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    Beavers

    Beaver is primarily a nocturnal and semi-aquatic rodent. They’re known for constructing dams, canals and lodges. They’re the next largest rodents known all over the world. They live in colonies and create dams that are deep in water and protect them from the predators. The populace of the North American beaver has declined rapidly because of excessive hunting. They’re killed for fur and the glands are used as a source of medicine and perfumes. They are known for their natural trait of earning dams in the ponds where they live. They have very sharp and strong front teeth that are used for cutting trees for building their homes as well…

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    Ostrich

    It is scientifically known as Struthio camelus. It is the only living species of the family Struthionidae. The look of the bird is extremely distinct and it is characterized by presence of long legs and neck. The legs are adapted for running quickly with a rate of about 70 km/h which is the top speed adopted by any land dwelling bird. It’s the biggest bird living today and lays the largest sized egg. It feed on plant material in addition to on insects. It lives in nomadic groups which may contain 5-50 individuals. When threatened it lays flat on the ground or runs away. When molested it kicks the foe…

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    Seahorses

    Seahorses are a really unique. Their heads look just like a horses. They’re found in tropical temperatures and environments. A seahorse can develop to be up to 14 inches or they could be as little as half an inch! Perhaps the most incredible thing about sea horses is the fact that the males are those who give birth to the young. Before they breed they need to first court each other. This courtship often lasts for many days as they dance with one another. During this dance they might change colors. During the courtship dance they swim side by side holding each others tails or sometimes they grip the same…

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    About sharks

    Nearly all people think of a shark as a violent huge predator with super sharp teeth ranging the sea in search of food. But in reality there are more than 400 different species. Nine hundred meters below the ocean surface lives the smallest shark: Dwarf Lanternshark. It grows to a maximum of 17 centimeters. So probably such picture of a hunter in a constant search of food is the result of Hollywood movies and especially Steven Spielberg’s”Jaws”. A monster of many contradictions, a shark doesn’t have a single bone in it’s body, rather it has a skeleton made of cartilage. Sharks keenest sense – is odor. Their olfactory ability is…

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    Dolphins

    Dolphins are carnivorous mammals that live in water. There are approximately 40 species of this intelligent animal and they change a lot in size. The smallest one can weigh only 40 Kg and may grow to have a length of just 4 feet. The largest one may weigh 10 tons and will have a span of 30 feet. Distributed globally, they feed on fish and squid most often. They normally inhabit the shallow seas of continental shelves. It is well-known that dolphins are very intelligent animals. They are closely associated with human culture. It’s thought that these mammals were originally terrestrial animals and their ancestors have begun living in water…

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    Moray Eel

    The exclusively marine sea life creatures are the moray eel that are found only in salt waters. Moray eel is owned by the eel family and the largest among them is the green moray eel. Anatomy The eels have an extended dorsal fin. The eels don’t have pectoral and pelvic fins. They generally have small eyes that makes the sight of the eels difficult. They use their sense of smell to identify their prey. They also have a protruding snout with wide jaws. They have narrow heads which helps the eels in swallowing the prey. The moray eels have another set of jaw within the mouth that helps in capturing…

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    Rhino Poaching

    Ancient tradition spells doom Powdered rhino horn has been a staple of Chinese and Vietnamese medicine for millennia. Previously given to patients with fever, there’s now a belief that it can cure cancer. Combine this erroneous belief with the new cash in emerging Asian markets and the readiness of organised crime to provide, then you have a recipe for disaster. The rhino horn is composed of the very same proteins that build human hair and fingernails. Unsurprisingly, scientists maintain that there’s no evidence to support its use as a medicine. Nevertheless tradition holds steadfast even in the face of proof and all attempts to convince Asian customers of this science…

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    Robin Red Breast

    Robins (Erithacus rubecula) is a resident bird of the UK and can be found all year round. They are most frequently seen in the autumn and winter months while darting across the garden trying to find food. You can often hear them singing from a prominent perch in an effort to warn other robins not to encroach on their land. The robin is a little bird with a span of approximately 14cm and wingspan of approximately 21cm. They have an orange-red throat, breast and forehead with light brown upperparts and grey-white underparts. Both the male and female robin seem identical. Juvenile robins, on the other hand, don’t have any red…

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    Non-Antarctic Penguins

    It’s a simple fact of common knowledge that penguins are generally associated with Antarctica continent with intense cold and windy climate and endless snow drifts. It turns out that there are different species of Penguins, the location of which is quite far from Southern Pole and in dozen km from equator – Galapagos Penguin species, for instance. Nearly 1000 pairs of them share the territory of two main islands: Fernandina and Isabella. No one knows for sure how they’ve got there, but most likely there was a large iceberg from Antarctica reached the Galapagos from the Humboldt Current. But is new habitat ideal for penguins? It’s clear as day that…

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    Pet Goldfish

    Not unless the bowl is a good deal larger than those you can buy in the stall if you’win’ a goldfish in a funfair. Children often end up with a goldfish as a first pet – they’re cheap to buy and feed, you do not need to take out expensive insurance, and they do not have to be taken for walks. However, the fate of many is to find yourself is a totally unsuitable bowl where they spend a miserable and short lived life. Goldfish came to Europe 400 years ago, and are members of the carp family. They are extremely popular as pets as they can live in cold…

