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.

Deer Herds: Feeding Habits and Habitats

There are some animals that live solitary lives and only come together with another member of their species for courting and mating. There are others who pair with others for life, and there are some who live in large groups…

Hake Migration Patterns: All You Need to Know

Hake follow two very specific migration patterns. The purpose of one is to find food, the other is for reproduction and the continuation of the species. Hake is a type of fish that is commonly used in recipes around the…

All You Need to Know About Species of Mite

People often associate mites with fleas for several reasons. Firstly, they are small, and sometimes even microscopic size. Secondly, they live in groups and can infest our homes and our pets. As this article will explain, many species of mite…

Jacamar Bird – Characteristics of a Passerine

The jacamar bird is the best-distributed species of the Galbulidae family. Jacamars is a general term for a group of birds that belong to this family. They’re all throughout the American tropical zone and are their striking colors are characteristic…

The Sardine Run – The Greatest Show on Earth

The sardine run is a natural phenomenon that’s, indisputably, one of the greatest shows on earth. This migration is the largest one ever recorded in terms of the volume of animals involved in it. Continue reading to find out more…

The Red Panda: Behavior and Habitat

The red panda lives in the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China. Along with the panda, it is one of the most critically endangered species on the planet.  Despite its name and appearance (it looks kind of like a raccoon),…

Walrus Species: A Look at Some Biological Subspecies

The walrus species has three subspecies: the Atlantic walrus, the Pacific walrus, and the Laptev walrus. Their main differences are the size they reach in adulthood and the places they live in. However, recent studies of this animal’s mitochondrial DNA…

Wheat Weevils: A Plague in Your Pantry

Wheat weevils are beetles of the Curculionidae family. However, there are a few subgroups within this group. The subgroup we’re about to discuss here today belongs to the genus Sitophilus. Wheat weevils are a subgroup that belongs to the order…

Learn the History of the Extinct Mastodon

About 20 million years ago, according to experts, a distant relative of modern elephants was walking the earth. They’re easy to mix up with mammoths, but the now-extinct mastodon is definitely not the same animal. Keep reading to learn everything…

The Agami Heron: Habitat and Characteristics

The agami heron is a unique bird that lives in the lowlands and swamp forests of Central America and northern South America. It’s extremely rare to spot one because of their tendency to stay still for long periods. In general, the…

Dupont’s Lark: Conservation of the Species

The lark is one of many birds found all throughout southern Spain and northern Africa. The biggest characteristic of a Dupont’s lark is that they make their nests on the ground. This is because they mostly move around close to…

The Special Relationship Between Animals and Humans

There has always been a special relationship between animals and humans. But, sometimes, you hear stories that go far beyond anything you’ve heard or seen before. In today’s article, we’ll be telling you one such story. This is a clear…

Hector’s Dolphin: Native to New Zealand

Hector’s dolphin is a species of dolphin native to New Zealand. Its scientific name is Cephalorhynchus hectori, hence the common name “Hector’s dolphin.” Characteristics of Hector’s dolphin This species has the robust characteristics of the Delphinidae family. But it’s also the smallest known species…

Marine Life: Do All Jellyfish Sting?

Jellyfish are a common sight along coastlines around the world. While they typically prefer warm climates, it’s becoming increasingly common to find jellyfish in colder waters, as climate change forces certain species to migrate. In today’s article, however, we want…

Swordtail Fish – Diet and Reproduction

If we say Xiphophorus, you probably won’t know we’re talking about. But we’re sure you might know them by one of their more common names: swordtail fish, platyfish, and platy. This is one of the most common fish in aquariums.…

Medicinal Leeches: Do They Really Work?

Leeches are hermaphroditic invertebrates in the Annelida phylum. There are lots of different species of leech, with a wide range of biological diversity. Today, though, we’re going to focus on their use in medicine, and one specific species, Hirudo medicinalis, or…

Playing Dead – Why Do Animals Do It?

Playing dead is a defense mechanism. The animal adopts this behavior, simulating death, as a protection technique against possible predators. Origin of the term “thanatosis” The word thanatosis is a combination of the Greek words thanat(o), which means “death“, and…

American Mink: Habitat and Characteristics

The American mink is originally from the North American continent. But, due to reasons such as its great expansive and colonizing potential, these days it has extended its habitat to much of Europe, Asia, South America, and New Zealand. Learn…