Here are the sounds giraffes do make and when they make them. From grunts and bleats, to mews, coughs, hisses, and infra-sounds that are hard for humans to hear, giraffes are not as silent as people think.
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.
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.
The helmeted hornbill has a huge beak and casque, a big patch of bare, wrinkled skin on its neck, a laughing call, and very interesting behaviour. It's critically endangered.
The Pallas cat, Pallas's cat, or manul is a small, thick-furred animal of Central Asia with a distinctive appearance. The animal is susceptible to toxoplasmosis.
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 White Peacock is as vain as it's colorful counterpart. Truly a magnificent bird, bearing the dazzling color of white.
The Eurasian Eagle Owl is one of the largest owls in the world. With its bright orange eyes and unique facial disk, this large yet beautiful bird of prey is found throughout Europe and Asia.
The cross orb weaver spider (Araneus diadematus) is commonly found across much of Europe and North America. Its appearance, behaviors, and traits are discussed in this overview of its year-long life cycle.
This article explores the traits and characteristics of the infamous Boomslang; one of Africa's most venomous snakes.
The complete guide to British birds continues with a look at the various species of dabbling ducks that inhabit the British Isles. A dabbling duck is basically a surface feeding duck.
Shoebill storks, or shoebills, have a huge and very impressive bill. The animal's unusual features make it a unique bird. Its population is classified as vulnerable.
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!
1. Gorillas are 98.67% human: This one speaks for itself – humans and gorillas share a strikingly similar genetic code. 2. Gorillas maintain families: A gorilla family averages ten members and contains a number of females, children and usually...
Hammerhead flatworms are a type of land planarian. They have a semilunar head and are sometimes very long. They are predators and have been introduced to Europe and the US.
While wildlife authorities insist they do not live in NC, cougars and an unidentified large black cougar-like cat have regularly been sighted in North East North Carolina.
Lions were finally 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.
Most venomous snakes can be quickly distinguished from other non-venomous snakes with a practiced eye. They share characteristics that will readily stand out once you've come to recognize them.
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.
Do wild cheetahs attack, kill, or eat human beings? This article answers this question and provides more information about these extraordinary animals.
A tarsier is a strange little primate with huge eyes. It reminds some people of Yoda, the Jedi master. Many tarsier species are in trouble.
A two-faced animal is one individual. The disorder is known as disprosopus or craniofacial duplication. Cats with two faces are called Janus cats. Frank and Louie was a famous example.
IUCN has declared 418 animal species in the Philippines to be either vulnerable or endangered. This article lists the top 50 critically endangered animals in the Philippines.
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.
In this article, I give essential facts on six of the most dangerous snakes in Florida, all of which are venomous and can deliver potentially fatal snake bites. My list includes the southern copperhead, eastern diamondback, and the cottonmouth.
The giant African land snail and the Powelliphanta from New Zealand are huge snails. The first is a pest and a pet and the second is endangered or threatened, depending on the species.
The Tasmanian devil is an endangered species whose population is decreasing. The main reason for the decrease is devil facial tumor disease. Immunotherapy may one day be helpful.
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.
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.
Caracal - Adaptations and Facts - The caracal has a number of anatomical and behavioral adaptations that ensure its success in a diverse variety of habitats.
In this guide you will learn easy ways anyone can get started in bird watching and become a birder, even if they are a total beginner!
The Spix's macaw is endemic to Brazil but has been declared extinct in the wild. Fortunately, it still exists in captivity. Captive birds may one day be released into the wild.
Many animals take to the air to fly or glide. Some 'balloon' thousands of miles on the wind. This page explores the most impressive examples...
Here are the tales of fifteen species that succumbed to anthropogenic extinction as a result of hunting or habitat destruction.
The Woodpecker's amazing physical characteristics make it nature's working physical machine. The more you learn about the woodpecker, the more amazed you will be.
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.
Rat snakes are non-venomous reptiles that are good climbers and eat rodents and other vermin. They are found all over Louisiana.
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!
Polar bears are looked upon by some people as the most beautiful of the bear species. They have thick white fur and a sleek appearance, where most bears appear to be quite stocky. Most of us will only see these beautiful animals in a zoo, but their life in the wild is fascinating.
This is a list of species that are close to extinction or critically endangered. This article also includes a list of species that went extinct in 2018.
Komodo, bearded, and frilled dragons are lizards. They are impressive reptiles. They have features that remind people of the dragons of myth and literature.
A brief overview of the Everglades National Park and a look at some of the common, and not so common, bird species found there.
