Interesting facts about tortoises

Tortoises are reptile species of the family Testudinidae of the order Testudines (from the Latin name for tortoise). They are particularly distinguished from other turtles by being exclusively land-dwelling, while many (though not all) other turtle species are at least partly aquatic. Tortoises are found from southern North America to southern South America, around the … Read more

Interesting facts about babirusas

The babirusas, also called deer-pigs are wild pigs. Babyrousa is a genus – all members of this genus were considered part of a single species until 2002, when was split into several species. The remarkable “prehistoric” appearance of these mammals is largely due to the prominent upwards incurving canine tusks of the males, which actually … Read more

Interesting facts about mammoths

A mammoth is a large extinct elephant, typically hairy with a sloping back and long curved tusks. The fossil record suggests mammoths lived on all continents except Australia and South America. They lived from the Pliocene epoch from around 5 million years ago into the Holocene at about 4,000 years ago. They were driven to … Read more

Interesting facts about Samoyeds

The Samoyed is a breed of medium-sized herding dogs. It is considered to be a gentle, loyal, and intelligent dog, a capable guard, and a good companion. The Samoyed belongs to the spitz or northern dog group, specifically the laikas, a Eurasian dog type used for a variety of purposes, namely hunting, herding, guarding, and … Read more

Interesting facts about pocket gophers

Pocket gophers, commonly referred to as just gophers, are burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae. There are about 35 species of gophers. All species are endemic to North and Central America. Gophers live in prairies, woodlands, coastal areas and mountains – anywhere with soft, moist soil. The gopher has an average lifespan of 1 to … Read more

Interesting facts about white tigers

The white tiger is not a separate subspecies, but only a color variation. It is actually a type of Bengal tiger. While they are sometimes bred with Siberian tigers as a way of manipulating genetics to produce white tigers in captivity. This type is extremely rare in the wild. This is partially because of the … Read more

Interesting facts about Asian elephants

The Asian elephant also known as the Asiatic elephant is an elephant species living in Asia. It is distributed throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India in the west, Nepal in the north, Sumatra in the south, and to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognised: • the Sri Lankan elephant occurs … Read more