Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Top 10 Animal Myths

from http://animal.discovery.com/

Sometimes it's hard to separate fact from fiction, especially with the many myths that involve animals. Their behavior can certainly be mysterious to say the least, so it's no wonder that some of these creatures have become the focal point of speculation. Take a peek at these 10 animal myths and discover which ones are actually true and which are merely urban legend.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wild Animal Endangerment

Wild animals are beautiful creatures with varying sizes, colors, and habitats. Although some can be seen in zoos, the place they are meant to be is in their own environment. Unfortunately, animals such as whales, panda bears and sea otters, are not always safe in these places and are dying out. What is causing their threat of extinction? Several factors have an influence on this growing problem.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Top 5 Animals To See When Visiting Australia!

If you are thinking about a trip or a tour of Australia, maybe you should also think about a trip to see some of the unique animals that Australia has to offer. So numbered from one to five are Australia's top indigenous animals chosen by scientists from all over the world...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wild boar hunting – a part of human history

Wild boar hunting has been around for thousands of years, from the Persians’ first attempt of slaying these creatures, but it has really become known in the medieval times when royalty and rich people used to hunt boars as a way of entertaining themselves and their guests. Over the years, wild boar hunting hasn’t lost any of its appeal and is now just as popular as it was in Elizabethan England, almost five hundred years ago. So what is it that makes hunting boars such timeless practice?

Best Places To See Wildlife In Nature

Copyright 2006 Emma Snow

While a zoo definitely has it's place in animal watching, it doesn't compare to seeing animals in their own natural habitat. After a recent visit to Yellowstone National Park, this felt especially true for me. A traffic jam caused by young buffalo calves and their mothers crossing the road is an experience not to be missed. It made me wonder about other places that would be conducive to viewing wildlife in a natural setting. From my research I have come up with a list of some of the best places to visit if viewing animals in nature is your objective.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo - Going Wild In China

Shanghai Wild Animal Zoo was the first national grade wildlife zoo in China. It is located in San Zao Town in Pudong and is just about 22 miles from the Shanghai city centre.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

African elephant

Average life span in the wild:
Up to 70 years
Height at the shoulder, 8.2 to 13 ft (2.5 to 4 m)
5,000 to 14,000 lbs (2,268 to 6,350 kg)
Group name:
Protection status:
Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m)
African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They are slightly larger than their Asian cousins and can be identified by their larger ears that look somewhat like the continent of Africa. (Asian elephants have smaller, rounded ears.)