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Striped Polecat Ictonyx striatus
2012-11-16 13:48:55

The striped polecat (Ictonyx striatus), also known as the zoril, zorilla, zorille, or the African polecat, is a member of the weasel family. It can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and the Congo Basin. It prefers a habitat within open areas and savannahs. This species resembles a skunk, and even releases a foul odor when threatened by predators. It is black in color with four white...

Bay Cat Pardofelis badia
2012-11-05 11:43:24

The bay cat (Pardofelis badia) is a species that is native to Borneo. Its other common names include the Bornean marbled cat, the Bornean cat, and the Bornean bay cat. Although the bay cat is extensively distributed across many habitats on the island, it is rarely seen. Some of its preferred habitats include tropical and lowland forests, and possibly rocky areas with limestone near the coast of...

Ring-tailed Cat Bassariscus astutus
2012-11-01 07:16:05

The ring-tailed cat (Bassariscus astutus), also known as the ringtail cat or the marv cat, is a species within the raccoon family, Procyonidae, and is native to North America. Its range includes California, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Utah, eastern Kansas, and central and northern Mexico. Its range includes the Great Basin Desert, and it intersects with the range of B. sumichrasti in Veracruz,...

Giant Panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda...

Bornean Bearded Pig Sus barbatus
2012-10-12 12:29:38

The Bornean bearded pig (Sus barbatus), also known as the bearded pig, is native to Southeast Asia. Its range includes the Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, and other small islands. It prefers a habitat within mangrove forests and rainforests. This pig holds two subspecies, and is recognizable by its furry beard and sometimes by a tuft of fur on its tail. The Bornean bearded pig lives in...

Giant Redheaded Centipede Scolopendra heros
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Scolopendra heros, also referred to as the Giant Redheaded Centipede, calls parts of the southern central and southwestern United States, as well as a significant portion of Mexico, its home. It has not been found west of the Colorado River. Varying in length from 6.5 to 8 inches, its trunk has 21 to 23 pairs of legs. The body is aposematically colored. This is a defensive coloration...

Mexican Prairie Dog Cynomys mexicanus
2012-07-22 13:09:39

The Mexican prairie dog (Cynomys mexicanus) is a rodent that is native to Mexico. It is related to squirrels and chipmunks. These prairie dogs prefer to burrow in soil without rocks on plains, and can live at altitudes between 5,250 and 7,200 feet. Its northern range includes San Luis Potosi and its southern range includes areas of Coahuila. The Mexican prairie dog can reach an average body...

10 Tips To A Great Summer
2012-07-16 20:56:36

With the start of summer upon us, we start thinking of things to do on the weekend and how to keep the kids busy. Here are a few things that may just help accomplish that and also to stay safe during this summer. #1 Weather is always a big player in whichever season it maybe, but the summer is a when the United States experiences some of its most severe weather such as Tornadoes and...

King Colobus Colobus polykomos
2012-06-27 21:41:36

The king colobus (Colobus polykomos) is an Old World Monkey that can be found in Africa. Is range stretches from Gambia to Côte d'Ivoire. It is also known as the western black-and-white colobus and can be distinguished from other members of the Colobus geuns by looking at the location of the white within its long fur. The king colobus will form small groups that contain up to four females,...

Middle East Blind Mole Rat Spalax ehrenbergi
2012-06-25 17:09:50

The Middle East blind mole rat (Spalax ehrenbergi), also known as the Israel Mole Rat (Nannospalax ehrenbergi) can be found in Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria. It prefers a habitat within Mediterranean-type shrubs and vegetation. The Middle East blind mole rat is in danger of habitat destruction. Currently, it appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation...

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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