3 Major Species of Zebras (And Its 11 Subspecies)

Zebras are iconic members of the family (Equidae) which includes horses and donkeys. They are easily recognizable from their distinctive black and white stripes which extend from their head to their hooves. These stripes can vary in width and pattern among the different zebra species. They are native to the plains, savannas, grasslands and open woodlands of … Read more

Capybara: Facts, Pictures, Habitats & Behavior

The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest rodent in the world. They are known for their semi-aquatic lifestyle and are often found near bodies of water such as rivers, lakes, and ponds. They are social animals by nature, and they have gained a level of fame worldwide for their seeming ability to make individuals from … Read more

Cottonmouth / Water Moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus)

The Cottonmouth, scientifically known as Agkistrodon piscivorus, is a venomous snake native to the southeastern United States. It belongs to the Viperidae family and the subfamily Crotalinae, which also includes rattlesnakes and copperheads. The common names “Cottonmouth” and “Water Moccasin” are derived from the snake’s characteristic defensive display, where it opens its mouth wide, revealing … Read more

Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillar (Spilosoma virginica)

Virginian Tiger Moth Caterpillars also known as the “yellow woolly bear” have a black body covered in dense, soft white or sometimes in yellowish hairs. These are not venomous, stinging hairs, but they may cause irritation for some people. As they mature, the hairs become denser and bristlier, covering the body in clustered tufts that … Read more