A lack of pollinators in its natural environment means the Creeping Devil has to clone itself to survive. This distinctive cactus is so unusual that a black market specimen can fetch $4000.
If visuals were the only consideration then the penis snake could win the most appropriate name ever. However, it’s not a snake, but a species of caecilian, or limbless amphibian.
Eels have confounded us for thousands of years and frustrated the finest minds. Despite the attention of Freud, Aristotle, and many others, the eel has remained an elusive specimen.
What is the Daisugi Tree? Well, it’s not really a tree. It’s an ancient, sustainable Japanese forestry technique that creates straight, knot-free lumber.
How do lobsters communicate? With no vocal cords, the options are limited. Fortunately, they’re blessed with two bladders in their heads and can release jets of potent urine to get their message across.
The black swallower fish can swallow prey twice its length and ten times its size. However, gluttony is a dangerous option. Too greedy and the gasses released can cause it to overinflate, bursting its gut.
There are pros and cons to the small size of the zunzuncito, or bee hummingbird, the world’s smallest bird.