(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
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!
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
Have you ever heard of a rat sniffing out landmines? The Gambian pouched rat can grow up to 15 pounds and is similar in appearance to the Norway rat. In Africa the Gambian pouched rat is used to detect landmines due to its flexible and very intelligent nature. It can move gracefully over landmines without … More Rats
We have all heard of opossums, and quite a few of us have seen them. But these animals are unlike any other mammal in North America. Which leads to the question, where did they come from? Why do they play ‘possum? What makes the varmints so special? Well, the answers to your questions are here. … More Opossums, What Exactly Are They?