Daily cool critter facts
What are triops? Where do they come from? How can I get some?
Triops longicaudatus (commonly called longtail tadpole shrimp, American tadpole shrimp, or rice tadpole shrimp) is a (more…)
“Dogs noses are (more…)
Raw food diets might be the oldest form of pet food; after all, they are very close to what ancient dogs used to eat. As more people become aware of the benefits of raw food diets for humans, more pet owners are switching their dogs to raw diets, as well, for a variety of reasons. (more…)
Tardigrade, (phylum Tardigrada), also called water bear or moss piglet, any of more than 1,100 species of free-living tiny invertebrates belonging to the phylum Tardigrada. They are considered to be close relatives of arthropods (e.g., insects, crustaceans). Tardigrades are mostly about (more…)
A friend of mine recently asked me why it is that birds tend to sing the same song over and over again. “They never seem to change their tune” they said. Then they asked (more…)
Two giant-panda cubs were born today (Oct. 13) at the Toronto Zoo, becoming the first pandas ever born on Canadian soil.
The zoo’s female giant panda, Er Shun, gave birth to the first cub early this morning, at 3:31 a.m. EDT. A second (more…)
For centuries, a highly venomous snake has managed to slither under the scientific radar in the Australian bush. (more…)
Truth be told, humans have learned very little in regards to Goblin Sharks. While there are a few key factors that we are clear about, there is a plethora of specifics that we are completely unaware of. Although we have much to learn about these magnificent creatures, their physical appearances are familiar to us, and we can certainly (more…)
Another easily named animal! The blobfish lives in the deep waters around Australia and New Zealand and has adapted to its environment by evolving into a gelatinous mass of flesh with a density just (more…)
The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with records extending along the Atlantic coast as far as extreme southeastern Georgia. (more…)