Author: Ben

Mountain pygmy possum

This small marsupial is found only in three isolated areas of south east Australia and there is only believed to be around 200 alive today, leading to the Mountain pygmy possum being classed as endangered. The Mountain pygmy possum was unknown until 1966 when a fossil of the species was discovered, the three areas where


The Cuttlefish is one of the most intelligent invertebrates in the world and contrary to what the name suggests the Cuttlefish is actually a mollusk and is part of the same family as squids and octopus’s.  Like its close relatives the Cuttlefish utilities internally produced ink and also has a neuro-toxin that can be used

10 Mammals You Never Knew Existed

If you are an avid follower of It’s Nature then you might recognize some of these elusive mammals, however to the everyday public these animals are relatively unknown and are some of the most unique mammals in the natural world. It’s not uncommon to find a new species or sub species of animal, but mammals


The Tatzelwurm is a mysterious cryptid that makes its home in the Alps. Though sighting of the creature are uncommon the Tatzelwurm has managed to become a beast of legend  in the local communities and has amassed a variety of different alias’s such as Stollenwurm, Daazelwurm, Arassas, Praatzelwurm, Springwurm and Bergstutzen. Reports of this mysterious

10 Animals You Never Knew Were Poisonous

There are many creatures on this planet that are widely known to be poisonous or venomous including numerous species of spiders, snakes and scorpions. The average person is probably familiar with deadly creatures such as the black widow spider, rattle snake and the box jellyfish but what about lesser known animals that are poisonous such

Greater bamboo lemur

The Greater bamboo lemur s found exclusively on the island of Madagascar and can be immediately recognized by its prominent white ears. The Greater bamboo lemur was actually believed to have been extinct up until 1972 when a small isolated population was discovered. Like many other lemurs the Greater bamboo lemur is currently listed as

Slender Loris

The Slender Loris is a small primate that is found in Sri Lanka. Currently listed as endangered the Slender Loris is losing its habitat due to human expanse and agriculture which is causing the Slender Loris population to plummet. The Slender Loris which gets is name from its long slender limbs is found predominantly in

Pygmy Hippopotamus

The Pygmy Hippopotamus differs from most peoples mental image of a Hippopotamus as the Pygmy Hippopotamus is tiny in comparison. These unique hippos are exclusive to Africa and can be found in small populations cut off from each other. There is estimated to be around 2 – 3000 Pygmy Hippopotamus’s left in the world wit

Giant Panda

Giant Panda’s are much loved across the world and are one of the worlds most talked about endangered species. These powerful mammals live exclusively in China and can be found in a handful of different areas that are unfortunately isolated from one another making breeding harder than it should be. Giant Pandas need to eat


The Onager are a large type of wild ass and the fastest of the species reaching up to 70km per hour. Once situated across all of Iran the Onager’s can now only be found in two locations and both of which are conservation areas. The Onager population is estimated to be around 500 and although

Asian Elephant

The Asian Elephant is the biggest of all mammals in Asia and is crucial to the forest ecosystem. These wonderful mammals are extremely intelligent and live in large social groups that are dotted across Asia. As with too many species in today’s world the Asian Elephants are walking the path to extinction thanks to loss