Know : The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Do you know who decides which animal / plant species are threatened, which are extinct? Know about it. We must know how it works! The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s main authority on the conservation status of species. A series of Regional Red Lists are produced by countries or organizations, which assess the…

Earth Our Home Too : List of 1500 Animals (click for facts/pictures)

While on looking out for a place where we can find a long list of animals that do exist on earth and their details. We have landed on this wonderful website of Colorado State University Libraries (the Warren and Genevieve Garst Photographic Collection) It contains a huge digital collection of animal photographs and information. This site has over 1300 digitized…

Earth our Home too : Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus Classification and Evolution The Hippopotamus is a large semi-aquatic mammal that is found wallowing in the rivers and lakes across sub-Saharan Africa. Despite its appearance, the Hippopotamus is actually thought to be most closely related to Whales as the two are thought to have had a common ancestor that existed roughly 54 million years ago. Also…