All About Salamanders

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Have you ever heard of an animal that was believed to have been born from fire and could pass through fire unharmed? If you haven’t yet, let me introduce you to the salamander. According to Old European folklore, salamanders were born from fire and could withstand fire as they were often seen mysteriously crawling out […]

The Six Kingdoms Of Life

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Even though there are over 8 million different species in the world, they can all be classified into only six different general classes that share similar traits. It is an amazing fact that connects all life together. Before microscopes were discovered biologists only thought there were two classes of life – plants and animals. The […]

Should We Keep Animals In Zoos?

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Thousands of people visit local zoos every day because they provide a fantastic opportunity to see and watch the animals housed within enclosures and displayed to the public up close and personal. If you’ve ever been to one, you might have remembered that feeling of being in awe after seeing even the most endangered and […]

The Difference Between Invertebrate and Vertebrate Animals.

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Do you know the difference between Invertebrates and Vertebrates? In the animal kingdom many animals have no internal skeleton or even a backbone (spinal column). We call animals without a backbone or skeleton invertebrates. Those that have a skeleton are called vertebrates. Examples of vertebrates include fish, birds, reptiles, and mammals. Humans are considered to […]

Old Animals (Or Young)

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Did you know that blue whales can live up to 110 years. I wonder how it can even swim, let alone dive at that age. Pandas can live 30 years. I wonder how the cute little chubby fuzzballs grow into big adults so quickly. I should stop because dragons show no emotion. Tigers live up […]