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.

What is Aposematism in Animals?

Aposematism is the bright coloration of animals. Usually, brightly colored animals have poisonous glands. Another method of aposematism in animals is through the emission of sounds, such as the audible warnings of a rattlesnake. The word aposematism is composed of two…

Current Situation of the Short-Tailed Albatross

The Industrial Revolution caused the short-tailed albatross to decrease in numbers and become an endangered species. This was due to the value of its useful feathers. This is a medium-sized bird that’s famous for its large pink beak. Read on to…

Treatments for Rabbits with Fleas

It’s becoming more and more popular to choose pets that aren’t cats or dogs. However, each species has its own specific needs. In this article, we’ll tell you all about treatments for rabbits with fleas. How to detect fleas on…

Species of Stingray and Their Characteristics

Stingrays are part of a large order of cartilaginous fish that characterized by their thin, flat bodies. They have two pectoral fins and a long tail, and, despite their morphological differences, they’re actually related to sharks. In this article, we’ll…

Have You Heard About the Curious Echidna?

Even though at first glance it may appear to be a hedgehog, the characteristics of the curious echidna are truly unique. The echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) is, without a doubt, a unique animal. It belongs to the Tachyglossidae family and the subspecies…

What’s Your Cat’s Hunting Technique?

Cats, like all felines, are excellent hunters. Most owners are probably amazed by their cat’s ability to chase their prey. But you, like many cat owners, might not be that familiar with your cat’s hunting technique.  Why do cats still…

Have You Heard About the Asian Wild Ass?

The existence of the Asian wild ass confirms that our donkeys or burros still have relatives in the wild. Similar to the domestic ass, this animal is larger and has far more character. This species has been with us throughout history…

Characteristics of the Harbor Seal

The common seal is also known as speckled or harbor seal. It inhabits the temperate and cold water coasts, and is the most widespread species of pinnipeds in the world. Continue reading to find out more about it. Physical characteristics…

What on Earth Is the T. Rex Leech?

A little over 10 years ago, experts discovered a new species of leech in Peru: the T. rex leech. The animal, which appeared in the nose of a small girl of nine years of age, received the scientific name of Tyrannobdella…

Do Marine Insects Exist?

In recent years, there have been many surprising and unexpected scientific discoveries of several aquatic insects. However, almost all the species that experts identified lived partially or totally in freshwater areas. Therefore, the question remains if there are really any…

Giant Kingfisher: Habits and Reproduction

The giant kingfisher is the largest specimen of the Alcedinidae family. Its size, plumage, and habits make it a rather striking bird. Read on to find out more about it. Characteristics and habitat of the giant kingfisher Its scientific name…

How to Draw Your Pet

Have you ever thought about drawing your pet? It’s not as difficult as you might think; it only requires a few materials and you can do it just about anywhere. Do you want to learn how to draw your pet?…

The Seven Most Common Caterpillars

Caterpillars are the larvae of the different species of insects that make up the order Lepidoptera.  However, the term is also used to designate the larvae of some types of flies and beetles. In today’s article, though, we’ll be looking…

The Monkey Who Attacked a King

It was the year 1920 when a macaque was destined to change the country of Greece forever. The monkey in question attacked King Alexander I, in his residence in Tatoi Palace, in an incident that would lead to his death.…

The Sea Lamprey: Habitat and Morphology

The sea lamprey is a creature that really does showcase the incredible biodiversity around us. This species of jawless fish is very easy to recognize. Its fearsome appearance and hematophagous diet have earned it the nickname “sea vampire”. Its mouth…

Australian Wombat Dies of Loneliness

Love is the answer. For people and for animals. When we feel its absence we can become inconsolable. That’s what happened to Tonka, an Australian wombat who lost his joie de vivre when he found himself without the love he…

Do Horses Sleep Standing Up or Lying Down?

All animals need to sleep, but we all rest in different ways. Are you curious about knowing whether horses sleep standing up or lying down? Keep reading and we’ll answer this question! Characteristics of horse rest Before talking about whether…