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.
Marmots live in mountainous areas of British Columbia. They are social and very vocal animals that often form colonies. One species—the Vancouver Island Marmot—is critically endangered.
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...
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!
Learn about the different species of alligators including the only two known living species that exist today: The American Alligator and the Chinese Alligator.
I have always wondered, do ducks eat fish? I mean they do float in the pond most of the day, right? Despite their flat bills that lack teeth ducks are omnivorous foragers that eat just about anything,including fish!
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.
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.
Here's a (non-comprehensive) list of ocean animals in alphabetical order. There's always more to explore!
The great horned owl is an avian apex predator, and perhaps the finest predator to have ever lived. In this article, I will detail just about everything you need to know about these magnificent raptors, including what they look like, what they eat, and how they live.
Learn why some birds fly south for the winter while others do not migrate, plus find out how they navigate such long distances and where they go.
Australia has a reputation for being home to many of the world's most dangerous animals. Here is a list of the 10 most deadly creatures that call the land-down-under their home.
Did you know that only 6000 snow leopards are surviving in the wild today? Read more than 50 facts about this amazing creature...
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.
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 ?
The stripes on that fuzzy caterpillar scurrying across your path may be able to tell you something about the weather.
Tree kangaroos are unusual marsupials that move with ease through the trees and on the ground. The Lumholtz's tree kangaroo is the smallest animal in the group.
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.
Originally from Africa, the Guinea fowl has been become popular in many countries, not only as a food source but for some of their unusual and quirky habits.
The large or Malayan flying fox is one of the world's largest bats and has a wingspan of up to six feet. Its population is classified as Near Threatened by the IUCN.
Draco lizards are sometimes known as flying dragons. They have a skin fold on each side of their body that extends to form a wing-like structure and enables them to glide through the air.
Orangutans are endangered, mainly because their rainforest habitat is being replaced by oil palm plantations. We can help the animals in multiple ways.
Have you ever wondering how large the largest birds are? Listed in this article are 5 of the largest birds of prey in Canada, and they are large!
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.
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. Here are some of the most beautiful snakes in the world.
The American crow though intelligent, mischievous and resourceful, many people love to hate this bird. Learn why?
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.
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!
Puffins are lovable, cute and clever birds. This article contains lots of fun facts about puffins for kids, and includes some surprises!
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.
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
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
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.
A Bullock's oriole is a beautiful sight to behold, especially when they land in your own backyard to feast on nectar and fruits. This article explains all about their feeding and nesting habits and suggests ways you might attract them to your own backyard.
Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Sixth Extinction" won the 2015 Pulitzer for non-fiction, deservedly, for its blend of places, people, creatures and science. Get the gist in this lavishly illustrated Hub.
The anatomy of the European Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera) is truly amazing, from its hairy eyes to its clawed feet to its barbed stinger. Powerful jaws, two stomachs, 24 "knees," and more.
Because of human destruction of their habitats, species whose geographical range is small are at the greatest risk of being endangered. Here you'll find a list of ten of the most endangered animals.
Slow lorises are intriguing animals and the only venomous primates. They need our help. A protein in the venom closely resembles an allergenic protein in cat dander and saliva.
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?
Some of the coolest, most fascinating organisms are just now being discovered by scientists, and not only at the bottom of the ocean, either.
This article suggests a list of the most endangered animals on the planet. As much as possible, it shows approximately how many of each species exists in the wild.
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.
This article explores the 10 most dangerous snakes in the United States and Canada. It analyzes each of the chosen snakes through an analysis of their venom toxicity, level of aggression, and overall threat to humans.
The Steller's Sea Eagle is one of the largest and most powerful Birds of Prey found throughout the world. Take a look at this impressive eagle that is found only in the northeastern reaches of Asia.
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.
This article examines the deadly Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. It provides an analysis of the snake's behavioral traits, characteristics, and overall venom toxicity.
The beautiful spirit bear has a white or cream coat and lives in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. It's an unusual form of the kermode bear, which is a subspecies of Ursus americanus.
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.
These large cats are dwindling in number as they are being hunted for medicinal purposes, as well as being killed to protect local cattle.
Some animals absorb chloroplasts or algae, which make food inside the animal's body. The exoskeleton of one type of insect makes electricity from solar energy.
Although there are few Gouldian finches in the wild, there are many being raised by individuals, and you can see them in many zoos. This article will introduce the reader to these beautiful birds.
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?
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.
