Archive August 2018
Being second isn’t always bad. Especially when you’re the second largest bird in the world, next to the ostrich! The emu is a flightless bird, but don’t let that fool you. They are far from defenseless. They descend from the dinosaur era, so they know how to survive.
With more than 120 known species, puffer fish, aka Tetraodontidae, are quite diverse, beautiful, slow-moving, and can be deadly! Many puffer fish use tetrodotoxin as a defense and that neurotoxin is up to 1,200 times more potent than cyanide! That being said puffers are, nonetheless, on the menu only if you’re a highly trained sushi chef. This article is on special request. Read more about these fascinating ocean critters. First the Stats… Scientific name: Tetraodontidae Higher classification: Tetraodontiformes Length:...
Clownfish are known for their colorful (clown-like) appearance and have been made popular in films like Finding Dory and Finding Nemo. They are also called anemonefish, due to their association with sea anemones. There are 28 known species of clownfish, and
Per special request, I am doing an article on ducks. The duck is related to swans and geese. They are mostly aquatic birds living in both fresh water and sea water and they are found on every continent except for Antarctica. But then, not much does live in
When it comes to parrots and especially macaws, it’s hard to compare with the beautiful hyacinth macaw. Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, or hyacinthine macaw, is
Not as big, but certainly as adorable, it’s the red panda. The forests red pandas live in need to have a steady supply of bamboo in order for them to thrive. Red pandas live in the mountains of Nepal, central China and northern Myanmar in rainy, high-altitude temperate forests and