Wildlife

Animals Named After Celebrities

Different inspirations have spurred the naming of flora and fauna over the years. The praying mantises get their name from their characteristic ‘praying’ posture. The swordfish gets its…

Rooster crows

Alarm-Cock? Why Does The Rooster Crow

“Coo-coo-doddle-do” The rooster crows before your alarm clock rings. If it was an alarm, you could switch it off, and return to the comforting arms of sleep. But,…

Can You Tell Them Apart? Animals That Look Alike 2

This piece, the second part of “Animals that look alike,” features a new set of exciting animals. It also clarifies a few misconceptions about some of these animals while at it – from how related they are to their demeanour. Read on to find out!

Can you tell them apart? Animals commonly mistaken for each other 1

With the mind-blowing variety of species on Earth, it doesn’t come as a surprise that some animals are uncannily similar in build and looks. Sometimes, these animals happen…

Sea Creatures

10 Sea Creatures You Didn’t Know Existed.

60% of the world is vast bodies of water, which we frighteningly know so little about. Scientists claim that life originated from the deep, yet we haven’t explored…

Mammals

Animals you didn’t know existed: Mammal Edition

The animal kingdom is home to millions of species, each trying to just live their unique lives. Some of these animals are alien-looking creatures found in the depths…

Some of the World’s Ugly Animals 2

This is a continuation of the previous article on some of the world’s ugly animals. This piece features a bird, an amphibian, a fish, and a lemur. Ready…

Some of the World’s Ugly Animals 1

You can’t deny that you have been entranced by the looks of an animal at some point. Perhaps it was a brightly colored bird, a little ginger kitten,…

Weird Defence Mechanisms in the Animal Kingdom 2

From projectile-vomiting fulmars to gut-spilling sea cucumbers and insect larvae with poo shields, last week’s piece on weird defence mechanisms had its share of gross, bizarre and straight…

Weird Defense Mechanisms In The Animal Kingdom 1

It is survival of the fittest out there in the animal kingdom. A harsh reality that haunts every member of the fauna as long as they live. In…