Animal

The bonobo, capable of altruism, sensitivity and empathy

The bonobo, formerly called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often, the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee, is an endangered great ape and one of the two species. Although the name “chimpanzee” is sometimes used to refer to both species together.   What [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Snowflake: The only white gorilla known

Snowflake was an albino Western lowland gorilla and the only white gorilla known. He was kept at Barcelona Zoo in Spain from 1966 until his death.   History Snowflake was captured in the Rio Muni region in Equatorial Guinea on October [ … ]