Rattlesnakes are venomous snakes categorized as the genus Crotalus. The name Crotalus is derived from Greek and means ‘castanet’. This is because when rattlesnakes sense danger… Read More
A black panther is not a species in its own right; the name black panther is an umbrella term that refers to any big cat with a black coat. When a big cat is completely black, it is called … Read More
There are many different species of mice around the world. Depending on where they are located, some are omnivores and others are entirely herbivores. Mice that live in urban areas tend to n… Read More
Woodpeckers are part of the Picidae family of birds. Members of this family are found all over the world, except for Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Madagascar, and the extremely cold po… Read More
Walruses live around the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean and the cold seas surrounding it. They belong to the pinnipeds category of creatures, commonly known as seals, which are defined as se… Read More
Reindeer are classed as Cervidae. Cervidae encompasses many species that have antlers, such as deer, elk, and moose. Scientific research suggests that the reindeer was one of the first anima… Read More
Quails are plump-bodied, mid-sized birds, most commonly brown, with white striped feathers. There are many breeds of quail across the world. They make their nests on the ground and are known… Read More
The Platypus, sometimes known as the duck-billed platypus, due to the duck-like bill on its face, is classed as part of the Ornithorhynchidae family, and is known as the genus or category; O… Read More
Llamas belong to the same family as camels and are classed as Camelidae. They do not have humps to store fat, but like camels they can go for long periods of time without drinking water. Lla… Read More
Humpback whales are found in every ocean on Earth. They are intelligent creatures, that live in groups called pods. The average humpback whale weighs around 35 tons, or 80,000 lbs, and can g… Read More
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