Author: Overkirils

Vampire Squid

The Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is the only surviving member of the order Vampyromorphida which means it’s a phylogenetic relict. Its scientific name literally means “Vampire squid from hell”, but despite this it doesn’t actually suck the blood out of other creatures of the sea. Its size is relatively small – only 30 cm (1

Siberian Chipmunk

This tiny creature is the only member  of the chipmunk genus to be found in places outside North America. Their natural habitat is Northern Asia, they live in forests with a bushy understory. Despite being good climbers, they prefer life on the ground. It’s tiny in size – the body is only about 15cm long.


Hedgehog is a tiny mammal, found in all parts of the globe except North America and Australia. Perhaps that saves some American and Australian children of scars on hands, as the hedgehogs have their backs covered with thousands of sharp and hard spines, posing threat to any human would want to touch them. Although very

Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragons are the heaviest, largest and scariest lizards on this planet. They can grow to a length of over 3 metres (10 feet) and weigh a massive 100 kilograms (200 lbs). Just like crocodiles, they’re a living relic of the age of dinosaurs. These colossal creatures  cause panic to almost any human who sees

Emperor Tamarin

Perhaps one of the most amusing looking monkeys, Emperor Tamarin, can be seen jumping from one branch to another in the great forests of the Amazon Basin. Although only about 25 cm long and half a kilo heavy, they manage to hold parts of the great forests as their own. It’s name, first as a

Sperm Whale

Like all whales, the Sperm Whale is a mammal, with it’s natural habitat in the seas and they can be seen in every ocean of the world, in both topic and cool oceans. It can grow up to 20.5 metres (67 ft) and is the largest toothed animal in the world. Sperm Whales can easily be