Life in slow mo: sloths and anteaters

Sloths and anteaters are truly strange beasts: strange shapes, strange to look at, and strange in the world as their order is exclusively found on the American continent and they now move in limited areas. This order – known as… Read More

Mustelidae – Pop! Goes the weasel

The Mustelidae family belongs to the carnivore group and is very similar to dogs, the reason for which many of its species are colloquially called dogs (water dogs, mountain dogs etc.). These mammals are characterized by their long, extremely agile… Read More

Mother Nature’s little helpers

Rodents, or Rodentia, are the largest mammal order. Their name comes from “roer” (“chew”) as this is basically what they do all day, whether it’s on seeds, fruit, roots, trunks, or even on other animals. They come in all shapes… Read More

Cloud cats

Among the dense vegetation and mist, the kings of the forest move in silence, stealthy and majestic like invisible guardians of the mountains. Felines, of the Felidae family, are large, wild cats, hunting and carnivorous mammals, who are distributed over… Read More

Hey, hey we’re the monkeys!

These are our closest relatives with whom we share the greatest number of genes, behaviours and appearance traits. Primates, monkeys – our cousins – are characterised by having hands and feet with five fingers (or toes) each, of which the… Read More
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