Regional Flora & Fauna
The cave lions are distinct and extinct species of cold weather lions. Perfectly preserved samples have been discovered. Will we bring back the cave lions? In time, this could come to pass.
The strange looking Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) is one of several trees that grow in Tenerife that have medicinal properties which make them included in lists of herbs as well as trees. The Dragon Tree grows to a...
Tenerife is a wonderful place in the Canary Islands for anyone interested in botany or herbalism because there is an incredible wealth of medicinal herbs that grow wild on the island. There are endemic species like the...
English butterflies looks at some of the common species of butterfly in England including small tortoiseshell, large white, common blue, speckled wood and painted lady. The usual habitat of each butterfly is also...
The Prickly Pear cacti are all species in the Opuntia family,and although they look like native plants of the Canary Islands they did not originate there. Prickly Pear cacti all bear edible fruit, just like their name...
Tenerife has very little in the way of naturally occurring fresh water habitats or natural wetlands so the island only has one endemic species of freshwater fish. Other species have been introduced.
The Amazon fauna has one of the richest biodiversity in the world. Many kind of animals inhabit the rainforest as the jaguar, the macaws, the Amazon river dolphin, the anaconda and many others Amazon Rainforest Animals.
In winter, the Narcisse Snake Dens contain the world's largest concentration of red-sided garter snakes. The snakes are non-venomous and are sometimes kept as pets.
Few people have ever seen a polecat so you might not have noticed this lithe predator bounding back into our countryside after centuries of persecution.
Facts about the isolated island state of Madagascar, its unique and fascinating animals like lemurs, chameleons, geckos and frogs.
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