January 2018

Newly discovered 60 million-year-old penguin in New Zealand is about the size of a man

By | 2018-01-01T20:39:41+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Animals and Insects|

Back in 2004, a fossil hunter came across the bones of a peculiar creature, which at that time had not been identified yet by both scientists and archaeologists alike. Now though, it looks like they’ve finally come up with an answer as they revealed that the bones belonged to a species of penguin. Not just any penguin though, but a giant one that stood as tall as humans! [...]

December 2017

Great white sharks being found on South African shores with livers removed

By | 2017-12-11T18:44:05+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Image Source: Marine Dynamics via Facebook Earlier in the year, great white sharks situated near the shores of South Africa were found to be mysteriously mangled, as their carcasses were spotted to wash up on the nearby shores. With their formidable appearance and skill, the great white sharks have been considered as one of the greatest predators. But now, it looks like their title has been challenged…by the [...]

Beautiful but deadly – the Portuguese man of war

By | 2017-12-07T19:00:17+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Animals and Insects, Nature|

The Portuguese man-of-war (Physalia physalis), also known as a 'floating terror', is an incredibly beautiful creature that packs a powerful and deadly sting. If someone came across a man-of-war and was not familiar with the venomous creature, they would most likely think it was a species of jellyfish. This however, is not the case. Not only is the floating terror not a jellyfish, it's not even an "it", but [...]

Lillith the lynx that escaped from Borth Wild Animal Kingdom shot dead, zoo outraged

By | 2017-12-03T14:58:46+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Image Source: www.thesun.co.uk The Eurasian lynx that recently escaped from the Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Wales was shot dead. After escaping her enclosure at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom in Ceredigion, Wales, "exhaustive efforts" were being made to recapture the young lynx. A police helicopter with thermal imaging technology, baited traps, and heat-seeking drones among other efforts were employed in the hunt to find to wild cat. [...]

November 2017

Huge Seal Lounges Around On Alaska Airport And Causes Flight Delays

By | 2017-11-21T16:38:43+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Some passengers at the Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Utqiagvik, northern Alaska had their flights delayed as a big seal was found lounging around on the airport’s runway! The 450-pound seal appeared to be comfortably sunbathing on the runway, when the airport foreman, Scott Babcock, spotted it while he was removing snow after a heavy storm earlier in the week. Image Source: www.atlasobscura.com According to Babcock, "It was [...]

October 2017

How animals see the world in comparison to humans

By | 2017-10-28T17:54:55+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

All creatures see the world in different ways. As this infographic from GAP outlines, while the human eye is pretty amazing, other animals see the world in their own unique way. For example, many people believe that dogs see in black and white but this isn’t true at all. Their colour vision isn’t quite as good as ours and they mainly see in browns, blues, and yellows. The reason [...]