Tag: 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 […]

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 […]