Many animals are injured due to natural or man made causes. Although the animal may still live, it will have difficulty surviving. However, wildlife experts have started using 3D technology to help replace broken parts of the animal’s body. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing is the construction of a three dimensional object from a digital 3D model. Any material, such as plastic or … Continue reading 3D Printing is being used to save animals’ lives
The Dracula Parrot, also known as Pesquet’s parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus) is one of the rare species of animals remaining. It is the only specie of bird in the only genus Psittrichas. It has also been described as the most gothic bird in existence as it is both scary and beautiful. Though it looks menacing, it is relatively harmless. It can only be found in the … Continue reading You have heard of count dracula but have you heard of the dracula parrot?
Man has been described as a social animal. From the beginning of our lives we strive to be accepted in a particular society or a particular group. However, it is considered normal to have many friends at a young age. The more friends one has, the more the person is considered active and social. But as we grow older, we become wiser. We learn a … Continue reading Do we get our social behaviour from chimpanzees?
We are fascinated by wild life and especially big animals. In the feline family, much attention is given to the big cats such as lion and cheetah. However on the other end we the have the world’s smallest cat, known as the rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus). This cat is native to India and Sri Lanka but is now under the International Union for Conservation of … Continue reading Meet the World’s Smallest Cat
The dolphin is an aquatic mammal known for its docile nature and intelligence. Although it may seem to be a harmless creature, it can still be vicious if threatened especially in a group. A group of dolphins is known as either a “school” or a “pod”. Dolphins are fast swimmers because of their streamlined bodies and a horizontal tail. These features allow greater flexibility and … Continue reading Safety is in numbers
A native of Cuba, the Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito is the smallest bird on Earth. They weigh less than a dime and are so small that they can be seen hovering at flowers and can be mistaken for bees. Both the male and female have bright colored feathers. The male generally has pinkish-red feathers on almost the whole of its body while the female is … Continue reading One of nature’s wonders – The smallest bird in the world
I found an interesting post from one of my friend about smiling quokkas and decided to find out about them. The quokka is a marsupial from the macropod family. Just like the kangaroo, quokkas also have a pouch for their babies in their abdomen. They are the size of a domestic cat and are mainly found in Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia. … Continue reading Say cheese!
Crochet has been in fashion since the 19th century. But especially in the 21st century, great improvements have been made in the quality of yarns and variety of patterns. People have been making DIY projects so it has become both a household and commercial art. There have been many applications of crochet. Recently, a stray cat had to get her ears removed due to chronic … Continue reading Crocheting for a stray cat
An incident occurred recently by a freediving group exploring Ningaloo Reef off Australia’s north west coast. A giant manta ray, locally known as Freckles approached one of the divers, Jake Wilton who’s a snorkelling guide to help remove fish hooks from her right eye. Wilton, who works in the area for Ningaloo Marine Interactions, a tourist company said “I’m often guiding snorkelers in the area … Continue reading Diver saves a manta ray in Western Australia