Wild Fact #0 – From Beginning to End – No To The Mine Snake & Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth

Wild Fact #0 – From Beginning to End – No To The Mine Snake & Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth

Thank You For The Support When Wild Facts first started, my goal was to educate people about the diversity and uniqueness of the animal kingdom, which I hoped would promote wildlife conservation. To be honest, I can’t tell you if I have achieved my goal but what I can tell

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Wild Fact #1 – Like a Bird – Quang’s Tree Frog

Wild Fact #1 – Like a Bird – Quang’s Tree Frog

  I really can’t believe this is Wild Fact #1. Just so everyone knows, there will be a Wild Fact #0, so make sure you check back on Monday July 8, 2013, to see what the final Wild Fact will be about. Before we get to the last fact of

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Wild Fact #2 – Smiling in the Face of Danger – Red-Crowned River Turtle

Wild Fact #2 – Smiling in the Face of Danger – Red-Crowned River Turtle

After looking at the picture above, I had no choice but to put the Red-Crowned River Turtle into the #2 spot. Honestly, look at that face and tell me it doesn’t make you smile. Unfortunately, that smile is removed quite quickly when you realize that these beautiful creatures are listed

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Wild Fact #3 – Hitting the Jackpot – GoldenPalace.com Monkey

Wild Fact #3 – Hitting the Jackpot – GoldenPalace.com Monkey

  Believe it or not the name of this monkey is not a typo. They are actually known as the GoldenPalace.com Monkey. It isn’t too often that my love for wildlife and my passion for marketing join forces but that is exactly what took place in 2004, shortly after the

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Wild Fact #4 – Goodbye Tiny Hippo – Madagascar Dwarf Hippopotamus

Wild Fact #4 – Goodbye Tiny Hippo – Madagascar Dwarf Hippopotamus

Do you remember those commercials with the “House Hippo”? You know the one with the tiny hippopotamus running all through your home. In case you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about, check out the video below: While the Madagascar Dwarf Hippopotamus isn’t quite this small, they are

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Wild Fact #5 – The Miniature Dinosaur – Enyalioides azulae

Wild Fact #5 – The Miniature Dinosaur – Enyalioides azulae

  The dream for every biologist is to discover a new species so I am guessing researchers exploring the Peruvian forest in 2010 were absolutely thrilled when they found not one but two new species of wood lizards. Unfortunately, Wild Fact #5 can only look at one of these new

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Wild Fact #6 – Caring Parents – American Burying Beetle

Wild Fact #6 – Caring Parents – American Burying Beetle

    Throughout the week we have learned about mammals that sneeze, incredibly small fish, furry footed birds and even an amphibian that breathes through its skin, however, it appears we have left out our invertebrate friends. Today we change that as we explore the interesting life of the American Burying

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Wild Fact #7 – Going Extinct in Style – Gorgeted Puffleg

Wild Fact #7 – Going Extinct in Style – Gorgeted Puffleg

As we wind down to the final Wild Fact, I thought we would highlight an intriguing bird species. Believe it or not, the Gorgeted Puffleg is a type of hummingbird (yes, they look a little different compared to your standard Ruby Throated Hummingbird) that can only be found in Columbia.

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Wild Fact #8 – Sneezing in the Rain – Burmese Snub-Nosed Monkey

Wild Fact #8 – Sneezing in the Rain – Burmese Snub-Nosed Monkey

  Before we get into today’s Wild Fact, I wanted to give a quick shout out to my Mom, who is celebrating her birthday today. Happy Birthday and thank you for being the biggest fan of Wild Facts. Your encouragement and support have always been appreciated. I dedicate Wild Fact

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Wild Fact #9 – The Shar Pei of the Amphibian World – Lake Titicaca Water Frog

Wild Fact #9 – The Shar Pei of the Amphibian World – Lake Titicaca Water Frog

The next animal lucky enough to make it into the Top 10 Wild Facts is the Lake Titicaca Water Frog (yes, I know “Lake Titicaca” is incredibly fun to say). This large frog species is very unique and as such quite deserving of the #9 spot. Let’s find out a

