Monthly Archives: August 2020

Toucan Play That Game

A blog about life...literally

Mammal Monday – The “Single-Toothed Unicorn”

Mono-don (one tooth) mono-ceros (one horn)Image from Wikimedia Commons Abstract of The unicorn and the narwhal: a tale of the tooth. “From as far back as the early Roman era, detailed descriptions and artistic images of the unicorn have been … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Gold & Green

Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Winged Wednesday – Blue and Yellow Macaw

Blue and Yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Mammal Monday – Carnivorous Cutie

Olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina)Image from Wikimedia Commons Meet a recently discovered carnivorous mammal, the olinguito.


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Frog Friday – Widemouth In Waiting

The Surinam Horned Frog is unique because its exceptionally large mouth is over 1.5 times wider than the overall length of its body. Surinam Horned Frog (Ceratophrys cornuta)Image from Wikimedia Commons Listen to the call of the Surinam Horned Frog


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Winged Wednesday – A Frog in Its Throat?

Jabiru (Jabiru mycteria)Image from Wikimedia Commons A Jabiru certainly looks like it has something caught in its throat. As it turns out, the animal does sometimes eat amphibians. Interestingly, the red-colored pouch is usually brighter on males than on females. … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Precious Prehensile Pangolin

Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Forming From Foam

White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus fragilis)Image from Wikimedia Commons This species lays its eggs in foamy nests created from skin secretions. These foamy masses can be found in holes dug in the ground by the male. The larvae live in the watery … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Cheap Pun

White Throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)Image from Wikimedia Commons “Juan was a poor man living in Ecuador. He had no family, only a pet toucan. Unfortunately, he was so poor that he could only afford to feed his bird a handful … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Circles of Life

Frogspawn (unknown species)Image from Wikimedia Commons  


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