Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Meet the Pudu

The Pudu (pronounced exactly as you'd imagine it would be) is the world's smallest deer. They live in South America. These pictures, from the Woodland Park Zoo, are of a young fawn.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Owl Loves to be Pampered

Jackal vs. Vulture

While this match up may sound more like the title of a comic book than a battle in nature, we've got pictures of this odd fight:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Albino Animals

Albinism is a condition that causes the partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. It affects humans and, as you can see, animals. Albino animals outside of captivity often have a low survival rate because they are unable to conceal themselves from predators or prey.










Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Leopard Species Discovered!

From National Geographic:

It turns out a leopard really can change its spots—or at least its species. New DNA tests show that Borneo's top predator is one of a kind.

The clouded leopard of the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra is its own unique species, according to genetic test results announced yesterday by WWF, the international conservation organization (Indonesia map showing Borneo and Sumatra). Until now the cat was believed to be of the same species as the mainland clouded leopard

Read more here!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Snake Venom About to get Deadlier

Normally we try to keep The Jungle Store's blog pretty lighthearted. But as animal lovers, (yes, even snakes) there's an issue everyone needs to be made aware of.

According to an article in Popular Mechanics, the supply of certain types of Anti-Venom across the country is set to run out at some point in this year.

You can read the full article here for more information.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Animal Facts: A Video

Featuring the story we recently covered about the world's biggest beaver dam!

Holy Bats!

Recently, a cave in Ethiopia was discovered with a modest colony of bats.

That is, if you consider 1.8 million, "modest".