Skunks are mammals in the family Mephitidae, of the order Carnivora. There are 10 extant species of skunk in three genus. Skunks are recognized by their unique appearance and warning coloration, and their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant scent from their anal … [Read more...]
Animals in North America
The North American continent is one of the world's seven continents. It is located in the Northern Hemisphere and is made up of three countries: Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The continent has a total area of 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,500,000 sq mi) and a population of over 538 million people.
This continent is bounded by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico to the south. The climate of North America varies from region to region. In general, the further north you go the colder it becomes, and the further south you go the warmer it becomes.
The geography of North America is very diverse, with mountains, forests, deserts, and rivers. The Rocky Mountains are a major mountain range that runs through the western United States and Canada.
Other notable mountain ranges include the Appalachian Mountains in the east and the Sierra Nevada in the west.
Camel crickets belong to the family Rhaphidophoridae of the suborder Ensifera and the order Orthoptera, which contains grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets. Rhaphidophoridae, also known as cave wētā, cave crickets, camelback crickets, spider crickets (sometimes shortened to … [Read more...]
The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. As a sea eagle, it belongs to the genus Haliaeetus and actually forms a species pair with … [Read more...]
The American badger (Taxidea taxus) is a badger belonging to the Mustelidae family, a diverse family of carnivorous mammals that also includes weasels, otters, ferrets, and the wolverine. The American badger is similar in appearance to the European badger, although not closely … [Read more...]
Also Known As Water Moccasins - Fascinating Facts & Information About Water MoccasinsThe cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus), also known as Water Moccasins, is a species of pit viper in the subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae. Native to the southeastern … [Read more...]
Armadillos are mammals of the order Cingulata and family Dasypodidae, and are best known for having their very own protective, hard shell armor. With a natural defense system in place, the armadillo has been able to thrive for millions of years and can be found in the western … [Read more...]
The manatee, belongs to the family Trichechidae and is a fully aquatic marine mammal. Sometimes known as sea cows, they make up three of four of the order of Sirenia. The Sirenia currently comprise two distinct families: Dugongidae (the dugong and the now extinct Steller's sea … [Read more...]
Opossums, generally referred to as 'Didelphimorpias' are small marsupials that are found in Central and Southern America. Opossums have lived in the Americas for around 55 million years probably evolving from the basic South American marsupials of the late Cretaceous period. They … [Read more...]
The Puma Cat (Puma concolor) is a large, graceful cat belonging to the felidae family. Pumas are also called Cougars, Panthers and Mountain Lions.Pumas are solitary cats and have the largest ranges of all wild terrestrial mammals in the Western Hemisphere. Their range extends … [Read more...]
The Raccoon (Procyon lotor) is a member of the procyonidae family, a family of smallish animals, with generally slender bodies and long tails. Other members of this family include Coati, some of which look very similar to raccoons.Except for the kinkajou, all procyonids have … [Read more...]