One of the breeds of domesticated ducks is the Aylesbury duck, which was bred for its appearance and its meat. The origins of this duck is unclear, but raising white ducks became popular in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England during the 18th century due to demand of the Aylesbury duck’s white feathers for quilts. During the 19th
Originating from England in the 17th century, the Cleveland Bay is a horse that was named after its colouring (bay) and the Cleveland district in Yorkshire. This horse is well-muscled, and it is the oldest established horse breed in England. It is also the only non-draught horse that was developed in Great Britain. Sharing a
Hammond’s Rice Rat is also known as Hammond’s Orzyomys. It is a rodent species that belongs to the tribe, Oryzomyini of the family, Cricetidae. It is only known to occur in Ecuador’s montane forest. It is reported to live on the ground and is associated with water and lives in trees. It has a large,
Also known as False Oryzomys, the Brazilian False Rice Rat (Pseudoryzomys simplex)- is a rodent species from south-central South America. This species is not well known although it is classified by the IUCN of having “Least Concern” conservation status. Lectotype partial cranium of the Brazilian False Rice Rat by Voss and Myers However, what we
Part of the Hound Group, the Beagle is a small to medium-sized dog breed. It looks similar to the Foxhound. It was developed as a scent hound for tracking rabbit, hare, and other game. As a result, they are commonly used as working dogs because of their keen sense of smell. They are also a
Also known as the citrus yellow mite, the yellow mite is an acariform mite species. As its name suggests, they are found on the foliage of citrus trees. However, they can also be associated with other plant varieties. The tiny yellow mite was first found in Morocco. It was first described in 1958 by Cooreman.
The Emperor Penguin is the heaviest and tallest living penguin species in the world, and is only found in Antarctica. It was first described scientifically by the English Zoologist, George Robert Gray, in 1844. Ahh, family love In terms of location, the Emperor Penguin is distributed between 66° and 77° south latitudes. When it does
Also known as the northern, common or North American raccoon, this mammal is native to North America. Even though it is medium-sized, it is considered the largest in its family. It was discovered in the western world by members of Christopher Columbus’ expedition. A raccoon in the park Originally, taxonomists thought that the raccoon was
The Zapata Rail (Cyanolimnas Cerverai) is a bird endemic to the Zapata Peninsula’s wetlands in southern Cuba. It was first discovered by Fermin Zanon Cervera in March 1927, and then formally described by Thomas Barbour and James Lee Peters later that year. It is such a distinctive creature, that it has its own genus, Cyanolimnas
Sheep are animals found all around the world as these even-toed ungulates are typically kept as livestock. There are over 1 billion sheep in the world, and domestic sheep are the most populous out of this genus. A cute little lamb It is thought that sheep were descended from wild mouflon from Asia and Europe.
Ants are social insects that are related to wasps and bees. Although it may not look like a bee or a wasp, it actually evolved from a wasp-like ancestor during the mid-Cretaceous period which was 110 to 130 million years ago. It then began to diversify after flowering plants emerged. There are 12,500 ant species
The jaguar is the 3rd largest feline in the world, after the tiger and the lion. It is also the largest and most powerful feline found in the Western Hemisphere as it is found only in the Americas. Its name is derived from the Tupian word, yaguara, which means ‘beast’ or ‘dog’, but is used
As the name suggests, the Icelandic horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Iceland. Although they are actually rather small and can be the size of a pony, most horse registries actually refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are the size of ponies The Icelandic horse were developed from ponies
Also known as the owl parrot, the Kakapo is a large nocturnal yet flightless parrot that is native to New Zealand. It is also thought to be one of the longest living bird species in the world. Like other New Zealand bird species, the Kakapo was important to the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand.
Also known as the Malani, the Marwari Horse is a rare horse breed from Marwar (also known as Jodhpur) in India. It is thought that it was descended from native Indian ponies that were crossed with Arabian horses and possibly Mongolian horses as well. This horse is known for 2 distinctive features. It has inward-turning