Maybe it’s because of the story of Swan Lake, but swans have always had a certain romance about them. It’s hard not to appreciate their beauty when you watch one floating gracefully on a pond or flying through the skies. As one of the largest flying birds, achieving this beauty and grace is rather impressive. Continue reading →
Turtles are one of my most favorite animals. In fact, I have an adorable box turtle named Gertrude at home, waiting patiently for her evening snuggles…(snuggles?!). Ok, maybe not snuggles, but I do love watching her, especially when she’s eating. Go ahead, watch a turtle eat and try not to giggle. Continue reading →
Sometimes called the Clown of the Sea, or the Sea Parrot, Atlantic Puffins do not live down all their nicknames. And why would they?! They are silly-looking, strikingly colorful, and really quite cute…and they always seem to be sporting a “pensive” look. Probably contemplating just HOW cute they really are…. Continue reading →
Okay seriously, could Mustache March get any better? There are monkeys WITH mustaches in the world! These furry friends live in the Amazon, but their name allegedly comes from German emperor Wilhelm II because they supposedly looked like him. I’m not sure how I would handle someone telling me that monkey looked like me, even if I was a German emperor and they were naming the monkey after me. Tamarin is the species of monkey, only the emperor part comes from Wilhelm. Continue reading →
This week we bring you the stunning photos of African wildlife from our partner African Media Online. African Media Online is based in South Africa and is a professional marketplace dedicated to telling Africa’s story through Africans to the global arena. Telling Africa’s story comes in pictures, video, and text from journalists. Continue reading →
The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show began last night (February 11th) and continues tonight in the quest to find the best in show. There are seven groups that dogs of similar breeds compete in, including Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding. There is a winner in each group who is then entered in the final round and then an overall winner of the whole dog show is chosen. Continue reading →
Australia really puts out when it comes to the cutest animals. Kangaroos definitely fit right in with the other cuties in their natural habitat.
Kangaroos are best known for their strong hind legs and large feet that allow them to jump. Like, really jump. One kangaroo was observed jumping about 16 feet. Kangaroos are the only large animal to use hopping as a means of transportation, and they’ve mastered it. The average hopping speed for a kangaroo is between 13-16 mph, but they have been measured at 44 mph. However, the hoppy creatures will usually go slower, closer to the 13 mph. Continue reading →
With many animals in hibernation it can sometimes be hard to spot a furry friend out in the snow this time of year. It may make you wish there were more animals who were equipped for the bitter cold weather like the harp seal which is often literally born on ice and survives its life in arctic temperatures. And who would complain about stumbling across these creatures in the snow. Seal pups are beyond adorable! They are soft, chubby and have these beautiful expressive faces that remind us of our four legged friend, the dog. Continue reading →
The eagle is a symbolic animal that has more than 30 different species, only two of which can be found in North America. Eagles are powerfully built birds of prey, with their beaks being heavier than other birds’, their wings more broad and aerodynamic, and strong talons.
Eagles are as honorable as a bird can be. They mate for life, and share the same nest for several years. After the female will lay two or three eggs, both the male and female will incubate the eggs and help protect it from predators like squirrels. After the chicks are born, eagles will walk around with their talons in balls to avoid hurting the little ones. Continue reading →