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The bonobo, our old cousin?

The bonobo is commonly considered to be more gracile than the common chimpanzee. Bonobos are both terrestrial and arboreal. Most ground locomotion is characterized by quadrupedal knuckle walking.   What is a bonobo? [ … ]

Lenticular clouds, stationary lens-shaped clouds!

Lenticular clouds are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form in the troposphere, normally in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction.   What are lenticular clouds? There are three types of lenticular clouds: altocumulus standing lenticular (ACSL), stratocumulus [ … ]

The serval known to occur on Mount Kilimanjaro

The serval, also known as the tierboskat, is a wild cat found in Africa. It was first described by German naturalist Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber in 1776.   What is the serval? Eighteen subspecies are recognised. The serval [ … ]

Surprising things you didn’t know about Chameleons

Chameleons are a distinctive and highly specialized clade of Old World lizards with 202 species described as of June 2015. These species come in a range of colors, and many species have the ability to change color. [ … ]

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 swan, an highly intelligent animal

Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. What is a swan? Behaviour Although swans only [ … ]

The Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. What is the Ha Long Bay? The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. Hạ [ … ]

Have you ever seen the Milky Way?

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The descriptive “milky” is derived from the appearance from Earth of the galaxy – a band of light seen in the [ … ]