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The African Giant Snail – The Largest Snail On Earth

Posted on 15 April 2010 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

The African giant snail, also called as the giant tiger land snail, is the largest snail from its family. The Giant Ghana snail is native to the forest of Ghana, Africa. Those snails are hermaphrodites, like almost all pulmonate gastropods. The shells of these snails grow s to  18 centimeters of length with a  diameter […]

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Bizarre Art of Body Preserving by Gunter von Hagen

Posted on 07 April 2010 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

Gunter von Hagen is pretty controversial person who is known by his so-called artworks of preserved bodies. You might already heard about his work on preserving human bodies. Now, he decided to do some “art” with animal’s bodies too. His latest exhibition was held in Neunkirchen Zoo in Germany and it was named “Body Worlds […]

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Sea Pig – One of the Ugliest Sea Creature

Posted on 14 January 2010 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

To the common man sea pigs may look like sea creatures produced from a cross between a pig and a slug. To some others it appears to be human fingers growing out of the creature’s mouth. But scientifically, these ugly sea pigs are scotoplanes or sea cucumbers belonging to the genus of the deep sea […]

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White Lions of South Africa

Posted on 09 October 2009 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare color mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not a separate subspecies and they have never been common in the wild. […]

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Toygers – Tiny Replicas of Tigers

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

The toyger is a breed of cat, the result of breeding domestic shorthaired tabbies (beginning in the 1980s) to make them resemble a “toy tiger”, as its striped coat is reminiscent of the tiger’s. The breed’s creator, Judy Sudgen, has stated that the breed was developed in order to inspire people to care about the […]

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Tardigrades – The Water Bears

Posted on 26 September 2009 in: Animal Oddity, Featured Articles

Tardigrades (commonly known as water bears) form the phylum Tardigrada, part of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. They are microscopic, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs. Tardigrades were first described by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773. The name Tardigrada means “slow walker” and was given by Spallanzani in 1777. The name water bear comes from the […]

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