Month: March 2010


The Brachiosaurus is one of the largest animals our world has ever seen and was certainly one of, if not the largest sauropod dinosaur to walk the earth through the late Jurassic period. The name Brachiosaurus originates as a combination of the Greek words for ‘arm’ and ‘lizard’, this name was given to the Brachiosaurus

Norfolk Island Kākā

An extinct species of parrot and close relative of New Zealand’s Kākā, the Norfolk Island Kākā was a large species of parrot that inhabited the rocky treetops of Norfolk Island and Phillip Island. Said to grow to around 40cm in length these large parrots are still relatively unknown however they were reported to inhabit both


The Bluebuck is an extinct species of ‘blue’ antelope that was first encountered by European settlers back in the 17th century on the south west coast of Africa. It is believed that the species was in decline prior to the arrival of Europeans who relentlessly hunted the Bluebuck and turned its habitat into farmland. The


The Aepyornis or otherwise known as the the ‘elephant bird’ is a species of giant flightless bird that is believed to have become extinct around the 17th century. The Aepyornis was the largest species of bird in the world and was exclusive to Madagascar. Weighing at at around half a ton the Aepyornis was massive


The Draconians are commonly described as a powerful war-like alien race who hail from the Alpha Draconis star system. These reptilian aliens are said to be expert geneticists who posses a level of technology that far exceeds today’s human technology including the ability of interstellar travel. The Draconians are described as being very tall and

Fear Liath

The  Fear Liath or also known as the Big Grey Man is an entity reported to lurk on the mountain of Ben MacDui in Scotland. Encounters with this enigmatic creature range from the 1800’s to the present day and vary from reports of an eerie presence to sightings of a large humanoid figure. Reports on

Hairy-eared dwarf lemur

The Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is a small lemur that shares characteristics with mouse lemurs and is extremely rare. Up until 1989 the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur species was known exclusively from only 5 individual specimens held in museums. Currently the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is classed as endangered due to habitat loss from deforestation and from being

Nain Rouge

The Nain Rouge is a small child-like creature that is sometimes described as a dwarf or a gnome and is seen as a bad omen in Detroit, USA. ‘Nain Rogue’ can be translated roughly to ‘red dwarf’ or ‘red gnome’ in French and witnesses in Detroit often report seeing this elusive creature before disasters. In


The Almas are reported to be hairy bipedal hominid creatures that are said to be found across central Asia, Siberia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan.  The first reported sightings of the Almas date back to the 1400’s. The name ‘Almas’ is used to refer to this type of hominid rather than a specific creature and is taken

Greater siren

The Greater siren is a aquatic salamander with a slender body, bushy gills and no hind limbs. The Greater siren can be found on the south-eastern coastal plains of North America. This large siren is fortunately not classified as endangered  and although generally thought of as pretty common there are not current estimations on population.


The Franciscana is one of the worlds smallest dolphins and can be found off of the east coast of South America. These bashful dolphins share many physical traits with river dolphins despite the fact that they are not closely related at all. There is currently not much information available on the population of the Franciscana

Fin whale

The Fin whale is the second largest creature on our planet and is only beaten by its close relative the blue whale. these massive whales are found in all of the worlds oceans and can swim at speeds of up to 40km per hour. The Fin whale is sadly classed as endangered today due to


The Falanouc is a mammal that is only found on the island of Madagascar and although fairly widespread the Falanouc is certainly a rare sight with an estimated 2500 left in the wild. This unusual looking mammal resembles a mongoose or civet and is currently classed as endangered due to habitat loss from the draining


The Dugong or otherwise known as the ‘sea cow’ is a mammal that lives exclusively underwater and has close genetic ties to the elephant despite its appearance. The Dugong feeds only on sea grass found on the ocean and this is one of the reasons the Dugong is currently classed as vulnerable due to human

Black Microhylid Frog

Originally discovered in 1878 not much is known about the Black Microhylid Frog as no studies of the species have taken place since before 1997. The Black Microhylid Frog is unique in its part of the world –  India, and is currently listed as endangered due to threats from the expansion of coffee plantations and