Author: Angela Han

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

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

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,


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


Swordfish, also known as Broadbills, are large-sized predataory fish that have a long, flat bill. Although they are elusive, many Fishermen love catching them as they are considered a sport fish. The largest size of swordfish that has ever been caught was a whopping 536.15kg (1,182 lb), which was fished off Child in 1953. The

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

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

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

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

Pileated Woodpecker

The Pileated Woodpecker is a very large bird of the North American Continent, which means they can be found in Canada, all the way down to Florida, and from the East Coast of Nova Scotia to California’s West Coast. The Pileated Woodpecker on a Tree Appearance A very large bird, the Pileated Woodpecker is almost


The Rafflesia refers to a specific genus of plants found only in South-East Asia, specifically the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra and in the Philippines. Named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, leader of the expedition that found it which also happens to be the founder of Singapore. The Rafflesia is the biggest flower in the world

Bornean Orangutan

The Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is fortunate to be one of two members that are exclusively Asian great apes. It is of the Primates order, Hominidae family, Poginae subfamily, genus Pongo. Its claim to fame is that it is the largest animal still living in an arboreal environment, although sadly, it is an endangered animal.