Animal

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 [ … ]

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. [ … ]

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 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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]