Tenrecs – little punk shrews

Tenrecs – little punk shrews

Being well into my 30s now, I really felt I had a good grasp of your basic animal types. But then I learnt about tenrecs. I’d never heard of them until I started looking for photos of the Seychelles for our competition. I gather Microsoft Office hasn’t heard of them...
The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

The many hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

Quick – what do you call a tiny little bird that seems to defy the laws of physics and hums loudly while it does it? That’s right, The Amazing Physics Defying Bird. Or I guess you could call it a hummingbird if you were feeling particularly uninspired. Hummingbirds...
Hanging with the sloths in Costa Rica

Hanging with the sloths in Costa Rica

If you’re wild for wildlife, you should consider going to Costa Rica. It’s home to over half a million different animal species making it one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. A sloth – he’s upside down but he’s absolutely fine....
All about seals, sea lions and walruses

All about seals, sea lions and walruses

There are many different types of seal – Seal (the famous singer), seal (the semi-aquatic marine mammal) and seal (the seal around a shower door). Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the marine mammal that we’re looking at here. A harbour seal, swimming around. Photo: Tony...