Nocturnal Archive

  •   First of all, the Mountain Chicken is not actually a chicken. This animal is (as can quite easily be seen by all!) an exceptionally large species of frog! The […]

    Mountain Chicken

      First of all, the Mountain Chicken is not actually a chicken. This animal is (as can quite easily be seen by all!) an exceptionally large species of frog! The […]

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  •   The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

    Tailless Whip Scorpion

      The Tailless Whip Scorpion refers to any of the 155 known species of arachnids within their order. Many have referred to them as “the stuff of nightmares!” As a […]

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  •   The magnificent feline that is the Florida Panther is an Endangered subspecies of cougar. They are endemic to a highly restricted range of habitation. Human activities have (as with […]

    Florida Panther

      The magnificent feline that is the Florida Panther is an Endangered subspecies of cougar. They are endemic to a highly restricted range of habitation. Human activities have (as with […]

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  •   The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are also […]

    White Spotted Agrias

      The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are also […]

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  •   The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

    African Bush Pig

      The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

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  •   The Black Footed Cat is one of the smallest known species of wild feline on earth. Can you believe that this adorable little creature is actually a wildcat? The […]

    Black Footed Cat

      The Black Footed Cat is one of the smallest known species of wild feline on earth. Can you believe that this adorable little creature is actually a wildcat? The […]

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  •   The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

    Sweat Bee

      The aptly named Sweat Bee (ugh…what’s in a name?) derives its name from its tendency to be attracted to the salt that is secreted in human perspiration. So when […]

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  •   The Vietnamese Mossy Frog looks like something out of a child’s imagination, doesn’t it? Nature certainly does love to amaze us with her infinite variety! This extraordinarily unique looking […]

    Vietnamese Mossy Frog

      The Vietnamese Mossy Frog looks like something out of a child’s imagination, doesn’t it? Nature certainly does love to amaze us with her infinite variety! This extraordinarily unique looking […]

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  •   Is this real, or a cartoon? Look at the brilliantly contrasting colors of the Indian Bullfrog! It doesn’t look like it could be real, does it? But it is! […]

    Indian Bullfrog

      Is this real, or a cartoon? Look at the brilliantly contrasting colors of the Indian Bullfrog! It doesn’t look like it could be real, does it? But it is! […]

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  •   The Borneo Bay Cat is an extremely reclusive wildcat. They have NEVER been seen outside of their forest. They are the Howard Hughes of the feline world! This is […]

    Borneo Bay Cat

      The Borneo Bay Cat is an extremely reclusive wildcat. They have NEVER been seen outside of their forest. They are the Howard Hughes of the feline world! This is […]

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  •   The Quokka is a unique animal in the genus Setonix and is alone in that genus.  This small marsupial is renowned for its distinctive natural expression. The IUCN has […]

    Quokka

      The Quokka is a unique animal in the genus Setonix and is alone in that genus.  This small marsupial is renowned for its distinctive natural expression. The IUCN has […]

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  •    The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

    Lesser Brown Scorpion

       The Lesser Brown Scorpion is an arachnid species endemic to a pantropical range. The species has now been unintentionally introduced to several Hawaiian Islands. They typically prefer to inhabit […]

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  •   The Long Eared Jerboa is a most distinctive looking animal. It is the only member of both its genus and subfamily. By nature, it is a primarily nocturnal creature. […]

    Long Eared Jerboa

      The Long Eared Jerboa is a most distinctive looking animal. It is the only member of both its genus and subfamily. By nature, it is a primarily nocturnal creature. […]

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  •   The Caribbean Reef Octopus is a small species of octopus. The mantle reaches a maximum length of approximately 24 in (60 cm). The mantle is larger than average in […]

    Caribbean Reef Octopus

      The Caribbean Reef Octopus is a small species of octopus. The mantle reaches a maximum length of approximately 24 in (60 cm). The mantle is larger than average in […]

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  •   The White Spotted Puffer is a species of pufferfish endemic to the Indo-Pacific region. This species typically inhabits shallow regions of the ocean. They are rarely found living at […]

    White Spotted Puffer

      The White Spotted Puffer is a species of pufferfish endemic to the Indo-Pacific region. This species typically inhabits shallow regions of the ocean. They are rarely found living at […]

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  •   Somersaulting Spider is the common name of the Cebrennus rechenbergi. This unique creature represents a recently discovered species of desert dwelling spider.  The first known sighting of this species […]

    Somersaulting Spider

      Somersaulting Spider is the common name of the Cebrennus rechenbergi. This unique creature represents a recently discovered species of desert dwelling spider.  The first known sighting of this species […]

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  •   The Greater Malay Chevrotain is a small species of ungulate. This unique animal is in danger of extinction, however. The local inhabitants of its endemic region routinely hunt the […]

    Greater Malay Chevrotain

      The Greater Malay Chevrotain is a small species of ungulate. This unique animal is in danger of extinction, however. The local inhabitants of its endemic region routinely hunt the […]

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  •   Plume Moth is the collective name for any of the approximately 1,000 Lepidoptera species within a uniquely evolved family. Each of these possesses uniquely and distinctively shaped wings. Their […]

    Plume Moth

      Plume Moth is the collective name for any of the approximately 1,000 Lepidoptera species within a uniquely evolved family. Each of these possesses uniquely and distinctively shaped wings. Their […]

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  •   Elephant Beetle is the common name for a particular species of scarab beetle. There are 3 known subspecies of this extremely large and powerful insect  species.  All known species […]

    Elephant Beetle

      Elephant Beetle is the common name for a particular species of scarab beetle. There are 3 known subspecies of this extremely large and powerful insect  species.  All known species […]

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  •   The Sunda Colugo is a rare and extremely unusual animal. They are one of only three known species in their genus. Though their existence is well known, they have […]

    Sunda Colugo

      The Sunda Colugo is a rare and extremely unusual animal. They are one of only three known species in their genus. Though their existence is well known, they have […]

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