Leopard Tortoise

Leopard Tortoise

The Leopard Tortoise is known to biologists as the Stigmochelys pardal. “Stigmochelys” means “marked turtle.” Size It’s one of the world’s larger tortoises, weighing in at 40 to 50 pounds as an adult. It’s 10 to 18 inches...
Indian Star Tortoise

Indian Star Tortoise

The Indian Star Tortoise is a rare breed of tortoise found in the forests of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Its shell pattern has various star patterns that form hardpoints and come in many colors. They are anywhere from amber to bright blue. This species has grown...
Black Widow Spider

Black Widow Spider

Arguably, black widow spiders are best known for giving Spider-Man his powers when he was bitten by one of them! Black widow spiders belong to the genus Latrodectus which also includes the brown widow spiders and other species. Following are some characteristics of...
Painted Turtle

Painted Turtle

Painted turtles are a favorite for beginner pet-keepers and even experienced hobbyists due to their docile nature. Despite that, they live for pretty long (up to 55 years) and need a lot of care compared to pet mammals which might discourage some from adopting them as...
Termite

Termite

There are over 2,500 species of termites inhabiting different parts of the world. Termites are small insects with three body parts (head, thorax and abdomen) and three pairs of legs. Their color varies from white to brown to black, and they are 6mm to 20mm long. They...
Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

The American Red Squirrel (genus Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) is an agile omnivore rodent often found anywhere mixed hardwood and evergreen conifers and is not to be confused with the Red British Squirrel (genus Sciurus vulgaris), which is native to Eurasia. These 10-15...