Wild Animals

Wild animals capture our attention with their fascinating habits, behavior and often surprising reactions to humans. We’ll tell you more about them in this section.

The American Pygmy Kingfisher

The American pygmy kingfisher is the miniature version of the common kingfisher. They share many characteristics, but their main difference is the size. Physical characteristics of the American pygmy kingfisher The American pygmy kingfisher is a rather colorful bird who…

What is Elephant Musth?

In spite of being peaceful animals, during elephant musth, the male becomes very aggressive. Even though elephants tend to be kindly creatures, there is a period of time in which the male of this species isn’t in a good mood,…

Discover How Dolphins Sleep

Dolphins spend all their time in the water, but they have to go to the surface to breathe. So how do dolphins sleep? In this article, we’ll tell you all about the sleep habits of cetaceans and other marine mammals.…

What on Earth is a Pink Fairy Armadillo?

The animal in today’s article may not sound like much, but it’s actually one of the rarest and most extraordinary species currently living on this planet. We’re talking about the pink fairy armadillo, a very interesting animal that’s quite a…

The Shoebill: Behavior and Habitat

The shoebill is a very curious bird, a native of Africa. A National Geographic documentary described it as a bird with a stork’s legs, a pelican’s beak, and an eagle’s head. It seems like a good description. A shoebill looks…

Bluethroat Nightingale: All About this Wonderful Bird

As its name indicates, the bluethroat nightingale has bluish plumage—among other colors—on its chest. But this isn’t the only wonderful thing about this bird. Learn more about it in this article. Bluethroat nightingale description Its scientific name is Luscinia svecica…

All About the Giant Armadillo

The giant armadillo is a mammal from the Cingulata order and belongs to the Dasypodidae family. Its scientific name is Priodontes Maximus. The Priodontes Maximus is the only member of a monotypic genus endemic to South America and is currently…

The Animals in the Amazing Doñana National Park

Doñana National Park is a huge protected natural area of beauty in Andalusia, Spain, covering more than 116,000 hectares. Currently, it’s considered one of the most important natural reserves in Europe. This is due to the diverse flora and fauna…

Differences Between Crabs and Velvet Crabs

Although they look very similar to the naked eye, crabs and velvet crabs have several differences in their appearance, behavior, and habits. Below, we’ll give you some information about crabs and velvet crabs, and highlight their similarities and differences. Characteristics…

Meet the Slow Loris

The slow loris is a little-known species that belongs to the primate family. Sadly though, the illegal trafficking of this animal has increased considerably over the past few years. Get ready to meet one of the most curious animals on…

Australia: The Land of Marsupials

This unique group of mammals is endemic to America and Australia. But why do people call Australia the land of marsupials? It’s because these animals are the most important terrestrial vertebrates in the country. Of the 378 land mammals that…

Smiling Spiders: Behavior and Habitat

There are several members of the theridiidae family that always seem to be happy. Or, at least they look like they are! In this article, we’ll give you some information about why these fascinating creatures are known as “smiling spiders”.…

The Solenodon, a Living Fossil

Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) is a genus of placental mammals from the Soricomorpha order, and the only one from the Solendontidae family. It’s an endemic to the island of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as well as Cuba. It’s a panchronic…

The Importance of Herbivores

We often hear about how important carnivores are in the world’s different ecosystems, mainly because of how they balance nature’s food chain. However, an experiment carried out in the Alps shows the vital importance of herbivores too. The study was…

The History of Pig Domestication

The history of pig domestication is one of the most interesting ones among all farm animals. In fact, the relationship between pigs and man goes back thousands of years, and it’s believed that this domestication took place in two distinct…

Humans Didn’t Invent Agriculture, Ants Did

Agriculture is undoubtedly one of the greatest feats in the history of humanity. Together with other inventions, it enabled us to leave the Paleolithic era. But what if humans didn’t invent agriculture after all? Intrigued? Read on! Humans didn’t invent…

What are Bearded Dragons?

Bearded dragons are small and friendly lizards that have gained a lot of popularity as pets in recent decades. They are currently the most well known species of the Pogonas genus. In this article, we’ll tell you more about the…

What are Monitor Lizards?

Monitor lizards, or Varanus lizards, are a very little known group of large animals that have great intelligence. What are monitor lizards? These animals are reptiles native to Oceania, Asia, and Africa that have become invasive exotic species in some…

5 Sacred Animals from Around the World

One of the main lessons that we learn when traveling is that our point of view completely changes depending on where we were born or raised. In fact, there are animals that are sacred in certain countries and are not…