Category Archives: Wildville

Wildville | December 2017

SAITHE
Pollachius virens

There’s something fishy in Norway, and its name is saithe. Actually, some call it the fish lover’s fish. You can find saithe, a type of fish located in the waters off the coast of Norway, year-round. There are northern and southern saithe, which are simply divided by the 62nd degree of […]

Wildville | Chinese Giant Salamanders

Lions, tigers, bears and salamanders — oh my! You’ve seen this animal’s tiny cousin, but have you seen the Chinese giant salamander? It’s the largest amphibian in the world by far.

In 2015, Forbes reported the discovery of a rare giant salamander in China that weighed 110 pounds and measured almost 6 feet […]

Wildville October 2017

Aside from humans, macaques are the most common primates in the world. The name macaque refers to a large group of monkeys. There are at least 21 species around the world, and at least nine species of macaques live just in India. These monkeys are specifically referred to as “Old World Monkeys.” There are 78 […]

Wildville September 2017

The European marbled polecat is a small mammal and carnivore that lives in Bulgaria. Its name says European, but they can also be found in parts of Asia. One interesting part of the animal is its fur; the unique fur patterns on their backs are what give them the name “marbled.” Their faces and undersides […]

Wildville – July 2017

Domesticated Animals
The Fertile Crescent is an area in Southwest Asia. It includes parts of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, the state of Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and Iran. This part of the world is known for its hot and dry climate, which makes it difficult for anything to live or grow. However, the […]

Wildville – July 2017

Domesticated Animals
The Fertile Crescent is an area in Southwest Asia. It includes parts of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, the state of Palestine, Egypt, Turkey and Iran. This part of the world is known for its hot and dry climate, which makes it difficult for anything to live or grow. However, the […]

Saber-Toothed Cats

The La Brea Tar Pits is a group of tar pits in Los Angeles where asphalt forms naturally and seeps up from the ground. These pits have been there for thousands of years. Sometimes animals wandered into the area and would get trapped in the tar. When this happened, the bones would be preserved. Scientists […]

Wildville – April 2017

Cape Sundew

Kingdom: Plantae
Angiosperms | Eudicots | Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales | Family: Droseraceae Genus: Drosera | Species: D. capensis

The majority of plants get all of their nutrients through their roots, which are in soil. All they need is a little sunshine and water. Some plants grow in soil that does not […]

Wildville- March 2017

EUROPEAN BISON

Bison are symbols of the American Midwest, but few people know that there are also bison roaming through the forests of Poland as well. Originally, the European bison lived in forests all over Europe from Russia to Sweden. Unfortunately, the wild European bison were hunted to extinction in 1927. Less than 50 existed, […]

WILDVILLE – FEBRUARY 2017

Animals and How They Prewarn Us of Extreme Weather

Without things like satellites and radar forecasting natural disasters is difficult at best. Earthquakes and tsunamis seem to come out of nowhere, catching people unaware. It is different for animals, though. There are many stories of animals sensing bad weather and other disasters before humans do. […]