Giant Panda Facts

Giant Panda Profile The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) is known by a couple of names including simply Panda, Great Panda, and Panda Bear. It is a bear that is famous for its love of bamboo, and native to selected mountain ranges located in southwestern China. Giant Panda Facts Overview Habitat: Mountain Ranges & Forests Location: South Central China Lifespan: 14 – 30 Years […]

Gorilla Facts

Gorilla Profile Gorillas are part of the great ape family, which includes orangutans, bonobos and chimpanzees. They are predominantly ground dwelling, and inhabit forests located in numerous countries in central Africa. Gorillas are third in line as the closest relatives to the human. Chimpanzees take first place followed by bonobos. They are the largest living primates today. Gorilla Facts Overview Habitat: […]

Hippopotamus Facts

Hippo Profile The hippopotamus, or hippo, is native to sub-Saharan Africa and is a large, mostly herbivorous mammal. The name hippopotamus comes from an ancient Greek word that translates to mean ‘river horse’ and the hippo is the third-largest land mammal following the elephant and rhinoceros. Hippo Facts Overview Habitat: Rivers, lakes & mangrove swamps Location: sub-Saharan Africa Lifespan: 40 – […]

Dolphin Facts

Dolphin Profile The dolphin is a small to medium-sized marine mammal, which are found all over the world, generally in warmer waters. They usually inhabit shallow seas and continental shelves. They are members of the order Cetacea, of which there are four families, the oceanic dolphins (Delphinidae), Indian river dolphins (Platanistidae), the new world river dolphins (Iniidae), and the brackish dolphins (Pontoporiidae). Between […]

Crocodile Facts

Crocodile Profile Crocodiles are large reptiles that habitat the tropics of the Americas, Australia, Africa and Asia. Europe is the only continent that they don’t natively live in. They are members of the order Crocodilia, which also includes alligators, caimans, and gharials. Crocodile Facts Overview Habitat: Wetland areas – Freshwater rivers, or lakes. Or saltwater – residing in estuaries, lagoons, or […]

Penguin Facts

Penguin Profile Penguins are flightless, aquatic birds that spend half their lives in water, and on land. They mainly habitat the Southern Hemisphere, with only the Galapagos penguin, north of the equator. They are members of the order Sphenisciformes and family Spheniscidae, and the number of extant penguin species is debated, somewhere between 17 – 20 current living species in total. […]

Elephant Facts

Elephant Profile Elephants are the largest living land mammals on the planet, that habitat sub-Sharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. They are the only living member of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea, which once contained the now extinct Woolly Mammoth, and American Mastodon. Elephant Facts Overview Habitat: Savannahs, Rainforests, Deserts, & Marshes Location: sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia Lifespan: 60 […]

Lion Facts

Lion Profile The Lion (Panthera leo) is the second largest cat in the world, following the Tiger. It is a species in the cat family ‘Felidae’, which includes Tigers, Leopards and Jaguars. They inhabit the grasslands and savannahs in Sub-Saharan Africa, and there is a critically endangered population in a small section of India.   Lion Facts Overview Habitat: Savannas, Grasslands, Scrub, […]

Cheetah Facts

Cheetah Profile The Cheetah is a large, slender cat that live in sub-Saharan Africa, and in eastern and southern African parks. Cheetahs can also be found in small numbers in southern Algeria, northern Niger and Iran. The Cheetah is the fastest land animal on the planet. They are members of the family Felidae, which includes the tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, snow leopard, and other big […]

Blue Whale Facts

Blue Whale Profile The Blue Whale is a marine mammal, that’s believed to be the largest animal that has ever lived, far bigger than even the largest dinosaur. They habitat the Antarctic Ocean, the North Atlantic, North & South Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are members of the order Artiodactyla and family Balaenopteridae (or ‘Rorquals’), the largest group of Baleen whales, which includes […]