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Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle’s name origin is an old English word, "balde," which meant white, as in "whiteheaded eagle." Bald eagles are powerful raptors.

Five-lined Skink

The five-lined skink is about 6 inches long. Young have a bright blue tail while adult males often loose their stripes and develop reddish or orange coloration on the head. These skinks prey on wasps and yellow jackets. Unlike other lizards, the female skink does not leave her eggs. She guards them until they hatch, but pays no attention to the baby skinks.

Squirrel Treefrog

The Squirrel Treefrog is a small but remarkable treetop and rooftop acrobat whose breeding call resembles Morse code with a snore.

Neurological Signs of Stroke In Dogs

Dogs experience stroke with clinical signs resembling human stroke patients; neurological signs and prognosis.

Why People Buy Dogs with Conformation Problems and Inherited Diseases

Some explanations have been offered why people buy dogs with potential problems associated with poor conformation and inherited diseases.

House Airborne Molds

The images on this page represent airborne fungi which settled on a petri dish in my friend's house. I was trying to identify them, but then realized that any identification would be only approximate. If you think you know which fungal species live in that house, please send my a message. Appreciated!

Mid Summer through Fall Flowers Favored by Bee

Bees are in trouble. The native habitats of native bees have continued to be degraded and destroyed. Among the native pollinating bees are chubby bumblebees, as well as so-called solitary bees that don't live in hives. Fortunately, we can improve the lot of native bees by planting the flowers they love, whether we garden on an acre or in a window box.

Early Summer Flowers Favored by Bees

The shape of the flower can be important for the bees. Ornamental double flowers are just too much effort for bees that struggle to get past all the petals and so tend to be less popular.

Spring Flowers Favored by Bees

Bee gardens are designed to have a large variety of flowers blooming at one time over a long season. Some flowers are more attractive to bees than others.

Dog Zoonoses Updates

Intestinal helminths and protozoans, as well as vector-borne parasites, have been reported in domestic and stray dogs and cats, with some of them having also been recorded in humans.

Social flycatcher

The Social flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis) is one of the yellow-breasted birds of Central and South America. Its body length is 16.5 in., it has a gray cap and a gray mask, and the head appears small in proportion to the body.

Roadside Hawk

The Roadside Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris), also known as Gray-tailed hawk, Large-billed Hawk and tropical Broad-winged Hawk, is the smallest hawk of Central and South America measuring 13.5-15.7 in.

Purple-throated Euphonia

The Purple-throated Euphonia (Euphonia chlorotica) is a small songbird with a short, thick bill. In south America the species is associated with the omens.

Hepatic Tanager

Hepatic Tanager is a medium-sized American songbird with the plumage and calls similar to other members of the cardinal family.

Frilled Coquette

Frilled Coquette, the smallest hummingbird: size, appearance, habitat, reeding habits, distribution range, and conservation status.

Cliff Flycatcher

Cliff flycatcher (Hirundinea ferruginea): size, appearance, habitat, reeding habits, distribution range, and conservation status.

Southern Rough-winged Swallow

Southern rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis): size, appearance, habitat, reeding habits, distribution range, and conservation status.

Veterinary Medicine Resources

Helpful veterinary resources pertaining to every aspect of veterinary practice and science: anatomy, conventional and alternative medicine, parasitology, toxicology, genetics and more.

Animal and Environmental Conservation News

Animal and Environmental Conservation News - news about endangered animals, animal conservation, and environmental crisis management.


Bats: physical characteristics, habitat, breeding and feeding habits; endangered bat species.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) in habitual cannabis users; diagnosis, signs and symptoms and treatment options.

Endangered Amphibians, Birds, Reptiles, Insects of America

Endangered Animals of America: Amphibians, birds, reptiles, and insects.

Hairy Frogfish

The unusual appearance of the Hairy frogfish is designed to conceal it from predators and sometimes to mimic a potential meal to its prey.

Blue Glaucus

The Blue glaucus is a very odd looking animal. It spends all its time upside down and the camouflage patterns are found on its front. It also consumes deadly poisonous animals without being harmed.


The Aye-Aye is one of the most unique primates in the world. It has several features that enables him to exploit food resources unavailable to most other animals in Madagascar. His behavior also distinquishes him from most other lemurs.

Unusual and Weird Animals

Most unusual, unique and weird animals on the planet; endangered and threatened animals, their habitat and unique features.


The Shoebill is an uncommon waterbird from Africa threatened by pet trade. This giant gray bird looks like a massive stork, except that its beak is like a Dutch wooden clog with sharp edges and hooked tip.

Red Handfish

Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor, the Red Handfish reminds of a cute cartoon character. This critically endangered species needs urgent intervention to be saved from extinction.


The critically endangered New Zealand Kakapo is a flightless nocturnal parrot which has some asolutely unique features.

Giant Isopod

The Giant Isopod is the largest known isopod species of deep-sea bottom-feeding crustaceans. This impressive predator has large anterior eyes with a wide binocular field.

Fennec Fox

The Fennec fox is the cutest canid on earth. Learn about how superbly it is adapted to the life in places where no other creature would survive.

Giraffe Weevil

This baked bean-sized beetle with a tiny head and furry antennae is like nothing else on Earth.

Umbrella Octopuses

Umbrella octopus and dumbo octopus: description, breeding and feeding habits; striking features of these cephalopod mullusc species.

Elephant Hawk Moth

The hummingbird of the insect world: Elephant Hawk Moth. Description, breeding and feeding habits; striking features of this moth species.


Anglerfish: description, breeding and feeding habits; striking features of this deep-sea species.

Indian Purple Frog

Indian Purple Frog, a unique species of burrowing forgs; distribution range, habitat, and conservation status.


Axolotl, the tadpole form of Mole salamanders; size, breeding and feeding habits; conservation risks and status.

Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis

Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis increases risks of dying from congestive heart failure and pneumonia.

Pallas Cat, Manul

Pallas' cats, or manuls, are the highly elusive, rarely studied, and globally threatened small wild cat species which is uniquely adapted to the harsh conditions of northern Asia. They globally threatened because of widespread over-hunting and illegal poaching.

Wild Boar

A wild boar family pet likes helping in the kitchen by checking out the contents of pans in the oven.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Bacteria and Viruses

Bacteria, viruses, genetic factors and otherpredisposing agents, role of early therapeutic intervention, and prevention.

American Redstart

The American redstart is a migratory songbird, a member of the warbler fanily. It can be seen in woodlands or near water.

Largest Insects in the World

List of the largest insects in the world, including bugs, butterflies, crickets, roaches, and moths.

Lysine Supplementation for Cats

Lysine does not have any antiviral properties. It result in hyperammonemia, which may be fatal.

Toxins on Your Dinner Plate

Those yummy looking plump shrimp may be laced with toxins that can kill your liver or make your skin erupt in painful blisters.

Yeast Component Properties

From immune function boosters to powerful biological control agents.

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