Goldfish are interesting fish that have some surprising features. The animals are popular pets. They are found in the wild, where they may become very large.
What different species of animals can interbreed and how is it possible? From mules to ligers learn all about hybrids in this comprehensive article.
Moray eels and wolf eels have elongated bodies and live on the ocean bottom. The fish have developed some intriguing and unusual body features and behaviour.
See pictures to help you identify the male and female Rose-breasted Grosbeak, plus learn facts about its migration and behavior.
The Arabian horse has unique qualities and a long history. In this article, I will present the characteristics of of the breed, their history, competitions, and precautions to be observed when buying or importing them.
Tigers are territorial and generally solitary animals, except for during mating season. They are also charismatic megafauna, which means they are large animals with popular mainstream appeal in society.
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.
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
Horn and angel sharks live on the seabed instead of swimming through open water. They are predators like most other sharks, but they have some unusual features.
The Malayan tapir is an unusual animal with an extensible and mobile proboscis, or mini-trunk. Despite its size and bulk, this endangered animal can move fast.
Siberian tigers are muscular and have large heads and powerful forelimbs, huge paws and canines with 33 razor-sharp teeth that shred their prey making it easy to feast on their dinner!
A pair of Eastern Bluebirds make their home in a backyard nesting box. Photos of bluebirds, bluebird nests and baby bluebirds included. Tips on attracting bluebirds to your backyard.
There are four species of owls native to North Carolina. These owls and their distinctive calls are captivating creatures.
There are many endangered species, including the Siberian Tiger, elephants, leatherback sea turtles, snow leopards,
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.
A guide to the best places in the world to see wild tigers, such as Bengal tigers in India's national parks or Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.
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...
The maned wolf is an unusual animal with an erectable mane, a fox-like face, large ears, and long legs that resemble stilts. Its population is near threatened.
Mudskippers are unusual fish that may spend more time on land than in water. They use their pectoral fins as legs and breathe through their skin as well as their gills.
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.
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.
Markhors are endangered animals that live primarily in Pakistan and have long curved horns that they use to find food and fight for a mate.
Snakes are fascinating reptiles that have a wide variety of appearances and behaviours. Some of their characteristics are both strange and surprising.
We might not be able to clone dinosaurs but did you know we are looking into "reverse engineering" them? And cloning more recently extinct animals?
Quick facts about Tyrannosaurus Rex (King of the Dinosaurs). Keywords: Dinosaurs; T-Rex; Tyrannosaurus; Tyrannosaurus Rex; Cretaceous Period; Science; Archaeology; Paleontology; Prehistory; Prehistoric
Harvestmen or daddy longlegs are interesting animals that are arachnids but not spiders. They have some unusual features and are often fascinating to observe.
Elephant shrews or sengis are small mammals with long, mobile, and very sensitive noses. Despite their name, they aren't shrews but are related to elephants and manatees.
This list includes bird species from all over the globe. Each one is unique, but they all have one thing in common—their stunningly colorful plumage makes them stand out from the flock as some of the most beautiful avians in the world!
Northern Cardinal birds inhabit most of North America. Photos of the mating and nesting behavior of this striking red bird.
The Surinam toad has a highly flattened body. The skin on the female’s back absorbs her fertilized eggs. The youngsters break out of the skin when they are sufficiently mature.
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.
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...
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.
Here is a comprehensive list of collective names for a variety of animals. Whenever animals gather in groups, they are called the following. Some you may already know, but others are likely to surprise you!
The aye-aye is a lemur with some bizarre features. Its very thin and long third finger is used for tap foraging and its hidden pseudothumb probably acts as a sixth digit.
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.
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.
Mole and worm lizards are very unusual reptiles. Their elongated bodies resemble those of earthworms. The first lizard has one pair of legs and the second none at all.
Barn swallows are dive-bombing insect eaters that can be both a benefit and a problem. Learn how you can coexist with this common bird.
Accurate brown recluse spider identification is essential for your safety. This quick and easy guide will help you identify and control brown recluse spiders.
Hoatzins are strange birds from South America. They digest their food in an unusual way and can have an unpleasant smell. Their chicks have claws on their wings.
Tigers are beautiful and amazing animals and their numbers are dropping in the wild. There are only two species of tigers left in the world and several others that have already been extinct.
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?
Learn what wilds birds eat in the summer and winter and how they survive so you can stock appropriate foods in your feeder.
Learn interesting facts about the behavior of the blue jay, view pictures, and learn how to keep this bully away from your bird feeder.
