Animal Guides

Meet the Coywolf: Infographic: A field guide to the Coywolf, or Eastern Coyote

Your field guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the Coywolf, or Eastern Coyote — from a trip through the Coywolf's modern day habitat to its very recent evolutionary history.

Jan 26th, 2014 | Comments

Cracking the Koala Code: Koala Fact Sheet

Information about the eucalyptus leaf-eating marsupial Phascolarctos cinereus.

May 10th, 2012 | Comments

Braving Iraq: Animal Guide: Basra Reed Warbler

Learn about this threatened bird, endemic to southern Iraq's marshlands.

Nov 5th, 2010 | Comments

Animal Guide: Spotted Hyena

Unlike other carnivores, spotted hyenas have a complex social system with clans of up to 90 individuals. This requires a great deal of social intelligence.

Nov 4th, 2008 | Comments

Animal Guide: Guereza Colobus

Guereza monkeys have a specialized stomach with two different regions, similar to a cow’s stomach, which helps them digest their leafy diet.

Oct 30th, 2008 | Comments

Animal Guide: Blue Wildebeest

Blue wildebeest females and their young form herds of anywhere from 10 to 1,000 individuals. Young males form bachelor groups, but most adult males are solitary.

Oct 19th, 2008 | Comments

Animal Guide: Bat-Eared Fox

The ears of bat-eared foxes can grow up to 5.3 inches long. For an animal that stands 11.8-15.7 inches at the shoulder, that’s enormous.

Oct 14th, 2008 | Comments

Animal Guide: Queen Naked Mole-Rat

The naked mole-rat, which is in fact neither a mole nor a rat, is one of only two "eusocial" mammals; as with social insects such as bees and ants, young are produced by only one female in a colony -- the queen.

Oct 8th, 2008 | Comments

Animal Guide: Red Fox

The slender bodies of red foxes are designed for speed and agility. They can be found in almost the entire northern hemisphere, in part because of their diverse diet.

Sep 22nd, 2008 | Comments
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