All about Animals!
News & Fun Stories
Some animals are weird and strange. Others make us laugh and some make us want to take them home. Learn about the fascinating world of wildlife and bugs in our articles below.
Can Birds Smell?
Birds don’t have noses, but do they need one? Do you know one of the ways that a homing pigeon find it’s way home?
Does an Octopus have Three Hearts?
Does an octopus have three hearts? Yes they do! And they have 9 brains and blue blood! Do octopus have emotions? Yes!
Is this a real life pokemon? Sure looks like one!
Is this a real life pokemon? Maybe! This rare dwarf flhying squirrel lives only on Hokkaido in Japan. It’s anime-like cuteness with it’s big expressive eyes is just adorable.
Sprung! Aye-aye’s are now on the nose pickers list.
Digging for gold, pick and flick, picking a winner….we all have different names for it, but the formal medical term used to describe the act of
Horses Don’t Cry But They Can Feel Sadness
Horses feel anger, jealousy, sadness, happiness and get the “blues”. And they never hide their emotions. But do they cry?
Male Giraffes are Fair Fighters
Giraffes think and evaluate their opponent before a sparring match. It’s more like a play fight but it’s also practice for when they do have a serious fight.
Wombats Have A Very Unique Skill
Only wombats produce cubed-shaped poop! And they cleverly stack them up on top of each other, as the higher they are the more likely it will be found which means more chance of finding a mate.
Is that a funny little dog?
…..No. It is an Arctic Fox! Photo: Kevin Morgans These Arctic foxes is looking rather bedraggled but it’s a usual sight around the middle of
Adorable Cotton Ball Bats
Awww how cute! Bats are not usually described as cute and cuddly but these bats are quite different. The Honduran white bat also known as
Absolute masters of disguise
This Praying Mantis species is an absolute master of disguise In 1879 a travel writer witnessed a bizarre event and described an orchid that catches
Birds that vote!
Birds put their vote in and the majority vote is the decider! Have you ever seen a flock of birds take off all at once?
Spider monkey has Batman markings!
The Brevard Zoo in Florida announced the birth of a Black-Handed Spider Monkey, but this newborn has a very unique marking! The mark on its
Sheep are smart
To call someone a sheep is to imply that they are weak, unintelligent, and easily led. But that comparison is somewhat inaccurate!
Sheep are really quite intelligent.
Wasps can blow bubbles!
These incredible photos show wasps blowing bubbles or at least that is what it looks like! The photographer Lim Choo How spotted several of the
Did you know Kangaroos can’t go backwards?
Kangaroos cannot jump or walk backwards. Kangaroos have large feet and a big tail which stops them being able to jump or walk backwards. Another reason
Excellent example of mimicry
Himalayan Griffon Vulture plays tricks! This incredible photo taken by Husein Latif clearly shows the fake eyes on a Himalayan Griffon Vulture. On first glance,
Can Animals Be Right Or Left Handed?
Is your dog or cat a lefty or a righty? Can animals be right or left handed? Make that pawed! Yes! Many animals favour one
Health checks at a Zoo
It’s super important to check the health of all zoo animals and one non-invasive way is to analyse their poo. Stress hormones, reproductive hormones, and
Snails that look Gothic
What an incredible looking snail! This stunning looking snail is endemic to a very specific mountainous forest area on the Malaysian Peninsula. The Fire Snail
Is That Really A Yellow Penguin?
Yes! It’s a yellow pengin! Yves Adams is a Belgian nature photographer and while he was on a two month expedition to the Antarctic peninsula
Elephant dung uses. Yes there are uses!
Elephants produce a lot of dung! Up to 220 pounds or 99 kilograms a day! That’s a lot of poop! Let’s get a perspective here.
Cockroaches are really quite interesting!
Cockroaches are actually quite helpful! Cockroaches are very useful scavengers eating decaying vegetation and pretty much anything already decaying. So without cockroaches (and termites and
Fun Facts about Guinea Pigs
Did you know…… Guinea pigs have 20 teeth in total! Adult humans have 32! They have a tail vertebrae, but no tail! Baby guinea pigs
Don’t be afraid of sharks. They’re not the most dangerous animal!
Don’t be afraid of sharks. They’re not the most dangerous animal! On average, sharks kill 10 humans every year. Yet, approximately 100 people die each
The hummingbird flaps its wings up to 75 times a second! To fuel this activity, it eats around twice its weight in nectar every day.
Reindeers easy survival
Reindeers survive in the cold because they eat moss! Moss is hard to digest and it has little nutritional value. But reindeer fill up on