Wild Animals

Animals that have not been domesticated for various reasons are known as “wild animals.” This section, much like an encyclopedia, will provide information about different species: amphibians, birds, invertebrates, mammals, fish, reptiles and more.

The Unwelcome Invasive Bullfrog

The bullfrog is an invasive species that lives in almost all parts of the world. Not only is its birthrate high, but it’s also aggressive. Therefore, it’s capable of displacing and destroying other weaker species. The bullfrog is an amphibious…

The Extinct Megafauna of Australia

In 1969, Rod Wells, a fossil-searching fanatic, entered Victoria Cave in southern Australia. He could never have imagined that deep inside lay fossils of some of the largest animals to roam the earth. Welcome to the megafauna of Australia. This…

The Fascinating Mating Rituals of the Great Bustard

In popular terms, the great bustard family of birds is composed of different species of flying birds that look particularly robust, and abound in the Iberian peninsula. Recently, bustards have re-captured the attention of the scientific community because of their…

The Blobfish: Habitat and Characteristics

The blobfish is a species of fish from the Psychrolutidae family. Its scientific name is Psychrolutes marcidus. This species is endemic to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Its gelatinous and soft-boned texture makes it a rather strange and curious fish.…

Sea Wasp: Characteristics and Habitat

The sea wasp, also known as Chironex fleckeri or box jellyfish, lives in Australian and the south-eastern Asian waters. There are almost 200 known species of jellyfish swimming in our planet’s seas. While many jellyfish are actually harmless, scientists think that the…

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…

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…

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…

8 of the Strangest Marine Animals to Amaze You

Here are eight of the strangest marine animals in the world! Prepare to be amazed at this glimpse into the wonderful world beneath the ocean. 1. One of the strangest marine animals: the hairy toadfish Originally from the warm waters…

The Stonefish, a Master of Camouflage

Although it may look like one, it’s not a stone. It’s a living creature that takes the form of a rock and that can hurt any unsuspecting person. The stonefish is a deadly, poisonous species that camouflages itself using grayish…

Do Whales Experience Stress?

Animals in captivity can often suffer stress, and this is a topic of great concern these days. In today’s article, we’ll see that even whales experience stress, as unlikely as this may seem. A study reveals that whales experience stress…

Meet the Golden Frog

When you think of poisonous animals, the first ones that probably come into your head are snakes or spiders. However, there are also some frog species with this ‘ability.’ One example is the golden frog, also known as the golden…

Two Common Types of Flatfish: Sole and Megrim

The common sole and four-spot megrim are two common types of flatfish. However, people also tend to mix them up a lot. They may be from the same family, and look very similar, but there are some variations that can help…

Why is the Clownfish Orange?

In the coral reefs of the tropics, there are hundreds of striking species of fish. This has influenced a team of researchers to decide to find out what gives the clownfish its orange color and its striking patterns. Why is…

What Is the Red-Lipped Batfish?

The red-lipped batfish (or gcocephalus darwini) is a species of actinopterygian fish. That simply means that its fins contain bone, and it’s one of 60 species of the gcocephalidae family. This species has its habitat only in Ecuador (Galapagos Islands)…