Down in the depths of the Pacific ocean lives a group of creatures that has remained relatively unchanged for over 500 million years, that’s HALF A BILLION YEARS. To put that in context, Homeo sapiens have existed for approximately 2 million years and these guys were even bobbing around when plants began to colonise the … More Amazing Species Profile: Nautiluses!
Winner of Round 1: Firecrest! With over 69% of the vote, England’s flyweight champion takes the first crown! Thanks to everyone that voted! Right, on to Round 2! This time, we’ve moved up to the bantamweight category (5-20g). There are plenty of eligible contenders for this round but after careful consideration, please welcome the European … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 2 – Bantamweight
Today (20th February 2016) is the fifth annual World Pangolin Day and the Sunda pangolin was recently voted as the world’s 3rd most underrated species in an Arkive poll, so what better time to celebrate and raise awareness of the amazing animals we call PANGOLINS! Etymology and Taxonomy Pangolins, also known as scaly anteaters, are … More Amazing Species Profile: Pangolins!
This is it, your back is against the wall, it’s life or death. What do you do? Do you pull off your arm and run for it? Do you smear yourself in faeces? Or just drop and play dead? Nature, in its infinite wisdom, has created some truly fascinating and disgusting ways for inhabitatants of … More Weird & Wonderful Animal Defences