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News of a Fanged Frog and Other New Species in Papua New Guinea

Exotic Animal Newsflash: Scientists from the United States, Great Britain and Papua New Guinea stumbled upon one of the greatest wildlife discoveries ever. They identified 40 new species of animal never before scientifically recorded in a 1 km deep volcanic crater on Mt. Bosavi in Papua New Guinea. Among these amazing finds were a species of fanged frog, possibly the largest rat species in the world (Bosavi woolly rat) that had absolutely no fear of humans, the Henamo grunter (a grunting fish that makes noises from it’s swim bladder), a new bat, 2 other fish species, and 15 other frog species. Animals of the [ ... ]

Majestic Animals of the Amazonian Rainforest

Some of the most amazing animals with vivid coloration and patterns come from the Amazonian Rainforest… Many of the world’s most endangered animals also hail from the Amazon… *** Amazon Rainforest Animals by Lucien Oliveira Most of the world’s rainforests are located in Central and South America, West and Central Africa, and Southeast Asia. They are very wet areas near the equator that give true meaning to the expression “world of abundance”, an expression that reflects on the variety of rainforest animals. Brazil holds 30% of all tropical rainforests that remain on Earth, and they are represented by Amazonia. The Amazon rainforest animals are part [ ... ]

Which Amphibian Is Best For You To Adopt?

Amphibians are animals that live in both water and on land. They are ectothermic, previously termed as cold-blooded, meaning that their internal body temperature is regulated by their external environment. Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Class: Amphibia Photo above: Green Tree Frog Some of the orders and subclasses of Amphibians are: Order Temnospondyli – extinct Subclass Lepospondyli – extinct Subclass Lissamphibia Order Anura Order Caudata Order Gymnophiona * Neat Fact: Most interesting is the fact that amphibians breath through their skin! *** Tips on Buying an Amphibian for a Pet By Katie Gee So you are in the market for a pet frog, toad or salamander and you are wondering [ ... ]

Bullfrogs Bullying Their Way Around Utah

Exotic Animal Newsflash: Utah officials are alerted to the fact that there are bullfrogs inhabiting a pond on a golf course in Roosevelt, Utah and are really in a hurried state. Native to the Eastern United States, bullfrogs have contributed to the decline of native species in the Western United States, and it has been deemed illegal to transport or possess a bullfrog in Utah. Tipped by a golfer, biologists determined that the species was, in fact, populating the pond. Bullfrogs are ruthless predators, making prey of snakes, lizards, frogs, toads, crustaceans, worms, salamanders, insects…even small mammals. They could very well eat [ ... ]