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
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
After the last two disturbing articles, I thought I’d write one that is on the adorable side. Puffins are Iceland’s most revered bird. They are also quite the tourist attraction to boot. They have also been observed using tools. Puffins are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN. Read more about […]
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
In the U.S. alone, ticks are responsible for spreading potentially-life threatening infectious diseases; some of which can cause not only nausea, chills, and fever, but also neurological problems and even death!
The alpaca vs llama! Quite often these two get confused from one another. I’m here to clarify the difference between the two. First of all, yes, the two critters do both spit when provoked. Two obvious things to look for: Llamas are generally about twice the size of alpacas,