Month: July 2010

Mas Cotek

Many are familiar with the variety of unique plants and trees exist deep inside the Malaysian tropical forest that is famous for its medicinal purposes. Mas Cotek is a herbal plant from the tropical forest of Malaysia that has become an international favorite for its medicinal and healthy values. Apparently every bit of Mas Cotek

Heteropteryx dilatata

Heteropteryx dilatata is an insect that many must have seen around their garden. This type of insect looks like a green leaf and uses its camouflage for its defense. Recently, raising Heteropteryx dilatata as pets has become a trend amongst insect lovers. A female Heteropteryx dilatata is larger in size and is green in color

Giant Freshwater Prawn

Many are confused between the usage of shrimps and prawns when in reality both terms are often used to describe the same kind of animal. Macrobrachium rosenbergii or popularly known as the giant freshwater prawn are famous for its breeding program. Recently, the growth of freshwater prawn farms has increased tremendously. Over 37 countries are

Carabao

The carabao is a subspecies of water buffalos that can be found in the Philippines, Malaysia, Guam, Indonesia and other countries from the South East Asia region. Carabaos are mainly used for farming because of their huge body size that is covered with thin grayish or black hair. Both the female and the male that

Back-Striped Weasel

Known as the most enigmatic creature of the wildlife, the back-striped weasel or Mustela strigidorsa is distinguished for its famous silver dorsal streak that extends from the back of its neck and all the way to the end of its tail and the yellowish-white line on its belly. The back-striped weasel is a mysterious creature

Least Weasel

The Least Weasel is the smallest carnivore and is hardly seen as it is rarely trapped. The Least Weasel can be found anywhere in the world however the smallest species is found in North America and the largest is in northern Africa. The size of the least weasel will depends on where it is found.

Eurycoma longifolia

Eurycoma longifolia, also known as tongkat ali or pasak bumi, is a native flowering plant of Malaysia and Indonesia. It is a small everred treelet that grows up to 15 meters tall, and has spiral pinnate leaves that are about 20 to 40 centimeters long with between 13 to 41 leaflets. The flowers are actually

Siberian Mountain Weasel

Also known as the Siberian Weasel, Himalayan Weasel, or Kolinsky, the Siberian Mountain Weasel is a rust-colored weasel. They can be found all over eastern Asia, from as far north as the Sea of Okhotsk, to as far south as Guangdong in China. In the east, they can go as far as Russia, Tibet, and

Mountain Weasel

This cute little creature is also known as the Altai weasel or the pale weasel, and it prefers to live in high altitudes of 11,480 feet or more as well as rocky tundra and grassy woodlands. The Mountain Weasel rest in abandoned burrows, tree trunks, and rock crevices belonging to other animals or animals they

Naked Mole Rat

Also known as a sand puppy or a desert mole rat, the naked mole rat is a burrowing rodent that is native to East Africa. It is known as being one of 2 eusocial mammals that has highly unusual physical traits that allows it to thrive in harsh, underground environments such as having a very

Pitcher Plants

Pitcher plants are famous for being carnivorous plants that have a mechanism that traps its prety within a deep cavity filled with liquid, known as a pitfall trap. It is assumed that pitfall traps evolved from rolled leaves, with evolutionary selection favouring more deeply cupped leaves over time. However, some pitcher plants have flypaper traps,

Burrowing Owl

Found throughout the open landscapes of the Americas, the Burrowing Owl is a small, long-legged own that can be found in all types of vegetations including grassland, rangeland, agricultural areas, and even deserts! The burrowing owl can be found in North and South America They nest and roost in burrows, like ones that are dug

Collared Dove

The Collared Dove is one of the birds that with the use of adaptation skills, has spread its range of distribution over the last few hundred years. Nowadays, these birds live in almost all parts of Europe and Asia, staying mostly near human inhabited areas. This bird is average-sized, reaching a length of 30-33 cm,

Binturong

The Binturong, also known as the Bearcat, lives in forests from Himalayas to the Philippines. For their stature and walking, these animal has obtained the interesting nickname – Bearcat, because it truly seems that they have characteristics of both the animals. Binturongs are fairly large in size, reaching 61-97 in length, with a 56-89 cm

Titan Triggerfish

The Titan Triggerfish, also known as a giant or moustache triggerfish, is a large species of triggerfish that are commonly found in the reefs and lagoons of the Indo-Pacfic, although it is absent in Hawaii. It is 75cm (30 in.) long, it is the largest triggerfish in its range. Only the stone triggerfish which is

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