All posts by Amanda Ellis

The First-Ever Glow-in-the-Dark Amphibian

The First-Ever Glow-in-the-Dark Amphibian

The polka-dot tree frog is the first-ever documented fluorescent amphibian on the planet. These frogs (Hypsiboas punctatus) are endemic to portions of South America including Brazil and Argentina, found throughout tropical forests, swamps, lowland marshes,...

Large Cave-Dwelling Spiders with Fangs Discovered in Mexico

Large Cave-Dwelling Spiders with Fangs Discovered in Mexico

A new species of red-fanged venomous spiders have been discovered living in caves outside of La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The species has been named the Sierra Cacachilas wandering spider (Califorctenus cacachilensis). An...

FEATURE: Poisoning Rhino Horns to Save Rhinos

FEATURE: Poisoning Rhino Horns to Save Rhinos

Horn toxin infusions sound deadly but actually prevent rhino poaching and could help save what’s left d the dwindling species. Most rhino conservation methods involve some form of horn devaluation, which serves the sole purpose...

New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New members of the leaf-nosed bat family have been discovered inhabiting parts of South America — threatened with extinction on account of persistent regional burning.  Modern leaf-nosed bats belong to an ecologically diverse family (Phyllostomidae). They are small creatures that...

Deep Sea Dragonfish Emanates Light from Eyes

Deep Sea Dragonfish Emanates Light from Eyes

The deep sea dragonfish lurks in the darkest parts of the ocean depths — and are capable of emanating red beams of light from their eyes.  The deep sea dragonfish is also known as the viper...

Giant Anteater and Jaguar Battle Caught on Camera

Giant Anteater and Jaguar Battle Caught on Camera

This camera trap captured an amazing rare interaction between two of nature’s most unlikely combatants:

The Longest-Living Animals on Earth

The Longest-Living Animals on Earth

While all organisms on earth live and die, many are capable of sustaining life much longer than others — often exceeding hundreds of years. Some animals display a characteristic known as biological immortality, in...

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