Hopping across the grasslands and fields of tropical Asia, the strawberry finch is a delightfully small bird that takes on spectacular plumage during its breeding season. It’s also known as the red munia or red avadavat, and their original populations are spread across Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Pakistan. Now, they can also be found in parts of southeast Asia and several introduced populations flourish in the tropical climates of Hawaii, Fiji, and Malaysia.
Tucked away in the waters of Australia’s Mary River in Queensland there is a unique species of freshwater turtle—the Mary...
As a marine biologist and photographer, Alexander Semenov specializes in life underwater.
If you couldn’t imagine baby owls getting any cuter, it turns out that they can. Consider for a second—have you ever thought about how the creatures take a nap? We know that adult owls sleep upright, but the owlets can’t do that yet as their heads are too heavy.
On one of David Weiller’s many expeditions to the rainforest, he was drawn like a moth to a flame to...
A cat named Narnia has a unique coloring that has made the internet take notice of his dashing good looks.
One tortoise who has dedicated his life to helping his species is finally getting a rest. Diego, a Galápagos tortoise that’s more than 100 years old, has spent over three-quarters of his life in captivity and, for much of that time, has been in a special breeding program. Diego, along with 14 other tortoises, is finally going into retirement and returning home now that the Galápagos National Park has ended its captive breeding program.
Children and dogs are often a perfect match. One reason? The little humans are as big as the adult pooches!
Last month, we introduced you to an art collective of rats who create tiny abstract paintings with their feet, but...
With their grand stature and symmetrical, spiral horns, the greater kudu cuts an impressive figure. Native to eastern and southern Africa, these woodland antelopes are herbivores that spend much of their time foraging for shoots and leaves. This beautiful animal can still be found in great numbers in the southern part of their territory, as they are protected in many countries and exist in large numbers on reserves like Kruger National Park.
Intrigued by the diverse range of birds who frequently visit her garden, Lisa (aka Ostdrossel)
Saudi photographer Mofeed Abu Shalwa had an unusual entry into his chosen profession.