Animals

In addition to the pets we have at home, the animal kingdom is made up of thousands of different species. This section takes a look at some of the most well known, including horses, pigs, and birds, as well as wild animals like lions, whales and monkeys.

The Tuatara: A Survivor from the Dinosaur Era

An endemic species of New Zealand, the tuatara is a reptile belonging to the order Rhynocephalia. While it might look like an ordinary lizard, it is actually more closely related to reptiles that lived back in the Cenozoic era. In…

Dodo Birds: The Story of an Extinct Species

People have written a lot about dodo birds (Raphus cucullatus) over the centuries. Unfortunately, most of the data we have is from legends and illustrations that, while very interesting, has actually misled us. We still don’t know what this animal…

Natural Wonders: What Are Soft Corals?

Soft corals are a type of Cnidaria which stand out for their lack of an internal calcium carbonate skeleton. They form some of those gorgeously colorful coral reefs you’ve probably seen in pictures, especially in tropical areas. These marine invertebrates…

3 Amazing Species of Flying Fish

Flying fish live in every single ocean and sea on the planet and there are lots of species of them. Seeing them burst out of the water as if they were birds is truly a sight to be seen. How are…

4 Wonderful Animal Stories for Kids

Animal stories and fables are still one of the best ways out there to teach kids valuable lessons. This probably won’t be the first time you’ve heard of Aesop’s Fables, and you’ve probably already been reading some to your kids.…

The Main Dog Organizations in the World

Some of the main dog organizations in the world exist to make sure that pure breed standards are kept up. They also do a lot to promote healthy, responsible breeding. Their goal is to ensure the well-being of any dogs…

The Kissing Bug and Chagas Disease

Chagas disease is a condition that mostly affects people in rural areas of Central and South America. It’s almost entirely caused by a tiny little insect: the kissing bug. Also known as the “barber bug” and the “winchuka,” the kissing bug has…

The Little Penguin: The Smallest of Its Kind

The little penguin is a fascinating species of penguin that inhabits the coast of New Zealand. Also known as the little blue penguin and fairy penguin, it’s the smallest breed in the Spheniscidae family. Penguins are flightless birds. Unlike birds that actually can fly,…

Feline Insomnia and What to Do About It

You’re sound asleep when, all of a sudden, some tiny feet land on your stomach. It feels as if someone’s kneading you as if you were a loaf of bread. You’re now wide awake and when you look at the…

Do Dogs Understand Human Facial Expressions?

Yes, dogs do understand human facial expressions. Anyone who has had a canine companion knows that dogs are experts in reading human emotions. Most dog owners have a story to tell or remember that on some occasion their pet seemed…

Poisoning in Cats and What to Do if it Happens

Street cats are very exposed to different kinds of dangers, for example, consuming  poisonous weeds, making contact with or eating chemically modified foods, etc. So, let’s find out more about poisoning in cats and what to do if it happens.…