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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 [ ... ]

200 Yard Cobweb Scares Visitors At North Texas State Park

Exotic Animal Newsflash: A 200 yard web? That’s what I said!!! That translates into 180 m across. Now, that’s a huge cobweb. I think it would scare me a little too…LOL This web at Lake Tawakoni State Park has entomologists from all over Canada and the United States a little baffled. They say it could have been made by social cobweb spiders, or as a result of spiders in mass dispersal in an effort to spread out from one another…Now, that would be a lot of spiders! It is said that if you sit and listen, you [ ... ]

Terrific Tarantulas

To many people, tarantulas are disgustingly revolting because they are hairy, stocky, and fearsome-looking…But to other people, they are TERRIFIC! Despite their reputations, most tarantulas are harmless to humans and are popular in exotic pet trade. There are no true tarantulas that are known to have a bite that is deadly to humans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantula, 2007). Some people even eat them…Yup, that’s what I said! In some countries, tarantulas are considered a delicacy, and taste somewhat like shrimp… Tarantulas range in colors from brown, black and grey (very drab) to excitingly colorful varieties of metallic blue, black and white, bright orange, and [ ... ]