Nature

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 swan, an highly intelligent animal

Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although they may eat small amounts of aquatic animals. What is a swan? Behaviour Although swans only [ … ]

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 [ … ]

What is The Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef [ … ]

Niagara Falls created by glaciation about 10,000 years ago

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and New York state. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.   What are Niagara [ … ]