Animal

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 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 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 [ … ]