Sloths are sluggish tree-dweller mammals of the rainforests of Central and South America. They are famous for their languid movements. Sloths spend most of their time hanging upside down in the tree branches and munching on leaves, twigs, and buds.
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Largest dinosaurs ever lived [2023 update]
Identifying the largest dinosaurs ever lived isn’t an easy task, because it’s very rare to unearth a complete fossil. Furthermore, only a tiny percentage of these amazing animals were ever fossilized, and most of these “lucky” bodies will remain buried underground forever. So, we may never know exactly what dinosaur was the biggest (or the …
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The Visual History of Fish
Everybody knows most life came from the water, but how did it start? And how did it get where it is now? In this article, we cover approximately 200 million years of fish evolution, from the first pre-vertebral filter feeders to the first tetrapod walking on land to the development of modern sharks – and …
Dolly, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell was born on July 5, 1996
On July 5, 1996, a female sheep named Dolly, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell was born. Scientists from the Roslin Institute (an animal sciences research institute at Easter Bush, Midlothian, Scotland) in Scotland successfully cloned Dolly using the process of nuclear transfer from a cell taken from a mammary gland.
Here are the differences between a crocodile and an alligator
Crocodiles and alligators share many similarities since an alligator is also a crocodilian. But, there are also many differences between a crocodile and an alligator. Here are some of them.
6 Largest Alligators Ever Recorded
Alligators (American alligator – A. mississippiensis) can often reach at least 14 or 15 feet (4.25-4.57 meters) in length, which is even larger than some crocodile species, but not all of them, especially not the Saltwater Crocodile. Chinese alligator – A. sinensis is much smaller). But what is the largest alligator ever measured?
10 Amazing King Cobra Facts
King cobra (scientific name: Ophiophagus hannah) is one of the most venomous snakes on Earth. Their most distinctive attribute is that distinctive hood that flares around their face when they are aggressive or in defense. Due to their huge size and color patterns, they can easily be distinguishable from other cobras. Here are 10 amazing …
Are today’s monkeys evolving into humans? No, here’s why
A frequently asked question: are today’s monkeys evolving into humans? The answer is no, and here’s why.
The Visual History of Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs were a very unique group of reptiles that existed as early as 243 million years ago. This extinct group had incredible diversity and roamed the earth for over 165 million years. As the earth itself went through drastic changes, dinosaurs changed too. From the skies to the seas, these prehistoric reptiles adapted and were …
10 Amazing Koala Facts
Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. They can be found in coastal areas of the Australian mainland’s eastern and southern regions. Here are 10 amazing koala facts.