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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 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 [ … ]