Month: April 2022

The Gentle-Natured Nurse Shark

Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are a species of shark found commonly in shallow waters and coral reefs. These slow-moving, bottom-dwelling carnivores are found along the coasts of North America, South America, and western Africa, and call both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans home. Nurse sharks are distinguished by their flat …

The Beauty of the Orange-Breasted Falcon

The orange-breasted falcon (Falco deiroleucus) is a species of falcon found in Central and South America. These falcons can be distinguished by the orange-brown plumage on their chests and underbellies, giving them their name, as well as by their white throats and dark-colored wings and backs. Orange-breasted falcons have wingspans …

What is a White-Nosed Coati?

The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica), also known as the coatimundi, is a species of mammal found in the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. They are small, brown-furred animals related to raccoons, with a long, striped tail and a pointed white-tipped muzzle that gives the species …