Jennifer Gaeng
Author for A-Z Animals

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A substantial part of my life has been spent as a writer and artist, with great respect to observing nature with an analytical and metaphysical eye. Upon close investigation, the natural world exposes truths far beyond the obvious. For me, the source of all that we are is embodied in our planet; and the process of writing and creating art around this topic is an attempt to communicate its wonders.


10 Incredible Pika Facts Picture

A pika is a tiny, mountain-dwelling mammal that can be found in Asia and North America. They resemble its near relative, the rabbit, but have shorter, rounded ears. They have… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 3 days ago


10 Incredible Fin Whale Facts Picture

Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), also called herring whales or razorback whales, are a type of baleen whale. They are the second-longest cetacean after the blue whale. The largest fin whales are believed… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 week ago


10 Incredible Numbat Facts Picture

Numbats eat termites. The numbat, or Myrmecobius fasciatus, is the scientific name for the numbat (also known as the walpurti), a species of marsupial that feeds primarily on insects. A… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 week ago


10 Incredible Lemming Facts Picture

Small rodents known as lemmings are typically found in tundra biomes in or near the Arctic. Together with voles and muskrats, lemmings make up the subfamily Arvicolinae (formerly known as… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Dodo Facts Picture

The dodo (Raphus cucullatus), an extinct flightless bird, was confined to Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar. The Rodrigues solitaire, which went extinct as… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Robin Facts Picture

Over 120 bird species have "robin" in their names. This doesn't mean they're related to American robins or somewhat similar. Other robins include bush, magpie, and robin chats. Scarlet Robins… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Caiman Facts Picture

One of the two main lineages within the Alligatoridae, the other being alligators, the caiman (sometimes cayman as a variant spelling), is an alligatorid. It belongs to the subfamily Caimaninae.… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Megalodon Facts Picture

Most paleontologists place the megalodon in the extinct genus Carcharocles or, less frequently, Otodus. Megalodon is a species name, not a genus, like Homo sapiens. Ready to learn more about… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Greyhound Facts Picture

The English greyhound, or just greyhound, is a breed of dog, a sighthound developed for both greyhound racing and game coursing. Retired racing greyhounds have become increasingly popular as family… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Yak Facts Picture

The yak, or Bos grunniens, is a long-haired domesticated bovine species widely distributed across the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent. It can also be found in Gilgit-Baltistan, Mongolia, Northern… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 3 weeks ago


10 Incredible Mole Facts Picture

Moles are members of the Talpidae family, whose name means "mole" in Latin. Moles inhabit North America, Europe, and Asia and live primarily underground. Their cylindrical bodies are covered in… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 3 weeks ago


10 Incredible Pronghorn Facts Picture

The pronghorn is a North American even-toed, hoofed artiodactyl. North America is now the only home for pronghorns. Although they once lived from southern Canada to northern Mexico. Pronghorns are… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 4 weeks ago


10 Incredible Samoyed Facts Picture

Samoyeds are medium-sized herding dogs with double-layer white fur. The Samoyedic peoples of Siberia are responsible for popularizing this spitz dog breed. These dogs are domesticated mammals that have many… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 month ago


10 Incredible Mink Facts Picture

Minks are dark-furred, semi-aquatic, and carnivorous mammals from the genera Mustela and Neogale. Otters, ferrets, and weasels are all close relatives. The American mink and the European mink are the… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 month ago


10 Incredible Harbor Seal Facts Picture

The harbor seal lives along the temperate and arctic shores of the Northern Hemisphere. They're the most extensively distributed pinnipeds in the Northern Atlantic, Pacific, and Baltic Seas. Brown, silvery-white,… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 month ago


10 Incredible Kinkajou Facts Picture

The kinkajou belongs to the Procyonidae family, including the ringtail, cacomistle, and other rainforest animals. Known as the "honey bear," it is the last surviving member of its genus Potos.… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 month ago


10 Incredible Howler Monkey Facts Picture

Howlers monkeys are New World's largest monkeys, and their cries can resound a mile through dense rainforests. Monkeys inhabit South and Central American forests. Habitat degradation, human predation, and capture… Read More

By Jennifer Gaeng 1 month ago