Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Did you know a lobsters blood is colorless?

Did you know that the lobster's blood has a bluish tint due to the presence of copper found in the blue haemocyanin molecule?

Did you know that the lobsters blood when exposed to oxygen it turns blue?

Did you know that human blood is red because that is the color of oxygen saturated hemoglobin in our blood stream?

Did you know that Lobsters have no hemoglobin to transport oxygen?

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Harambe the Gorilla

Everyone by now has heard about Harambe the Gorilla incident. As reported a young boy jumped into the gorilla's cage by crossing the public barrier. His mother was present but was distracted by 3 other children. Videos show Harambe dragging the child through the moat. Some say he was distressed from all the shouting from other guests. Some conclude he was protecting the child.

Unfortunately the world has lost a rare and extinct gorilla. Harambe was a silver lowland gorilla. Lowland gorillas are said to stanerect at  5–6 feet (1.5–1.8 m) tall and weigh 300–600 pounds.

Western lowland gorillas are endangered and they live in heavy rain forests, and it is difficult for scientists to accurately estimate how many survive in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What kind of fish is Dory?

Dory is a blue tang fish. The Scientific name is Paracanthurus hepatus. The blue tang has 9 dorsal spines, 26–28 dorsal soft rays, 3 anal spines, and 24–26 anal soft rays.The fish is important for coral health as it eats algae that may otherwise choke it by overgrowth.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Finding Dory Comes out June 17

Dory(Ellen DeGeneres)  is back! And this time she's looking for her parents (Diane Keaton) and (Eugene Levy). Nemo, Marlin and the gang help Dory navigate through the ocean hoping to find leads to her past. With new characters being introduced along the way we're sure to fall in love with these new personalities.

Released in theaters June 17th.

Friday, May 20, 2016

1st Birthday Jungle Themed Party Ideas

Celebrating babys' first year is a big deal.Choosing a theme is quite difficult. The best themes to choose are jungle themed because they allow you to have more freedom on party supplies and ideas. We've collected a few items from our site that would work perfectly for a jungle birthday party.

Jungle Disposable Plates, $13.60

Jungle Cup, $ 14.35

Zebra Invitation, $7.79

Zebra Hanging Cutouts, $7.88

Giraffe Metallic Balloon, $7.10

Safari Adventure Tablecover, $8.82

Safari Adventure Centerpiece, $8.28

Giraffe Print Round Mylar Balloon, $6.17

Friday, May 13, 2016

New Jellyfish Discovered near Marina Trench

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Scientist have discovered a rare jellyfish that has never been seen before. The jellyfish had bright light gonads, two sets of tentacles, long and short, that extend from its pulsating bell. When the long tentacles are extended outward, the jellyfish's bell remains still. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Did you know? Crab-Eating Macaque

Did you know that the crab-eating macaque eats crabs?

Did you know that the crab-eating macaque troops are centered around the female crab-eating macaques? 

Did you know that the crab-eating macaques were used as the laboratory animal for the research and development of the polio vaccine?

 Did you know that some believe that the Crab-eating macaque is responsible for the extinction of forest birds and the destruction of agriculture?  

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Jungle Book Movie

The legendary story of Mowgoli raised by a family of wolves known as Jungle Book has now been made into a theatrical movie. Walt Disney's Jungle Book was directed by infamous director, John Favreau, from the T.V. show Friends. Favreau expressed that he was afraid the movie would fall apart due to Disney requesting him to use real animals. Disney wanted the animals to look realistic and did not want to use too much CGI effects.

Here's some images....what do you think? Are you excited to see this movie?

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Did You Know? Discus Fish

Did you know the Discus Fish have small bright red eyes?

Did you know that the Discus are very nice creatures but can become aggressive when defending their young or territory?

Did you know that the nine vertical strips on the Discus is how they communicate with other Discus?

Did you know that when Discus find their spouse they remain together for life?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Did You Know? African Palm Civet

Did you know that the cat-like African Palm Civet is actually not a feline and  related to carnivores like the weasel family?

Did you know that the African Palm Civet lives a crepuscular lifestyle? That means they only come out at dawn and dusk to hunt for food.

Did you know that African Palm Civet can only breed twice a year? Once in May and once in October.

Did you know that the musk secreted by the glands close to the African Palm Civet's reproductive organs has been collected by Humans to make perfume?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Top 5 of the Best National Parks in the USA

Summer time is perfect for a road trip to the best National Parks in the world. Here's our recommendations for the best national parks to visit.

