To many, a liger is a mythical creature that exists only in legends and inside Napoleon’s sketchbook. However, this animal is real and exists in a few places around the world today. A liger is a unique hybrid created when a female tiger and male lion mate. Below is more about how ligers originated and other interesting facts about them.
When most people think of llamas they visualize curious and friendly creatures that have distinctive personalities. In addition to their fun disposition, they have an interesting way to help protect themselves from those who they feel threatened by. Llamas will spit when they feel they need to guard themselves, but how they do so is unique. Below you’ll discover more about why llamas spit and some other fun facts about it.
The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating things but it also contains some darker aspects, like sexual cannibalism. Many animals often eat their partner after mating, something which still perplexes scientists. Below is more behind what sexual cannibalism is and some of the animals that do it.
Prairie dogs, if you don’t know, are those little beaver looking mammals that inhabit America’s grasslands. They’re actually a part of the squirrel family, with chipmunks, groundhogs, woodchucks and marmots being their other close relatives.
During the 20th-century numerous countries competed in what is known as the Space Race. Determined to be the first to enter space safely, they used various types of research, including the use of launching animals into space. While many animals gave their lives for this purpose one of the most notable is Félicette, a French cat.
The Kangal dog goes by many names: Kangal, Karabash, and the Turkish Kangal dog. Even if you haven’t heard of these dogs, you’re likely to have seen them at some point: and boy, do they stand out. Taller and imposing than most dogs, these dogs tend to be great to work around livestock and can even be friendly towards children.
If you’re lost in the woods, one of the sights you want to see most in the world is that of a bloodhound tracking you down. These amazing animals have been bred for centuries, finely honing their sense of smell. Commonly found in tan or liver and black or just plain red, these dogs have been being used to track people since the Middle Ages.
During World War II numerous animals were sent to serve in the military, including horses, pigeons, and dogs. While many made important contributions during their service, one of note is Chips. Chips was a family dog who was later sent to fight against the Germans during World War II. During his service he did many remarkable feats causing him to be one of the most decorated dogs of World II.
Seahorses have a rather unusual mating ritual in that the male undergoes pregnancy. This is something of an anomaly in nature – in fact, seahorses are the only known animals with mating rituals of this sort.
Mexico is famous for many things, including mariachi, margaritas and machismo. Maybe it’s this machismo which explains why it doesn’t boast quite so much about one its most remarkable inhabitants, a particular and unique species of whiptail lizard. One commonly known as the leaping lesbian lizard.
The Alpine Swift is a remarkable bird that is best known for its incredible ability to fly for ten months without ever having to land. Below is more about the Alpine Swift and how it’s perform this remarkable feat.
Pet shows are a popular event for animal lovers to attend and for pet owners to showcase their beloved animals. Numerous species are shown at these competitions and range from dogs to guinea pigs. However, rabbits have begun to steal the focus of the shows thanks to a fun event called Kaninhop, aka rabbit show jumping.