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  • 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 Shaw26

  • 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 Brown98

  • 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 Shaw8

  • 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

  • All the essential facts about Southern Black Racers that you might want to know. These snakes are nonvenomous and common throughout the Southeastern USA.

    Facts About Southern Black Racer Snakes

    Facts About Southern Black Racer Snakes

    by Paul Goodman12

  • 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

  • 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 Audet38

  • 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 Shaw34

  • The Cape buffalo, also known as the "Black Death" or "widowmaker," kills about 200 people per year. However, two people have shown that it is possible to befriend this animal.

    Can You Make Friends With a Cape Buffalo?

    Can You Make Friends With a Cape Buffalo?

    by elnavann2

  • 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 Minter1

  • 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

  • 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

  • Every year tens of thousands of new species of animals are cataloged on this planet, and recent years have been no different. From presidential moths to literary crabs, here are a few of my favorites.

    Eight Newly Discovered Species

    Eight Newly Discovered Species

    by Penny Sebring2

  • 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

  • Once on the brink of extinction, the Eurasian lynx numbers have increased but they still remain critically endangered in certain areas.

    The Eurasian Lynx

    The Eurasian Lynx

    by Natalie Cookson2

  • Birds are among the most beautiful creatures on Earth. They're also some of the weirdest! Check out these crazy-but-true interesting and fun facts about our feathered friends...you'll be amazed!

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    Top Ten Interesting and Fun Facts About Birds

    by Amanda Littlejohn45

  • The bird family Alcidae evokes images of cold, windswept, ocean escarpments or upwellings miles out to sea. The Pigeon Guillemot, however, is the "Easy" Alcid of tourist traps and public beaches.

    Pigeon Guillemot - The "Easy" Alcid

    Pigeon Guillemot - The "Easy" Alcid

    by Mel Carriere16

  • 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

  • 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 Shaw15

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

    Seal Vs. Sea Lion

    Seal Vs. Sea Lion

    by isharkbait0

  • 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 Crampton115

  • 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

  • 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 Jose61

  • 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

  • Cape Buffalo are known as Black Death and feared and sought after by hunters. Can you tame a Buffalo? Read about my own encounter and learn more about these majectic beasts.

    Cape Buffalo—Facts and My Personal Encounter

    Cape Buffalo—Facts and My Personal Encounter

    by elnavann0

  • 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

  • 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 GabeTheGardener20

  • 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. B.114

  • 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

  • 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 Smith80

  • 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

  • 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 Smith51

  • 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 KathyH13

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  • 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 Crampton22

  • 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

  • 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

  • It might be easy to overlook Dark-Eyed Juncos because of their gray and brown colorations. But it is impossible to overlook their helpful and voracious weed seed and insect-eating appetite. Come discover more about the number one feeder bird in the US!

    The Juncos I Have Come to Know

    The Juncos I Have Come to Know

    by Connie Smith22

  • In this article, I list and give essential facts on the 6 most dangerous snakes in Florida, all of which are venomous and can deliver potentially fatal snakebites. My list includes the Southern Copperhead, Eastern Diamondback, and the Cottonmouth.

    6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Florida

    6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Florida

    by Paul Goodman17

  • 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

  • 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 ChristopherJRex15

  • The fact that frogs are amphibians, and go through a fully aquatic tadpole stage, is well known. But did you know that some poison dart frogs feed their tadpoles unfertilised eggs?

    A Knot of Frog Facts

    A Knot of Frog Facts

    by aa lite5

  • 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

  • Long before either Abel Tasman or Captain Cook ever set eyes on Australia. The ancestors of today's Aborigines made a tricky sea voyage to an astonishing world full of weird and mighty beasts. This was a world crawling with monstrous marsupials, giant reptiles and huge flightless birds.

    The Australian Megafauna

    The Australian Megafauna

    by James Kenny16

  • 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

  • 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 Stormme192

  • 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

  • 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 Kenny16

  • 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

  • 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 Bennett3

  • 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 ChristopherJRex4

  • 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

  • Many people believe snakes are slippery, sneaky creatures that will strike when you least expect them and, well, those folks are right. But snakes can also have an unusual grace and exotic allure.

    Snakes Are Beautiful When They're in Pictures!

    Snakes Are Beautiful When They're in Pictures!

    by DarkSinistar10

  • 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 Duncan15

  • I have been away from HubPages for a while now. My article earlier aticle was followed by surgery, new jobs and a big move. Migrating birders need a plan. Use this checklist when changing flyways.

    Changing Flyways–a Checklist for Birders on the Move

    Changing Flyways–a Checklist for Birders on the Move

    by Sherry Thornburg0

  • 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 COA OSC39

  • 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

  • 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 Hubs39

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Schultz17

  • 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?

    How Do Lions Hunt?

    by James Kenny38

  • 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 lite9

  • 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 Smith27

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Palen7

  • 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

  • The average zoo visitor may wonder what it is that tigers eat in zoos. It is the same as in the wild...meat. In the zoo however the fare varies as does the preparation and presentation.

    What Do Tigers Eat In Zoos?

    What Do Tigers Eat In Zoos?

    by Peter Dickinson35

  • 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

  • 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 Dockett26

  • 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 ChristopherJRex2

  • 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

  • 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 Spence65

  • 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 Kenny34

  • Just recently my family and I discovered a family of owls living in the oak tree in our backyard. We had seen the father owl perched upon a ladder in our neighbor's backyard the weekend prior to when my husband noticed the whole family hanging out on a branch the following weekend. We both were immediately fascinated by these wise, majestic creatures and so I've been inspired to write a hub about the different types of owls in Florida.

    A Look at the Different Types of Owls in Florida

    A Look at the Different Types of Owls in Florida

    by Nicole Canfield32

  • Have you ever wondered why some birds have iridescent patches; or why Northern Cardinals are red; or what makes Blue Jays blue? How dull would life be without the colors that punctuate our lives? Everywhere you look Mother Nature has given us a huge paint box full of colors; and she reserves her most diverse color palette for our backyard birds.

    How Do Birds Get Their Colors?

    How Do Birds Get Their Colors?

    by Connie Smith15

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  • 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 livingsta43

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Top Ten Cutest Japanese Wild Animals

    Top Ten Cutest Japanese Wild Animals

    by Rachael Lefler1

  • 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

  • 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

  • Here's a look at the Oklahoma state bird, the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, along with Deb Hirt's one of a kind photos. Come take a walk with her into the world of this beautiful bird.

    Facts About the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

    Facts About the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher

    by Deb Hirt92

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