Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Find a fossa

I never knew what the fossa was until today, when my mom found out that the Denver zoo has free days in November. On the zoo's website,we saw a picture of a fossa, and looked up what it was related to. It looked a bit like a fox, but it's actually related to cats.

Friday, October 24, 2014


Not very many people know about the tapir, so I decided to do a post about it. Are you one of those people? Well, it has a small trunk, the adults are dark brown, they have four toes on their front feet, and three toes on the back feet. Now, I know the tapir looks like a pig, but they are actually related to the horse.  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Colossal Squid

For the second time, found in a fishing net! It's so big that just one half of the lens is as big as the palm of an adult's hand!! You can read all about it at this site. And here is a video of them dissecting it (warning - the video is over three hours long).

Friday, August 29, 2014

Peregrine falcons and tracks

When my family and I were hiking in the Paint Mines, I saw a peregrine falcon for the first time in the wild, and two sets of deer tracks. One of the sets is shown in the photo below. I wonder what the deer were doing at the time?    
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pink slugs

This is unbelievable but...hot pink slugs have been discovered in Australia! Yes, very hard to believe, but it's true. And as an added fact, they can grow to be eight inches (20 cm) long. Definitely not average slug, right?    

Friday, January 10, 2014

An elephant painting elephants

Did you know that some elephants learn to paint? But they don't paint very good paintings. But one elephant that's called "Peter" paints portraits of Indian elephants and he uses elephant dung paper. Here's a picture of him:

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Preserved pigment

Did you think that we'll never know what color the dinosaurs were? Think again! Scientists have found preserved pigment in fossilized skin from an ancient leatherback turtle,a mosasaur, and an ichthyosaur.[Okay, THOSE ancient animals are not dinosaurs but the time is close!] We now think that they were black and the leatherback had white bellies.