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Crocodiles have been around since the dinosaur era. Crocodiles are large fierce hunters. [read more...]
About 30 million years ago cats, dogs and bears were seen differently from how we see them now. It was a completely different time period; things that may not be acceptable now, were in fact a part of daily life back then. [read more...]
Did you know that cookie-cutter sharks glow luminous green under natural lighting? This tiny shark uses this glow to lure its victims when hunting. [read more...]
The black mamba is an incredible reptile. It is a large poisonous snake, in fact, the largest venomous snake in Africa. [read more...]
There are many animals that spend their entire life in trees. Throughout their lives, koalas will only go down from a tree to move between them. [read more...]
While lions are often referred to as ‘Kings of the jungle,’ it is actually tigers that are native to this environment. Shadows casted from tall trees along with tigers’ stripes help them blend into the deep jungles and tall grasses where they most commonly live. [read more...]
The gray wolf is an interesting animal that was recently saved from extinction by over-hunting. The population is starting to increase again because of laws that restrict people from hurting them. [read more...]
Birds are big, bold and strong. Their light skeletons are what allow them to fly above all the other animals. [read more...]
Peafowl are fascinating animals to learn about. Peafowl are huge birds that don’t fly very well, and spend most of their time on the ground searching for food and a place to nest. [read more...]
Flamingos are amazing creatures. They have a lot of physical characteristics that make them unique. [read more...]
Clown fish are at risk of being endangered. Clown fish live in sea anemones that grow on coral reefs. Because of climate change, scientists fear that coral reefs will die and the clown fish won’t have a place to live. [read more...]
Some animals are too small to fight other animals so they have to come up with ways to hide. They do this by camouflaging themselves. [read more...]
Lions are unique animals. They can be sociable, cruel, mean, and lazy all at the same time. [read more...]
Dogs were the first animals to be tamed. The word tamed means trained to live with human beings. Domestic dog fossils dating back 10,500 years were found in Idaho. The fact that dogs are natural scavengers, and were always around human camps searching for scraps was the beginning of the training relationship between humans and dogs. [read more...]
Mammals are creatures with warm blood and fur. They also feed their babies with milk that they produce themselves. [read more...]
The Siberian tiger is one of the world’s most dangerous predators. It is found in China, Russia, and North and South Korea. They are the largest living cats in the world. [read more...]
Some of the first creatures to make their home in the ocean were worms, trilobites, and sea scorpions. [read more...]
Walking on water may seem impossible, but some animals are able to do it. Surprisingly, even large, heavy animals can! While you would expect that only small, light animals could do this balancing act, but animals like geese and lizards can too – as long as they are quick. [read more...]
The Giant Panda is a beautiful bear that only lives in Xifan Mountains in Sichuan, China. It is very rare and is an endangered species. Giant pandas have unique physical features. [read more...]
Dolphins are more similar to people then we may realize. They communicate, drink water, need air, and use body language like us. They are also mammals like we are. [read more...]
Many people think that reptiles and amphibians are the same, but they are actually very different. [read more...]
Did you know that some turtles can live to be over 50 years old? There are many different types of turtles living all over the world. [read more...]
A mysterious infection is endangering the bat population. [read more...]
Oil spills can harm many animals. [read more...]