Animal

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 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 [ … ]

Chamelons : Surprising things you didn’t know

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. [ … ]

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, [ … ]

The serval known to live 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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]