The long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae. Long-eared jerboas are found in the … [Read more...] about Long-eared jerboa
Gentianella Hirculus: The Beautiful and Endangered Gentian of the Andes
The Gentianella Hirculus is a beautiful and unique species of gentian that can be found in the high-altitude humid páramo of southern Ecuador. Its scientific name, Gentianella hirculus (Griseb.) Fabris, is derived from its association with the gentian family, Gentianaceae Juss. This biennial to perennial herb is known for its cushion-like growths, which can reach up to 10 … [Read more...] about Gentianella Hirculus: The Beautiful and Endangered Gentian of the Andes
St. Louis Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Bactrian Camel Calf
The St. Louis Zoo is playing a critical role in preserving the critically endangered Bactrian camel species with their latest birth. The male calf, born to parents Minnie and Elvis, is a promising addition to the camel herd, and is expected to reach an adult weight of 1,600-1,800 lbs. Bactrian camels are known for their ability to carry people across the deserts of the Middle … [Read more...] about St. Louis Zoo Welcomes Critically Endangered Bactrian Camel Calf
The snow leopard, also known as the ounce (Panthera uncia), is a felid native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It inhabits alpine and subalpine zones at elevations of 3,000–4,500 m (9,800–14,800 ft), ranging from eastern Afghanistan, the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau to southern Siberia, Mongolia and western China. In the northern part of its range, it also … [Read more...] about Snow leopard
Do Frogs Have the Ability to Climb Walls?
Frogs are cute, but finding one on your windowpane can be a bit disconcerting. When frogs are outside of their usual environment, they become uncomfortable, and it is essential to help them leave in one piece without causing trauma. However, before releasing a frog outside, you might wonder how it managed to climb the wall in the first place. Can frogs climb walls? The answer … [Read more...] about Do Frogs Have the Ability to Climb Walls?