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Camels Have 3 Eyelids: Here’s Why (Facts and Functions)

You are probably familiar with some of the camel’s special adaptations to live in an environment as harsh and unforgiving as the Sahara Desert, the Gobi Desert, the steppes of Mongolia, or even the Australian Outback. What about their eyes? How many eyelids does a camel have? All camels have 3 eyelids. Their 3rd eyelid is …

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Jaguar vs Cheetah: 8 Key Differences Compared (Markings, Habitat, etc)

What’s the difference between jaguars vs cheetahs? These two big cats have quite a few interesting points to compare, from size to markings to speed. In this post, we’ll take a look at 8 key differences between jaguars and cheetahs. Jaguars and cheetahs are both large cat species. And while they have a similar appearance, …

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12 Ugly Insects to Avoid (Creepy Facts, Photos) Parasites, Bugs

The animal kingdom is incredibly diverse and beautiful. But some creatures are kind of ugly. Many insects are especially prone to gross, even scary appearances. Here are the 12 ugliest insects I’ve seen. Some ugly insects include larvae of human botfly (pictured below), fleas, giant hissing cockroaches, mosquitos, wetas, and bed bugs. Some insects have …

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9 Ugly African Animals to See on Safari: Weird Birds, Mammals

Africa is home to stunning natural attractions, including deserts and jungles. And the continent is home to many beautiful and unique animals. What are some of the ugly African animals? Some sites list just five ugly animals in Africa. I think that there are (many) more than just five. Here are my picks for the …

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What is the Loudest Animal in the World? dB Levels Compared

Animals are capable of many unique sounds. Many people know about the largest and fastest animals. But what is the loudest animal in the world? The sperm whale is the loudest animal in the world. They make a series of clicking noises that reach up to 236 decibels. The clicks last for 0.5 to 2.0 seconds. …

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Why Do Lizards Do Push Ups? 4 Reasons for This Weird Behavior

Lizards are cold-blooded and their skin is unique in the animal kingdom. They have some unusual habits, including doing push-ups on rocks, trees, or walls. Why do lizards do push ups? Lizards do push-ups as a mating display so the males can show the females that they are healthy and ready to mate. But both …

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9 Biggest Birds That Fly: World’s Largest by Wingspan and Weight

Birds are some of the most majestic creatures on earth and they come in varying sizes and shapes. Which are the biggest birds that fly? Here are the largest birds in the world by wingspan and weight. The largest flying bird in the world by wingspan is the wandering albatross. This enormous bird has a …

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11 Smallest Shark Species in the World (Dwarf Lanternshark, Pygmy Shark)

What makes a shark a shark? Are you picturing a big menacing predator like something from a scary movie? After all, the great white shark, hammerhead, and tiger sharks are quite intimidating. What is the smallest shark in the world? The dwarf lanternshark is the smallest shark in the world. It is under 8″ (20 …

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Do Octopuses Have Bones? Guide to Skeleton, Teeth, Beak

Love them or hate them, there is no denying that an octopus is an awesome creature. For starters, all octopuses are venomous, have three hearts, and even have blue blood. But just how do they get around? Do octopuses have bones? What about teeth? Octopuses don’t have bones because they are invertebrates. Octopus arms are …

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Jaguar vs Tiger: 7 Key Differences Compared (Size, Strength, Appearance)

What’s the difference between a jaguar and a tiger? In this post, we’ll take a look at 7 key differences between these two big cats, and answer some interesting questions about them too. You’ll then be better informed the next time you see jaguars and tigers. Jaguars and tigers are both large predatory cats. Both …

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