Australian shepherd – diet, habitat, species and size with pictures

The Mini Australian Shepherd known in full as the Miniature Australian Shepherd is a variety of Australian shepherds. It is a small dog compared to other Australian shepherds and this variety was reached at after the breeding of small Australian Shepherds. To arrive at the Mini Australian Shepherd, breeders used a tactic that involved breeding the dog down in terms of size so as to keep on coming with a smaller one progressively. These dogs are also known as the North American Shepherd.


Crocodiles vs alligators – diet, habitat, species and size with pictures

Today, we look at two reptiles that have perhaps the most striking resemblance among all reptiles: the crocodile and the alligator. These two animals are interesting because they possess physical features like no other and have habits peculiar to only them. There are continued survival even when many of their kinds have been wiped out from the earth is a testament of their abilities, as you shall soon see. Although this article seeks to present as many interesting facts about these creatures as possible, it is important that a lot of emphasis will be placed on comparing and contrasting the creatures. But before then, let us briefly observe these two reptiles under a couple of headings.


Anacondas – facts, habitat, diet and size with pictures

If you have watched the anacondas’ movie or any movie featuring the anaconda, you may get intrigued. In the film, much like in real life, the animal is fascinating, beautiful and compelling. In the movies, the animal is depicted as strong, agile, meticulous and cunning. When hunting, it knows how to make fear in its prey its best friend. It knows when to strike, how to strike and where to strike. This maybe the reason you want to find out more facts about the anacondas. You may also want to find out more information about the animal because you love snakes.


Jaguar – habitat, size, species and diet with pictures

In the history of the Americans, Jaguar is known as the largest cat. Jaguar belongs to the family of Felidae in the genus of Panthera onca; the jaguar is the new world mammal in this family. However, it is the third-largest in the world after Tiger and lion, and in the western hemisphere, it’s the most powerful feline. The body length of a Jaguar measures around 240 cm and the height of its shoulders is about 75 cm, and a fully grown jaguar weighs about 151 kilograms. Its body size and shape is a good match and the more reason it is strong and able to find its prey over all other animals. But the female jaguars are about 20 percent smaller than their male counterparts. Jaguar has powerful jaws, compact body, and a broad head.


Emus – habitat, size, species and diet with pictures

At the mention of Emus bird, the indigenous Australian will start salivating. It is one of the most important birds.  Nothing goes to waste when it comes to Emus bird.  The meat is consumed as food, the feathers are used for ornaments and the oil has many uses including fuel, medicine and just for being applied on the skin.  Many birds and animals don’t survive well in Australia but this is where this bird does its best.  Am sure after reading on, you will start wondering where you could get its young ones so you can breed some for your own use or for commercial use.


Alligators – habitat, size, species and diet with pictures

At the mention of alligators I know you are filled with fear. Most people don’t even know there is a difference between crocodiles and alligators. They classify them as very dangerous animals to human life. While that can be true, one thing that is important to mention is that alligators do not consider human beings as their prey unless if this human being feeds it on several occasions. The alligator will then consider him as part of its food and will prey on him. It is highly forbidden for anyone to feed the alligator. Alligators, other than being a tourist attraction, have very many other benefits to especially the human beings. You will discover this as you read on.


Pronghorn – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

It is pretty easy for anyone to confuse a pronghorn with an antelope because they closely resemble each other. However, the difference between these two animals is quite obvious when one pays attention to the small details – It is always in the little details. As the name – pronghorn- suggests, the horns are the main distinctive feature when it comes to this animal. And like every other thing known to and discovered by human beings, pronghorns also have a scientific name. Antilocapra Americana, in English, it means ‘American antelope goat.’


Scarlet ibis – habitat, diet, size and species with images

Located in the Caribbean and the tropics of South America, the Scarlet Ibis is not very different from the other Ibis species. This is one bird that is hard to miss. While it may resemble other ibises in shape, it has a brilliant scarlet color that is eye-catching and unmistakable. It is known worldwide as the only shorebird that is completely red in color. In Tobago and Trinidad, it is one of the two national birds. Looking at it biologically, the Scarlet Ibis has been found to have the same claws, feathers arrangements, bones and beaks as the American white ibis. The main difference between these two birds is their coloring and pigmentation.


American lion – diet, habitat, species and size with pictures

Have you ever had something which you never considered as important, only to realize how valuable it was after you lost it? I know you have and I too can relate to it. You may never know how great a spouse or a parent is to you until the cruel hand of death snatches them from you. This is when you realize that the gap they have left in your life can never be filled in by any other. You realize how unique they were and what great qualities they had which you overlooked most of the time and took them for granted. I know you are wondering what all this has to do with American lion. It has everything and much more to do with this magnificent creature, ‘The American lion.’


Snow leopard – habitat, size, species and diet with pictures

Also called the Ounce, the snow leopard is one of the large cats commonly found in the mountain ranges of south and central Asia. While it may be part of the cat’s lineage, so to speak, it is a very shy animal. When it senses a presence it does not like, it will usually withdraw to avoid unnecessary encounters. It is a solitary animal, shy and reserved. As a result, not very much is actually familiar with this animal. It is not a vicious animal.


