Month: June 2010

Geoffroy’s Cat

Geoffroy’s Cat is a very skittish inhabitant of the South American forests and not much is known about the cat’s lifestyle in the wild. They look quite similar to house cats, and if interbred, kittens are the so-called “safari cats”. Trying to interbreed them with house cats wasn’t that easy at first – in Germany

Princess Parrot

The Princess Parrot is a rare and a very skittish bird. They inhabit only Western Australia and bushy inland territories. Many breeders have grown fond of this bird, as it’s very friendly and easily adapts to living in captivity. Even in the wild, Princess Parrots are very sociable and let humans come close. Unfortunately, many

Pot-Bellied Pig

The pot-bellied pig, also known as the Chinese or Asian pot-bellied pig, is a domesticated breed of pig originating from Vietnam. It has 14 sub-species, that can only be found in the wild in the mountainous regions of Vietnam and Thailand. However, it can now be found all around the world. It is thought that


The Bullfrog has earned its name thanks to the powerful voice, that sounds more like a roar of a bull than the croaking of a frog. These frogs have extremely strong hind legs, making it able to jump incredible distances. It has even been observed that a Bullfrog caught and ate a low flying bat.

White-tailed Tropicbird

White-tailed Tropicbird is an inhabitant of the tropical seas. This bird often flies deep into oceans, searching for food. The bird’s flight is elegant, filled with acrobatic moves. Its a pleasure to watch the Tropicbird fly in the sun, and even its Latin name Phaeton lepturus comes from a Greek myth about Phaeton, who wanted

Longfin Mako Shark

Unlike its Shortfin Mako Shark relative, the Longfin Mako Shark actually an uncommon species that is part of the mackerel shark group. This shark species has been around since the ancient times, as the Longfin Mako Shark’s fossilized teeth have actually been discovered from Hamilton, Australia and Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Both of these fossilized deposits

Shortfin Mako Shark

The Shortfin Mako Shark is a large, sharpe nosed mackerel shark that is commonly known as the ‘mako shark’. Although the Shortfin Mako Shark is not as infamous as its shark cousins such as the Great White Shark, it has been featured in the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week program, movies, and novels. The Shortfin Mako


The Muskrat is sometimes confused with a young beaver, because they have a similar appearance and swimming styles. The Muskrat can, however, be distinguished by its long, massive tail, which is covered in scales. The tail can be as long as the rest of the body, that is, 28 – 45 cm. The main difference

Japanese Spider Crab

As the name suggests, the Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is a marine crab species that lives in the waters that surrounds Japan. It is known as the biggest anthropod in the world, and is a favorite meal of many Japanese food lovers both in Japan and around the world. The enormously huge Japanese Spider

Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey

The Brown Woolly Monkey or Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey  is one of the largest South American primates. It is a heavy but agile animal and has adapted well to live in the high leafages of the jungle. As the name suggests, these monkeys really are woolly The Humboldt’s Woolly monkey is massive but very dexterous ape

Titi Monkey

Titi Monkeys live in South American forests and spend most of their time in the trees. They swiftly and move along the branches, looking for food. In the evening, the family meets up and spends the night together. When sleeping, they often tie their tails together, which may be done to strengthen family bonds. There

Red Ovenbird

Red Ovenbird are amazing construction birds, and their name comes from their peculiar nest which looks like a small oven. They are one of the biggest South American bird species, but not much is known about their lifestyle. Red Ovenbirds are also known for their beautiful singing, which can be heard all year round. They

Malayan Tiger

Found in the southern and central regions of the Malay Peninsular (modern day Malaysia and the southern tip of Thailand), the Malayan Tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is one of 6 tiger sub-species. At last count, it is estimated that there are currently between 600-800 Malayan Tigers present in the wild, making it the most common


Looking at Mudskipper, one might get the feeling that this is how the first fish who dared to come out of the water looked like many million years ago. They are amphibious fish that have adapted to be able to survive on both land and in water. A fish that can climb trees, how's that