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Do you know the largest mammals endemic from each Continent? All of the largest animals in the world whether on land and in the water are mammals. The Blue Whale, the largest of all animals in the world, is a mammal. The animal with the largest brain, the Sperm Whale, is also a marine mammal. Here are the largest extant mammals in the world endemic to their respective continent.
The Brown Bear is a huge carnivore mammal and is considered as the deadliest bear in the world. It is known to attack humans due to hunger. They have no known predator except for humans. Hundreds of bears have been killed in the past and hunters or poachers still do.
What is a slow loris? Where can I buy a slow loris to have it as an exotic pet? Do slow loris make good pets? I heard that slow loris have a toxic bite, is this true, how can I protect myself from the bite of this pet? Why slow loris are not allowed as pets. Learn more about slow loris and the exotic pet trade that exploits them.
Hibernation is the stage when animals become inactive. They enter a kind of deep sleep and many changes take place in the animalâ€™s body. They hibernate in winter. During hibernation, all they do is sleep and seldom get up to eat. Here are some interesting and important facts about hibernation.
Like human beings, many animals have also unusual and peculiar behaviors and traits. There are animals that act as human beings by using gadgets and tools. There are also gay or homosexual animals just like humans. There are also occurrences of prostitution in the animal word. These things sounds bizarre but they do really exist.
Crocodiles are to be respected and also feared.There are warnings of the creature's presence in water-ways through-out the world. In many situations they are a tourist attraction although safety should be heeded here as well. The crocodile is captured for breeding programs in zoos as well as for supply and demand for the hide to produce leather products. The meat is supplied to restaurants as it is a delicacy that is expensive.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature listed five species of Canidae under the status of Critically Endangered, meaning that they face extreme risk of extinction. These canids are the Island Fox, Darwinâ€™s Fox, Red Wolf, Ethiopian wolf, and Himalayan wolf. Tremendous conservation efforts have been undertaken to protect these animals.
Acrobatic birds are different from other class of birds specially Humming birds and Swifts.Hummingbirds can hover motionless and fly backward or even upside down. To fuel their aerial stunts, these birds need a lot of food. Swifts trawl the air with their mouths agape to catch tiny midges.Swifts and Hummingbirds share a special type of wing that makes them the most acrobatic of birds.
The frog has many systems with different functions. The frogs systems include the Internal Transport System (Circulatory System), Reproductive System, Feeding and Digestion System. As well as the less known Gas Exchange System, Sensory System and the Locomotion System of the frog. Frogs have mixed blood containing both liquid and solidâ€¦
There are several goat breeds from around the world. Many have horns and many donÂ’t have. Many goat breedsÂ’ horns are deliberately remove. Their horns are either long or short. In some cases, their horns are uniquely shaped too like spiral, twisted, corrugated and many others. There are several uses of their horns. They used it to defend themselves or used it for fighting and several other uses.
What carnivorous animals do you think have the most powerful bites? Perhaps the first list of animals that comes to mind includes the lions and tigers because they are the largest carnivores. Surprisingly, the lions and the tigers are not the animals with the most powerful bites despite their ferocious appearance and huge sizes. Carnivorous animals have the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom because they need it to kill their prey immediately. Here are the mammals with the highest or most...
What animals eat feces. What is coprophagia? Is it normal for dogs to eat feces? Why do dogs eat their own poop? What are some animals that eat poop? Why do rabbits eat their own stools? Learn more about some of the animals that eat feces and why they do it. An interesting look at nature and some weird eating habits.
Humans have been responsible for driving many species to extinction, one of these is the Passenger Pigeon a bird that once numbered in the billions. How did passenger pigeons become extinct? Why did people kill passenger pigeons? What did passenger pigeons look like? When did the last passenger pigeon die?
How did the dodo bird become extinct? When did the dodo bird become extinct? What did dodo birds look like? The dodo bird became a symbol of extinction, when these birds died as the result of human activity it was the first time we were really aware of our role in the extinction of other animals. Learn more about this flightless bird and how it came to be wiped off the face of the earth forever.
Tapirs is one species which had not evolved over 55 million years it existed on earth. It was widely spread over North America and Eurasia. Now it exists in Central and South America as well as in south-east Asia. It is a threatened species.
Why aren't albino animals more common? What kinds of animals can be albinos? Are all white animals albino? Why don't albino animals survive in the wild? What is leucism in animals? Is a white tiger an albino? What causes some animals to be albinos? Can an albino animal survive in the wild? What are the problems associated with being an albino?
Facts about snakes. Trivia on snake. Information about snakes. Do snakes have eyelids? How do snakes swallow their prey? How many vertebrae does a snake have? How big is the biggest snake? How small is the smallest snake? What is the most dangerous snake? Are all snakes venomous? When did snakes evolve? What does a copperhead snake look like?
What animals are the most deadly to humans? What are the most dangerous animals? What animals kill the most people. How many people do sharks kill in a year? How many people do crocodiles kill? What are the world's most deadliest animals? Other than people, what animal kills the most humans?
Names for baby animals you may not know.
5 great stocking stuffers and gifts for bird lovers.
Building a nesting box for an owl is fairly easy and a welcome addition for the owls. The type of box you build will depend upon the owl that frequent your area.
How to donkeys get fat. What is wrong with my donkeys neck? Do camels have water in their humps? What can donkeys eat? Facts about donkeys and camels. What is a camels hump made of? What are some health concerns that donkeys have? Can donkeys get fat? Why do some camels have humps that fall over?
