Category: Wildlife

Bears, Climate Change, Current events, News, Wildlife

Increased Polar Bear Sightings Linked to Shrinking Habitat

Polar bears reside mainly in Canada and throughout the artic region. They live, eat, mate, and sleep on ice. They are the largest of all the bear species and their massive weight and thick furry coat makes them perfectly suited to live life on the ice. Their bodies are equipped with thicker-than-average fur, and they …

Amazing Animals, Guest Post, Pet Care, Wildlife

From Amazing Animals: How to Feed a Baby Turtle

Baby turtles are so stinking cute. My kids have been begging for a baby turtle forever, but we already have a bird, a dog, and two cats. I’m definitely considering getting a turtle over summer a break because they’re awesome and easy to care for. They’ll have more time to handle his care while they’re …

Pet Health, Products, Rabbits, Wild animal care, Wild Animals, Wildlife

Animals With No Tear Ducts

Contrary to popular belief, not all mammals have tear ducts. Some mammals are missing these tubes that regulate and distribute tears to the spaces between their eyeballs and eyelids. Although only humans can produce emotional tears, animals produce tears to moisturize the cornea and wash away any irritants that may be present. Animals missing tear …

Birds, Products, Wildlife

All the Animals that Have Gizzards

Ventriculus gastric mill, or gizzard, is a kind of muscular stomach found in birds and earthworms, as well as some types of fish and reptiles. The gizzard is special because it grinds up difficult-to-digest foods, making it particularly useful to animals that lack teeth. A gizzard features a hard horn-lined surface, with which to grind …

Products, Wild Animals, Wildlife

How Freshwater Clams Reproduce

Freshwater clams, or mollusks, have a very unique way of reproducing. Freshwater clams can be miles away from their mate at the time of fertilization. All clams set their eggs and sperm free in the water, but freshwater clams depend on the current to successfully create new life. Fertilization A male clam releases his sperm …

Insects, Products, Wildlife

The Different Types of House Centipedes

Centipedes are arthropods and therefore recognizable by their visible exoskeleton and numerous legs. House centipedes can be found in dark basements, under floorboards, behind furniture and in a multitude of other places. The house centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata) is one of a kind, but there are many other centipede types that may be dwelling in or …

Birds, Wildlife

The Different Types of Pennsylvania Swallows

Swallows are found throughout North America, including Pennsylvania. With its many mountains, rolling hills and wooded areas, the Keystone state makes a perfect breeding ground for five different species of swallows. Swallows visit Pennsylvania’s tall trees and mountainsides in the summer for breeding, before returning to their homes in the south for the winter. Barn …

Wild Animals, Wildlife

Animal Moms that Abandon their Young

The animal kingdom is full of wonderful moms, who care for their offspring, often putting their children above themselves. Unfortunately, not all animal moms deserve praise. Due to harsh environments or encroaching predators, many animals abandon their young. If there were Child Protective Services for animals, many of the kingdom’s mothers would be jailed. Snakes …

Fish, Freshwater aquariums, Wildlife

Amazing Fish: Chinese Algae Eaters

Chinese algae eaters, also known as sucking loaches, are semi-aggressive freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia. Typically, Chinese algae eaters are kept in freshwater aquariums to control the spread of algae. At minimum, Chinese algae eaters require 30 gallons of fresh water. It’s also recommended to include plants, water and rocks in the tank because …

Travel, Wildlife

The Diet of Lava Lizards of the Galápagos

Lava lizards are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and insects. Their diet is widely dependent on their habitat and the climate. They mainly reside in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands, where they’re treated to both lush and dry landscapes. Habitat In general, lava lizards reside on the Galapagos’ western and central islands. They feed on insects, …