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Wild Fact #10 – World’s Smallest Seahorse – Satomi’s Pygmy Seahorse

Wild Fact #10 – World’s Smallest Seahorse – Satomi’s Pygmy Seahorse

    Before we get into today’s Wild Fact, I would just like everyone to take a quick peak into the title of this fact. That’s right, it says Wild Fact #10. Ladies and gentleman, boy and girls, we have made it to the Top 10 Wild Facts. In an

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Wild Fact #11 – The Biggest Fans of AC/DC – Pig-Footed Bandicoot

Wild Fact #11 – The Biggest Fans of AC/DC – Pig-Footed Bandicoot

    Last seen in 1926 it is believed that the Pig-Footed Bandicoot has gone extinct (personally, I am still holding out – what can I say, I am an optimist). Whether they have gone extinct or not, we are going to take a few minutes to learn all we

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Wild Fact #12 – An Important Pollinator – The Mexican Long-Tongued Bat

Wild Fact #12 – An Important Pollinator – The Mexican Long-Tongued Bat

  Cool Facts about the Mexican Long-Tongued Bat The length of its tongue can measure as long as a third of their total body length, no wonder they are called the long-tongued bat As well as bees, Mexican long-tongued bats have a great economic importance for humans because  of their

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Wild Fact #13 – An Unique Home – Black Toad

Wild Fact #13 – An Unique Home – Black Toad

  If you are a native to the southern California then you may probably already know all about the Black Toad.  For those of you who do not live there we are going to give you some fun facts so that you can understand a little bit more about these

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Wild Fact #14 – The Beetle That Clicks – Eastern Eyed Click Beetle

Wild Fact #14 – The Beetle That Clicks – Eastern Eyed Click Beetle

    Cool Facts about the Eastern Eyed Click Beetle The  Eastern Eyed Click Beetle has two large eyespots on their pronotum (fancy way of saying on the top of their head), which look like two supersized eyes This beetle is renowned for the click sounds its makes when it

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Wild Fact #15 – A Tasty Treat – Japanese Freshwater Eel

Wild Fact #15 – A Tasty Treat – Japanese Freshwater Eel

  Have you ever eaten an animal that can glow in the dark? I will give you a hint, if you are a fan of sushi, you have probably tried the delicious Japanese Freshwater Eel, also known as Unagi on most menus. Believe it or not, researchers have discovered that

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Wild Fact #16 – The Newly Discovered Spider – Mysmena wawuensis

Wild Fact #16 – The Newly Discovered Spider – Mysmena wawuensis

  The newly discovered spider, Mysmena wawuensis, is so incredibly new that these tiny spiders don’t even have a common name yet. Just how new are they? Well, the journal describing this spider species (and another that was found with them) was published May 21, 2013. Yeah, that is about 3 weeks

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Wild Fact #17 – The Invisible Frog – Grey Treefrog

Wild Fact #17 – The Invisible Frog – Grey Treefrog

Cool Facts About The Grey Treefrog Called Hyla versicolor in Latin, these small arboreal frogs have the ability to camouflage itself by shifting colors from grey to green and vice versa To be certain you’ve spotted a Grey Treefrog you need to take a look at their hind legs. What

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Wild Fact #18 – It Hurts To Look This Good – Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Wild Fact #18 – It Hurts To Look This Good – Victoria Crowned Pigeon

    Cool Facts about the Victoria Crowned Pigeon This beautiful pigeon’s name comes from Queen’s Victoria of England as a commemoration of the former queen Victoria Crowned Pigeon is the largest ground-dwelling pigeon in the world weighing up to 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) and reaching 80 cm (31 in)

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Wild Fact #19 – Faster Than A Speeding Beetle – Darkling Beetle

Wild Fact #19 – Faster Than A Speeding Beetle – Darkling Beetle

There are more than 20,000 species of Darkling Beetle scattered throughout the planet, so chances are you have one living near you. While they are common in many different habitats, they seem to be best suited for the arid regions of the planet. You will see why in a second

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