foragers that they are, eat just about anything.

    Do Ducks Eat Fish?

    Do Ducks Eat Fish?

    by Drake Runner0

  • While Australia is home to the most animals who will kill you, Japan seems to be home to the most animals that will make you go "d'awww". Here are my top ten favorite wild animals of Japan.

    The 10 Most Adorable Japanese Animals Ever!

    The 10 Most Adorable Japanese Animals Ever!

    by Rachael Lefler10

  • There are over 3,000 species of cicadas from annuals to periodicals which emerge every 13 or 17 years. These flying insects are harmless but arrive in droves with a loud, resonating song.

    Cicada Facts, Folklore, and Photos

    Cicada Facts, Folklore, and Photos

    by Peg Cole32

  • Living in America's Midwest, you may encounter these venomous snakes on your travels. Learn more about these creatures and what to do if you encounter them!

    The Many Venomous Snakes of the Midwest

    The Many Venomous Snakes of the Midwest

    by Matthew Hotaling2

  • Puffins are most people’s favourite sea bird, and Scotland has plenty of great places to view them. Whether you are a visitor or native to Scotland, this article shows you where to go. And it’s filled with cute photos!

    Where to Find Puffins in Scotland

    Where to Find Puffins in Scotland

    by Yvonne Spence67

  • There are four species of owls native to North Carolina. These owls and their distinctive calls are captivating creatures.

    Owls In Western North Carolina

    Owls In Western North Carolina

    by TMHughes37

  • What different species of animals can interbreed and how is it possible? From mules to ligers learn all about hybrids in this comprehensive article.

    Facts and Myths About Mammal Hybridization

    Facts and Myths About Mammal Hybridization

    by Theophanes Avery30

  • The black vulture and the turkey vulture are often called "Buzzards." These birds are anything but Buzzards. Buzzards are European birds related to Eagles. Vultures and condors differ from buzzards.

    The Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture

    The Black Vulture and the Turkey Vulture

    by Wesman Todd Shaw42

  • 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.

    Tasmanian Devils and Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)

    Tasmanian Devils and Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD)

    by Linda Crampton27

  • Humpback dolphins are unusual and interesting animals. Many have a hump on their back and some are white or pink in color. Their populations are vulnerable or endangered. The Atlantic and Taiwanese humpback dolphins are critically endangered.

    Humpback Dolphins: Facts About Unusual and Beautiful Animals

    Humpback Dolphins: Facts About Unusual and Beautiful Animals

    by Linda Crampton46

  • Cougars and an unidentified large black cougar-like cat have been sighted in North East North Carolina as recently and September 2011.

    The Eastern Cougar in North Carolina

    The Eastern Cougar in North Carolina

    by Donna Campbell Smith64

  • The rapid development of land for use by humans all over Asia poses a serious threat to many animal species, and many Asian governments do too little too late to protect their own environments.

    List of Top 10 Endangered Animal Species in Asia

    List of Top 10 Endangered Animal Species in Asia

    by Edweirdo13

  • This planet is a big place packed with all sorts of different species of animals from big to small. Everyone knows about the cats and dogs but what about the weird animals from around the world ?

    10 Weird Animals From Around The World

    10 Weird Animals From Around The World

    by Ricky Rodson2

  • Polar bears are a very popular animal, but in spite of this people know so little about them. Here then are some interesting facts about these wonderful bears.

    Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

    Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

    by Peter Dickinson12

  • Varanus salvator, the Asian water monitor, is one of the most accessible large lizards on Earth. If you know where to look, one can get up close and personal with these giants of the reptilian world

    The Asian Water Monitor Lizard; Varanus salvator

    The Asian Water Monitor Lizard; Varanus salvator

    by Greensleeves Hubs41

  • The orangutan is one of our closest relatives, and yet we know comparatively little about them. They are an animal, that we need to learn more about, because maybe knowing more about them will helps us understand ourselves better. Hopefully, we can do this before it's too late...

    10 Interesting Facts About Orangutans

    10 Interesting Facts About Orangutans

    by James Kenny39

  • There's a lot to know about chipmunks—the cute little animals that people love to watch and photograph, but hate when they start digging up a garden or burrowing holes near a house's foundation.

