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An acorn worm appears as a bright orange or red acorn sticking out of the surface of muddy or sandy shores. Learn about acorn worms.
Some tips on veiwing Alaskan wildlife. Alaskan wildlife needs to be respected.
American Bell Toads, what do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about American Bell Toads?
What do American Eels look like? What do these fish act like? What do you need to know about them?
What do American toads look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the American Toad?
Amphipods could be described as a kind of shrimp and one of the best known is called a fresh water shrimp. Learn abut amphipods.
Learn all about the angelfish! Known for their outstanding patterns and colors, the angelfish lives mainly in shallow seas.
The animals of the Galapagos Islands helped Charles Darwin find clues to the origin of life on earth.
The anteater is one of the most unusual looking animals in the animal kingdom. Learn all about the anteater.
The archerfish are noted for obtaining insects by shooting them down with a stream of water drops. Learn all about it!
What do Arctic char fish look like? How do they act? What do you need to know about them?
We've all heard the saying 'as blind as a bat', but are all bats really blind?
Are elephants in fear of becomeing endangered? They are coveted for their tusks, their hide and their meat. Get the facts on how this massive creature is fighting for it's existence.
Learn all about the armadillo! The most well known of the 20 different species of armadillo are the nine banded species.
The legendary army ants march in columns and little or nothing that is too slow escapes their attack. Learn why!
The poison arrow frog has long supplied the Indians with poison to use on arrow heads. Learn about the poison arrow frog.
What do Artic grayling fish look like? How do they act? Everything you need to know about the Artic grayling fish.
Atlantic Salmon--how they behave and other information.
Bald eagle information - all about the bald eagle and its life in the wild.What it eats, where it lives, their breeding, babies, and nesting.
Information on ball python snakes; how they got their name, how to handle one, what kind of infections they get and much more.
The Bengal tiger combines great power with lethal cunning. In India, it is feared above all predators by animals and humans alike.
The Blue Jay is considered by many to be the rudest bird in the yard. The quarrelsome Blue Jay is recognized by its bright blue crest. Learn more!
Find out more about biting midges and what to do to protect yourself. These teeny, tiny black gnat like insects cause welts on your skin.
Black flies buzzing around the home and yard? Watch out for the bite of the black fly. Find out what to do about these annoying insects.
Information about the black widow spider and its potentially deadly bite, including safety and prevention, as well as what to do if stung.
Beware the black widow spider and find out what to do if encountered. These spiders have shiny black quarter sized spiders with a red hourglass on their underbelly.
Blue crab have long been a delicacy around the world. Thanks to their scavanging ability and will to survive, this crab has withstood the test of time, even though it is avidly hunted world wide.
The Blue Whale is the largest animal to ever grace the earth. It was nearly killed off but now may now be making a slow recovery.
The Blue Whale is the largest animal that's ever lived. Learn more about this fascinating creature, still on the edge of extinction.
In some areas of the country Broom Snakeweed is considered to be an intrusive weed while in other areas it is a benificial part of the environment. Learn why!
The brown recluse spider has a light colored violin shape on its back and is extremely poisenous. Learn more.
Everything you need to know about carpenter bees. Holes in your wooden structures? Bees coming out? Fine paperlike nests between boards? Find out what to do.
What do carpet sharks look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about carpet sharks?
A description of the multi-segmented insect, the centipede, and what to do if bitten by one.
What do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the Central Plains spadefoot toad?
What do these fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Toothless Characins?
The cheetah is the fastest land mammal on earth, over short distances it can reach a speed of over 60 mph. It can accelerate to top speed in three seconds. Learn more about this phenomenal animal!
The Chimney Swift is one of the speed champions of the bird kingdom. Learn all about it.
Find out what to do about cliff swallows. Gourdlike nests of mud attached under your eaves? Birds flying in and out? They are probably cliff swallows.
Care, feeding and water requirements for clown loaches.
