Dana Mayor
Author for A-Z Animals

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I love good books and the occasional cartoon. I am also endlessly intrigued with the beauty of nature and find hummingbirds, puppies, and marine wildlife to be the most magical creatures of all.


10 Animals That Eat Grass Picture

The type of grass that’s found in pastures and isn’t corn, wheat, or other types of cereals is not the most nutritious of foods for humans, but for other animals,… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 days ago


Red Kite Picture

The red kite moves its forked tail to steer itself as it flies through the air. The first thing you notice about a red kite in flight is its distinctive… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


False Cobra Picture

Pretends to be a cobra Also called the hooded malpolon or the Egyptian false cobra, this snake of the deserts and semi-deserts of the Middle East and northern Africa puts… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Eurasian Jay Picture

The Eurasian jay is one of the most common songbird species on the entire Eurasian supercontinent. These graceful and highly intelligent birds can be seen flying around treetops and bushes.… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


European Bee-Eater Picture

The European Bee-Eater is a relative of the Kingfisher, with a somewhat varied habitat and unusual nest-building habits. This bird, whose feathers generally contain all the colors of the rainbow,… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Wels Catfish Picture

The wels catfish is among the giants of the freshwater world. Despite their size, this massive behemoth is otherwise just like most catfish. They prowl around the bottom of freshwater… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Honey Buzzard Picture

Honey buzzards are medium-sized raptors that earned their names by raiding the nests of bees and wasps. But their name is actually a misnomer since it’s the insects themselves, not… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Rainbow Boa Picture

The rainbow boa is a brown-patterned reptile that primarily seeks out rodents and small birds in its diet. A rainbow boa prefers warm temperatures with high humidity for the most… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Eland Picture

The spiral-horned eland is one of the biggest antelope species of Africa, displaying tawny colors with black markings throughout their body. Identification of this species over other antelope species can… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Rock Python Picture

“The largest snake in Africa!" It’s huge, it’s beautiful and though it’s nonvenomous, the African rock python is a reptile to be respected. Who needs venom when you have coils… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Top 11 Types of Rare Fish Picture

Key Points: Certain species covered here were once abundant but are now endangered. Some of them possess unusual beauty such as iridescent scales or vivid colors. Others possess unique distinguishing… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Types of Setter Dogs Picture

Key Points Setters have one thing in common: their lovely disposition and their love of the great outdoors. There are four main sub categories of these friendly canines: the Gordon… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


Lobster vs Crab Picture

Key Points Lobsters have an elongated form while crabs’ bodies are relatively round. The former prefer to live on the seafloor while the latter prefer coral reefs or may even… Read More

By Dana Mayor 2 years ago


River Otter Picture

"The river otter is the largest member of the weasel family." This species of otter is found across much of Canada and the United States. Identification of this marine mammal… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Gazelle Picture

"The name for a gazelle comes from the Arabic word for a love poem." The gazelle is a graceful, intelligent, and alert creature. Though they once were in the thousands… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Komodo Dragon Picture

Key Facts Komodo dragons are apex predators in their environment.They prefer to ambush their prey and attack with great speed and ferocity.Their young are independent of the time they hatch… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Top 10 Friendliest Cats Picture

Key Points Different cat breeds are known for different temperaments. Yet it’s possible to find breeds that respond to affection. Certain breeds will even get along with little children, other… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Top 8 Fastest Water Animals Picture

Key Points While water is much denser than air, certain sea creatures have evolved to move at speed through it. Their methods vary, including oily secretions, aerodynamic forms, specialized muscles,… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Stork Picture

The stork is a bird that is filled with whimsy and wonder, often wrapped into the story of life. However, these birds are much more than a symbol of a… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Jacana Picture

"The great swimmer and diver." The jacana is a family of colorful and long-legged water birds hailing from the tropical wetlands around the world. There are eight documented species, plus… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


What Do Cats Eat? Picture

Key Facts Whether wild or domestic, cats need to eat meat to survive. A vegetarian lifestyle simply wouldn’t do. That said, it is possible to provide your pets with variety… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Takin Picture

The takin, also known as the cattle chamois or the gnu goat, looks like a cross between a cow, an antelope, and a goat. But don’t be fooled by its… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Why Do Dogs Shed? Picture

Key Points Shedding occurs to enable old, damaged fur to make room for healthier fur.Some dogs have fur with a longer life cycle than others and therefore do not shed… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Do Snakes Hibernate? Picture

Key Facts Snakes have their very own means of preparing for the colder months. Rather than stocking up on fat, they ensure they accumulate sufficient quantities of glycogen so their… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Types of Retriever Dogs Picture

Key Points Retrievers were bred to help fetch game during the hunt.Some of them which have to fetch game in water are excellent swimmers and may even have webbed feet.They… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Do Grasshoppers Bite? Picture

Key Points Grasshoppers are quite capable of biting and actually do.However, their mandibles only cause a mild discomfort.Bites should be washed with warm water and treated with calamine lotion. Have… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Types of Police Dogs Picture

Key Points These brave canines help identify crime scenes.They are also used to solve abduction cases.Some dogs even get to wear specialized equipment such as tactical vests and infrared goggles.… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


What Do Robins Eat? Picture

Key Points Although American and European robins are distinct species, their diets are pretty similar.Both categories of robins love to eat invertebrates including snails, spiders, millipedes, and centipedes.They also enjoy… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Types of Emotional Support Dogs Picture

Key Points Some dog breeds are more suited to specific emotional issues compared to others.Labrador and Golden Retrievers can be ideal for individuals affected by chronic depression.Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, and… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago


Do Snakes Have Bones? Picture

Key Points Snakes are vertebrates and possess hundreds of bones.Certain species of snakes can have as many as 400 vertebrae.Snakes can’t chew. The  unique bone structure of their jaws enables… Read More

By Dana Mayor 3 years ago