International Red Panda Day 2019


To celebrate the 10th annual International Red Panda Day 2019 here is this year’s original red panda art. To learn more about the original panda, discovered nearly 50 years before the giant panda, you can listen to the Amazing Wildlife podcast episode:

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Savanna Sprinter


An amazing animal athlete that can reach a top speed of 70 mph (110 kmh) in just 3-4 seconds, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is renowned for being the fastest animal on land.

These fast felines are designed for speed! A flexible spine, long limbs and shoulder blades unattached to the collarbone allow the cheetah a stride of 22 feet (6.7 meter) – the same length as a thoroughbred racehorse. (see image…)

Caribou – The Reindeer


You know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and of course you recall the most famous reindeer of all…but did you know reindeer are also known as caribou?!

Reindeer and caribou are the same species – Rangifer tarandus. Reindeer is the name used when referring to the animals in Europe and Asia as well as domesticated individuals, while caribou is the name used for wild populations in North America. (see image…)

Snowflake Moray Eel


It’s said that no two snowflakes are alike. They bring to mind the winter season, holiday cheer….and eels?

The Snowflake Moray Eel gets its common name from the white blotchy patterns along its body. These markings provide the eel camouflage among the rocky crevices and caves of the Indo-Pacific region where it is found. They grow to be about 24 inches (60 cm) long. (see image…)

Christmas Island Red Crab


Christmas Island is an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean known for its famous residents – found no where else in the world – the Christmas Island Red Crabs.

Christmas Island Red Crabs are around 4.5 inches (11.6 cm) and commonly found in the island rainforests. (see image…)

Polar Bear


Perhaps one of the most iconic animals of the Arctic, it is the largest of its species and the largest carnivore on land. Females weigh between 300 – 550 lbs. (120 – 250kg) and can be up to 8 feet (2.4m) tall when standing, while males can weigh as much as 1500 lbs. (680kg) and stand up to 10 feet (3m) tall. This powerful predator is the Polar Bear. (see image…)

Mermaids In The Mangroves


Often found in slow moving rivers, canals, estuaries and coastal waters, they are the only herbivorous animal to live their entire lives in water. These rather graceful creatures are at home in both fresh and salt water but most commonly found in the brackish waters of inter-coastal waterways – though they do need frequent access to warmer fresh water found in inland rivers.

The species found in Florida (…read more)