What do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the Colorado River Toad?
conservation and endangered species: there are over 24,000 species in the world that are currently endangered or threatened by human activity? Here are some things you can do to help!
What do you need to know about Couch's Spadefoot toads?What do they look like? How do they behave?
The crocodiles have outlasted the dinosaurs and lived for about 240 million years. Has man learned to live with it? Here are some facts revealing the true nature of crocodiles.
Spiderlike creatures with long graceful legs in your home and garden? Could be daddy longlegs. Find out about this common household pest.
What do Darters fish look like? What do these fish act like? What do you need to know about them?
What is causing the destruction of fish habitats? Here are a few common water quality problems and other factors that threaten fish habitats, how they started, and what, if anything, can be done to solve them.
How are dogs and wolves related? Are all dogs descendents of wolves? When did people start domesticating wolves? How'd they get a chihuahua from a wolf?
This page covers the diffent types of donkeys, including miniatures, and their origin.
Stomiids make up the large evolutionary group called dragonfish. What do these dragonfish look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about Dragonfish.
Learn about the current state of duck migration and habitats.
What do electric rays look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Electric Rays?
This is about elephants and their lives, where they live, how much they eat, and about them in general.
Which fish are on the endangered species list? Why are they endangered? What are people doing about the problem?
Although European Starlings are considered a nuisance they are not destructive. Learn all about this facinating bird.
How did fish evolve? How did fish come to be as they are today?
The fer de lance is one of the largest and deadliest of poisonous snakes. These venomous viper snakes can be fatal to humans.
Fire ant information: Reddish brown or black tiny ants with large mounds in your yard and garden? Sounds like fire ants. Find out what to do.
How is fish classification done? How do scientists decide which fish are included in which subgroups?
How do fish communicate? Why do they communicate in this way? How do they know what each other is saying?
What do flounder fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Flounders?
Is it a frog or is it a toad? How can you tell and do you want it as a pet?
How Giant Clams look and behave and their risk of becoming an endangered species.
A description of the giant millipede, a multi-segmented myriapod including their mating, reproduction, protection, and habitat.
What do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the Great Basin spadefoot toad?
The great white shark, a ferocious killing machine, yet very different from how the media portrays it. A terrifying yet fabulous creature!
Great white shark information. The great white shark is the largest predatory shark, reaching a length of over 20' and up to 7040 lbs. Learn more about this terrifying creature.
Great white sharks are portrayed in movies as killing machines, ready to devour any human than can, as well as attack boats. Actually, more people are killed by dogs than Great White Sharks.
What do these fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Groupers?
What do these fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about hagfish?
What do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Hammond's Spadefoot Toad?
Harvester ants information: Large ants clearing your lawn of areas of vegetation? Finding husks and seeds in cleared areas? Could be the harvester ant. Learn more.
Learn about the common Hawaiian birds found on the islands of Hawaii.
Learn the different types of common Hawaiian trees.
The history of animal testing and analysis of the validity of the tests.
What do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the Holbrook's spadefoot toad?
The honey bee is solely responsible for pollinating crops and flowers. They also exist in a highly social community all their own.
What do horn sharks look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about horn sharks?
An article that describes the abusive treatment horses receive when going to the slaughter house. The slaughter of these companion animals must not be allowed-it is immoral and inhumane.
Do fish have ears? How do they know when you're coming toward them? How do they hear sounds that can mean danger?
The moment a bagworm hatches and before it begins to eat, this caterpillar begins making is case or bag. Learn about the bagworm!
The Downy Woodpecker is less known than the other three types of woodpeckers. Learn why!
The Great Horned Owl, also known as the long eared owl or Tufted Owl, is a very large eared owl. Learn all about it.
Learn to identify an agama.Of the 50 lizards that belong to the Agamidae family, the agama is considered to be the genus.
Agouti are rodents resembling large, long legged guinea pigs. Learn all about the agouti!
The albatross is the largest member of the petrel order and among the largest of flying birds. Learn all about the albatross.
