Centipede facts, pictures and information. Find out exactly what a centipede is, what centipedes eat, where they’re found, and much more…
An explanation of the butterfly life cycle, with pictures and facts.
As they dart from flower to flower in search of nectar, not only do hummingbird moths look like the birds after which they are named, but they also sound like them; the rapid flapping of their wings making a hummingbird–like buzz.
This page contains hummingbird moth facts, pictures and information. First we’ll find out about hummingbird moths in general before turning our attention to the five species of hummingbird moth found in the United States.
Finally, we’ll take a look at the related hummingbird hawk-moth, a species found in Europe (including the UK), Africa and Asia.
The Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, is a distinctive turtle found in Florida and neighboring states. Like other members of the softshell turtle family, Trionychidae, the Florida softshell turtle has a leathery shell, rather than the hard shell found on most other turtle species.
On this page, you’ll find Florida softshell facts and pictures to help you identify and understand the life of this fascinating North American reptile.
The crested caracara is one of the world’s most unusual birds of prey. A member of the falcon family, it is distinguished by its striking appearance and ground-based hunting habits.
Native to the open landscapes of the Americas, from the southernmost United States down to South America, this raptor stands out with its striking black and white body, fiery orange face and long legs.
The versatile crested caracara is both a formidable hunter and a scavenger, often seen striding confidently on the ground or soaring majestically in search of its next meal…
The brown-throated sloth is the most common and widespread species of sloth. Found in the rainforests of Central and South America, this distinctive mammal spends most of its life motionless, hanging upside-down in the rainforest canopy.
Read on to find out more about this distinctive rainforest mammal…
The American flamingo is one of four flamingo species found in the Americas, and the only flamingo found in the USA, where it inhabits coastal and wetland habitats in Southern Florida.
Read on for a complete guide to this distinctive species…
The brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, is a large water bird found on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the Americas. Once an endangered species in the United States, the brown pelican made a successful recovery and is now a familiar sight in many coastal locations.
The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin species named for its acrobatic spinning jumps. On this page is a complete guide to this characterful cetacean…
The blue whale is not just the world’s largest living animal; it’s also the largest animal ever to have lived. This huge marine mammal is bigger than the biggest dinosaurs!
On this page is a complete guide to the blue whale.
Fin whale facts, pictures, video & in-depth information: discover the second largest animal in the world! (Check out the video of a close encounter with a fin whale to get an idea just how big this animal is!)