The honey bee a social insect and live in large colonies, usually in hives and with up to 80,000 individuals. It does not hibernate during the winter, but group together and use community warmth to stay alive. They’re found worldwide. It drinks nectar from flowers or juices from fruit. continue
The Leopard is a medium-sized wildcat that is natively found in a variety of different habitats across sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. A member of the “Big Cat” family, the Leopard is an agile and opportunistic hunter that has been able to exploit habitats unused by other large felines as it spends a great deal of it’s time high in the tree branches. There are seven different sub-species of Leopard which differ in their appearance and geographic location, with the African Leopard being the most common and widespread and the others being the rare (endangered) Amur Leopard. continue
The magnificent humpback whale is renowned for its impressive leaping displays and for the mysterious ‘singing’ of solitary males. The robust body is blue-black in color, with pale or white undersides the flippers may also be white and are the largest appendage of any animal; reaching up to five metres in length.
There are three main species of black widow spider, all of which have very similar characteristics and inhabit areas in Northern America and parts of Mexico. Until very recently all three species of black widow spider were classified as one but recent research shows that as the species inhabit different areas, the three species of black widow spider have adapted to their environment in different ways. continue
Greyhounds were originally bred as hunting dogs to chase hare, foxes, and deer. Canines in this dog breed can reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour, making them the Ferraris of the dog world. Not surprisingly, Greyhounds made a name for themselves as racing dogs and are still used in racing today. continue