The giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants. The genus currently consists of one species, Giraffa camelopardalis, the type species. Seven other species are extinct, prehistoric species known from fossils. Taxonomic classifications of one to eight extant giraffe species have been described, based upon research into the mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, as well as morphological measurements of Giraffa, but the IUCN currently recognizes only one species with nine subspecies. Check out some cute facts about these gentle giants!
A Rainforest is a luxuriant, dense forest rich in biodiversity, found typically in tropical areas with consistently heavy rainfall.
Rainforests are characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall in the case of tropical rainforests between 250 and 450 centimetres (98 and 177 in), and definitions varying by region for temperate rainforests. The monsoon trough, alternatively known as the intertropical convergence zone, plays a significant role in creating the climatic conditions necessary for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. Lets check out some more interesting facts about our basic oxygen supplier!
It’s hard to distinguish what it is about animals that we love the most, their cute or beautiful looks, their innocence or the emotional reactions that they draw out from us. We’re all familiar (I hope) with that warm fuzzy feeling when encountering an animal! Whatever the case, here are some fun facts about animals to cheer you up! Happy World Animal Day!
Stephen Robert Irwin nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter”, was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality. He shared his passion for animals throughout television and documentaries and discovered numerous new species of animals. Lets check out some facts about this honorable human being!
Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about them!
Animals are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Animalia. All animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently at some point in their lives. Their body plan eventually becomes fixed as they develop, although some undergo a process of metamorphosis later on in their lives. All animals are heterotrophs: they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance.
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Given it’s National Cat Day today, let’s learn some interesting facts about felines and their unique character!
The domestic dog (formally called Canis lupus familiaris or Canis familiaris) is a domesticated canid which performs many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This influence on human society has given them the sobriquet, “man’s best friend”.
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Cats are pretty awesome right? Let’s see some amazing facts about them!
Scientists have experimented on them and have reached some really interesting conclusions!