Animals Archive

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 …

After Disney’s “Princess and the Frog” movie came out, over 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs

The Disney film ‘The Princess and the Frog’ is about the really important things in life. However some kids learned another lesson after watching the movie...
polar bear

6 Interesting Facts About Polar Bears

Polar bears (or Ursus Maritimus – to give them their posh Latin name) can be found pretty much anywhere inside the Arctic Circle – Canada, Russia, Greenland etc, and are the largest living land carnivore with males coming in at 400-600kg and females …
picture of a cat

16 Interesting Facts About Cats

A cat is defined as a domesticated carnivorous mammal. Each cat has different features which differ from breed to breed, but they all generally have soft fur, short snout and retractable claws, and are very well known for their hunting abilities. It …
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