Do Crows Mate for Life?

Do Crows Mate for Life

Crows have unique mating rituals, and many people consider them monogamous. But do crows mate for life? Or can they mate with other partners as well? Let’s find out. [ez-toc] Crows (genus: Corvus) do mate for life, but their social rules are very different from us humans. They usually have one brood every year.  However, … Read more

Where Do Flamingos Live?

Where Do Flamingos Live

Did you know that a group of flamingos is called “flamboyance”? Appropriate, given the beautiful pink sight! But where do flamingos live, and where all can you see these pink birds? Find out! There are six species of flamingos worldwide. The Lesser Flamingo is the most populous of all species, with an estimated population of … Read more

Octopuses: Geniuses of the Invertebrate World

Octopuses are, hmmm well how can I put this? Octopuses are amazing, incredible, magnificent, wonderful, fascinating, in many ways unique and mind-blowingly intelligent.  They are also cephalopods, and within that coleoid cephalopods. Cephalopod Genetics – Californian two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) – first to have genome sequenced – expanded genes for neurone development. The only truly … Read more

Do Ostrich Have Teeth?

Do Ostrich Have Teeth

Out of the many amazing things that ostrich lovers note, their ability to bite food is one. Do ostrich have teeth, unlike other birds that let them bite the food? Let’s find out. [ez-toc] Ostriches are fascinating birds with many unique features.  One that sparks the curiosity of many is their ability to bite and … Read more

Can You Ride An Ostrich?

Can You Ride An Ostrich

One of the largest birds in the world, the ostrich is a majestic animal. They run faster than most land mammals. But can you ride an ostrich like a horse? Let’s find out. [ez-toc] Ostriches are the tallest and heaviest of all flightless birds. But being flightless does not mean that they are not agile!  … Read more

Plants of the Tundra Biome: How Unique Species Thrive in Harsh Conditions

Alpine Sunflower

The tundra is one of the most inhospitable biomes on Earth. Long winters and very short summers, low temperatures, poor penetration of sunlight, and modest precipitation levels all spell disaster for plant life. However, thousands of specialized plant species still manage to thrive. How, exactly? Read on to find out. Tundra is a northern, cold … Read more

The 5 Most Dangerous Snakes in the World

King Cobra Venomous Snake

The basic definition of dangerous is able or likely to cause harm or injury. This means that a snake living in your backyard, even if it is smaller, less venomous, or less aggressive, can be more dangerous than a large, highly venomous, or aggressive snake across the globe simply because it is more likely to … Read more

Cassowary Bird: Animal Fact File (The Most Dangerous Bird in The World?)

Cassowary face closeup

Gazing upon this magnificent creature might convince some they are looking at an extinct dinosaur species and not a living bird. Native to tropical forests of New Guinea, Indonesia, and Northern Australia, the cassowary is physically imposing. Grouped as a ratite, the cassowary’s closest relation is the emu, but other members of this group include … Read more

Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolf Howling

Wolves have different behaviors compared to other animals, and howling is a way they communicate with each other. They have strict pack hierarchies in place, so their voices sound differently also based on that. But why do wolves howl? Do they do it out of fear? Do they do it to let other pack members … Read more