    Chipmunks: Chubby-Cheeked Hoarders That Can Become Pests

    Chipmunks: Chubby-Cheeked Hoarders That Can Become Pests

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney5

  • Shells are present in a variety of species, including turtles, snails, clams, mussels, hermit crabs, and armadillos. How is this evolutionary armor formed, and what benefits does it provide?

    Shell-Bearing Animals

    Shell-Bearing Animals

    by A Golden0

  • Have you ever been outside and heard the sound of wild geese flying overhead? What a wonderful sound that is. Find out more about the Canada Goose, including facts, information and pictures.

    The Canada Goose - Facts and Information

    The Canada Goose - Facts and Information

    by Sheila Brown51

  • Before the 1980's, the white-winged dove's area of greatest abundance and density was the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where it was a popular game species. Since that time, the species has expanded its range as far north as Oklahoma. This article will teach you all about these doves.

    White-Winged Doves: From the Deserts of the Southwest to Backyard Bird Feeders

    White-Winged Doves: From the Deserts of the Southwest to Backyard Bird Feeders

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • The American bald eagle is the most majestic and revered of all birds of prey across North America. Honored by Native Americans for centuries, this beautiful bird is perhaps the most famous of all birds of prey.

    Everything You Wanted to Know About the Bald Eagle

    Everything You Wanted to Know About the Bald Eagle

    by Bill De Giulio12

  • The Eastern Wolf is especially rare, found only in and around Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. This article includes facts, photos, and chilling video of an Algonquin Park public wolf howl.

    The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park

    The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park

    by JessBraz7

  • Due to the threats encountered by mountain gorillas, it was once thought that they might be extinct by the end of the 20th century. Conservation efforts are helping the species to recover.

    Saving the Mountain Gorilla

    Saving the Mountain Gorilla

    by Natalie Cookson0

  • Blue Jays are not only clever mimics, but highly intelligent birds that love day old bread. They have the reputation for being bully birds, and rightly so. But I don't think there's a prettier sight in the middle of winter than blue jays and cardinals in the snow!

    Blue Jays—Clever Mimics of the Bird World

    Blue Jays—Clever Mimics of the Bird World

    by Connie Smith27

  • Parthenogenesis is the development of an egg into a complete organism without the need for fertilization by a male. This process is responsible for "virgin births" in the animal world and has been recorded in several insect, amphibian, and reptilian species.

    Parthenogenesis: Virgin Births in Nature

    Parthenogenesis: Virgin Births in Nature

    by Leah Lefler21

  • Located in Northern Ontario, Algonquin Park is home to over 2000 black bears. We'll learn about black bears facts, habitat and bust some myths surrounding the black bear.

    The Black Bears of Algonquin Park

    The Black Bears of Algonquin Park

    by JessBraz10

  • Have you ever discovered a snake in the wilds of Indiana and wanted to be able to identify it? Use this dichotomous key, which includes the most common physical characteristics of adult snakes.

    How to Identify the Snakes of Indiana

    How to Identify the Snakes of Indiana

    by ChristopherJRex1

  • What separates human language from that of other animals. Can animal communication exhibit some of the qualities, such as displacement and dual patterning, which are said to set human language apart?

    The Difference Between Animal and Human Communication

    The Difference Between Animal and Human Communication

    by Johnson M Jose76

  • Are mountain lions dangerous? Mountain lions, pumas, cougars, and the other names these large cats are called live in many areas near human settlements. They rarely attack people, but it's good to know about these cats and what you should do should you ever be stalked by one.

    Mountain Lions, Their Rare Attacks on Humans, and How to Avoid Them

    Mountain Lions, Their Rare Attacks on Humans, and How to Avoid Them

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff0

  • Meet Zoe, the only Golden Zebra know to be in captivity today. Zoe is not an albino, she has a condition called amelanism. Read more about Zoe, the rare golden zebra.

    Meet Zoe, the Rare Golden Zebra

    Meet Zoe, the Rare Golden Zebra

    by Sheila Brown99

  • All about hummingbirds and hummingbird symbolism. The hummingbird is a fascinating little creature, and they are a symbol of joy, hope and happiness among other things. Delve deeper into the mystery of the hummingbird...

