Month: May 2010


The Reindeer, also known as Calibou in Northern America is known for it’s massive horns. Not many animals can be as resilient as the Reindeers to survive in the harsh weathers of their habitat. They are found in widely across arctic tundra regions. In these almost always cold territories Reindeers form herds, varying in size

Fishing Bat

The Fishing Bat is a a small, yet highly interesting mammal, found in Central and South America. They’re often called bulldog bats for their cheek bags and small eyes that hold a close resemblance to those of a bulldog. The Fishing Bat’s natural habitat is forest regions and seaside marshes in Central and Southern America,

Siberian Tiger

The Siberian Tiger, also known as Amur Tiger is the largest “pure blood” wild cat (as opposed to the Liger). Almost all these deadly predators live in the Southeastern part of Russia, east of the Amur river, although in the past, they inhabited vast territories ranging from Northeastern China to as far West as Mongolia.

Black Swan

The Black Swan also known as Cygnus Atratus is quite an uncommon bird that gained its significance through a metaphor, a Lebanese writer and the bird’s homosexuality. The fact that it is a swan and is not white as all his ‘brothers’, but exactly the opposite, is intriguing. Only the South American Black-necked swan has


The interesting creature of the day is the Lungfish a.k.a salamanderfish. As with many animals, the name already tells you what’s so special about this fish – it’s got lungs! The swimming bladders that are common to almost all the fish have modified so that they can also absorb oxygen. In fact some species of


Sometimes called “Mexican walking fish”, the Axolotl is in fact not a fish. It’s an amphibian. If you have ever observed an Axolotl, you will know that they have gills and can clearly breathe underwater, but they also have legs, a tail, but no fins. In fact, the Axolotl looks like a lizard that has

Mediterranean Moray

The Mediterranean Moray is an eel of the large Moray family. It is also called the Roman Eel because it was a fine delicacy for the ancient Romans. These large eels, reaching up to 1.5 metres (5 feet) in length and up to 15 kilograms in weight, are on the higher part of the food