The pygmy marmoset is a tiny primate that is native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. At just 100 grams, the pygmy marmoset is known to be the smallest known species of monkey in the world. It averages at about 15cm in height with a 20cm long tail behind it. The […]

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Image Credit: © Jean Paul Perret The rufous-crested coquette (Lophornis delattrei) is a rare hummingbird found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. The male has a characteristic orange crest which make this little bird quite special. I had to wait quite some time until I was able to have a proper picture of this […]

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Background and Logistics A bucket list destination for many, the Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean, about a six hundred miles off the coast of Ecuador. Although for most people, the major draw of the islands are the close-encounter interactions with the animals, many of which can’t be found anywhere […]

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Posted by Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA as published on The Horse Derived from donkey skin, ejiao is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Demand for donkeys to meet its growing popularity has put the equids at risk They come from Africa. Asia. South America. Australia. Europe. And yes, even North America. A booming demand for a traditional […]

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