    Hummingbird Facts and Symbolism

    Hummingbird Facts and Symbolism

    by Melissa Flagg OSC39

  • Titanoboa may be the world's largest snake of all time. Let's see if this monstrous beast could still exist in places such as the South American rainforest.

    Titanoboa: The World’s Largest Snake Ever

    Titanoboa: The World’s Largest Snake Ever

    by Kelley Marks19

  • Wild animals display altruistic behaviour when caring for their own offspring and others. Here are 10 examples that may surprise you. This article showcases altruism from ants to elephants and ringed seals to vampire bats.

    Altruism: How Wild Animals Care for Their Own and Others

    Altruism: How Wild Animals Care for Their Own and Others

    by Andrew Spacey15

  • The longhorned tick is native to East Asia and has been introduced to the United States. In some parts of the world, it transmits microbes that cause disease in humans. Its population is increasing in the U.S. It hasn't caused health problems in the country yet but is being monitored carefully.

    The Invasive Longhorned Tick and Its Potential Health Effects

    The Invasive Longhorned Tick and Its Potential Health Effects

    by Linda Crampton40

  • Members of the finch family represent all the colors of the rainbow, and more. These seed- and fruit-loving birds literally come in each of the five colors, plus white and black!

    Finches Come in All the Colors of the Rainbow

    Finches Come in All the Colors of the Rainbow

    by Connie Smith28

  • Sometimes animals have rather unusual names. Below is a list of some amusing animal names. The list contains their names as males, females, babies and groups. I really found this rather interesting and sometimes really funny.

    Funny and Unusual Animal Names

    Funny and Unusual Animal Names

    by Sheila Brown67

  • The grey wolf is a longtime foe of mankind, and yet, the grey wolf is also responsible for providing to us our dearest animal friend - the domestic dog. Some people love them as much as others do not.

    Canis Lupus—The Grey Wolves of Then and Now

    Canis Lupus—The Grey Wolves of Then and Now

    by Wesman Todd Shaw16

  • Russia's domesticated silver fox experiment gives genetic clues to the process of animal domestication. Wild foxes from fur farms have been domesticated and made available for the pet trade.

    How the Silver Fox Was Domesticated

    How the Silver Fox Was Domesticated

    by Leah Lefler19

  • Caracal - Adaptations and Facts - The caracal has a number of anatomical and behavioral adaptations that ensure its success in a diverse variety of habitats.

    Caracal - Adaptations and Facts

    Caracal - Adaptations and Facts

    by Thomas Swan17

  • Do wild cheetahs attack, kill, or eat human beings? This article answers this question and provides more information about these extraordinary animals.

    Do Cheetahs Hunt Or Kill Humans?

    Do Cheetahs Hunt Or Kill Humans?

    by Melissa A Smith4

  • Learn to identify songbirds by type and see pictures of common backyard birds. You might be surprised to discover how some of the birds you see in your garden and yard are related. They are all of the order Passeriformes, but then split into many different families.

    Common Types of Backyard Birds in the Northeast

    Common Types of Backyard Birds in the Northeast

    by Eric Dockett5

  • The great horned owl is an avian apex predator. Possibly this bird is the finest predator to have ever lived.

    The Great Horned Owl

    The Great Horned Owl

    by Wesman Todd Shaw28

  • My list of the most dangerous animals in the USA, where I name the animals which are most capable of injuring and, in rare circumstances, killing people.

    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the USA

    Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the USA

    by Paul Goodman2

  • The arctic wolves are the least understood or studied wolves out of all the species of wolf on the planet. Living in only the most remote and extreme environments, these predators brave the cold.

    The Arctic Wolves

    The Arctic Wolves

    by Wesman Todd Shaw7

  • Wild horses live in many different parts of the US and Canada. They form herds, eat, and live just like they did in the past. Finding them is easy - protecting them is getting more difficult.

    Wild Horses: Where and How They Live

    Wild Horses: Where and How They Live

    by Marye Audet41

  • The Spix's macaw is endemic to Brazil but has been declared extinct in the wild. It still exists in captivity. Captive birds may be released into the wild, but it's unknown whether this will restore the population.

