Nature

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 [ … ]

Niagara Falls created by glaciation about 10,000 years ago

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and New York state. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.   What are Niagara [ … ]

Clownfish: 43% of the global marine ornamental trade

Clownfish or anemonefish are fishes and thirty species are recognized. In the wild, they all form symbiotic mutualisms with sea anemones.   What is a clownfish? Depending on species, anemonefish are overall yellow, orange, or a reddish or blackish color, [ … ]

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 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 World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates

The World’s 25 Most Endangered Primates is a list of highly endangered primate species selected and published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission Primate Specialist Group , the International Primatological Society, [ … ]

The glass frogs with a body visible through the skin

The glass frogs are frogs of the amphibian family Centrolenidae. While the general background coloration of most glass frogs is primarily lime green, the abdominal skin of some members of this family is transparent. The internal viscera, including the [ … ]

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 [ … ]