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) is 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

The Pronghorn

The fastest land mammal in the Americas, the pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the last surviving member of a once vast and diverse family - the Antilocapridae. Able to reach speeds of over 50 miles per hour, this hoofed mammal inhabits the expanse grasslands of North America. Superficially resembling antelopes, the pronghorn is actually more closely related to … Continue reading The Pronghorn

The Green Sea Turtle

Extremely sensitive to changes in temperature, the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) is one of the thousands of species which faces extinction due to climate change. This endangered reptile has a vast range, inhabiting tropical and subtropical seas all around our planet. These turtles spend most of their time in seagrass beds, salt marshes and coral … Continue reading The Green Sea Turtle