Month: January 2010

Bumblebee Bat

The Bumblebee Bat, or otherwise known as Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat is a species of bat that is unique to the western regions of Thailand and currently has an estimated population of around 4000. The nickname ‘Bumblebee Bat’ was given to these unique bats for their size as they are not much bigger than a Bee,

Scorpionfish

The Scorpionfish are part of the Scorpaenidae family and and primarily found in the colder regions of the worlds oceans. Although Scorpaenids populate most of oceans only a handful of different Scorpaenids populate the worlds warmer oceans. The Scorpaenidae family is made up of around 400 known species which include lionfish, stonefish and devilfish. Scorpaenids

Highland Cattle

Found primarily in Scotland, the Highland cow has been established in many other countries since that time. They are now found in Canada, the United States and some other northerly countries since they are well suited for a very cold or cool climate.

Yeti Crab

Discovered in just 2005, the Yeti Crab, or the Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean which was first sighted in the South Pacific Ocean. The species was determined to be an entirely new genus and family (Kiwaidae). The animal has strongly eyes that lack pigment, is perhaps blind, science isn't yet certain.

Darwin Frog

Green and brown or either one, the Darwins frog is about 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters long. The colors of the frog help to camouflage it as it hunts for its food but it is sometimes mistaken for a leaf and eaten by vegetarian animals as well as predators.

Sifaka

The wondrous Sifaka is part of the Lemur family, and like all Lemurs the Sifaka is exclusive to the island of Madagascar. The Sifaka are arboreal which means that the spend the vast majority of their lives up in the trees and like most Lemurs and indeed most mammals, the Sifaka are diurnal which means

Caiman

The juvenile caiman eat insects, mollusks and small sea and water life such as crawfish and shrimp. The larger the caiman grows; it eats more small animals, birds and fish. Adult caiman feast on animals such as wild pigs and the meat eating piranha that inhabit the streams and rivers. Cannibalism has been observed when

Siamang

The features of the Siamang are very much like other monkeys or primates, but they have a throat sac that they use to "talk" to other Siamangs. This is very large and pink or gray in color. The sounds they make are close in nature to a barking sound, and as they speak the

Cassowary

The Cassowary may weigh as much as 120-140 pounds and be about six feet tall or a little less. The male and the female have the same essential look to them. They are black and cover them from their neck to their high quarters. They do not fly but the feathers do serve to protect

Coconut Crab

The Coconut Crab is native to most of the Indo-pacific islands and is the largest living arthropod in the world today. Generally a nocturnal creature the Coconut Crab will hide throughout the day time and emerge at night to forage. The name ‘Coconut Crab’ is derived from the crabs unique ability to use its powerful

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus Principalis) was though to extinct until a recent discovery.The elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker is now classed as critically endangered with sightings of this beautiful bird still as scarce as always. The Ivory-billed woodpecker is classed as an American Woodpecker but there are actually two distinct sub-species of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, those being

Poison Dart Frog

Species: Dendrobatidae Physical Characteristics Most kinds of the poison dart frog are quite small. They are under a half inch long, even as an adult, or about 1.5 centimetres. They usually weigh around 2 grams. Tiny but mighty; they contain poison that can kill a predator dead. Poison dart frogs are nearly all very bright

RedEyed Tree Frog

Physical Characteristics The RedEyed tree frog is a small frog that will not grow more than 3 to 4 centimetres in length. The females are larger than the males, and tend to be more dominant as well. This gorgeous guy is well known for the colors. It has bright red bulging eyes, orange feet and

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