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The grassland is home to majestic creatures that many in the western world can only hope to see in a zoo. Animals like elephants, cheetahs, and lions thrive in the grassland environment, but the biome is at increased risk as human development continues to expand. The grassland ecosystem is diverse but fragile. Since the climate is so dry, a few...
2 icons of a dolphin and porpoise
If you're like me, you love being right. Nothing makes me happier than listening to a friend or coworker say something wrong, then stepping up to rub your expanse of knowledge right in their uneducated face! This article is devoted to that feeling. Whether you have a true interest in the identity of misidentified animals, or you just want...
cape buffalo in grass in front of water
When you’re out hiking or swimming in nature, what creatures do you dread encountering?Many of us automatically think of creatures with gnashing teeth or razor sharp claws. Animals like lions, tigers, jaguars, sharks, and grizzly bears inspire plenty of fear. Many of the deadliest animals in the world however are quite small and sometimes even innocuous looking. Let’s take...
hummingbird moth hovering near purple flower
If you want to encounter a life-form on Earth which will challenge your views of what it means to thrive in the universe, look no further than the insect class of the animal kingdom. There is a reason that many of the aliens featured in our science fiction literature and films resemble insects. We find them very unusual, because...
The Matterhorn, Switzerland
When you think of an inspirational landscape, what comes to mind? Everyone has different preferences, but a lot of people will immediately think of mountaintops. Look up “inspirational photos” online and you are bound to see more than a few beautiful, transcendent summits.As human beings, we are naturally drawn to the heights. Mountains are breathtakingly beautiful and remind us...
Kudzu plant covering structures
When we think about plants and trees, there is a tendency to think of them as “slow” things. After all, you can stare at a plant all day and you will probably not see it budge a millimeter. And yet, when you walk away from a plant and come back a week later, you will often observe change.Believe it...
sea nettle jellyfish
If you have ever been swimming and noticed a jellyfish floating toward you, odds are you scrambled to get away as quickly as you possibly could. It is tough to spot jellyfish. Being translucent, they can often blend right into the ocean currents.Thankfully they tend to catch the light, which helps them to stand out under the right conditions....
Sea Pig on ocean floor
There are literally millions of different species on earth—scientists are not even sure how many. We live in a world with a lot of biodiversity. When you think about animal life though, you probably think about dogs, cats, horses, chickens, seagulls, and other common animals. You may be wondering about some of the more bizarre animals on the planet though....
peregrine falcon on tree branch
How fast can you run? Research suggests that human beings could run as fast as 40 miles an hour—in theory—but sprint speeds average to closer to 12-15 mph. You may be thinking, “that’s not too shabby,” but as you will see, a 15 mph sprint would not be enough to win a race with any of the fastest animals on...

Dolphin Facts

dolphin leaping out of water
As one of the favorites among wildlife watchers, dolphins are best known for their agility and playful behavior creating a beautiful sight as they leap from the water. Part of the toothed whale family that also includes pilot whales and orcas, dolphins are highly intelligent and sociable marine mammals that can found in nearly every corner of the globe.Although they...