Tropical rainforest animals – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

The climate of a place is what determines the scarcity or density of the population of both human beings and animals. The tropical rainforest is described as an ever wet, ever warm and evergreen forest. This is where you will find many tall trees, green grass, and green vegetation. Whether it is raining or not you will neither find ice nor snow in the tropical rainforest. Tropical rainforest is the area that borders the equator. Numerous species of mammals, birds, and reptiles are found there.


Two toed sloth – habitat, diet, size and species with images

Have you ever posed to think about the names we give others or just to be more precise, the names our loving parents gave us? For instance, does your name describe you in any way? How about the names given to various animals? Do they describe their appearance or behavior? I think I would rather spare you from the answers to the first two questions. Most names given to the animals somehow describe their behavior, character or appearance. Some names are in the native language of the people who first named them, so it may be difficult to know the meaning unless you have a translator.


Black jaguar – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

Black Jaguar is a close cousin of the leopard and the only panther native to the Americans. DNA evidence shows that the tiger, lion, leopard, jaguar, snow leopard and clouded tigers share a common ancestor. Their appearance is similar, their color and marking even make it hard for people to distinguish them. The difference is hidden in the rosettes of the jaguars where unlike the leopards, the jaguar’s rosette has one or two spots. The jaguars are also much bigger, with shorter legs and tail than their cousins. Black jaguars are sometimes referred to as black panthers. The name jaguar has its origin from the Indian name `yaguar’ meaning “the killer that often overcomes its prey in a single wrap”.


Pangolin – habitat, size, species and diet with pictures

Many people think that scales are only found in the body of a fish. They also expect that should there be any other animals with scales, it would be a reptile. This is because fish is found in water and they would associate scaly animals with water. Pangolins are not reptiles the only time you will see them in water is when they are swimming. They are good swimmers. They are beautiful considering the neat overwrapping scales. Pangolins do not attack human beings but like any other animal it will defend itself when attacked.


Tarantulas – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

Even people have never actually seen a tarantula, they are afraid of it; Mostly because of the fact that it is huge, hairy and looks venomous. However, it should be noted that these animals pose no danger to human beings. Apart from causing a lot of pain, their venom is no worse than a wasp sting. Tarantulas are classified in the family of spiders known as hairy mygalomorphs. One fact that is most interesting about this family of spiders is that although they have been around for millions of years, they have not evolved much in all that time. There are about 700 species of tarantulas in the world today.


Scarlet macaw – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

Many birds adorn the face of the earth today. A handful of them are ugly and many are pretty. And when you think about the prettiest birds on earth, do well to remember the scarlet macaw. This bird has one of the most beautiful plumages in all the earth and so great is this beauty that even its somewhat awkward beak becomes a beauty by association. Today, and in this article, we look at the interesting facts about this bird of beauty. As usual, we shall look at certain aspects of the bird’s life before proceeding with the top interesting facts. However, owing to the many cool facts about this bird, there is really no need to waste time with the basic facts.


Tree kangaroo – habitat, diet, size and species with images

Today we discuss the interesting facts about the tree kangaroo. But will it really make much sense discussing this animal without discussing its family and its most closely related organisms? Not really. So then, before going into details about the interesting facts about this animal, we should first of all consider its type, and that is the special group of animals known as marsupials. Kangaroos belong to a group of organisms known as marsupials. These organisms are of great interests to researchers and lovers of animals. In fact, you should read earlier articles on marsupials if you have not done so already. Generally, marsupial have abdominal pouches where they keep their babies as well as a number of other interesting features. Now, we come back to the tree kangaroos.


Prairie dogs – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

So, have you seen a prairie dogs before? I doubt you have. They are not the same with the domestic dogs we have around our homes; they are in fact, wild animal that feed on grasses. They are called dogs, because they make a sound similar to dog’s bark which they used to intimate their colleagues about an intruder who might feed on them. Prairie dogs are like a squirrel that lives in burrows Greenland. We have five species of Prairie Dogs; black-tailed, white-tailed, Mexican, Gunnison’s and Utah.


Peafowl – diet, habitat, facts and lifespan with images

As a speaker of the English language, I am near certain you have heard the expression “As proud a peacock”. For bird that has gone to be regarded as proud, there is sure a lot to know, and it is these facts that we discuss in today’s article. As you will soon discover, the peafowl is one of nature’s most adorable birds. As usual, we begin with its physical features.


Puma cougar – habitat, diet, size and species with images

Undoubtedly, Puma is one of the animals that has many names, it has close to forty (40) names such as; Mountain lion, Panther, Cougar, deer tiger, red tiger as well as its taxonomic name puma concolor just to mention few. It is commonly found in North America and is one of the largest in that region. Puma belongs to the cat family, it is the largest among the small cat specie compare to jaguar and they are very skilful at hiding so as to get their preys. They feed on other small animals such as deer, rodent, birds, and other livestock.