Cat Country

The Cougar This powerful predator roams the Americas, where it is also known as a puma, cougar, and catamount. This big cat of many names is also found in many habitats, from Florida swamps to Canadian forests. Mountain lions like to prey on deer, though they also eat smaller animals such as coyotes, porcupines, andContinue reading “Cat Country”

The Majestic Peacock

The Peacock Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train isContinue reading “The Majestic Peacock”

Monkeying Around!

Gibbon Monkey Species There are more than 260 species of Monkeys found in the world today. They are derived from early primates that have been around for millions of years. There isn’t enough information about evolution to say with certainty how they came to be.  The gibbon monkey — or, more properly, gibbon ape —Continue reading “Monkeying Around!”

What’s good for the goose?

The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) occurs in North America, where it is regionally common. This species has adapted well to living in urban and suburban areas and are commonly found on lakes, ponds and rivers.  In the past, the Cackling Goose was considered to be a smaller subspecies of the Canada Goose. However, in JulyContinue reading “What’s good for the goose?”

Cat speak!

My trip to the Zoo led me to this beautiful cat. Below are some interesting details. Amur leopards differ from other subspecies by a thick coat of spot-covered fur. They show the strongest and most consistent divergence in pattern. Leopards from the Amur River basin, the mountains of north-eastern China and the Korean Peninsulahave pale,Continue reading “Cat speak!”

White Crested Laughing Thrush

The white-crested laughingthrush (Garrulax leucolophus) is a member of the Leiothrichidae family.[2] It is found in forest and scrub from the Himalayan foothills to Indochina. It formerly included the Sumatran laughingthrush as asubspecies, but unlike that species the plumage of the white-crested laughingthrush is rufescent-brown and white, and the black mask is relatively broad.