Welcome to my Blog. It’s filled with over 200 different, easy-to-read fact pages about many different kinds of animals. I have been compiling this list for 6 years, and now that I’m a graduate of Canisius College, with a major in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, I will continue to hone and add to this collection. I appreciate your comments, and hope this blog will be useful for your classrooms, personal interest, and education.

This blog can be searched in several ways. You can simply type an animal into the search bar, or you can even search by species.

I use many different sources for my research. I consistently use the following:
Animal Diversity Web
National Geographic (online & print)
National Zoo website
Smithsonian Animal-David Burnie & Don E Wilson
I use many others depending on species; please contact me for specifics.



20 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sarah Silver on January 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm


    I love this website. Congratulations on such an interesting independent project. I have a question for you: how do you think other zoos and zoo-keepers might use this information that you are gathering?

    Aunt Sarah


  2. Posted by jacobi on January 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    I am so excited to have a new blog to read. This is really interesting and helpful for my art projects.


  3. Posted by Emily Lazar on January 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Daniel– This is a very cool website. Have you seen any of these animals in the wild? I think you should send this to people going on safaris.




    • Thank you for writing. i have seen Bison in the wild. I have not seen the other animals in the wild though. I don’t know if i would be sending this info on the blog to people going on safaris.


  4. Posted by Nancy Hyams on February 13, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Hi Daniel,
    I’m enjoying your blog and learning a lot of things about animals that I was not aware of. And I’ve been to the zoo many times. Keep up the good work!


  5. Posted by susan klonsky on August 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    This is a useful site, and I am hoping to pass it around to a lot of teachers in our network, to let them know there is another resource they can use with their students. It is a very well organized and clearly written site and it has good illustrations so that kids who are not excellent readers will get interested.

    Thank you for putting this together and for representing some animals that are not so well known. My grandson who loves reptiles and amphibians is going to enjoy exploring the site.


  6. Posted by eric on January 6, 2011 at 2:04 am

    hey daniel, i seen your fact sheet on the dwarf caiman. i was wondering if you own any crocodilians or if you know much about them, because if you do, then i would like to ask u a few questions. i have owned caimans and crocs for about 8 years and im havin a problem with one that i am very worried about. if u dont mind please reply on your blog or email. thanks,eric


    • I don’t own, and never plan to own any crocodilians. I do know a lot about crocodilians, though, so you can ask me any question you want. What kind of crocodilian do you have now?


  7. Posted by Leo Thornton on January 9, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Hey, Daniel, cool blog you got here. I’ll have to remember to discuss it with you next time
    P.S. I had a great first conversation with you.



  8. Posted by cindy huff on November 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    How do you know if your turtle has to much protein? Are there shells supposed to go to a pyramid shapeas they grow? Mine is three how big should it be? She eats mostly lettuce 50/50 blend. She loves a piece of banana. Gets soaked once a week. Is in a 55 gal. Aquarium. Does she calcium powder? Hank’s


  9. Thanks for putting this blog together…I use the information sometimes while researching animal subject matter for my sculptures.


  10. Posted by Cindy on July 20, 2016 at 5:46 am

    Daniel, our family is fond of moose. Do you know why so many of them in Minn are sick and dying? Thanks


  11. Posted by mianisandra schexnider on July 20, 2016 at 5:59 am

    hey daniel! do you have any information on hissing cocroaches?


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