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The Ayam Cemani chicken is steeped in mysticism and prized in its native land of Java for its magic blood. It is rather unusual, having entirely black feathers, black comb, black skin, black meat, black internal organs, and even black bones. The Ayam Cemani is a rare chicken breed from Java in Indonesia. The word […]

In nature, there are many ways to protect yourself from potential predators: armour, poison, noxious smell, size or speed, etc. But perhaps no form of protection is as cunning as a disguise. Insects, whose body form has allowed for an impressive array of biological mimicry and deception, make particularly good use of camouflage. Some of […]

One of the more amazing facts about animals is how so many of them use camouflage to either hide from predators or even hide from potential prey. A well-camouflaged animal simply blends into its surroundings, whether it is the ocean floor, the forest floor, or the leaves or bark of a tree. Sometimes, animal camouflage […]

The giraffe is the world’s tallest living animal, with an adult male Giraffa Over the years, many animals have broken world records by performing tricks. Dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots, and even guinea pigs are all part of the Guinness World Records family. However, for the first time ever, a cow has joined their ranks. Ghost, a four-year-old Charolais cow owned […]

The giraffe is the world’s tallest living animal, with an adult male Giraffa camelopardalis typically measuring between 4.6 and 5.5 m (15–18 ft) in height. And yet, there is an exception to every rule. On this year’s World Giraffe Day, we are taking a closer look at Gimli and Nigel, the first dwarf giraffes. Gimli was first […]

Although World Jellyfish Day may sound a bit odd to some, it only makes sense to celebrate an invertebrate that has been on this earth for millions of years longer than humans. So, this event is meant to honour our slightly slimy counterparts that can sometimes cause a bit of consternation at the beach. History […]

Babiya, the “vegetarian” crocodile, which appeared before the devotees and blessed them by taking their offerings at Ananthapura lake temple in Majeshwaram taluk of Kasaragod district, is no more. The crocodile which attracted several devotees and visitors was found dead in the temple lake on Sunday night (9th October). Babiya was believed to be a […]

October 4 is marked as World Animal Day, a global initiative for animal rights that aims at ensuring better standards for animal welfare. This day in general not only educates people about our most endangered species but also teaches how to rescue them. World Animal Day is gradually turning into a global event that unites […]

World Lion Day on August 10 aims to raise awareness about the plight faced by lions. Scientifically known as ‘Panthero Leo,’ lions are one of the most well-known and popular animal species out there. They are called the ‘Kings of the Jungle’ due to their arresting and fearsome personalities created by their great bodies and […]

Who: HUMPHREY What: 67.6275 CENTIMETRE(S) Where: UNITED STATES (KALONA) When: 27 APRIL 2018 The smallest bull (height) measures 67.6 cm (26.6 in) and was achieved by Humphrey, who is owned by Joe and Michelle Gardner ( both USA), as measured at Kalona Veterinary Clinic, in Kalona, Iowa, USA, on 27 April 2018. Humphrey is a […]