Animals

Animals make life more fun and show affection in the most rewarding and sometimes mischievous ways. However, they’re not just our pets. They are extremely curious beings in their natural habitat. Learn more about these beautiful creatures by browsing our Animals articles.

Toad vs frog: Difference Between Frogs and Toads

What is the Difference Between a Frog and a Toad?

Ribbit. Ribbit. You hear them croaking at night but what is the difference between toads and frogs? Frogs and toads are both amphibians, though they do not behave or look the same if they are what are known as “true frogs” or “true toads”. These are the toads and frogs that adhere to the classic description of either amphibian. They each have very specific characteristics, though some frogs carry some of the characteristics of toads and some toads carry some of the characteristics of frogs…

Phelsuma Laticauda Gecko

7 Types Of Geckos That Make Great Pets

Geckos are a unique variety of lizard known for the more than 2,000 species found worldwide. While geckos thrive in warm and tropical habitats and have for approximately fifty million years, these diverse lizards are popular pets. Let’s get to know the most common gecko species kept as pets. These include the giant day gecko, the white-lined gecko, the Central American banded gecko, the Madagascar Ocelot gecko and more…

Bubble bee on Sunflower

Ways to Save The Bees

Even though we tend to think of bees in terms of them always being the same kind, there are several different types of bees. The bees that are primarily in danger in this case are honey bees. And while the bee fearing population might not be too concerned about the issue, the fact is that most bees are not a danger to you unless they feel that you are a danger to them. You might also think of these bees differently once you realize that their work impacts about 90% of the world’s food supply…

Jumping killer whale

Five Killer Whales Sue SeaWorld

To many, SeaWorld is a place of vacations and wonder as they watch giant marine animals perform feats of great acrobatics. For others, however, the use of marine mammals in this type of entertainment forum is considered unethical. Should killer whales be given the same freedoms as human beings? Should they be protected from being “enslaved?” According to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, they should…

Python in the everglades

Pythons Are Wiping Out Mammals in the Everglades

Contrary to popular belief pythons are not a native snake species to the Florida Everglades and their introduction in to the area has had a devastating effect. In this article we will take a look at why this non-native snake species has had such a significant impact on the wildlife of the Florida Everglades…

Saltwater aquarium with orange fish

Tips for Having a Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Saltwater aquariums are a beautiful way to bring wildlife in to the home or office; however, unlike fresh water aquariums they require slightly more effort to maintain a balanced ecosystem. Most people choose to have high-end aquarium equipment while also maintaining hired help to check on the pH balance in the tank at least once a month. The amount of work that is required to maintain a healthy saltwater aquarium though, allows the additional benefit of keeping much more tropical and oftentimes beautiful fish. One of the biggest reasons that individuals choose to maintain a saltwater aquarium rather than a freshwater aquarium is the selection of exotic fish that are available to populate the tank. It should be noted though that simply because a fish is a saltwater fish, that does not mean that inhabitants of a saltwater tank should not be selected with care. As with any aquarium the ecosystem of a saltwater tank is extremely delicate and certain varieties of fish have different requirements than others so it is important to research the fish that will inhabit the tank beforehand…

Beached whale

Beached Pilot Whales in New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island commonly sees one whale stranding incident a summer stranding itself on its beaches, but the summer of 2012 saw three beached pilot whales incidences and two of those saw a total of one hundred and fifteen pilot whales beaching themselves. In this article we will take a look at the most recent beaching of pilot whales which involves some ninety individuals…

Rattlesnake sign

Poisonous Snakes in Florida

When it comes to poisonous snakes there are a number of these serpents that can be found in the United States. Residents in one of the United States most southern states, Florida, can certainly attest to this fact with more than a handful of the most venomous snakes making their home in the panhandle! In this article we will cover some of Florida’s most venomous snakes including: the southern copperhead, the cottonmouth, the eastern diamondback and the timber rattlesnake…

Russian dwarf hamster

Russian Dwarf Hamsters Make Great Pets

The Russian dwarf hamster is just one species of hamster that small pet lovers enjoy keeping. These small rodents may not have particularly long life spans but these cute critters are sociable and easy to care for making them the ideal pet! In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian dwarf hamster from taxonomy, physical appearance and diet…

The Russian Tortoise

Why Do People Love The Russian Tortoise?

When it comes to keeping a pet tortoise very few people know that there are numerous tortoise species. One of the most popular species of tortoise is the Russian tortoise a small tortoise species that when cared for properly often outlives its owner. In this article we will cover everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tortoise including: physiological characteristics, natural distribution, life in captivity, diet and appropriate methods of care…

Baby rino with mom in Kruger Park

Increase in Rhino Wardens in Kruger Park

Kruger national park in South Africa is stepping up their game in an effort to save their incredible rhino population from increased poaching activity. In this article we will cover just why such a drastic increase in rhino wardens was necessary and what it hopes to achieve.

Person with primate on arm

The Cost of Primate Pet Ownership in England Rising

As our closest relative in the animal kingdom we are often drawn to primates in a way that we are not drawn to other wild animals. For some people however, the need to care for these wild creatures leads not only to poor health in primates but it also leads to poor decision-making by so-called “animal lovers.” In this article we will focus on the increase of primate pet ownership in England and why it is fueling the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals fight against primate pet ownership all together…

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