Meerkats

Over the years these cute, cuddly looking animals have captivated people. From shows like Animal Planet’s Meerkat Manor to characters like Timon in The Lion King, people just like meerkats. Besides their cute appearance and fun demeanor, meerkats are actually fascinating animals. Why? Because there are few animals that work together as well as meerkats.…

The Battle Frozen In Time

Two bull moose entered into combat. Whether it was over territory or a female isn’t all that important. The result is. As their battle for male dominance raged on, their antlers became entangled. The fight eventually led the two moose down into a river. The ice-cold river quickly cooled them off as they remained entangled,…

Rattlesnake Ambush

While hunting deer in the Tehama Wildlife Area near Red Bluff in northern California, Jay Rathman climbed up a slope of a rocky gorge. As he raised his head to look over the ledge, he sensed movement to the right of his face. As he turned, a coiled rattler struck with lightning speed, just missing…

The Butterfly

For thousands of years people have been charmed by the beauty and elegance of the butterfly. Even more so, cultures have been inspired by its incredible metamorphosis. There are about 20,000 different species of butterfly in the world ranging in size and color. One of the most famous is the monarch butterfly. While most butterflies…

The Katydid Bug

Some of the coolest bugs are the masters of disguise, the ones with awesome camouflage. One of the best is the katydid bug. We could walk right by these bugs and never actually find them. The katydid bug’s camouflage is extremely detailed. They don’t just have the shape and color of leaves though; they grow…

The Duckbilled Platypus

If you listed off your top three favorite animals, chances are pretty good the duckbilled platypus wouldn’t make the cut. In fact, it might not even make the top fifty. Despite its lack of popularity, the duckbilled platypus is a pretty incredible animal. Here’s why: How It Eats. A duckbilled platypus enjoys tasty meals like…

The Cheetah

Usain Bolt is unbelievably fast.  In 2008, he ran the 100 meter dash in a world record 9.58 seconds.  For a cheetah, that’s a light jog.  At the Cincinnati Zoo, they regularly set up a test to give their cheetah’s exercise and to see how fast they can run.   The slowest cheetah distractedly jogged the…