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    Raising pigs

    A lot of people raise pigs to slaughter for bacon and other various pork products. For those of you who have never done this there’s much more to it than just throwing the animal in a pen and giving it your whole table scraps. You have to properly look after the animal if you want to have that animal to produce good high quality meat products to feed your loved ones. The first thing you have to be aware of is that pigs like a great deal of water. Water is essential to pig health, and it needs to be clean, fresh, water. These animals will wallow in the mud,…

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    Air purifier for pet odor

    There are few things as potent as cat pee. And if you are having this problem, you know firsthand how hard it is to truly get and keep the air smelling fresh. Take a look at the 5 features below which will make clean air a reality . It can eliminate ordinary household odors as well. But to eliminate urine odor even it requires help. Cat pee is more potent than most other warm-blooded pets. This is because before we introduced them into our homes and hearts, in the wild the strong odor would help keep predators at a distance by marking their territory. With that said, it is hard…

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    Iguanas as pets

    Before determining that owning and caring for an iguana is simply too difficult, understanding what’s involved in iguana care may convince you to change your mind. Understanding that iguanas are actually reptiles is the first step in understanding why they’re perceived as being hard to keep as pets. These cold blooded creatures depend a whole lot on their environment in order to flourish and even function efficiently. To be able to eliminate the waste from meals consumed the previous day, an iguana will typically bask for a couple of hours. Many wild iguanas spend most of their days in tree branches. They are known as tree dwelling, or ardoreal reptiles,…

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    Fireworks and dogs

    As all of us pet owners knowour animals can be somewhat startled during firework displays. It’s almost November, approaching bonfire night on the 5th, causing some real strain one of our beloved dogs, cats and smaller friends. As their guardians, it is our responsibility to try and restrict their anxiety and keep them as calm as you can. Spotting some early indications of stress on your beloved friend is the first step in maintaining their distress to a minimum. Knowing these signs can allow you to identify their strain and do something to help them through this time. Things you can do to prepare your cats and dogs to the…

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    Parrots as pets

    I am sure you have all heard the expression -‘Parrots have more personality than a goldfish’- and while this is extremely true, there are some home truths to be known about parrots before dashing out to purchase one as a pet. But it is much easier to train a dog initially than a parrot. Parrots are sensitive creatures that must be cared for and nurtured, and the more attention and love which they are given, the more their individual personalities will shine out. You would do well to remember that a parrot is actually a wild animal that’s meant to be living out in the wild. Therefore they can be…

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    Walking your dog

    Walking your dog can be a terrific experience for both of you and your dog. Even if the weather that day isn’t ideal, many dogs are so enthusiastic about going out for a walk which it is hard not to get at least a little excited about going out together and exploring the wonderful outdoors. The only problem is that walking alongside their owners outside isn’t natural for any dog. So if you have a new puppy or a dog that has never learned to let you control the walk, I hope I have some helpful information here for you. Why go through the effort to train your dog to…

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    English Bulldogs

    If you’re thinking about buying an English bulldog, you should think about these pros and cons prior to making the final decision. Pros Temperament: one of the main benefits of the dog is that he has a great temperament; consequently, he easily gets along with the family members. If you have small kids, you do not have to be worried of leaving them around the dog. This is because even if they hurt him, he does not get angry. Requires little space: since he doesn’t like exercising, he doesn’t require a lot of exercising space. Rarely barks: unlike other dogs which bark , the English bulldog seldom barks. By way…

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    Buckle your pup

    You probably wear a seat belt every time you enter a car. It’s second nature to most people. Everybody knows seat belts save lives. It’s so well known, the legislation now requires that people wear seat belts. Have you ever thought about your dog? When riding in the vehicle, is your dog restrained? Everyone wants the best for their dog, the majority of us think of them as family. However, what happens in the event of an accident? In the case of an crash, an unrestrained dog can undergo catastrophic injury or even death. A dog may become injured by falling, crashing into something, or being thrown from the vehicle.…

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    Adopt a shelter animal

    In the 1990’s embracing a pound hound was not very desirable. These dogs were mutts; many people thought they were sick and plain ugly. People wanted purebred dogs, they would buy from breeders. Most mutt’s fate is predetermined because they are not purebreds. Both mutts and purebred dogs are urgently waiting for an angle to save their lives. Unfortunately, many mutts and purebred dogs are killed in the thousands across the country. These creatures are dumped, neglected, abused and emotionally destroyed. I’ve asked myself”When did we become a dumping society?” Folks dump their problems on others, some dump their parents at a nursing home, and some people dump their kids…

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    Pet Rabbits

    Rabbits will be your ideal family pets since they’re extremely adorable and loveable. Keeping rabbits as pets needs a few factors that will help you to care for them. You need to prepare the space which you could use for exercise. And then it is the time for you to find comfort accommodation for your rabbits. Bedding and food can also be important to make them happy living outside or indoors. Meanwhile, keeping rabbits as pets will take a lot of your time daily in order to take care of them. Unlike other smaller pets, you have to give more attention to rabbits because they sometimes can scratch and bite.…

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    Keep your pets safe from wildlife

    Raccoons, opossums, mice, bats, and birds can be cute and fun to watch, but some folks just don’t know the potential dangers that these forms of wildlife may pose to their family and pets. An encounter with a small and seemingly harmless wild creature that finds their way on your house can lead to serious consequences for you, your kids and your luxury cats and dogs.Wild birds and mammals can damage your property, mad trash receptacles and set up nests in your yard, on your shed or even in accessible areas of your home. Certain forms of wildlife carry lice, fleas and ticks and can bring the threat of potentially…