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Why are Whale Sharks an Endangered Species

Whale sharks are truly fascinating creatures, captivating the attention of many with their immense size and gentle nature. As the largest fish species in the world, they play a vital role in the balance of marine ecosystems. However, they are currently facing numerous threats that have led to their classification . . . Read more

Where do Gophers Live

Gophers, also known as pocket gophers, are small rodents best known for their creation of complex underground tunnel systems. There are about 35 species of gophers, but there is much debate about which pocket gophers are actually full species. Just to confuse the situation even more, only the “pocket gophers” . . . Read more

Why are Red Pandas an Endangered Species

The red panda, not to be confused with the giant panda (which it is not closely related to), is a species of tree dwelling mammal best known for their red-brown fur and striped tail. A red panda grows to about 64 cm (25 inches) in length with an additional tail . . . Read more

What is the Largest Salamander

Salamanders are lizard like creatures that are a part of the amphibian class of animals. There are approximately 655 living species of salamander and many of these are known for their distinctive coloration. They are commonly found near water and some species live a complete aquatic existence. They were once . . . Read more

Where do Groundhogs Live

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, land-beavers and whistle-pigs, are a species of rodent. They are members of the ground squirrel family and are related to prairie dogs and chipmunks. If you include the tail they measure about 40 to 60 cm (16-24 inches) long and weigh up to 4 kg . . . Read more

What do Aardwolves Eat

An aardwolf is a small mammal found in the southern and eastern parts of the African continent. Aardwolves are close in appearance to striped hyenas and they belong to the same family as the hyenas. They live in male-female pairs with a designated territory and spend their days resting in . . . Read more

Why are Ocelots an Endangered Species

Ocelots are relatively small wild cats with a similar appearance to a house cat. They have similar patterns to a jaguar or leopard, and this species is sometimes known as a dwarf leopard. This species is found throughout much of the northern portions of South American and throughout Central America. . . . Read more

What is the Largest Species of Jellyfish

Jellyfish are found throughout the oceans of the world. They are marine animals that usually feature a gelatinous (resembling jelly) dome shaped structure (called the bell) with trailing tentacles. Jellyfish use these tentacles to capture prey, and each tentacle can inject venom. Certain species are capable of injuring humans and . . . Read more

Why are Macaws Endangered

Macaws are a family of long tailer parrots, best known for their colorful feathers. They are native to Central and South America, and they were also once found in the Caribbean. The majority of the species are found in areas of forest, especially rainforest, but some are found in woodlands . . . Read more

Why are Zebras Endangered

Zebras are members of the horse family (Equidae) found only in Africa. This animal is best known for its stunning black and white patternation and similar appearance to a domestic horse. There are actually three species of zebra; the plains zebra, Grévy’s zebra and the mountain zebra. All three species . . . Read more