Learn all about the ant lion.These lacy winged creatures have been called doodle bugs for around a century.
The arapaima is said to be one of the largest fresh water fishes. Learn all about the arapaima!
The armored catfish are remarkable for two reasons. Learn what these reasons are and much more about this catfish.
Assassin bugs are so named because the the speed with which they grasp and poison their prey. Learn all about them!
It is an interesting fact that until America was discovered, no one had seen a hummingbird. Learn all about these facinating birds.
How does your toilet work? What are the different parts to your commode that make it work?
All the humingbird facts you need, in a concise and humorous fashion.
If you don't have a soft spot in your heart for American Robins it can only be because you have never encountered one. Learn why!
The very distinct song of the Northern Cardinal can be easily recognized. Learn all about this beautiful bird.
Learn why one of the smallest and daintiest of all finches, the American Goldfinch is a very popular cage bird with vivid coloring.
Which snakes are venomous? What are some things you never want to find out about venomous snakes?
Red tailed hawks are birds of prey of the same family as the eagle. Learn which ones are beneficial and much, much more.
The legs of the Barn swallow are short and weak which make it not suited at all for the ground. Learn more about it!
What do ground sharks look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about ground sharks?
What were the first jawless fish? What did they look like? How did they behave? How were they different from fish today?
Information on Piranhas! What do Pirahnas look like? How do they behave? Everything you've ever wanter to know about these notorious fish!
Some species of pythons and vipers are among the most dangerous in the world. Find out what they look like and their deadly methods of attack.
A brief information on seahorses. What do these fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Seahorses?
Information on wolves: For centuries, the wolf has enchanted us with its unending perseverance, its cunning intelligence, and, more than anything else, its untamed heart. Learn more about it.
Jackson's chameleon is usaully camouflaged green, but can change clor to blend in with its habitat.
Life cycle of the whitefish in their habitat. How do they look and act? What do you need to know about them?
The lion lives in a family groups called prides: lionesses do most of the hunting and the males defend the territory. Individual lions hunt effectively, but groups are more than twice as successful at catching large prey.
What do these lizard fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Lizardfish?
The meadowlark is a foraging bird that walks or runs on the ground. Learn how and where to identify one.
What do moray eels look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Moray Eels?
Find out how to control mosquito populations and protect yourself. Mosquitos buzzing you? Biting you? Rampant in your yard? Here's what to do!
The mountain lion is a very stealthy, lethal wildcat. It has various names it is known by such as the puma,panther and the cougar. Learn more about this beautiful and deadly animal.
The Mountain Lion is one of the most fascinating creatures alive today. Commonly knows as the cougar, panther or puma, this nocturnal cat thrives all over the U.S.
What do Mudskippers look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Mudskippers?
What do these mullet fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about mullets?
What do Muskellunge look like? How do they act? What do you need to know about them?
The North American Blue Bird, a shy, unobtrusive visitor has become a rare sight in most gardens around the country. Learn more about the Blue Bird.
The Northern Mockingbird, noted for their prolonged repetitious song, is known to often mimick other species and other noises. Learn about them!
What do Norhtern Pike look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about the nothern pike fish?
Information about the Orcinus Orca whale, its life, what it eats, its diet, its appearance, and behavior.
Ostrich farming is one of the most popular forms of farming today. Come and learn how this unique bird is born and raised.
Ostrich feathers' quality has never been duplicated synthetically. Learn more about this unique feather and why after centuries, people still exclaim the value of the ostrich feather.
What do Pacific salmon look like? How do they act? What do you need to know about them?
Paper nests with wasps buzzing about? An endless swarm of buzzing flying wasps? Find out more about paper wasps and what to do.
What do these parrot fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Parrotfish?
What do Pickerel fish look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about them?
A guide to poisonous insects and spiders of the Southwest, including the black widow spider, brown recluse spider, tarantulas, centipedes, hornets, vinegaroons, and scorpions.
The Arctic polar bear has a dense waterproof coat that helps it survive some of the lowest temperatures on Earth. Learn all about this beautiful animal.
