The African Rock Python

Africa's largest snake, the African rock python (Python sebae) may exceed 6m in length. They have an impressive and varied diet including warthogs, antelopes, monkeys and even crocodiles. Unbelievably, one individual was even recorded eating an adult spotted hyena weighing 70kg. Inhabiting a plethora of habitats across Central and Western Africa, this mighty python is … Continue reading The African Rock Python

The Titcaca Water Frog

The largest species of aquatic frog, the Titcaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus) isn't winning any awards for beauty, but its unfortunate appearance is an excellent adaptation to living in water. Critically endangered, this large amphibian is only found in Lake Titcaca and its tributaries high in the Andean mountains of South America. Their distinctive and … Continue reading The Titcaca Water Frog

The Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Aptly named for the male's kaleidoscope of vivid greens and blues, and their mantis-like shape, the peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)┬áis an intelligent and formidable predator. Native to the warm Indo-Pacific waters, this mantis shrimp is a marine wonder. Not only is it one of the most captivating creatures of our seas, it also possess … Continue reading The Peacock Mantis Shrimp