Are dolphins endangered? Several species and subspecies of dolphin are threatened and the reasons are all man-made. Many human activities, whether done intentionally or by accident, have adverse environmental impacts and result to the decline of population and increase their risk of becoming extinct
The black-footed cat of southern Africa is a small, solitary, and attractive animal. It's also a fierce hunter. Unfortunately, its population is threatened.
This will answer some questions on the Common Raven, and you will see what a great looking bird this is. Come and enjoy.
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!
Flamingos are fabulous—they are so beautiful and they have some very interesting behaviors, for example, their elaborate courtship dance.
Asian and African golden cats are beautiful animals whose populations are near threatened or vulnerable. The cats are in trouble because of human activity in their habitat.
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...
Earwigs have a fearsome image but aren't dangerous. They sometimes become garden pests. Natural control methods can be very helpful in dealing with the insects.
This article explores the Belcher's Sea Snake; largely considered to be the world's most deadliest snake.
Curious to find out which animal has the largest breasts? Which male species can produce milk? Which has the most number of nipples? Which has an odd number count? Read on for fun facts and trivia about animals with the most interesting bosoms!
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...
What do you know about invasive spiders, scorpions and slugs? Introduced species cause big problems in the UK, so find out how the arrived and the effects they have on native species and ecosystems
Identify the creature you found with this quick and easy bug identification guide to commonly found insects, bugs, and related creatures.
Crows and ravens are similar, but definitely not the same. It's easy to tell them apart once you learn to spot these distinct differences. A side-by-side comparison of American Crows and Common Ravens.
The fossa is the largest predator in Madagascar. It's an agile tree climber and a very capable hunter. Its population is threatened by the destruction of its habitat.
The gharial is a critically-endangered relative of the crocodile. It lives in and next to rivers in India and Nepal. The animal has some unusual and interesting features.
Eurasian Eagle Owls have made a comeback in the UK. Discover some interesting facts about the Eagle Owl; behavior, reproduction, habitat and why the Eurasian may become threatened again.
Learn about the most beautiful species on earth! These unusual species and wonders of evolution are illustrated with pictures and facts.
Pandas are interesting and mysterious creatures that have long baffled scientists. There are many things about these endangered animals that many people do not know.
The Scottish wildcat is a beautiful animal and a powerful hunter. Unfortunately, it’s critically endangered due to hybridization with domestic cats.
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.
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
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.
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...
The kakapo is a flightless parrot that's endemic to New Zealand and is critically endangered. It's the heaviest parrot in the world. Sirocco is a famous member of the species.
Are you curious about what a group of cats is called? A group of owls or a group of sheep? Find your answers here. From mammals to amphibians to insects—discover the many interesting group names for animals, otherwise known as "collective nouns." Happy learning!
There are plenty of animals in the world—some are nightmare-inducing and some are scarier seeming than they really are. This is a list of the top 10 animals that friendlier than their looks and reputations suggest.
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.
Many songbirds are known for their colours and sweet melodies. Listen to the songs of beautiful songbirds and learn how these melodies function in courtship and registering territorial presence.
This articles examines the deadly and highly venomous, Inland Taipan. It provides an analysis of the snake's behavioral traits, characteristics, and venom toxicity.
Evolution has produced a multitude of predators down the ages, but which were the deadliest of all time?
In winter, the Narcisse Snake Dens contain the world's largest concentration of red-sided garter snakes. The reptiles are non-venomous and are sometimes kept as pets.
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.
The Sahara Desert has extreme living conditions for the animal kingdom. However, these Sahara Desert animals learned to adapt well to the harsh environment of the region. Know about these animals and do your part in preserving them for the future generations.
At least 1000 types of fish—and probably many more—produce sounds. These sounds include pops, clicks, purrs, grunts, hums, hoots, rattles, and tinkles.
The common chameleon is the only species of chameleon that lives in Europe, and it is native to regions such as southern Portugal and southern Spain. In Portugal, it lives in the Algarve area, though it's threatened by habitat loss.
Some of the most majestic endangered species are the big cats. Many different cats are endangered, including ocelots, jaguars, Bengal tigers, and Sumatran tigers.
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.
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 the world’s animals live in the rainforests. Learn which species are threatened and what you can do to help!
Large and fascinating birds, American black vultures live in the southern USA and are common in Central and South America.
Learn some facts about the American Robin and its migration and behaviors, plus view pictures of this early bird of spring.
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.
Many slugs play a helpful role in their environment, although some are pests. Researchers are hoping to create useful items based on slug slime and movement.