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We are dedicated to bringing you the latest information on animals from around the world. Dive into the world of animals, discover new species, and learn fascinating facts about their habitats and behaviors. Enjoy your exploration!See All Of Our Animals From A-Z
The California Condor, Gymnogyps californianus, is a great testament to the efforts of those that conserve and protect our most endangered species. These are the largest land birds in the USA, but not even their size could protect them from the jaws of extinction. Where size failed, intervention helped and the species has gone from […]
The Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus, is one of the most widely distributed and largest owls, native across the Americas. Also known as the ‘hoot owl‘ or ‘tiger owl‘, these birds are admired for their great size and formidable appearance. They are also known for their attribution to lore and mythology across indigenous cultures. This […]
The Leafy Sea Dragon, scientifically known as ‘Phycodurus eques‘, is a fascinating marine creature found only in the coastal waters around the south and south west of Australia. It has one of the most unusual yet charming appearances in the marine world. Their appearance is no accident though and serves a very specific and important […]
Have you ever heard of a Peacock Spider? These little arachnids are members of the ‘Maratus‘ genus, and are not just your everyday spider. There are around 108 species known so far, but the vast majority have only recently been discovered and described in the last decade. The Maratus genus, belongs to the family ‘Salticidae‘ […]
The raven, belongs to the genus ‘Corvus‘, which is widely distributed across the globe. At one time it was considered to be a single species, but it is now accepted that there are 9 seperate species of raven within the genus Corvus. There are 46 extant species within this genus, including all the Crows, Rook […]
Crows, make up most of the species of bird belonging to the genus ‘Corvus‘. In many cultures and across history, they have been seen as symbols of intelligence and adaptability. Within the Corvus genus, there are 47 extant species currently recognised, and 36 of these are known as crows. The remainder are known as Rooks, […]
The Common Blackbird, or (Turdus merula) as it’s known scientifically, is a common sight across a massive range in Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. This charming bird is a proud member of the ‘Turdus‘ genus, which is quite large, made up of 65 extant species. Together with 16 other genera and a total of 175 […]
The Mouse Deer, also known as Chevrotain, is a really peculiar little ungulate. Captivating and elusive in equal measure. They belong to two genera ‘Tragulus‘ and ‘Moschiola‘, which are members of the ‘Tragulidae‘ family. This is the only family in the infraorder ‘Tragulina‘, which falls under the order ‘Artiodactyla‘ which is mostly made up of […]
The 7 Different Types of Animal Groups
Mammals are such a diverse group of warm-blooded vertebrates. They are characterized by the presence of mammary glands which produce milk for the nourishment of their young. They possess hair or fur, and their brain regulates body temperature and circulatory system, including the four-chambered heart.
Mammals range from tiny creatures like bats and mice to large, majestic animals such as elephants and whales.
Our planet is home to an incredible variety of bird species, with estimates suggesting between 9,000 to 10,000 distinct species spread across more than 227 bird families. These avian wonders exhibit a vast spectrum of colors and sizes, ranging from the modest hues of grey pigeons to the vibrant splendor of parrots, and from the imposing stature of ostriches to the diminutive presence of bee hummingbirds.Learn More
Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates that breathe air and possess skin adorned with scales, distinguishing them from creatures with hair or feathers. Classified as tetrapods, these creatures have four feet, legs, or leg-like structures. Additionally, as amniotes, their embryos are encased in an amniotic membrane, and they belong to the Sauropsida class.Learn More
Fish are aquatic vertebrates that thrive in both freshwater and marine environments around the world. They exhibit a stunning diversity in terms of size, shape, and coloration. Characterized by gills, scales, and often fins, fish have evolved various adaptations to survive in diverse aquatic habitats, from the deepest oceanic trenches to high-altitude streams. They play a crucial role in aquatic ecosystems and have also been a significant source of food and recreation for humans for millennia.Learn More
Amphibians are vertebrates (animals with backbones) who were actually the first four-limbed vertebrates to walk the Earth. They are cold-blooded, with their body temperature being regulated by their surrounding temperature. They spend part of their lives in water and part on land, which is how they earned their name of “amphibian”, from the Greek word meaning “double life”.Learn More
Insects are everywhere! They constitute over half of all known living entities on Earth. With over a million recognized species, countless others remain undiscovered. Classified under the Insecta class, these creatures are primary arthropods – invertebrates without a backbone. They represent the most varied animal group on Earth and stand as some of the most adaptive and successful species.Learn More
Invertebrates encompass a vast array of animal species that lack a vertebral column or backbone. This diverse group makes up the majority of all known animal species on Earth, ranging from the simple, microscopic organisms to complex, multi-cellular creatures. From the delicate butterflies to the industrious ants and from the mysterious jellyfish to the hard-shelled crabs, invertebrates exhibit an astonishing range of forms, functions, and habitats. Despite their lack of a backbone, their adaptability and variety underscore the incredible evolutionary potential of life.Learn More