By: Amelia Emery
The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a large raptor that is found worldwide near bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, swamps, and seashores. It has a body length of approximately 18-24 inches with a wingspan of 5-6 feet. Ospreys have dark brown wings with a...
Research: Elephants are social network experts
By: Kenneth Andrews
Elephants never forget, goes the old adage. But now, new research suggests that this may actually be the case, rather than an anthropomorphic quip. Reported in the Daily Mail, among other places, researchers have concluded that Asian elephants really do never forget old friends, and...
By: Matilda Willows
Camels are immediately identified and recognized by the humps they carry on their backs, since its only camels that have them, but why do camels have humps in the first place and what’s in them? It’s often a widely circulated notion that the...
By: Matilda Willows
Both male and female mosquitoes get their main source of nutritional nourishment in the form of sugar, which is often from plant nectar. This is their main food source and how they get the energy they need to fly. So which mosquitoes are responsible for...
Extinct mega-predators: Titanoboa cerrejonensis
By: Mac Pike
What was 50’ feet long, a yard thick through the mid section, and weighed well over one and a quarter tons? One might be inclined to think of a long tailed, long necked dinosaur, or perhaps a shark or crocodilian, but the clue is in...
Behavior and habitat of file snakes (family Acrochordidae)
By: Simon Muriithi
The file snake also known as the wart snake belongs to a unique aquatic Acrochordidae family consisting of three species. The Acrochordidae are small snakes 20 – 76 inches long with a blunt head with rough spiny scales. They are found in the Indo...
By: Tywon F
Alternatively known as wart snakes or elephant-trunk snake, the file snake has earned these names because of its loose folds of baggy skin and tiny scales that make its skin appear rough. The rough-looking texture is similar to that of a file, thus leading to...
By: Amelia Emery
Frogs belonging to the Myobatrachidae family are unique and are only found in Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania. This family includes up to 100 species that are both currently living and extinct. All species of frogs of this family are terrestrial and can be found...
By: Amelia Emery
Ranidae is one of the five families of frogs and toads that belong to the order Anura. Known as the true frogs, there are over 600 species of frogs found world wide that are part of this family. The remaining four families include Ascaphidae (the...
By: Jane Allyson
Common beetles that can be found in Great Britain: Bee-eating beetle – Trichodes apiaries These beetles live in warm places and measure 9-15 mm in length. Adult beetle look for other insects to eat, by searching flowers. They are seen from May to July. Larvae...

 

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