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WILDVILLE | JULY 2018

Oysters are a bivalve mollusk common all over the world. As adults, they live their entire lives in a shell rooted to one place underwater. They are filter feeders, meaning they suck in water over their gills. The gills have tiny hairs called cilia and are covered in mucus that catches plankton and other particles. […]

Wildville February 2018

Snowy Owl

The snowy owl is a unique animal native to the Arctic regions. One of the bird’s most striking features is important for its survival in the snowy habitat. The male owls have almost entirely white feathers. Older males are usually whiter. The female owls are usually darker and have white feathers covered in […]

Wildville | Elk

Elk are a species of deer common in the United States and Canada. They are the second-largest species of deer in the world; the largest is the moose. Male elk are called bulls, and females are called cows. The bulls are usually larger than the cows. The average cow weighs 500 pounds, and the average […]

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 […]