Month: July 2010

Common Brittle Star

Brittle Stars are small sea creatures closely related to starfishes. They’re very primitive creatures – they can tell where’s up and where’s down, but as they have no brains, all their actions are reflexes. Brittle Star spends most of its life in one position, constantly feeding These sea inhabitants are very small, with their legs

Hooded Seal

The Hooded Seal is one of the largest seal species in the world. Their pups have a very beautiful grayish blue fur. These young seals are called bluebacks and they were often hunted for their soft, beautiful coats. This species inhabit territories in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as in waters


The Serval is a slim and beautiful predator that lives in the bushy savannas of Africa. This cat is a very capable hunter, able to catch low flying birds, catch fish in the water and pick small mammals out of their caves. They inhabit all territories in Africa south of the Sahara desert, except for

South American Tapir

Tapirs are one of the oldest mammals on Earth, and their appearance hasn’t changed for 35 million years. Currently there are Tapir species – three in Central and Southern America and one in Asia. The South American Tapir inhabits the Eastern and Central part of South America. These mammals reach a length of 180-210 cm

Common Swift

The Common Swift spends most of its time in the air. In fact, the bird has so short legs that it can’t start flying directly from the ground, thus the bird becomes defenseless on the ground. What’s more amazing, the Common Swift can spend three years flying in the air and not landing a single


Bedbugs are one of the most unwelcome guests in human houses as these tiny animals feed on human and other creature blood. They don’t like light, which is why they spend the day hidden in dark places, and they come out at night and attack people that are sleeping. These parasites are widespread in all

Great Green Bush-cricket

The Great Green Bush-cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) is indeed large and bright green. Although large cricket swarms can cause damage to crop fields, on the whole these animals are harmless. In some regions of Italy there’s a rather barbaric belief – if you nail a cricket to a baby’s bed, it will bring luck. These creatures

Marabou Stark

The Marabou Stark or simply Marabou is a species of stark living in Africa. Thanks to the majestic flight and distinguishable looks, this bird can’t be confused with any other species. They’re widespread over tropical and subtropical areas of Africa. These birds reach a length of 140-152 cm, with a wingspan of over 300 cm.

Harbor Seal

The Harbor Seal also known as the Common Seal (Phoca vitulina) is incredibly adapted to living in the cold and temperate waters. These animals are common in the northern waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. Harbor Seals are well suited to living in very cold weather Males reach a size of 160-185 cm,

Redback Spider

The Redback spider is a dangerous spider that resembles and is related to the infamous black widow spider. It is a family member of the genus Latroduectus which can be found throughout the world. A redback spider is characterized by a red stripe on its body The female spider is easily recognized by its distinctive

Atlantic Salmon

The Atlantic salmon is amongst one of the most beautiful fish in the world, and is also known as a great fighter in the fishing industry. In America, the Atlantic Salmon is considered a symbol of clean and unspoiled waters where the wish swim into the ocean. It can be found in the northern Atlantic

Black-browed Albatross

The Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris) has obtained its name from the dark stripe that covers an area around the eyes of the otherwise white bird. These sea birds have excellent flying skills which allow them to glide for days, using the air streams above oceans. This species of Albatross are able to glide for days

Common Gray Mongoose

The Common Gray Mongoose also known as the Indian Gray Mongoose is a small species of predator that live in India, Sri Lanka and nearby territories. These capable hunters are often bred in captivity to help get rid of rats, mice and other unwelcome guests. Despite its modest appearance, the Mongoose is a very capable


Salmon are widely known as species of the family Salmonidae. They live along the coasts of Pacific Ocean and the North Atlantic Ocean. Salmon are also called as anadromous as they spend most of their lifetime in the ocean and will only return to fresh water to spawn. Chinook salmon Freshwater streams supply important natural

Blue Damsefly

The Blue Damselfly is a beautiful yet fragile bug, with body made of multiple segments. Despite their beauty, Damselflies are extremely voracious predators. This animal is widespread and very common near most still water basins in Europe, the temperate climate area in Asia, as well as a part of North America. The bug itself has