Learn how to care for pet rabbits!
Learn how to control pesky raccoons strewing garbage around your yard.
Red Wing Blackbirds are known to wreek havoc in the garden. Learn more about the Red Wing Blackbird.
Life cycle and habitat of the salmon. How do they look and behave? What do you need to know about Salmons?
What do Saugers look like? What do these fish act like? What do you need to know about them?
Scorpions infesting your yard or home? Suffered a painful bite? Find out which ones are fatal and what to do.
Sea anemone information: identified as the beautiful but fatal flowers of the sea, the sea anemone is an animal that was assigned to the order anthozoa which means plant-animal.
What do Sea Lampreys look like? What do these fish act like? What do you need to know about them?
Sea Turtles have been on the endangered species list since 1973. Today, thousands watch as these resourceful turtles make their climb to the ocean.
What animals prey on sharks? Are sharks actually afraid of these creatures?
How do snails behave? Where do they live? Everything you need to know about snails?
The squid continues to thrive, despite being considered a rare delicacy. This mollusk can fling itself through the air at great speeds and escape capture by using a natural ink.
Squirrels invaded your home? Find out what to do to control and prevent tree squirrel infestations and potential hazards.
The starfish is an amazing animal, surviving without the benefit of eyes, ears or a nose. Despite all this, they continue to thrive.
There are over 25 species of caterpillars which sting. Symptoms can range from mild iteching and rash to swelling, severe localized pain, lesions or fever.
The graceful swallow bird is regarded as the herald of summer. Learn about the Swallow.
Afraid of big, hairy tarantulas? Arachnaphobia got you up nights? Find out about this creature and why it will bite.
What do tarpons look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Tarpons?
The most common snakes found in Tennessee, where they are found and if they are poisonous.
The common chameleon has a unique feature in defense he can change colors to his environment.
The greater flamingo inhabits tropical salt pans, lagoons and alkalinelakes. The skin on its feet and legs can withstand burning effects of caustic soda found in alkaline lakes. It breeds in huge colonies, over a million individuals.
Elephants will eat up to 500 pounds of vegetation a day and drink up to 40 gallons of water at a time. When water is scarce during the dry season, elephants will dig for water in the muddy bed of a river that has stopped flowing.
Some general knowledge about the African wild dogs, which are the descendents of the wolf. Their appearance, living and other facts are discussed.
Albatrosses are considered unlucky by sailors. Superstitions and historic folklore surround these seabirds, even in the literary writings of Samuel Coleridge.
Learn all about the alligator. It was by accident that two such similar reptiles as the alligator and crocodile were given different common names.
The large american alligator, is a feared animal in the wild. It moves as quickly on land as in the water.
Despite hunting abuses, the American Black Bear population remains higher than that of any bear alive today.
Almost completely extinct in the 1800s, the American buffalo population is back in full bloom and this hearty animal continues to thrive today.
The American Green Tree Frog is well known for its ability to hang from almost anywhere. A common sight in the southern regions of the United States, this suction-cupped amphibian is a popular pet.
The American Quarter horse has been very useful over the years to people. It was bred for its speed at a short distance, thus it was called the quarter horse.
The anaconda is the biggest snake in the world. There are two species of the anaconda the green and yellow.
Learn all about the anaconda snake! The largest snake known to man is the anaconda or water boa.
Learn about the Apollo butterfly. These elegant and beautiful butterflies can be seen in the Alps with wings outstretched and motionless.
The Archaeopteryx is a prehistoric dinosaur bird that lived on earth over 150 million years ago. There have only been five fossils found since they became extinct.
Artic wolves will often go days without food, but can then eat up to 10 pounds of meat at one time. Several of the younger pack members will babysit the cubs while the mother wolf is hunting.
Even though the asp snake was reportedly used by Cleopatra to bring about her demise it does not live in Egypt. Learn about the asp.
