It seems such an odd thing – a zoo counting their animals annually to ensure that they’re all still there. But that’s exactly what the London zoo was doing when they welcomed a new species – the photograph “snappers” – or, in more common terms – the press.
Mother Nature is much smarter than we tend to give her credit for. No matter what your belief – evolution or creation – wildlife existed before humanity. Therefore, it would stand to reason that humanity relies on wildlife. And now, with nearly 20,000 species of plants and animals on the brink of extinction, it’s impossible […]
Even as conservationists around the world make efforts to save and protect hundreds of threatened animal species, there are those who keep abusing nature in every possible way.
If you happen to have more than one child or know of someone that does, then you probably know that no two children do anything on the same timeline. So how is it that dozens of baby turtles all hatch within minutes of each other? By communicating, of course!
A massive Burmese python was found, and killed, by workers in Everglades National Park in Florida late last week. The python measured a Florida-record 16 feet and weighed 215 pounds when the workers shot it with a shotgun. While Burmese pythons are normally found only in Southern and Southeast Asia, a growing number are being found in Florida.
We’ve all been told that some ‘healthy fats’ are good for our hearts, but pythons take this to a whole another extreme. A recent study found that high levels of fatty acids in a python’s blood cause their hearts to almost double in size.
The Western Pond turtle was once found in abundance in the state of Washington but 30 years ago as the species numbers receded biologists thought it to be extinct. It was therefore, a surprising find when a turtle roaming along the roadsides of Edmond was recognized as none other than the rare turtle species.
Whoever named Methuselah the turtle knew what they were doing. The 500-pound tortoise, who resided at Reptile Gardens in Rapid City, South Dakota since 1954, recently died at the ripe old age of 130. Methuselah, who was born in the Galapagos Islands in 1881, was a fan favourite at the park, especially with children who used to be allowed to ride on his back.
Meet Magdalena, a unique reptile belonging to Roman Gresak from Zilina in Slovakia. The tiny tortoise has made news after she was born with 2 working heads and 5 legs!