Wombats

Image: BHL, Wombat October 22 is World Wombat Day, hashtag #WorldWombatDay Headlines https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/18/scientists-unravel-secret-of-cube-shaped-wombat-faeces Recommended Listening Cube-shaped wombat poo – Have we finally figured out how wombats make cube-shaped poo!? YouTube Twitter Moment Wombats have square poop and backwards pouches Embedded Tweets Why do wombats have cube-shaped excrement? https://t.co/0ohQ8RAQUj More on the wombat in BHL https://t.co/XSJPdqbIUC …

Sharks

Buzzwords Sharks (superorder Selachimorpha) are fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. What’s older than sharks? Almost nothing. Sharks have been swimming in the ocean for more than 400 million years. They predate practically everything that has a spine, including humans and dinosaurs. – 100 Shark Facts Translating: Sharks Spanish: Tiburones …

Giraffes

Photo: lukas.b0 The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest of all extant land-living animal species, and the largest ruminant. in the past 15 years, the population has plummeted some 40 percent, to less than 80,000 from 140,000 in the mid 1990s. Celebrations World Giraffe Day Embedded Tweets Meet the 4 …

National Bilby Day

Artwork: Biodiversity Heritage Library September 10 is National Bilby Day in Australia. History National Bilby Day was officially launched in 2005 and the celebrations are held on the second Sunday of September. Bilbies, or rabbit-bandicoots, are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores; they are members of the order Peramelemorphia. At the time of European colonisation of Australia, there …

Whales

Photo: Newport Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar enterprise and a wildlife tourism success story. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching wherever …

Rhinos

Photo: Ray Morris, Black Rhino Dawn A rhinoceros is one of any five extant species of odd-toed ungulates in the family Rhinocerotidae, as well as any of the numerous extinct species. Two of the extant species are native to Africa and three to Southern Asia. September 22 is World Rhino Day Hashtag: #WorldRhinoDay Headlines dark-world-of-the-rhino-horn-trade – …

Pollinators

Buzzwords Pollinator = A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower. Also see: Pollenizer, a plant that is a source of pollen for the pollination process Embedded Tweets Las abejas y otros #polinizadores como los murciélagos, aves y mariposas, contribuyen a …