The atlas moth, much like its namesake, is considered the largest and most famous moth. Learn all about the atlas moth!
Learn about the axis deer! Beauty of species depends on a fine head of antlers in most deer but this is not the case with the axis deer.
Baboons belong to the family of Old World monkeys, inhabiting most parts of Africa where they live in troops. Learn about baboons!
The badger is nocturnal and so wary that it is rarely seen by man. Learn all about the badger.
The Bald Eagle has been the national bird of U.S. since 1782, symbolizing freedom, power, and majesty. The term bald refers not to the white head but to the piebald adult plumage.
Steps have been taken to safeguard the American national symbol when it was threatened with extinction. Learn about the Bald Eagle.
The banded snail has a brown lip around the rim of the shell, where this is white in other species. Learn about the banded snail.
Bats don't all carry rabies and they don't suck blood. Most eat their weight in insects each night. Discover more about these fascinating flying mammals.
The Black Crowned night heron received its name from the black cap that looks like a crown. This article will teach about his breeding, habitat, and feeding habits.
The black rhinoceros' fearsome horn acts as a deterrent and also as a weapon that can toss a lion's body into the air. The rhino is surprisingly agile and capable of charging at speeds reaching 30 mph.
The blue footed booby is one of the world's most comical looking seabirds. It has blue webbed feet, and long pointed wings and tail.
The blue titmouse is very recognized in Europe. He can e found in backyards all over Europe. This has made him a popular bird.
Blue whales are also called sulphur bottom whales by sailors because their bodies become covered with algae, whish is greenish yellow in color, like sulphur.
The boa constrictor is not a poisonous snake. It suffocates its prey by wrapping around it, and with every breath of air the captive takes, the boa will tighten its grip until the victim suffocates.
The Bottlenose Dolphin,is most highly studied of all whales and dolphins, both in the wild and in captivity. The bottlenose dolphin possesses a remarkable acoustic sense with which it sees using sound, similar to bats.
The brown bear and grizzly bear are technically one in the same. This amazingly large animal has a reputation as a killer.
The brown long eared bat can be found in Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. This bat is a graceful and extraordinary hunter. They make their home in hole in large trees.
The bullfrog is the largest North American frog. This amazing animal can leap 6 feet in length and has no natural predators.
The cape porcupine has a spectular array of quills than can inflict a painful and potentially lethal septic wound. It inhabits elaborate burrows where both parents care for the young in a clan system.
The sociable chimpanzee shows an ability to learn as well as act instinctively. Its behavior could provide a clue to that of our early ancestors. Learn more about these primates.
The Common Nighthawk can be found in North and South America. In winter, he makes his home in the warmer climates of South America. He migrates North for the breeding season from March through August. .
The coyote is one of the most adaptable mammals, found in a variety of habitats ranging from deserts and grasslands, to mountains and city suburbs.
Camels are large hoofed mammals living in the desert regions of North America and Asia. There are two types of camels in existence today: the Dromedary or Arabian camel and the Bacterian camel. Learn more.
What do dogfish sharks look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about dogfish?
The dromedary camel is able to lose up to 40% of its bodyweight in water without risking permanent damage. It uses its familiar hump to store body fats which can be converted into energy with minimun water loss.
The Duckbill platypus has the beak of a duck and the body of a mammal, it even lays eggs.
The Duckbilled Platypus, an animal that many consider a very primitive form of mammal, is now the last remaining kind of its species.
The eastern chipmunk is a very sociable animal, sometimes found in the outskirts of major cities and towns. Chipmunks are easibly trained and can make good pets.
The Pacific Islands are the home of the beautiful green and red eclectus parrot. Electus parrots are sociable and a noisy group of birds.
The emperor penguin is a very comical looking creature. But, he is very adapted to his homeland of anartica.
The common emu is the sole survivor of several now extinct species. This large, speedy, yet flightless bird lives in the riverbeds of Austrailia.
The Whooping Crane has long been in danger of complete extinction. This fascinating bird chooses a lifelong partner and is very ritualistic.
