animal watch

Polar bears and black bears are part of the same family, although they live in different parts of the world. Polar bears are giants that live in the Arctic Circle, while black bears live in the forests of Canada, the United States and Mexico. [read more...]
Lions, cheetahs, and jaguars are often placed in the same category, but they are very different. [read more...]
Aunque los tigres sólo matan cada cinco o seis días, son cazadores expertos. Los tigres tienen rayas negras y piel naranja, lo cual les ayuda a esconderse en la hierba alta, especialmente en la noche cuando son más activos para cazar. [read more...]
There are different kinds of apes, including the bonobo and the chimpanzee. Both are considered great apes, a group that includes gorillas—and humans. [read more...]
Lurking in the waters of southeastern Asia, the gharial crocodile is one of the most ancient-looking animals in existence. [read more...]
The Arctic wolf lives in northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland and northern Europe. This furry, fierce species is capable of doing many great things. [read more...]
Cavia Porcellus is the scientific name for guinea pigs, plump and tailless rodents who are also known as “cavies.” [read more...]
The stonefish is the most venomous fish on planet earth. A delicacy in Asia, stonefish are sometimes displayed in aquariums because of their strange features. [read more...]
Did you know that there are many levels of endangered species, not just one? Being “endangered” means the population of a species is becoming dangerously low. [read more...]
Wolves are ferocious, dangerous animals. These animals have 42 deadly teeth and powerful jaws, which they use when hunting together in packs. [read more...]
Paleontologists have argued over the years about whether dinosaurs were cold-blooded or warm-blooded. Due to varying evidence, multiple theories have emerged. [read more...]
Dragonflies are usually seen as dainty insects, but in reality they are very ferocious. Dragonflies gobble down their prey after catching it in mid-air. They seem to have an infinite appetite, they will continue eating as long as there is still food available. [read more...]
The aye-aye is an interesting animal related to chimpanzees and apes. Some people consider this creature bad luck. Aye-ayes are only found on the island of Madagascar. These animals do not look like primates at first sight, but they are family to monkeys and humans. [read more...]
Es un mito que la sangre de los reptiles es fría. Se dice que tienen la sangre fría porque no pueden regular la temperatura de sus cuerpos de la misma manera que los mamíferos. Dependen del sol para calentarse y retomar la energía. Por lo tanto, los reptiles cuando se ven perezosos calentándose al sol, no más tienen frío. [read more...]
Home to millions of species, the rainforest has many levels. The highest level is called the canopy. [read more...]
Unlike most beetles, giraffe weevils have long necks. This unique species has many other interesting characteristics to learn about, too! [read more...]
Polar bears are gigantic creatures with big appetites. While they subsist mostly on ringed seals, they eat many things including beluga whales. In winter, polar bears also eat walrus calves, fish, and muskox. During the Arctic summer, they eat small mammals, birds, and eggs. They hunt by stalking resting seals or by using their webbed paws to dog-paddle to reach prey in the ocean. [read more...]
Jaguars are one of the biggest hunters that live in the rainforest. These predators eat a variety of smaller animals, including armadillos, monkeys and deer. Jaguars kill their prey by creeping up on them and using their sharp teeth to bite through the prey's skull. [read more...]
Did you know that crocodiles cry? They cry because their eyes are dry and tears refresh them. [read more...]
The mako shark has a reputation for being one of the deadliest killers in the world's temperate, tropical, and sub-tropical oceans and seas. With jaw-dropping speed, this lethal predator sinks its sharp teeth into its victim’s flesh, making escape nearly impossible. [read more...]
Dogs by Sarah Phillips is an informative book about different kinds of dogs. This book also offers advice about what humans should do to take care of their dogs. [read more...]
With the appearance of a mini dinosaur, the Australian frilled lizard is one of the most strangely awesome reptiles. Only 20 inches long and fewer than two pounds, this little lizard wanders the tropical and wooded areas of Australia and New Guinea. [read more...]
One might not think that penguins can live in warm places. However, a variety of penguin species actually live in South America, Australia, New Zealand, and even South Africa. [read more...]
Chimpanzees are among the smartest and most resourceful of animals. They even know how to make shoes to protect their feet! [read more...]
The Komodo dragon is one of the largest lizards in the world. With a mouthful of sharp, deadly teeth it can kill its victim in one bite. [read more...]
Unfortunately, animals are unable to call 911 when they are in danger. However, many species are able to protect themselves in a different way—through camouflage. Animals practice camouflage, the ability to look like their surroundings, by changing their color or by having a skin pattern that looks like the environment around them. [read more...]
Chameleons are known for their remarkable camouflaging abilities; however, one species, the Jackson’s chameleon, also has the unique ability to move its eyes independently. Because its eyes lie at the tip of swiveling turrets, the Jackson’s chameleon can see in two different directions at once. [read more...]
Emperor penguins on the world’s coldest continent have recently been observed sitting in traffic. Temperatures as low as -60°F have forced these Antartican creatures to huddle in large masses to conserve energy and keep their young warm. [read more...]
Since cheetahs have reputations for being fast and powerful cats, some might not know that they are actually endangered. [read more...]
Decades ago, the great roadrunner got its name for running in front of stagecoaches. Found in Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States, this species eats a variety of creatures including insects, lizards, snakes, birds, rodents, eggs, fruit and seeds. [read more...]
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...]