Frogs

Photo: Oaxaca Carving made by Ricardo Lopez Pinacho Frog = any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (literally without tail in Ancient Greek). World Frog DayMarch 20 marks World Frog Day, an annual observance of the tailless amphibian. It was created in 2009 with the …

Wolves

Photo: Steve Jurvetson/Creative Commons Wolf = a wild carnivorous mammal of the dog family, living and hunting in packs. It is native to both Eurasia and North America, but has been widely exterminated. Question: How is ‘wolf’ and ‘wolves’ translated in other languages? = ¿Cómo se traducen ‘lobo’ y ‘lobos’ a otros idiomas? Embedded Tweets …

International Tiger Day

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger International Tiger Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on July 29. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. Hashtags: #InternationalTigerDay, #GlobalTigerDay Embedded Tweets WikipediaInternational Tiger Day Planeta.com

Quolls

Photo: Sontag 1, Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus) Quolls are carnivorous marsupials native to mainland Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. They are primarily nocturnal and spend most of the day in a den. Embedded Tweets WikipediaQuoll Planeta.com

Emus

Emu = a large flightless fast-running Australian bird resembling the ostrich, with shaggy gray or brown plumage, bare blue skin on the head and neck, and three-toed feet Embedded Tweets WikipediaEmu Planeta

Elephants

Photo: Flowcomm, Elephants Wikipedia: Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. Questions What should we know about elephants? HeadlinesHow to Be an Elephant Friendly Tourist: …

Tigers

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Sumatran Tiger The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest cat species, most recognizable for its pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside. The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar, and snow leopard. HeadlinesThe cheap and shady business of taking selfies with …