    40 Facts About the Spix’s Macaw: Extinct in the Wild

    40 Facts About the Spix’s Macaw: Extinct in the Wild

    by Linda Crampton22

  • Also known as the guigna, the kodkod is the smallest wildcat in South America and perhaps the world. Learn about this fascinating animal and how to tell it apart from its neighbor, the Geoffroy's cat.

    All About Wildcats: What Is a Kodkod?

    All About Wildcats: What Is a Kodkod?

    by M G Del Baglivo2

  • Learn some facts about the American Robin and its migration and behaviors, plus view pictures of this early bird of spring.

    American Robin Facts and Pictures

    American Robin Facts and Pictures

    by Eric Dockett2

  • The Swan is thought of as a beautiful aquatic bird, that is white. What about the black swan? The black swan bears a completely different color than it's white relative and is just as impressive.

    Facts of the Black Swan

    Facts of the Black Swan

    by Deborah Minter2

  • What is a snake? Which snake is the most venomous or the longest? How can I identify venomous snakes in the US? These frequently asked questions (faqs) about snakes (and many more) are answered here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Snakes

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Snakes

    by ChristopherJRex16

  • Learn facts about the Black-capped Chickadee and see pictures of the brave and spunky little black-and-white songbird who wears a mask! The Black-capped Chickadee song is well-known throughout its habitat, and even if you don't recognize this little bird with the black head you've probably heard it.

    Black-capped Chickadee Facts and Pictures

    Black-capped Chickadee Facts and Pictures

    by Eric Dockett0

  • These gentle cats' numbers continue to dwindle as they are hunted and continue to lose more territory every year. Despite being solitary in nature, they are not very aggressive towards one another or humans.

    Top 10 Facts About Snow Leopard

    Top 10 Facts About Snow Leopard

    by Angela Michelle Schultz2

  • Scolopendra cingulata is the name of a particularly dangerous centipede that lives in Europe, around the Mediterranean basin. Be very wary if you spot one, because they can bite and leave a nasty reaction.

    Scolopendra Cingulata—the Centipede That Can Bite

    Scolopendra Cingulata—the Centipede That Can Bite

    by IzzyM24

  • If you want to see winter birds flock to your yard, you need to provide the food and shelter that they depend upon for their survival. There are certain plants that you can grow that will turn your yard into a sanctuary for the birds you would like to see in the winter.

    How to Attract Winter Birds to Your Yard

    How to Attract Winter Birds to Your Yard

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Did you know that the peacock actually refers only to the male of the species known as the peafowl. Additionally, the peacock's train is used to attract mates and makes up more than 50% of the peacock's size. Learn more great facts about the peacock in this article.

    The Proud Peackcock: Eight Fun Facts on the Indian Peacock

    The Proud Peackcock: Eight Fun Facts on the Indian Peacock

    by hannahz9

  • These gentle giants are among the most beautiful of animals. Interestingly enough, they are bears they subsist mostly on a giant grass called bamboo.

    Top 10 Facts About Giant Pandas

    Top 10 Facts About Giant Pandas

    by Angela Michelle Schultz4

  • North America is home to four native species of wildcats. Learn more about the wildcats of North America with pictures and videos.

    The Five Wildcats of North America

    The Five Wildcats of North America

    by Sheila Brown70

  • The Bird of Paradise is one of the most unique bird species on earth. The beauty of this bird is extraordinary. They are an example of evolutionary adaptation.

    Bird of Paradise Facts

    Bird of Paradise Facts

    by Deborah Minter0

  • This contains facts and information about the world’s most deadly animals on land, water, and air. Some are able to live symbiotically with humans while others are better left in the wild.

    10 Deadliest Animals on the Planet

    10 Deadliest Animals on the Planet

    by Jennifer Gonzales2

  • A fascinating look at the amazing hummingbird, one of nature's most beautiful creatures. The four most common hummingbirds found in Las Vegas and in the Mojave Desert.

    Types of Hummingbirds in Las Vegas

    Types of Hummingbirds in Las Vegas

    by KathyH12

  • 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.

    The Fishing Cat:  A Threatened Animal of Asia

    The Fishing Cat: A Threatened Animal of Asia

    by Linda Crampton117

  • Do front- and rear-fanged snakes simply differ based on the location of their fangs? No, there are a few other morphological differences related to their venom delivery systems as well.