1.  Yellowstone National Park 

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Known as the first national park, Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, alpine rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers, including its most famous, Old Faithful. There is proven artifacts that humans have been in Yellowstone for 11,000 years. 

2. Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite was the subject of  famed photographer Ansel Adams. Ansel featured Yosemite's beautiful mountains. With its ancient sequoias and Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome it's definitely a sight to see. 

3. Arches National Park

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Located in Eastern Utah Arches National Park features beautiful Sandstone towers and arches. The park lies above a salt bed which is how these sandstone features form. There is also prehistoric proof of human existence drawn on rocks. 

4. Mesa Verde National Park

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With the best preserved Ancestral Puebloan archeological sites Mesa Verde National Park has to be part of the list. You'll have the opportunity to witness adobe brick homes built by the Puebloan people who are said to be of a Native American ancestry. 

5. Zion National Park 

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Zion was Utah's first National Park which features beautiful hiking trails. The canyons are heavenly and are great for hiking and rock climbing. Zion is Hebrew for place of peace and relaxation. Shaped by erosion and tectonic plates it's every photographers dream.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Animals Who are Extinct Because of Hunting

Over the years Humans and corporations have played a huge part in unethical decisions in terms of the environmental issues on the planet. Global warming and pollution is at an all time high and sadly it's affecting the animals around us. Each day animals are constantly hunted for animal parts that are believed to be of value. Some people hunt for sport and others for money. Let's take a closer look at a few animals who are extinct because of hunting.

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Northern White Rhinoceros - It's not old news that Rhinos have been hunted for their horns. In parts like South Africa it is believed that the horns can cure cancer and fevers. Which of course in untrue. According to researchers there are only 3 Northern White Rhinoceros on this earth. Sadly there is not much we can do to save the species unless they reproduce. Some of the sperm has been frozen and the San Diego Zoo in California is planning on implanting them into Southern white rhinoceros.

Elephants - Elephants are known for their ivory tusks. Ivory is used for manufacturing and art. It is quite popular in South East Asia and China. Because of this demand poachers are constantly killing elephants. It is recorded that every hour 5 African elephants are killed.

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Bengal Tigers - As the national animal of India and Bangladesh it has the largest Tiger species. Countries like India, Nepal and China have failed to implement laws to stop poaching. These countries work in conjunction to tan, kill and trade the fur and bones. The Chinese use the Bengal Tigers bones for herbal medicines.

Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna - Many people don't know that this fish is becoming rare to find. Due to the high demands for the Sushi industry has led to over fishing. The Atlantic Blue Fin Tuna is heavily prized for its taste. It's used for sushi and sashimi. European nations are said to be responsible for over fishing and in 2010 is was banned by European officials.

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Pangolian - The Pangolian is rarely talked about but is on the top list of the most hunted animal in the world. This interesting creature is the only mammal to be completely covered in scales. Pangolian scales are said to cure acne and cancer. When threatened the Pangolian will roll up and their scales will shoot out. These scales are razor sharp. Also Pangolians will release an acid scent to scare off their predators. Similar to a skunk. In Asia and Africa thousands are Pangolians are hunted and killed for their meat and scales.

Sadly all we can do to prevent these animals from going extinct are educating our peers and refusing to buy products from companies or brands that endorse poaching or the use of these materials. It's important for us to know that we are contributing to these animals becoming extinct. Lets do our part and educate others on animals who are extinct because of hunting.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Which Animals Sweat?

We know how animals keep their cool during the heat. So which animals sweat? Science shows that Humans carry two sweat glands. One type that you can see on the top layer of your skin to regulate your body temperature. The second is a forms into droplets. Imagine areas like your armpits. Most animals do have this sort of sweat gland but mostly around the face and mouth and anus. 

Dogs and Cats
Sweat glands are located on their foot pads. This is called an apocrine gland to help them cool off. 

Horses sweat to keep their body cools. A part of the horse's brain called the hypothalamus senses the increase. It sends signals rushing out to sweat glands distributed in his skin.

Genetically apes are the closest to humans. They also sweat around their armpits just like humans.

Bats keep cool using their tounge but are mammals and sweat as well. 

Other animals that sweat
sloth, lemurs

Do you know any other animals that sweat? Let us know in the comments below.