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Month: February 2010

Hirola

The Hirola species of antelope is currently classed as critically endangered and has seen a gigantic drop in population over the last 30 years declining from around 14,000 to current figures of just over 600. The reason for the massive decline in population is a combination of habit loss, poaching and even natural drought. Once

Indri

The Indri is native to the eastern forests of Madagascar and is the largest species of Lemur on the whole island. The local natives believe the Indri to be an ancestor of man and as such the species is protected to a certain degree with locals banning hunting and human consumption. Unfortunately even with this

Baird’s tapir

Baird’s tapir makes its home in Central and South America and is actually the largest indigenous mammal in Central America. This unique mammal shares common ancestors with horses and rhinos but resembles the ancestors more than today’s hippos and horses. Baird’s tapir is currently classed as endangered due to threat from hunters and habitat loss,

Northern marsupial mole

The marsupial moles are small marsupials found in western Australia. Despite the name the marsupial moles are actually not moles at all and are much more closely related to other marsupial species that are native to Australia. The term mole refers to the marsupial moles life of which is spends the vast majority underground and

10 Deceptively Dangerous Animals

When you think dangerous animals your probably going to think along the lines of scorpions, snakes, spiders, sharks, lions etc, there is no doubt that these animals can be extremely dangerous but what about swans? The predefined concepts people have about certain animals can end up putting them in great danger! There are animals out

Mountain pygmy possum

This small marsupial is found only in three isolated areas of south east Australia and there is only believed to be around 200 alive today, leading to the Mountain pygmy possum being classed as endangered. The Mountain pygmy possum was unknown until 1966 when a fossil of the species was discovered, the three areas where

Cuttlefish

The Cuttlefish is one of the most intelligent invertebrates in the world and contrary to what the name suggests the Cuttlefish is actually a mollusk and is part of the same family as squids and octopus’s. Like its close relatives the Cuttlefish utilities internally produced ink and also has a neuro-toxin that can be used

10 Mammals You Never Knew Existed

If you are an avid follower of It’s Nature then you might recognize some of these elusive mammals, however to the everyday public these animals are relatively unknown and are some of the most unique mammals in the natural world. It’s not uncommon to find a new species or sub species of animal, but mammals

4 Silent Killers of the Natural World

Very often the most deadly and the most painful ways to lose your life to the creatures of the world are not the snakes, the crocodiles and the tigers that you might imagine. They are silent, deadly creatures that can bring with them an agonizing death that leaves you no time for the...

Tatzelwurm

The Tatzelwurm is a mysterious cryptid that makes its home in the Alps. Though sighting of the creature are uncommon the Tatzelwurm has managed to become a beast of legend in the local communities and has amassed a variety of different alias’s such as Stollenwurm, Daazelwurm, Arassas, Praatzelwurm, Springwurm and Bergstutzen. Reports of this mysterious
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