Category: Animal

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 [ … ]

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, [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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. [ … ]

Discover what is a black panther!

A black panther is the melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards and black panthers in the Americas are black jaguars.   What [ … ]

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, [ … ]

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 [ … ]