Critter Science

The Science of Animals

The Beautiful Flamingo

Made famous, in part, by plastic lawn ornaments it’s the flamingo. There are 6 known species of flamingo. Flamingos have good hearing but little to no sense of smell. Good thing, cause they can be a bit… messy, if you know what I mean. Did you know that, once they’re shed, flamingo feathers

The Unusual Caecilian

There are approximately 200 known species of caecilian. However, you’ll be hard pressed to find one, as they spend their time underground or in the water. Caecilian is pronounced ‘seh-SILL-yun’. They are legless and lack arms. In most cases, their eyes are just grey bumps

The Combative Army Ants

These are the classic Amazonian army ants, infamous for massive and aggressive swarm raids. Like all army ants, this species is nomadic. They are like little pillaging hordes of bloodthirsty barbarians, with a voracious appetite for nearly anything that stands in their way

The Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl is found in open areas with low & sparse vegetation, usually they’re seen on lightly sloping terrain. The owls can be found in deserts, grasslands, steppes, golf courses, agricultural fields, pastures, road embankments, airstrips, cemeteries, and even vacant

The Woolly Monkey

The woolly monkey is found throughout Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and sections of Venezuela. There are four known species of that are found in South America. They are the brown, the Colombian, the grey, and the silvery. These New World monkeys get their

The Shy Margay

The margay is a critter from the feline family and whom resides in Mexico, Central, and South America (East of the Andes mountains); primarily in the Amazon, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, and Belize. The margay enjoys life in rainforests, evergreen forests, and

The Boa Constrictor

The boa constrictor is just that a constrictor. They aren’t venomous as they have evolved beyond the need for venom and instead developed strong muscles that are used to squeeze the life out of prey animals. Their dagger-like teeth all point backwards to their throats and are meant