Animal

Zebroid: the term generally used for all zebra hybrids

A zebroid or zorse, is the offspring of any cross between a zebra and any other equine: essentially, a zebra hybrid.   What is a zebroid? Zebroids have been bred since the 19th century. Charles Darwin noted several zebra hybrids [ … ]

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 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 [ … ]

Frog populations have declined since the 1950s

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.   What is a frog? The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend [ … ]

Do you know what is the curl-crested aracari?

The curl-crested aracari or curl-crested araçari, also known as the curly-crested aracari, is a species of bird in the Ramphastidae family, the Toucans.   What is the curl-crested aracari? It measures 40–45 cm (16–18 in) long and weighs 190–280 g (6.7–9.9 oz). On account of [ … ]