October 2017

In a colony of 36,000 penguins, only 2 chicks have survived this years breeding season

By | 2017-10-16T17:54:22+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

French scientists found out that thousands of Adélie penguin chicks have starved to death in Antarctica, and this is once again owed to climate change! Apparently, parent penguins have had to travel further from their usual location in order to find food for their young chicks. They’ve had to leave them behind, including their unhatched eggs. The scientists are supported by WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) and have [...]

See the viral photos of the muscular “mutant pigs” from Cambodia

By | 2017-10-10T22:20:10+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

A pig farm in Cambodia has been getting a good amount of attention as lots of pictures of their pigs have gone viral due to their enormous size! And not only this, but people have also been outraged by the workers handling these pigs after a video found these animals appearing to walk with difficulty. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) say that the pigs are probably genetically [...]

Rumoured giant rats from the Solomon Island has finally been discovered

By | 2017-10-13T13:26:22+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Scientists have long wondered about the actual existence of giant rats in the Solomon Islands, and now, they’ve finally discovered them! Rumours of the “vika” or the huge rats that climb trees, have circulated among the locals of the Solomon Islands, and scientists themselves have been wondering if these rumours were indeed true. Alas, they indeed are, and said a giant rat measured 46 centimetres (18 inches) long! Mammologist [...]

New species of hermit crab takes up residence inside a living coral

By | 2017-10-13T13:26:33+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Check out this new species of a hermit crab found off the coast of Japan, finding its new home by joining forces with a living coral that continues to grow! This means that this crustacean known as Diogenes heteropsammicola, no longer needs to go on a life-long search for a bigger shell to live in, and can instead finally settle down. In fact, this crab is the first species to [...]

September 2017

Rare White Giraffes Sighted at a Conservation Area in Kenya

By | 2017-10-13T13:39:03+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Animals and Insects|

Conservationists and locals in Kenya have recently been treated to the beautiful sight of two extremely rare white giraffes! The sightings were preceded by rumours of a white giraffe and her baby at the Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in Garissa County, Kenya. And now, rangers have finally spotted the giraffes who seemed to be undeterred when the rangers started approaching them. One of the rangers even said, "While observing the [...]

Check out these resourceful fire ants building giant rafts to survive the floods

By | 2017-10-13T13:42:00+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Animals and Insects|

The aftermath of the floods in Houston has brought about some interesting animal behaviours. There have been reports on alligators lurking in backyards, and now, citizens have spotted big floating rafts of fire ants in Houston's waters! But this is nothing to be alarmed of, since this is actually the ants' common behavior whenever there are floods. Fire ants spend most of their lives grouped together [...]