Have you ever heard of a pangolin? Some might say they resemble an artichoke, anteater (unrelated to the anteater family), or even a Pokémon character. They are often referred to as scaly anteaters because of their long tongues and similar diets, as they both primarily eat insects such as ants and termites. They are … More The World’s Most Demanded Mammal
(Courtesy of telegraph.co.uk) Steve Irwin, born February 22nd, 1962 was a pioneer in expanding people’s view about all sorts of misconstrued animals that garnered bad reputations. Steve showed us the beauty in dangerous animals. He made them approachable and not as the monsters they were made out to be. For what would have been his 56th … More The Life and Legacy of the Crocodile Hunter
Have you ever wondered how hibernating animals are able to stay warm during winter and not freeze to death? Typically, animals will grow a thicker layer of fat during hibernation season, which helps to trap heat inside their bodies. Scientists have been conducting research, however, to gather more facts about how small mammals in … More The Secret Life of Hibernators
Images are courtesy of nationalgeographic.com … More Land of the Dogs
There are many reasons people seem to fear bats. The fear of having your blood sucked, or turning into a vampire, rabies, the list can go on forever. But are they really that dangerous? What exactly are they, a bird or mammal? Well, I’ll be answering these questions and more, get ready to get batty! … More Lets Get Batty!
It seems as elephants become more elusive, they become even more popular. It’s true, these giant mammals are being hunted almost to extinction. Although there are thousands of individuals that are working to preserve elephants, it doesn’t quite seem to be enough. Poachers are determined to get every lick of ivory they can get, and unfortunately … More African Elephants and Their Decline
Mohamed Larbi Bahou asked “What’s the top ranking of the longest living animal?” This simple question has sparked interest across the globe. For us humans, we are living pretty long lives. A study done shows that the life expectancy for someone born in 2015 is 71.4 years. It’s not to shabby, especially compared to the mayfly. Living … More Could You Live For 11,000 Years?
If your anything like me, when you see a large spider in your home you will run, or scream. But for some residents in the U.K. when they see a large spider they will have to second guess what they do. A species of spider known as the raft spider (Dolomedes Plantaruis) is the largest … More Spider Savers!
Looking back to 11,000 years ago, a particular dog became immortal. A cell in this dog began growing and dividing at an alarmingly uncontrollable rate. The cells behavior created a tumor in this ancient canine. After the development of this tumor it became contagious, jumping from one dog, to another, and to another; creating a … More Immortal Dogs And Canine Cancer
It’s a long and hard 1,150 mile journey for our four legged friends who run the Iditarod. When they’re finished with this journey they will be well deserving of some belly rubs and treats. But sled dogs have a much larger role in human history than you might think. Ancient dog bones that are being … More Sled Dogs and Where They Began