Month: June 2010

Four-horned Antelope

The Four-horned Antelope, also known as Chousinga is a mammal found in open forest areas in India and Nepal. As the name suggests, these antelopes have four horns. Due to their skittish nature, not much is known about their lifestyle and not many scientists have had the opportunity of observing this beautiful animal. Four-horned antelopes

Virginia Opossum

The Virginia Opossum also known as the North American Opossum inhabits vast territories in North and South Americas. Interestingly it is the only marsupial (an animal with a pouch) north of Rio Grande. The Opposum originated somewhere in South America and has been spreading north ever since. The name comes from Alonquian language (language spoken

Sandhill Crane

The Sandhill Crane is a long, elegant wader. Just like other cranes, this bird is known for their spectacular mating dances. During this fascinating performance, loud calls, which sound like horn tootles, can be heard. Sandhill Cranes are also incredible fliers, as they have been observed to pass Mount McKinley, which is more than 6000


Muntjac, also known as the barking deer is a small species of deer that live in Southern Asia. 15-30 million year old fossils show evidence that they are the largest species of deer still present and that they used to inhabit vast territories all over what is now known as Europe. Currently the Muntjac live

Barbary Sheep

Barbary sheep live in small family herds almost the whole year. Herd usually consist of a male, one or two females and few cubs of different ages. At the end of rain period many small herds combine in one huge group, which rests and searches for food together. The Barbary sheeps are not territorial animals.

Thomson’s Gazelle

Thomson’s gazelle lives in grassy steppes in Tanzania and Kenya, as well as in dry bush stands and thickets of Sudan. Only in exceptional cases can you meet this sociable animal alone. Usually these gazelles live in massive groups of about 700 individuals. Each herd has explicit hierarchy. Oldest male keeps away the young grown-up

Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal lives in the freezing Arctic waters, also it can wind up in territories far more to the north like South America, New Zealand and Australia. Leopard seals spend most of the time in the water. Sometimes they abandon water and appear on ice. Leopard Seals are equipped with sharp teeth, which how they

Alpine Ibex

Males and females of Alpine Ibex live in separate herds, which are quite large and consist of males or females with cubs. Only very old bucks live alone. They usually live for about 10 to 20 years.Alpine Ibex female horns are not as spectacular as the males' Only during the short period of mating the

Paradoxical Frog

From the first glance, the Paradoxical Frog looks like an ordinary frog, but the special thing about this animal is that the tadpoles are almost four times bigger than mature frogs, and they gradually become smaller, as they develop. For a long time the life and habits of this frog were a mystery, because this

Bull Ants

Bull Ants, also known as Myrmecia or Bulldog Ants are quick and aggressive predators that attack any creature they come across. These live in colonies, ruled by a queen ant. These small creatures are known for their extreme aggressiveness towards anyone who comes near their nest – they can chase strangers for as far as

Siamese Fighting Fish

The Siamese Fighting Fish is one of the most spectacular fish that lives in river basins of Southeastern Asia, from Thailand to Borneo. Although reaching only 60 mm in length, they have an impressive visual appearance, because of the long, colourful fins, that can be in almost any colour, from completely black to bright red.