Archives: Animals

Puerto Rican Parrot

Test Header In 1493, when Christopher Columbus sailed into the Caribbean island now known as Puerto Rico, he was warmly

Finback Whale

The Finback Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) is the world’s second biggest living animal. Finbacks can grow to nearly 70 feet in

Bog Turtle

The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is the smallest turtle found in the United States. The largest bog turtle ever found

Mexican Gray Wolf

The Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi), a highly intelligent and socially complex carnivore, is the most endangered wolf subspecies

Piping Plover

The piping plover (Charadrius melodus), a sparrow-sized, coastal dwelling bird, is a true North American treasure. Found only along the
Greater sage grouse walking on snow

Greater Sage-grouse

The sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a large, rounded-winged, spike-tailed, ground-dwelling bird, about two feet tall and weighing from two to

Whooping Crane

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) is the tallest North American bird. They are early five feet tall and live for

Tan Rifleshell

Range: Found only in two rivers in Eastern Tennessee and three in southwest Virginia. Unconfirmed populations reportedly found in the

Spectacled Eider

The Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri) is a large sea duck that breeds on the coasts of Alaska and northeastern Siberia.

Kentucky Arrow Darter

The headwaters of the Kentucky River Basin reach a nexus in the heart of Appalachia: the northern Tennessee and southeastern