Â“We donÂ’t want to capture it. We donÂ’t want to shoot it. The ultimate find, as far as weÂ’re concerned, would be to do something like what Jane Goodall did,
What to do if you see a coyote. How to protect yourself from coyote attacks. How to scare away a coyote. Safety from wildlife.
This article lists the five largest cats in the world in order according to weight. A physical description is included as well as information on lifespan, a description of habitat, and the endangered species status of each big cat.
Which animals have naturally unusual colors?
Facts About the Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus)
The Piracucu: A Large Freshwater Fish, The Arapaima Gigas: A Large Freshwater Fish
Coconut crabs are the largest of all land crabs and are one of the largest crabs in the world.
The tapir is a large gentle herbivore that looks similar to a pig with a short prehensile snout.
Here are three fundamental ways to efficiently deal with gophers:
The emu is the largest bird in Australia, and the second largest flightless bird in the world.
List of bats found in Palawan, the last frontier of the Philippines.
Here are the correct answers to the quiz of your knowledge of animals. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and check to see how many answers you got correct.
The jackal is a small to medium carnivorous canine, which is found mostly in Africa.
Learn what to do if you find a newborn fawn in the forest or meadow. What to do when you find an abandoned fawn. How to bottle raise a fawn. Who to phone when you find a baby deer. Can I keep a fawn that I have found if there is no mother deer? What to feed a baby deer. How to care for an abandoned fawn.
A mystery of declining vulture population, and an increase in rabies, has lead researchers to find a drug used in cattle was killing one of Indias most populous birds. Now rabies is on the rise and feral dogs patrol carcass dumps.
Here are ten little known facts about the largest terrestrial animal still living, the elephant.
Many of the collective nouns in the English language that describe animals, birds, and insects contain accurate observations about the behaviors of the animals and bird, distinctions that were once useful to hunters or farmers. Sadly, most of these colorful, poetic word phrases are no longer part of the daily vocabulary.
A fact-list on the common basilisk or "Jesus Christ lizard".
A hunter creeps through the jungle. He hears a rustling in the trees. He looks up. What animal is it? He can just see brown fur. It must be a monkey. The hunter grips his spear tightly, and gets ready to throw it then the leaves open. Just as the hunter is going to throw his spear, he sees the animal and stops. ItÂ’s not a monkey, itÂ’s an indri.The hunter can remember the legends about indris. The legends say that the animal is sacred. They say it cannot be harmed and if a hunter throws a...
The Bison is a two-toed mammal, which comes from a sub-family of the Bovine family
It is interesting to think about how fast animals can travel. In fact, many animals depend on their speed to stay alive. For example, consider the rabbit. This animal has to run fast so that the fox will not catch it. Among the fastest is the white-tailed jackrabbit. If it is being chased by a fox, it can run at 52 kilometers an hour or more. Its fastest speed is 72 kilometers an hour as fast as a race horse with a rider. However, no other animal can travel as quickly over a short distance as a ...
Of all the animals in the world, the giraffe is the tallest and has the longest neck. A male giraffeÂ’s head may be as much as six meters above the ground. A female is only a little shorter. Nearly half of the giraffesÂ’ great height is in its neck and head. Even so, the giraffe has only seven bones in its neck, the same as most other mammals and each of the bones are very long. A giraffe eats leaves and grass. In order to eat grass, it must spread its front feet wide apart so that I can g...
Sadly, the number of Grizzly Bears is declining rapidly. There are only 55,000 left in the wild and their numbers decrease yearly.
An article containing facts about the pistol shrimp.
A list of facts about the bombardier beetle and its curious defense mechanism.
10 Facts About the Peregrine Falcon, Peregrine Falcon: the world's fastest bird
Facts about the common tree frog.
The Kinkajou (Potos flavus) is the only member of the genus Â“PotosÂ”. Generally Kinkajou is known as the Â“honey bearÂ”, Â“sugar bearÂ” or Â“cat monkeyÂ”. It is a member of the raccoon family (Procyonidae), and lives in South America. It likes both the tropical jungles and the high, cold mountains. It has strange tastes.
Are wolves view humans as potential food, or something to run away from?
Facts about the short-tailed mongoose.
Facts About the Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture
10 Facts About the Tasmanian Devil, The Tasmanian Devil: World's Largest Carnivorous Marsupial
Here are some interesting facts about these creatures - Elephant Seals.
Facts about the Palawan bearcat, Arctictis binturong whitei.
Here are some amazing and interesting facts about hippos.
The Philippine Eagle, Pithecophaga jefferyi, also known as the great Philippine eagle or monkey-eating eagle, is among the tallest, rarest, largest, and most powerful birds in the world. A bird of prey belonging to the family Accipitridae, it is also known as "Haribon" or "Haring Ibon," which means "Bird King". Its local name is banog.
Recently I have become fascinated by owls. This sudden interest in owls is mostly due to Molly the famous barn owl. Molly is a wild barn owl who, along with her mate McGee, is raising her clutch of owlets in front of a live webcam.
The tarsier is a unique primate that has scientists baffled. How do you classify an animal that just doesn't fit in?
These unique creatures are amongst the most unusual creatures on the planet. You can actually see their internal organs.
5 Speedy Creatures in the Wild, Speedy creatures in the wild
Bats are often feared and very misunderstood. Read more interesting bat facts and information. Learn about their different feeding techniques and why bats are important. Trivia on bats. What are some of the different kinds of bats? What are some unique types of bats? What is the smallest mammal in the world? How many mosquitoes can bats eat?
A list of beautiful blue-colored animals.
Orange is not my favorite color but I find orange-colored creatures and other organism very attractive and lovely. Orange color is the combination of red and yellow. Here are some of the brightest and prettiest orange-colored animals in the world.