Category: Jungle

The Best Place in the Andes Mountains to visit in Peru is Machu Picchu

South America has countless landscapes and tourist destinations to look at, among them the ruins of Lost City or Machu Picchu, for which there is the eternal debate about which one is better to pay a visit. And although there is no one better… Continue Reading “The Best Place in the Andes Mountains to visit in Peru is Machu Picchu”

Tiahuanaco @ Lake Titicaca in Bolivia

Tiwanacu, also spelled Tiahuanaco, isa major pre-Columbian civilization known from ruins of the same name that are situated near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The main Tiwanaku site was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000. Some scholars date the… Continue Reading “Tiahuanaco @ Lake Titicaca in Bolivia”

Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing

Coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. But, for most of us, they are hidden from view. We are blind to how these ecosystems might be changing. Coral reefs face a number of threats – most of them are… Continue Reading “Like in many other regions of the World, Caribbean Coral Reefs are disappearing”

Indonesia Orangutan Jungle School

Deforestation is the greatest threat to the orangutan’s survival, and a great percentage of deforestation is set in motion to convert the land to oil palm cultivation. The rain forest, the natural habitat of the orangutan, is cleared for the benefit of plantations that… Continue Reading “Indonesia Orangutan Jungle School”

Venezuela’s Maracaibo Lake is known as the Lightning Capital of the World

If one likes lightning storms, then the most extreme lightning place on earth is Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. It has so much lightning that it is known as the lightning capital of the world. So much lightning lights up Lake Maracaibo, that sailors used… Continue Reading “Venezuela’s Maracaibo Lake is known as the Lightning Capital of the World”

Suriname History Legend

First explored by the Spaniards in the 16th century and then settled by the English in the mid-17th century, Suriname became a Dutch colony in 1667. With the abolition of African slavery in 1863, other labor workers were brought in from India and colonial… Continue Reading “Suriname History Legend”

Lake Tanganyika holds 16% of the World’s Fresh Water

Lake Tanganyika flows through 4 African countries: a little in each of Burundi & Zambia, & more than 40% in each of the Democratic Republic of Congo & Tanzania, making this the second largest (& second deepest) lake in the world. The lake holds… Continue Reading “Lake Tanganyika holds 16% of the World’s Fresh Water”

The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather

To be stuck “up a river without a paddle” is an expression for a sticky situation you just can’t get out of. But if that river happens to be in the northern hemisphere this summer, it’s likely the paddle won’t be helpful, anyway. A… Continue Reading “The World’s major rivers are drying up from Extreme Weather”

What Animals & Bugs Eat Mosquitoes?

Bugs are widespread insects on the earth. We can find them in locations all around the globe, and they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Bugs have many different habitats, but some prefer to live near humans because we provide them… Continue Reading “What Animals & Bugs Eat Mosquitoes?”

Scientists discover Skull of Marine Monster in Peru

Paleontologists have unearthed the skull of a ferocious marine predator, an ancient ancestor of modern-day whales, which once lived in a prehistoric ocean that covered part of what is now Peru. Rodolfo Salas, chief of paleontology at Peru’s National University of San Marcos, told… Continue Reading “Scientists discover Skull of Marine Monster in Peru”

US Wildlife Officials hunting down rare Florida Panther?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency formed to protect wildlife, has taken an unprecedented step and marked for death a rare Florida panther known as FP 260. The wild panther is still alive, but has been targeted for capture and euthanasia, Craig… Continue Reading “US Wildlife Officials hunting down rare Florida Panther?”

Teotihuacan the City of the Gods

Teotihuacan is the oldest ancient Mesoamerican city located 30 miles (50 km) northeast of modern-day Mexico City. The city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, was settled as early as 400 B.C. and became the most powerful and influential city… Continue Reading “Teotihuacan the City of the Gods”

World Animal Day since 1931

World Animal Day is celebrated every year on October 4th and is a day that unites all of us advocating for the improvement of animal rights and welfare standards. The day has become a platform to pool knowledge and start proactive discussions on issues… Continue Reading “World Animal Day since 1931”