Animals Archive

Why do dogs bury bones?

Dogs are often found burying, unearthing and then again burying a bone or a toy. Have you ever pondered over why your pooch is always meticulously digging and burying its bone and spoiling your garden, backyard or even potted plants? The 2 …

7 Facts About Hamsters

Hamsters are stout-bodied, omnivorous and cute-butt rodents with much more to them than just running on their wheels or being experimented on in scientific laboratories. The following are some facts about these much-in-demand and adorable rodent pets. The discovery of the first …

Why Do Cats Have Tails?

Have you ever seen a cat fall and land on their back? The vast majority of you will answer ‘No’, because cats pretty much always land on their feet. Has a cat ever rubbed itself up against your leg in delight, its …

The Biggest Spiders in the World

A lot of times, it seems that we underestimate some species that exist on Earth quite a bit. Spiders, for one, are something that most of us think as a small, tiny creature, nowhere near to being harmful or scary. However, like …
A dog licking his owner's face

Why do dogs lick you?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that any dog within tongue-licking distance of a human being, if given half the chance, will lick them. My friend’s adorable springer spaniel doesn’t even care if he gets your skin or not, he’ll just lick …
Guinea Pig

10 Facts About Guinea Pigs

Some facts about Guinea pigs are well known. The most common being the ambiguity behind their name – they are not pigs and neither do they hail from Guinea or New Guinea for that matter. Let’s take a look at some lesser …

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

It is a very common sight to see puppies chasing their tails. Each one of us has observed this at some point in life. It is as common as a child going around in circles. Just like children, puppies too are fascinated …

Animals That Mate For Life

When we think of mating in the animal kingdom, we probably tend to think that most animals do not form long-lasting relationships. We know that animals don’t actually have marriage ceremonies, but you might be surprised to find out that some animals …

6 Animals That Live In The Rainforest

If you want to talk about locations where there is a diverse collection of living things, you really cannot go wrong with rainforests. Rainforests account for only about 6 percent of the total land area on the planet but more than half …

Animals That Live in the Desert

Few of us could ever imagine living in the desert. A daytime heat that can surpass 100 degrees and nighttime temperatures that can dip below freezing make for a pretty extreme environment. Even so, like so many inhospitable places on earth, there …

Animals That Hibernate

Rather than face the hardships that often accompany a cold winter, there are many animals that take what might be considered an extended siesta to pass the winter months. Technically, it’s called hibernation, and there are different types of hibernation that various …

9 Animals That Are Now Extinct

Although we seem to have a large and diverse population of animals here on planet Earth, you might be surprised to find out how many animals have become extinct down through the ages. Some estimates put the total number of extinct animals …
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