The fennec fox has a dense, pale coat that keeps the fox warm during cold desert nights and provides camaflage.
The fiddler crab received its name for its claws. The males claws look like a fiddle and a bow. Thus he became the fiddler crab.
The frilled lizard can rapidly erect a neck frill to increase its apparent size and scare off would be predators. Learn more about the behavior of this lizard.
The toothless giant anteater, found only in Central and South America, spends its day shuffling awkwardly along, sniffling the ground with its long snout in search of ant nests. Learn more.
The giant panda's newborn cub is only one nine-hundredth of its mother's weight. The giant panda spends almost all its time eating to sustain itself on nutritionally poor bamboo leaves and stems.
What do giant squid look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about giant squid?
What do giant tuna fish look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the giant tuna?
The Gila Monster of the Sonoran and Mohave Deserts is one of the two types of poisonous lizards in the world.
The giraffe is the tallest of all land animals. He remains standing most of the time, as lying down makes it vulnerable to attacks. It moves gracefully in loose herds across the Afican savannah.
The golden eagle is one of the largest birds that hunts from the air. He is mostly found in North America. You will find him in the forest, amongst a clearing, searching for his next meal.
The history of the Great White Shark, how and where it lives.
The grizzly bear has immense physical strength and surprising speed over short distances which allow it to attack large prey. It's strong enough to knock down bison, but prefers to eat berries and roots.
The hairy mammoth lived on earth 10,000 years ago. They were larger than the elephant known today.
The Hoatzin is a unique bird of the South American river and marsh edge. Its chicks have claws on their wings, letting them scramble among the tree branches.
The honeybee is known throughout the world for the honey it produces, although it is believed to have originated from Asia.
The horseshoe crab is a living fossil which can be traced back about 300 million years, when water scorpion ancestors dominated the seas. Not a true crab at all, it is more closely related to scorpions and spiders.
The Huon tree kangaroo is a highly agile kangaroo that is as much at home in the trees and on the ground. Learm more about this Australian marsupial.
The greater indian rhinoceros are vulnerable to sunburn. By wallowing in mud, they protect their skin from the sun.
The Irish Setter is considered one of the most balanced dogs. Is a Setter right for you?
Jaguars live in a variety of habitats, from dense jungle and scrubland to reed thickets and shoreline forests. Learn more.
The King Cobra snake is the largest venomous snake in the world. It preys on other snakes by subduing them with its venom and swallowing them whole. Learn more!
The koala never drinks because it gets all of the liquid it needs from eucalyptus leaves. The koala is an excellent swimmer crossing rivers in order to survive heavy flooding. Learn more about this marsupial.
The lowland gorilla is the largest living primate: it has no natural enemies or predators, but, sadly, is threatened by humans. Learn more about this primate.
The mandrill is the largest of all monkeys. The mandrill's reputatuin for ferocity is exaggerated. Learn more about this mammal.
The manta ray is the largest member of the ray family. It can leap out of the water a part of play and exercise.
The martial eagle can spot prey more than a mile away. It has a home range of 50 to 120 square miles.
The meerkat works as a tight knit team for maximum protection against predators, using a system of sentry duty: this is a behavioral response to a life spent out in the open in semi desert conditions.
The Mexican red kneed spider is known for it's red spots. It can be found in Southwest Mexico. Learn more about it.
The midwife toad leaves the birthing of the eggs to the male. He carries the eggs tied around his hind legs until they are ready to hatch.
The monarch butterfly migrates up to 3,000 miles, it travels up to 80 miles a day. It can fly up to 11 miles per hour.
The name mustang comes from the spanish word mesterno, meaning ownerless, belonging to no one. Mustangs were often ridden by the Plains Indians. Learn more!
The naked mole rat is pink, has wrinkled skin and is almost entirely hairless. It spends its whole life below the scorching East African savannah in underground tunnels, where its near blindness is not a disadvantage.
