Somewhere in the Ituri Forest, a dense rain forest located in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, lives an animal rarely seen – so rare that is was unknown to science until 1901. (read more)
Found in the floodplain grasslands and woodlands of India and Nepal, these enormous creatures can weigh up to 6,000 pounds but are surprisingly swift and nimble. The Indian Rhinoceros can charge at speeds of 25 mph. Though possessing poor eyesight, the Indian Rhino (like other rhino species) has sharp hearing and a keen sense of smell. These solitary animals are (read more)
With a length of just 5 feet long and weighing just 120 pounds, the world’s smallest porpoise bears a name that is a Spanish word meaning “little cow.” The Vaquita is the rarest marine mammal in the world with only 30 animals (read more)
The image of a shark usually involves a sleek, fast predator with razor sharp teeth hunting down prey of all types. This shark breaks that mold in nearly every way. (read more)
Though it’s distinguishing snout can be used as a weapon, it also serves as a (…read more
With a sickle-like tail that can be as long as its entire body, these highly athletic sharks are one of the most recognizable species.
With a soecialized hunting technique, Thresher Sharks often (…read more)
Often seen swimming slowly at the surface, it is only one of three sharks that (…read more)
Powerful prowlers of warm tropical waters, these dangerous creatures are known to consume most anything.
With powerful teeth that can crush (…read more)
Swift, sleek and sharp – three words that describe these amazing animals. The fastest of all sharks, the Shortfin Mako can maintain speeds of (…read more)
The largest predatory fish in the world is as famous as it is feared. This mighty creature is often believed to be an indiscriminate killer. (…read more)
Found from southern Canada to South America, these creatures are the smallest of the (…read more)
Found only in the Western Hemisphere with hundreds of different kinds in the American tropics and over a dozen varieties in the United States, the hummingbird is (…read more)
Soaring above the Amazon rain forest with their brightly colored plumage on display, these striking birds are (…read more)
Found burrowing the riverbanks of eastern Australia and Tasmania, these strange-looking mammals emerge at dusk to feed. (…read more)
They are the fastest creatures in the animal kingdom, reaching speeds over 200 mph during their impressive hunting dives, called “stoops.” These birds of prey, or raptors, get their name (…read more)
First described in 1825 as the original panda, this animal has been known by many names. Found in the mountains of (…read more)
Known for their fierce tempers and eerie screams, they are the largest carnivorous marsupial. With an over-sized neck, head and jaws they are well suited for crushing bones. (…read more)
This amphibian is the national symbol of Panama and is considered a (…read more)
This exclusive resident of New Zealand is sometimes referred to as (…read more)
Found only on the east African island nation of Madagascar, this top predator feeds upon (…read more)
Named after the Chinese mountain range in which this unique subspecies of Giant Panda is exclusively found. They were first discovered in the 1960s but it wasn’t until (…read more)
Saturday, September 17th is International Red Panda Day 2016. Celebrate the original panda in style with this unique poster style artwork. Learn more about Red Pandas (…read more)
Sometimes confused with a raccoon or badger, this small mammal is actually related to (…read more)
When British explorers first saw this iconic image, they mistook the glistening calcite crystals in the area for diamonds. While the local Polynesians named it Lēʻahi – roughly translated: (…read more)
The majestic Japanese summit, this active volcano – commonly called “Fuji-san” – reaches to a height of (…read more)
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
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
This is a curious creature found in the tropical lowlands throughout Central America. A carnivore, this animal hides among the canopy of the rain forest where it ambushes it’s prey. See image