Month: November 2010

Peregrine Falcon

Also known as the Duck Hawk in North America and the Peregrine, the Peregrine Falcon is a cosmopolitan bird. There are about 17 to 19 sub-species which vary in range and appearance. As it ican reach up to speeds of 200mph/320 kmh in one stoop, it is one of the fastest creatures on Earth. The

Icelandic Horse

As the name suggests, the Icelandic horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Iceland. Although they are actually rather small and can be the size of a pony, most horse registries actually refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are the size of ponies The Icelandic horse were developed from ponies


Also known as the owl parrot, the Kakapo is a large nocturnal yet flightless parrot that is native to New Zealand. It is also thought to be one of the longest living bird species in the world. Like other New Zealand bird species, the Kakapo was important to the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand.

Marwari Horse

Also known as the Malani, the Marwari Horse is a rare horse breed from Marwar (also known as Jodhpur) in India. It is thought that it was descended from native Indian ponies that were crossed with Arabian horses and possibly Mongolian horses as well. This horse is known for 2 distinctive features. It has inward-turning

Florida strangler fig

Also known as the golden fig or higueron, the Florida strangler fig is a tree that is native to Florida in the USA, southern Mexico, northern and western Caribbean, and in Central America as far south as Panama. This plant was first scientifically described by Thomas Nuttall in 1846. The Florida strangler fig tree is