By nature, wild pigeons appeared on earth millions of years ago. According to fossil finds, the formation of the species occurred 40-50 million years ago, at the end of the Eocene – beginning of the Oligocene. Their ancestors are considered to be the wild rock pigeon (Columba livia).
The cat was one of the first animals tamed by humans. Archaeologists found the skeleton of a domestic cat in the ruins of Jericho, one of the oldest cities in history. However, not all cats are tamed by humans. The wild Pallas’s cat, (also known as the manul), named after the German naturalist Peter Palas, is one of them. Peter Palas discovered and described this animal in detail in his notes. Today’s article is about this unusual wild and big cat.
Mosquito is a very ancient representative of the fauna of our planet. These small flying bloodsuckers have bothered dinosaurs, and today they are no less annoying. In our article, you’ll learn everything about mosquitoes: habitats, diet, appearance, reproduction, and so on.
Although the lion is considered the king of animals, it is smaller than the tiger. Yes, the tiger is the biggest predator of the cat family. This “cat” has 3 meters in length with an average weight of 250-300 kg (550-660 pounds). The tiger name meaning came to us from the ancient Persian language, which means “sharp, fast”.
The raccoon is one of the funniest representatives of mammals. Raccoons are very mischievous and at the same time sociable, peaceful and friendly, they easily make contact with a person. They are infinitely curious and the smartest among animals along with dolphins, monkeys, elephants, cats, and dogs.
The golden eagle bird was a symbol of courage and nobility from ancient times. The ancient Greeks personified the golden eagle (the largest of the eagles), with the supreme god Zeus himself. All thanks to the magnificent appearance of this bird, and its amazing ability to fly for hours in the air, looking for potential prey.
Fleas are one of the most famous small parasitic insects. Most of the harm and trouble they cause to our pets: cats and dogs, but can also be dangerous for humans, since in some cases fleas can be carriers of dangerous diseases, such as pseudotuberculosis, listeriosis, and tularemia. What are the habits of these little parasites? What does a flea look like, where does it live, how to deal with fleas? Read this in our article.
Iguana and chameleon are the most popular pet lizards. Yet if the chameleon has some use (it is a skilled flycatcher with its long tongue), then iguanas are simply beautiful reptiles (although, beauty is a relative term). What are the habits of iguanas? Where do they live? What do they eat? Read about all this further.
Koalas (or Australian bears) could win the competition among the cutest animals of the world. Koala bear is so similar to the little teddy bear, so beloved by children. The word “koala” translates as “non-drinker” from one of the languages of the Australian aborigines. This name was given because koalas almost never drink water. Yet koalas drink water, but only in small quantities.
Lizards are very ancient representatives of the terrestrial fauna, as they existed in the distant times of the widespread domination of dinosaurs. The word “dinosaur” is translated as “big lizard” from Latin, although large lizards (dinosaurs) have disappeared forever from the face of the Earth, while their little relatives, ordinary lizards continue to inhabit our planet. What are the habits of these ancient reptiles – lizards? Where do they live? What do they eat? Read about all this further.