A complete guide to animals and the animal kingdom, plus links to essential animal information on Active Wild.
New Titanosaur Dinosaur Species Discovered In Argentina
A new species of dinosaur, Chucarosaurus diripienda, has been discovered in Argentina.
A giant, even among dinosaurs, the new species belonged to a group known as Titanosaurs, which includes some of the largest dinosaurs ever to have lived.
The fossilized bones of Chucarosaurus diripienda were so big that the van carrying them tipped over while on its way to the laboratory.
Explore Active Wild: Main Pages & Sections
Welcome! Active Wild contains a vast amount of information on animals and many other natural history subjects.
Use this page to explore the main sections of Active Wild and find the facts you want fast.
Biomes – What Is A Biome, Different Types Of Biomes
Different regions of Earth are categorized into biomes, depending on shared factors such as physical geography and climate. On this page we look at what a biome is, and the main types of biomes found on Earth.
Tundra Animals List With Pictures & Interesting Facts
A list of tundra animals with pictures and facts, plus interesting information on the tundra biome.
Woodland Animals: List With Pictures & Interesting Facts
The world’s woodlands provide an important habitat for many different species. On this page is a list of woodland animals from all around the world, with pictures, facts, and links to further information.
Musth In Wooly Mammoths: Similarities With Living Elephants Found
Recent research has found that, like living elephants, male wooly mammoths experienced episodes of increased testosterone levels known as musth.
Animals That Hibernate: Pictures & Facts – What Animals Hibernate?
Examples of animals that hibernate include rodents such as the Alpine marmot, Arctic ground squirrel, eastern chipmunk, and groundhog; bats such as the big brown bat, gray bat and whiskered bat; and other mammals including the brown bear, black bear, and short-beaked echidna.
Non-mammalian animals that enter a state of dormancy similar to hibernation include the common box turtle, common garter snake and wood frog.
On this page, you’ll find out about the lifestyles of these and other animals that hibernate, plus interesting facts on hibernation and similar states of dormancy.
Parrots Make Video Calls – New Study Finds Birds Enjoy Online Chats
A new study has found that parrots can benefit from making video calls to one another. In the three-month study, the birds were able to initiate calls and select which of their friends they could chat to.
The research may solve problems of pet parrots showing signs of loneliness and boredom.
Moth Vs Butterfly: How To Tell The Difference, Pictures & Examples
Moth vs butterfly – what are the differences between these two well-known insect groups? Below you’ll find a complete guide to the difference between moths and butterflies, with pictures, interesting facts and examples…
Weird Amphibians: List Of The Strangest Amphibians, Pictures & Interesting Facts
Examples of weird amphibians include the Chinese giant salamander, the world’s largest amphibian; amphiumas, a group of eel-like salamanders with tiny legs; the African clawed toad, which has bizarre clawed hind feet; the olm, a blind, cave-dwelling salamander; and Wallace’s flying frog, which is able to glide with its webbed feet.
On this page, you’ll meet all of these, and many other weird amphibians, from all around the world.