What everybody need to know about puffins

Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water.   What [ … ]

The white lion could not survive in the wild

The white lion is a rare color mutation of the lion. Up until 2009, when the first pride of white lions was reintroduced to the wild, it was widely believed that the white lion could [ … ]

The raccoon: noted for its intelligence

The raccoon, sometimes spelled racoon, also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, is a medium-sized mammal native to North America.   What is a raccoon? The raccoon is the largest of the procyonid family, having a body length [ … ]

The Sombrero Galaxy, visible with amateur telescopes

Sombrero Galaxy or Messier Object 104 is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 31 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy has a diameter of approximately 50,000 light-years, 30% the size of the Milky Way.   What is the Sombrero Galaxy? [ … ]