    Front- and Rear-Fanged Snake Envenomation Systems

    Front- and Rear-Fanged Snake Envenomation Systems

    by ChristopherJRex0

  • Wikimedia Commons A black widow is one of those creepy, crawly pests that you want to pretend does not exist. You have heard all about their reclusive nature, their poisonous bite and the potentially deadly venom from a multitude of sources--but you...

    The Black Widow Spider—the Cold Hard Facts

    The Black Widow Spider—the Cold Hard Facts

    by GabeTheGardener23

  • This article features photos of some of the world's most beautiful and unique birds along with interesting facts about each one!

    The World's Most Beautiful Birds

    The World's Most Beautiful Birds

    by Laurie Bennett7

  • A first in a series of hubs profiling the remarkable and wonderful birds that inhabit the British Isles. This particular hub explores the divers- sometimes known as loons and the magnificently plumaged grebes...

    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Divers and Grebes

    The Complete Guide to British Birds: Divers and Grebes

    by James Kenny10

  • Northern Cardinal birds inhabit most of North America. Photos of the mating and nesting behavior of this striking red bird.

    The Cardinal's Nest

    The Cardinal's Nest

    by Yvonne L B130

  • No one wants to die, but these animals present a really bad way to go. Which of these ways would you rather be killed by an animal if you had to choose. Danger lurks with every creature on this list.

    Top 10 Horrible Ways Animals Can Kill You

    Top 10 Horrible Ways Animals Can Kill You

    by Teeuwynn Woodruff1

  • Puffins are lovable, cute and clever birds. This article contains lots of fun facts about puffins for kids, and includes some surprises!

    Fun Facts About Puffins for Kids

    Fun Facts About Puffins for Kids

    by Yvonne Spence70

  • What snakes live in Indiana? Are any of them venomous and/or dangerous? There are nearly 40 different species and subspecies of snakes that can be found in the Hoosier state. Although three out of the four front-fanged venomous snakes are endangered (Timber Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth, Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake) and hard to find, the Copperhead is not. Although many Hoosier snakes are rear-fanged venomous, their venoms don't pose a significant threat to people.

    Snakes in Indiana

    Snakes in Indiana

    by ChristopherJRex3

  • Moray eels and wolf eels have elongated bodies and live on the ocean bottom. They have each developed some very interesting and unusual body features and behaviours.

    Moray and Wolf Eels: Interesting Fish Facts

    Moray and Wolf Eels: Interesting Fish Facts

    by Linda Crampton26

  • A look at the diversity of Arizona's Coconino National Forest and some of the wildlife that makes its home there, in the northern part of the state, including the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff

    Wildlife of the Coconino National Forest

    Wildlife of the Coconino National Forest

    by Deb Kingsbury45

  • What are the world's rarest and most endangered butterflies? This quick and easy guide tells you all about these beautiful and critically imperiled insects.

    Top 10 Rare or Endangered Butterflies

    Top 10 Rare or Endangered Butterflies

    by FCM0

  • Cooperative behaviour is common and varied among animals. It is traditionally thought that cooperation is carried out to benefit others but recent studies show that it has very selfish roots

    Cooperative Behaviour in Animals

    Cooperative Behaviour in Animals

    by Jack Dazley0

  • The cheetah is one of the most iconic animals in the world. The cheetah doesn't get the respect or media attention the lion does, but there are only ten thousand left in this world. Save the cheetah.

    Acinonyx jubatus, The Cheetah

    Acinonyx jubatus, The Cheetah

    by Wesman Todd Shaw6

  • In the 19th century, passenger pigeons darkened the skies in flocks that stretched for many miles. There were billions of them. Today, they are extinct. This article takes a look at how it happened and introduces the method for de-extinction that scientists believe is possible.

    The Story of the Extinct Passenger Pigeons

    The Story of the Extinct Passenger Pigeons

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • They're talking... we just can't hear them! Adult giraffes do vocalize, but the sound is low-frequency and below the hearing range of a human's ear. Baby giraffes make an audible sound, similar to a cow's moo!

    What Sound Does a Giraffe Make?

    What Sound Does a Giraffe Make?

    by Leah Lefler19

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