Despite its frightening reputation, this creepy looking creature is not a threat to people. Though it can walk and is quite a strong jumper, this is the only mammal with the ability of flight. This species is just 1 of only 3 out of a thousand varieties of its kind that feed on blood. see image
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These proud birds enjoy showing off their plumage. Native to India and Sri Lanka, this fancy forest dweller is famous for it’s long train. see image
This cartoon friend can be found darting back and forth around the coral reefs of the Pacific Ocean. Their stunning colors of black, white and yellow and their unique shape see image
This cartoon friend is always curious and active. Just as happy bounding over the river banks or darting beneath the water’s surface, this playful creature see image
Once considered the most numerous bird on Earth with an approximate total of 3 to 5 billion in North America when Europeans arrived. Hunted as a cheap food supply source, the last known wild pigeon was killed in Ohio in 1900.
The last known passenger pigeon, named Martha, died September 1, 1914 in the Cincinnati Zoological Garden where a national landmark memorial stands today.The loss of the passenger pigeon was the first documented extinction of a species at the hand of man.
Here is a painting by Breah of the extinct passenger pigeon: see image