The nile crocodile is the largest reptile in Africa. It is able to remain submerged for more than an hour. It is very powerful, it can drag a fully grown prey underwater in just a few seconds.
The beautiful barn owl is a nocturnal animal. It hunts for rodents at night. Learn more about this fasinating creature.
The octopus is a very intelligent creature. He is able to change colors in an environment as a defense mechanism.
European badgers, spend most of their daylight hours underground, so their lifestyle is something of a mystery. Old world badgers live in the forests and woodlands of Europe and Asia. Learn more about this reclusive animal.
Because the orangutan spends most of its life in trees, its arms are longer and stronger than any other ape's. Centuries ago, orangutans were much larger than they are tody. Learn more about this primate.
The orca whale is a streamlined killing machine that can weigh over 13,500 lbs. It has been known to swim over 30 mph. It's the only whale to hunt other warm blooded animals.
The ostrich lives on open plains where it's watchtower vision helps it spot predators. Its groupbased lifestyle also gives the protection essential for exposed plains dwellers.
The ostrich is the largest living bird in the world and capable of traveling of speeds over forty miles per hour. Learn about this unique bird here.
The oxpecker is also known as the tickbird. He feeds on ticks the are burrowed in other tough skin wildlife.
The piranha is a vicious killer, his teeth are so sharp they can slice through bone.
The plains zebra is capable of galloping at nearly 42 mph, faster than all but the swiftest of predators. It striped coat breaks up its outline, making it hard for predators to select from the herd.
The strawberry poison-arrow frog produces toxins powerful enough to keep most animals from eating it. Its brilliant colors warn of its deadly nature and stop predators from striking.
The polar bear, though extensively hunted, exists peacefully in cold climates, living a quiet, almost unknown life.
The Portuguese man of war is a very unique creature. It has an above water crest that it uses as a sail.
The Purple Martin bird arrives shortly after the swallows and tend to brighten the surroundings with its presence. Learn why!
Recognizable by its striped face and ringed tail, the raccoon has invaded almost every habitat and is commonly found even in towns and cities.
The antlered red deer is an awesome sight. The stag uses his antlers as a weapon when fighting other males for access to females during the mating season each fall. Learn more.
The Red Headed Woodpecker is a common migrant and summer resident and is the only woodpecker with a completely red head. Learn about the Red Headed Woodpecker!
The road runner bird conserves energy during cold desert nights by becoming sluggish, then warms in the morning by exposing its dark dorsal skin to the sun.
The ruby throated hummingbird ia a tiny bird with big performance, capable of astonishing feats of flight and endurance.
The sea horse is the chameleon of the ocean its ability to change colors to its environment is it line of defense.
The sea lion lives of the coast of california. He is a very fast swimmer and lives in colonies of up to 1,000 animals. Learn more.
The siberian tiger is one of the largest tigers in the world. He is only found in Siberia, and is on the verge of extinction.
Snow geese are giving their name because they are entirely white except black tip on their wings. They are a migrating bird that travels great distances for warmth.
All about the snow leopard and its life, where they are from and how they live, when they mate and what they eat.
The snowy owl makes it home in the tundra of the arctic. The snowy owl is a protected species, but is in still danger where humans are.
What do they look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about the Key West spadefoot toad?
The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales and can reach a length of 65 feet. Its massive round head accounts for about one third of its total body length. learn more.
The spotted skunk defends itself with a pungent, sulphurous liquid sprayed from its anal glands. Its striking coat coloration warns larger predators not to attack it.
The female stink bug shows great care for her eggs, she is very aggressive in defending them.
Contrary to popular belief, tarantulas are not harmful to people. Their venom induced stings produce little more than an irritation, making this often feared spider, an interesting, safe, friendly pet.
An article about the Tasmanian tiger, a marsupial carnivore that until the last two thousand years was at the top of the food chain in mainland Australia.
The tawny owl is common throughout Europe. Tawny owls make a hooting call and hissing noise.
