Category: Animals

Alligators Survive Freezing Temperatures

A video posted by a North Carolina swamp shows how alligators survive freezing temperatures. Due to the inability to generate their own body heat, cold-blooded animals can regulate their own body temperatures by changing their environment in a system called brumation. This process lowers their body temperature and metabolism in order to survive. According to […]

Creature Baffles Fishermen

A deep water fishing catch of a strange creature baffles fishermen. Men fishing in the northern waters of New Zealand spotted a strange looking, limpid sea creature swimming on the surface. Catching his eye, he caught the creature to get a closer look. It was described as being shaped like a shrimp but was totally […]

Photos of Rare Goblin Shark

A rare species of goblin shark, considered to be a ‘living dinosaur’, has been caught off the coast of Victoria, Australia to the shock and awe of local fisherman. The species is known as a goblin shark and is rarely seen as they typically reside in waters near the ocean floor around the 4000 feet […]

Captured Rare Salamander

A man in south China captured rare salamander that is considered to be the world’s largest known living amphibian and is dubbed the ‘Living Fossil’ because it has remained unchanged for over 170 million years. The man, named Mr Xiao, was baffled to find the 13-pound, rare Chinese giant salamander swimming in the waters of […]

Pocket Shark Caught off Mexico

An exceedingly rare species of shark has finally been identified, a tiny pocket shark caught off the Mexican coast. During a government research trip in 2010 about 190 miles off the Louisiana coast, a tiny nipper – measuring just 5.5 inches (14 centimeters) long – was caught and its body was frozen while biologists went […]

Sea Creature Photographed in Australia

Fishermen in Victoria, Australia were in for an ancient treat when they reeled in a prehistoric-looking rare sea creature from the water. They concluded the strange fish looked to be an eel mixed with a shark. Unknowingly, they captured a very rare frilled shark, which is sometimes referred to as the “living fossil.” The creature’s […]

How Bees Are Born

Bees are born twice. How on earth do they manage that? Very simple really. It has been suspected by scientists that bees and flowering plants both evolved around 100 million years ago in the middle of the Cretaceous period. Before this period, plants reproduced the way modern conifers do by releasing seeds and pollen using […]

Cyclops Shark Caught Off Coast of Mexico

In middle of the year 2011, a commercial crew caught a dusky shark in the Gulf of Mexico. When the shark was cut open, a fetus was discovered containing something rather unique, a cyclops shark. The shark possessed a fetus which was albino and had one large eye centered in its face similar to a […]

Saturniidae Caterpillar

How exciting! Another hidden gem of planet Earth has revealed itself to the world. The photographed caterpillar produced by photographer Marco Fischer depicts a Saturniidae caterpillar, the larval form of a moth from the Saturniids insect family. It’s been agreed upon that this majestic looking caterpillar doesn’t come anywhere close to looking like the average […]

Amazon River Dolphin is Smarter Than You

Out of all the five freshwater species of dolphins in the world, the pink Amazon River dolphin, Inia geoffrensis, or “bufeo colorado” as they are known in Peruvian regions, and “botos” as they are known in Brazil, are considered to be the most intelligent. Endemic to the Araguaia/Tocantins River systems of South America, this dolphin […]