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.

7 Interesting Facts About Reindeer

The reindeer is an animal that is commonly featured in Christmas music and pictures. According to legend, reindeer pull Santa Claus’ sleigh, have red noses, have odd names and can fly. Of course, that’s the stuff of children’s stories. But…

5 Tips for Introducing New Fish to Your Aquarium

An aquarium can be a really elegant decorative element, and is thought to be a great way to combat stress. Plus, it’s a good way to teach children about the responsibilities of looking after a pet from a young age.…

The Barracuda: an Aggressive and Unpredictable Fish

When we think of dangerous marine animals, we usually think of sharks, killer whales and jellyfish. However, not much is known about one of the most common and aggressive fish in coastal waters: the barracuda.  Morphology and habitat of the…

What Are Endemic Species?

Endemic species are species that have a limited distribution or population. They are also species that only live in one particular part of the world. In this article let’s learn about the characteristics and special importance of this unique group…

Tawny Frogmouth: Everything You Should Know

The tawny frogmouth may look like an owl at first sight, but it’s actually a completely different type of bird. They live throughout Australia and in all types of habitats. Its beak is designed to catch insects such as cicadas…

What is the Axolotl?

The axolotl can be many different colors including black, gray, gold, albino, and white. They’re relatively easy to take care of, but they live their whole lives in the water. For that reason you have to make sure their tank…

Sumatran Orangutan: Physical Characteristics

Experts say that this is the most human-like primate around, because of its size, the fact that it walks upright, and certain other behavior it exhibits. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Sumatran…

The Marine Iguana: Ruler of the Galapagos

When we think of the Galapagos Islands, we usually think of two animals: the giant tortoise and the marine iguana. In this article, we’re going to tell you about the latter, an endemic and extraordinary species that’s worth learning about. …

The Life Cycle of Eels

Eels have become a popular addition to some dishes, as many types of Asian cuisine have become more and more prevalent worldwide. However, this animal has remained mysterious to many people. Today, we’re going to tell you all about the…

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.…