Tuesday, December 6, 2022

About the Painted Terrapin

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Description During the breeding season, male painted terrapins display white coloring on their heads with a red stripe between their eyes. However, female and...

The Great Ape Heart Project

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There are four species of great apes: chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, and bonobos. You might be tempted to call them monkeys, but apes are actually...

Saving the Sumatran Orangutan

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You may be tempted to look at the image above and call this animal a monkey, but you would be incorrect! The orangutan pictured...

About the Mexican long-nosed bat

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HABITAT The Mexican long-nosed bat lives in desert scrub and open forest habitats. During the day, the bat avoids the sun by roosting in...

The Critically Endangered Gharial

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The gharial may look like a dinosaur from another time, but it is actually a rare crocodilian species that live in the river systems...

Museum of Living Art

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Visit the Fort Worth Zoo’s national award-winning Museum of Living Art!   The Fort Worth Zoo’s, Museum of Living Art (MOLA), a premier, award-winning herpetarium, brings...

Spotted: a Jaguar on American Soil

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When you think of wild cats, your mind probably wanders to the lions in Africa or the tigers in Asia. Did you know that...

About the mountain lion

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DESCRIPTION The mountain lion is the second-largest cat living in the Americas. (The jaguar is the largest.) Males are 3 to 6 feet long...

The mountain lion is back on the prowl

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Did you hear the good news? Mountain lion populations are recovering across the Midwest. Three cheers for conservation! Felis concolor (meaning “cat of one color”)...

About the Western Lowland Gorilla

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DESCRIPTION The gorilla is the largest of the living primates. Western lowland gorillas have brownish-gray coats. This fur covers the animal’s entire body, except...