Month: June 2010

Marsupial Treefrogs

Marsupial Treefrogs take care of their young in a way similar to kangaroos. They carry the babies on a pouch on their backs, until the children are mature enough to start their own lives. Although the Gastrotheca family includes multiple species, they are all fairly similar in lifestyle and habits. These frogs are fairly small,

Tibetan Wolf

A sub-species of the grey wolf, the Tibetan Wolf (also known as the Woolly Wolf) is a native of Central Asia. They are found from Turkestan, Northern China, Tibet, Mongolia, the Western Himalayas, and Korea. In Tibet, the Tibetan Wolf is known as a Changu but in the Niti pass from Kumaon this animal is

Natterjack Toad

Natterjack Toads are a rare species that live in meadows with a light, sandy soil, where they can dig in the ground. These amphibians inhabit parts of Europe, from Spain to South England and East to as far as the Baltic states. Unfortunately, the increasing urbanization and destruction of their natural habitat has made these

Nordic Aliens

While most people probably think of alien abductions as something very unpleasant, often including painful experiments and torture, there is a reported case of these abductions being extremely enjoyable – the abductions done by the Nordic aliens. Supposedly, this race of aliens is and has been the most friendly towards humans and many stories have

Water Buffalo

The Water Buffalo, also known as a domestic Asian Water Buffalo, is a huge bovine animal similar to a yak, bison, or African Buffalo. It is frequently bred as livestock in Southern Asia and South America, however it is estimated that about 97% of the world’s water buffalo population are in Asia. Get up close

Common Backswimmer

Don’t be fooled by the Backswimmer’s tiny size – it might be small, but it’s definitely not helpless. This small creature, that is also known by the name of “Water Boatman” glides above water as a live “dose of poison” that attacks anything that passes by. They inhabit all Europe and the areas East up

Indian Python

The Indian Python is a giant among snakes. It’s also known as the black-tailed python, Indian rock python, its Latin name being Python molurus. Although not venomous, these snakes are highly dangerous, and their hunting technique relies on twisting around the prey and choking it to death, by straining the muscles. Indian Pythons are truly

Atlantic Spanish Mackerel

As the name suggests, the Atlantic Spanish Mackerel is an open-sea schooling species of mackerel that is found in the Atlantic Ocean. These fish swim in the open sea away from the coast, however they sometimes swim in shoals and also often migrate to another spots. Atlantic Spanish mackerels are shallow water species where they


Pteranodon with its Latin name Pteranodons is one of the best known extinct reptile species. Although it looked like a terrifying dragon Pteranodon was a peaceful animal that fed only off fish. A sketch of the famoues Pteranodon When the first Pteranodon fossils were found many people were convinced that it was really a work

Yellowfin Tuna

The yellowfin tuna are breed of tuna found in warm seas and oceans around the world as they prefer tropical temperatures. Yellowfin are often refered to as ahi by Hawaiians, which basically means a bigeye tuna. Meanwhile, French and Portuguese Fishermen sometimes refer to the yellowfin tuna as albacora. 3 Yellowfin Tuna During the daytime,

European Eel

The European or the Common Eel is still a very mysterious animal as it’s one of the greatest and weirdest travelers on this planet. Although the mature specimens of this species are widespread in almost all the rivers of Europe, their development or maturing were a puzzle still 100 years ago. European Eels start their

Siberian Musk Deer

Siberian Musk Deer males excrete musk from a special gland, which is located on their bellies. Musk is rich in hormones and is widely used in perfumery. Unfortunately, this is a reason why these small deers are widely hunted, as musk is very valuable – in 1972, in Nepal, musk was more expensive than gold.

Andean Condor

Andean Condor is the the record holder of having the largest wing area of all birds, and is the second in terms of wing span (after Wandering Albatross). Even though the Andean Condor is not a very attractive bird, its flight has an unrepeatable fullness and elegance. These large birds live live near the Western


One of the most unique sea creatures in the world is the stingray. Stingrays can be easily identified as animals that look like a flat shark but with a whip-like tail. They are commonly found in the shallow coastal marine waters of warmer temperate seas throughout the world. Stingrays spend most of their time slumbering


Chinchillas are crepuscular rodents, an active rodent during the night instead of the day, and are much bigger than normal squirrels. They can live for as long as 15 years. However, there are cases where Chinchillas can live up to 18 to 22 years long as well. Some people are confused that Chinchillas are from