Another animal that is largely misunderstood and portrayed negatively. Not only do all animals have an important role in the ecosystem but understanding why they do is important too. The vulture is a big great bird and here are some interesting facts about it.
First things first, their are two types of vultures with a total 27 sub species. There is the Old War vulture and the New World vulture; the names indicate their continental locations. The vulture species is present in every continent expect Antarctica and Australia. It loves to live in open country land or near mountainous areas, they prefer to stay away from humid places like forested areas.
Many scientists believe the New World vulture is from another ancestry line and perhaps a completely different species than the Old World vulture. One of the main reasons being, the vultures of Europe and Asia have very strong raptor like [...] Continue Reading…
The Tasmanian devils, if that name doesn’t strike fear, I don’t know what does. They are one of the most aggressive creatures on earth, that’s not the only reason they are called devils. In this piece we will find about this Australian beast.
Tasmanian devils are the size of a small dog and have black fur with some markings on it.
The devils are named in such way because of their screech and screams when eating.
The devils also use a foul odor to keep away predators when eating or threatened by a large animal.
One of it’s most amazing ability’s is it’s bite force, which is amazingly strong for a thing so small.
A form of cancer has hit the devils in recent years, which totally deforms it’s face and prevents it from surviving properly. Officials have started to track every individual in case of infection.
The devil will eat most carcasses and prefers [...] Continue Reading…
Is there an animal more universally loved than the panda? I think not, unfortunately it has come to fame because of its near extinction and has become a poster for animals in danger. Though not many know much about it, other than it’s from china and eats bamboo. Here is an article about some unknown facts about the pandas.
Pandas were one of the few animals in Ancient china to not be used for medicinal use. They were considered noble animals and spiritual by some.
The first pandas brought to the west occurred in late 19th century, only one was brought to US and because of the war it took a long time before the next one came.
Like most mammals, pandas can’t open their eyes after birth and also are 1/10 of their mother’s size.
Pandas have huge teeth, despite not having much in the claws department their tooth can be 7 [...] Continue Reading…