Canadian Geese

Few spectacles symbolize autumn better than a gang of Canada Geese crossing a cloudy sky in V-formation. Common throughout most of North America, Canada Geese live around ponds, rivers, and lake shores where they feed on aquatic grass, roots, and young sprouts, as well as corn and grain. A strong inward pull called instinct urges […]

From shark anatomy to shark bite

During a shark attack, everything happens at a phenomenal speed making it almost impossible for the victim or the witnesses to identify positively the shark specie responsible of the shark attack. How do experts identify the culprit among approximately 350 shark species? Well, like detectives, they used the clues provided by the anatomy of the […]

Historical Mechanisms Promoting Chestnut Survival Through Hybridization

Historically, chestnuts have throughout the ages provided food and wood products in both European and Oriental cultures. Chestnuts have saved some civilizations from vanishing during famines, wars, and natural disasters. Native American chestnuts offered many promises and comforts to the early colonists, but during a blight that was introduced by importing nursery stock from Asia, […]

All The Secrets Of Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs originated from the Andean region of South America, presently known as Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru. They were a food source for mountain tribes around the year 2000BC. They are still to this day used as a food source in that area. They also live off of families scraps and are used as pets […]

Tragic Triumph of the Ghost Gorilla

When he was captured in the African country of Equatorial Guinea in 1966 (or ‘67 depending on the source), he was proclaimed a miracle by the local villagers. But the real miracle was the fact that he managed to live to the ripe old age of 40 (80 in human years). HIS NAME WAS SNOWFLAKE […]

What can you expect when you swim with dolphins

Dolphins have always attracted humans’ attention with their grin, their social behavior, their acrobatics and their natural curiosity. In fact, the most popular dolphin specie is the bottlenose dolphin. Why bottlenose dolphins? Well, being the specie with the largest population in the world and the fact that their habitat is spread around in all oceans […]

Little Donkeys Special Secret

Donkeys are very special animals. Most people have enjoyed a donkey ride at the seaside, zoo or farm at one time or another as a child, a tradition started during the Victorian times. How could anyone resist those cute sad faces, and those extraordinary long eyelashes? But donkeys are special for another reason. If you […]

Not All Hoodia Is Created Equal

Before you run out and jump on the hoodia band wagon you need to be aware that not all hoodia is created equal, there are over 13 types of hoodia plants and only one of these plants so far is thought to contain p57 an active ingredient which acts as a appetite suppressant and is […]