The tiger shark is a deadly predator. It is a solitary hunter that will kill anything including other sharks.
The tiger shark is still fished commercially worldwide. This bulky, strong fish is one of the oldest living fish in the world.
What do tuna fish look like? How does it behave? What do you need to know about the giant tuna?
Tyrannosaurus rex was the largest, carnivorous animal of all time. It lived in the cretaceous period, 140 million years ago.
The vampire bat is a small bat found in warm climates, which feeds solely on the fresh blood of other mammals. Learn more about this misunderstood mammal.
The warthog’s unsightly appearance makes it one of the most unusual animals roaming the grasslands of Africa. When protecting its family, the warthog will ferociously defend against predators. Learn more about this animal.
The web footed gecko lizard thrives in Africa's Namib Desert, despite energy sapping temperature extremes. It has webbed feet that act like snowshoes to support its weight on fine, dry sand, but also help it burrow. Learn more.
The West Indian Manatee, is one of three different manatee species. Each can be distinguished from the area it lives in.
The western diamond back rattle snake lives in the badlands and semi desert areas of North America, where its tough skin prevents it fromlosing too much moisture. It conserves water by excreting thick paste urine. It adjusts its daily behavior to regulate body heat, alternately basking in the sun and shade.
Learn about Kekaimalu, the whale dolphin hybrid at Sea Life Park in Hawaii
The white-tailed deer has been around for over 20 million years. Despite being a popular game animal, this quick thinking, fast running animal thrives in the wilderness.
The wolverine looks like a mixture of bear, wolf and skunk. It does have skunk like anal glands that allow him to spray a foul smelling liquid to ward off predators.
The Yellow Bellied Sapsucker drills neat rows of horizontal and vertical holes in trees to obtain the sap. Learn all about them!
The Tufted Titmouse is sprightly and acrobatic in its movements and will hang in every conceivable position. Learn why!
What does the Walleye Pike look like? What do these fish act like? Everything you need to know about them.
Raised red welts on the skin? Itching? Could be a trombicula species known as chiggers. What it is and what you can do.
The clown fish protects itself from the many predators of the coral reef by living among the stinging tentacles of a large sea anemone. Learn more about this fascinating fish.
The imported red fire ant mistakenly made it's way into the United States years ago. Although heavily quarantined, the ant continues to travel across the U.S.
We all know that jellyfish are harmful and they they sting, but what exactly are they?
What do Mosquito fish look like? What do these fish act like? What do you need to know about them?
What do these fish look like? How do they behave? Everything you need to know about Sardines?
What do stingrays look like? How do they behave? What do you need to know about Stingrays?
Although the chances of a black bear entering your home are slim, it is a frightening experience. Find out how to minimize those chances here!
An average male adder is 21 inches long while the average female adder is 2 feet 8 inches long. Learn all about the adder!
The skipjack, also known as the brook silverside, is a stunningly beautiful fish that you can find in the southern rivers, ponds and lakes.
The aardvark is an African mammal with a bulky body that is 6 feet long including its 2 foot tail. Learn all about the aardvark.
Related to the limpets, the abalone is considered the genus of all single shelled mollusc. Learn all about the abalone!
The addax is a single species of the antelope family which is closely related to the oryxes. Learn about this rare animal!
Amoeba are a group of single celled organisms that are called protozoa or protista. Learn how to identify an amoeba.
The Ostrich is the largest living bird in the world. It's no wonder the eggs they hatch are so large. Learn all about the Ostrich egg here.
What kinds of things do you need to keep in mind while on the beach or swimming to avoid coming in contact with a deadly starfish?
Is the owl really all that intelligent. Learn everything you need to know about this elusive creature of the night.
Information on the mysterious nature of the wolf and their family structures.
Wood boring insects destroying your firewood. Does your firewood have holes? Woodpile have buzzing, crawling insects? Rid your home of firewood insects.
Wasps emerging from your wood? Holes in your boards? Could be horntails, commonly known as wood wasps. Learn what to do.