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

Amazing Animals of the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest found on Earth. Home to millions of species, some of which are yet to be described by science, The Amazon Rainforest is a biological reservoir of life. In this article, we aim to explore some of the most amazing animals of the Amazon Rainforest; from interesting birds to … Read more

Amazing Animals of New Zealand – 10 Native Animals

kakapo

Continental history collides with geothermal and climatic factors to create the extraordinarily unique ecosystem of New Zealand. With only two native land mammal species, birds, reptiles, and invertebrates have evolved to fill the role of mammals developing peculiar adaptations along the way. New Zealand’s isolated position and late colonization left wildlife without many evolutionary pressures. … Read more

Thinking About Intelligence In Other Animals

animal intelligence cartoon

Animal intelligence is a hot topic in our modern world. Scientists have joined ordinary people in wanting to understand their ability to be aware, to choose their responses to the world around them and to feel emotions. We want to know things, not just “can they feel?”, but can they recognize themselves and others as … Read more