About Wildlife

Did you know that the capybara, the world's largest rodent, is an excellent swimmer? Or that giant pandas spend an impressive 12 hours per day eating? We share our planet with some pretty amazing beings, ranging in size from the massive blue whale to the tiny bee hummingbird. Some animals live in the ocean (like the walrus and the manatee), some live in the rainforest (like the tamarin and the anteater), and some even live in the barren desert (like the sand cat and the oryx). There are, sadly, endangered and extinct animals. Learn more about the fascinating creatures of the world in this Animals Facts portal. 

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What are the World's Fastest Birds?

The Peregrine falcon, a bird of prey, is the fastest bird in the world and can fly at a maximum speed of 240 miles per hour. They are a common bird that can be found all over the world, from North America to Australia. The golden eagle is the second fastest, and can reach a maximum speed of 200 kilometers.

The Fastest Birds In The World

Are Opossums and Possums the Same Animals?

While both possums and opossums are marsupials, they are, technically and scientifically, two very different animals. The opossum is a mammal belonging to the family of marsupials located in North America. Possums, on the other hand, are marsupials of Australian origins. The possums were given that name because of the close semblance to the opossums of North America.

What Is the Difference Between a Possum and an Opossum?

What reptiles are native to Italy?

Native reptiles of Italy include Tyrrhenian Wall Lizard, Italian Aesculapian Snake, Sicilian Pond Turtle, and Sicilian Wall Lizard.

Native Reptiles Of Italy

What Kind of Birds Live in Nigeria?

Some of the birds that live in Nigeria include the rock firefinch, the bush petronia, and the marsh tchagra.

The Native Birds Of Nigeria

What is the Most Threatened Whale Species?

With only a few hundred surviving individuals, the North Atlantic Right Whale is the most threatened whale species in the world today being classified as critically endangered by the IUCN. These whales are found in two distinct populations, in the western North Atlantic and the eastern North Atlantic.

Endangered Whales

What are Big Cats?

Species of big cats include the lion, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard, and tiger.

Who are the Big Cats?

What mammals are endangered in Nigeria?

Northwest African Cheetahs, West African Lions, and Dama Gazelles are some of Nigeria's most threatened mammals.

Endangered Mammals Of Nigeria

What Are The Native Amphibians Of Nigeria?

Nigeria has a wide variety of amphibian species with about 67 species of frogs. These amphibians occupy terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems provided by the rainforests, lakes, rivers, and streams that are widely distributed in the country. Environmental degradation through deforestation, agricultural activities, and expansion of human habitations has had a direct adverse impact on the habitats of these species leading to threats to their populations. The Gaboon Forest Frog, African Tree Toad, Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog, Riggenbach Reed Frog, Cameroon Water Frog, and the Niger Forest Tree Frog are some of the native amphibians of Nigeria.

Native Amphibians Of Nigeria