Patrick Sather
Author for A-Z Animals


10 Incredible Kiwi Facts Picture

Kiwis are small brown birds native to the island of New Zealand. Members of the genus Apteryx in the family Apterygidae, kiwis are ratites and therefore closely related to ostriches,… Read More

By Patrick Sather 1 week ago


10 Incredible Centipede Facts Picture

The word centipede comes from the Latin words for hundred (centi) and foot (pedis). Centipedes are arthropods that belong to the class Chilopoda in the subphylum Myriapoda, which also contains… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 weeks ago


10 Incredible Proboscis Monkey Facts Picture

Nasalis larvatus, or proboscis monkeys, belong to the Cercopithecidae family of Old World monkeys. Their close relatives include such species as baboons, red colobus, and macaques. They appear predominantly reddish-brown… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Incredible Amur Leopard Facts Picture

The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a subspecies of leopard native to eastern Russian and northern China. A member of the subfamily Pantherinae that includes lions, tigers, and jaguars,… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 American Robin Facts Picture

The American robin, Turdus migratorius, is one of the most common and iconic birds in North America. A member of the thrush family Turdidae, it ranges throughout the continent from… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Incredible Macaw Facts Picture

Macaws are New World parrots that belong to the true parrot family Psittacidae. Thanks to their bright color and vocal nature, they are some of the most popular birds in… Read More

By Patrick Sather 2 months ago


10 Incredible Muntjac Facts Picture

Muntjacs are small deer belonging to the family Cervidae in the genus Muntiacus. They also go by the name rib-faced deer or barking deer. These predominantly solitary creatures appear mostly… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Wisconsin Picture

When most people think of Wisconsin, they think of cheese, beer, or sports teams like the Green Bay Packers. However, The Badger State also has a rich natural history, as… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Incredible Gecko Facts Picture

Geckos are reptiles belonging to the infraorder Gekkota. There exist nearly 1,500 different gecko species worldwide distributed across every continent except Antarctica. Geckos range in size from the 14-inch long… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Incredible Dung Beetle Facts Picture

The term dung beetle refers to numerous species in the superfamily Scarabaeoidea. Most dung beetles belong to the subfamilies Aphodiinae and Scarabaeinae, the latter of which are often called true… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in West Virginia Picture

West Virginia's official nickname is The Mountain State, which makes sense given its location in the Appalachian Mountains. The state's rugged geography has allowed it to harbor many species of… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Wyoming Picture

Wyoming is known for its rugged scenery, including mountains, hot springs, and forests. The Equality State is also home to many different kinds of plants and animals, ranging from bison… Read More

By Patrick Sather 3 months ago


10 Spiders in Washington Picture

When most people think of Washington they think of Seattle, Starbucks or its several successful sports teams. At the same time, The Evergreen State also features breathtaking scenery and is… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Virginia Picture

Virginia has a long history dating back thousands of years to the indigenous tribes that live there. More recently, it became the first permanent English colony in the Americas and… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Tennessee Picture

When most people think of Tennessee, they think of Nashville, barbeque, or country music. The Volunteer State also has a rich natural history with geography ranging from rugged mountains to… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Vermont Picture

Vermont is famous for its excellent skiing, maple syrup, and rich history. The Green Mountain State also boasts beautiful scenery, from gorgeous mountains to swampy wetlands. The state is home… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Utah Picture

Utah is a state with many nicknames; The Mormon State, Land of the Saints, The Deseret State, and - officially - The Beehive State. Many of these names refer to… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Texas Picture

When most people think of Texas they think of the Alamo, Tex-Mex and barbecue, and ranching. The Lone Star State also boasts beautiful scenery and a wide variety of animals.… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in South Carolina Picture

South Carolina is well-known for its beaches and historic towns. That said, the state also boasts a colorful assortment of wildlife. After all, it shares its nickname, The Palmetto State,… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in South Dakota Picture

When people think of South Dakota, they think of geographical features such as the Badlands or Mount Rushmore. After all, its nickname is The Mount Rushmore State in honor of… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in New York Picture

When most people think of New York, they think of New York City and its famous sites; the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Madison Square Garden. After… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Pennsylvania Picture

When people think of Pennsylvania, they mostly think of its history as one of the 13 original colonies and the place where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were adopted.… Read More

By Patrick Sather 4 months ago


10 Spiders in Oklahoma Picture

When people think of Oklahoma, they often think of football, agriculture, or oil. That said, many people also think of its natural wonders and ecological diversity, including arid plains, subtropical… Read More

By Patrick Sather 5 months ago


10 Spiders in Oregon Picture

Unlike most states, Oregon never got around to adopting an official nickname. That said, many people refer to it by its unofficial nickname, The Beaver State. This name highlights the… Read More

By Patrick Sather 5 months ago


10 Spiders in Ohio Picture

Ohio is also known as The Buckeye State. This name is a nod to the fact that the state was once covered in buckeye trees. The state’s nickname is a… Read More

By Patrick Sather 5 months ago


10 Spiders in New Mexico Picture

New Mexico is a state of many nicknames, many of which reference its natural beauty. While officially known as The Land of Enchantment, you may know it better as The… Read More

By Patrick Sather 5 months ago


10 Spiders in New Jersey Picture

New Jersey is one of the oldest states in the country and boasts a rich and colorful history. Despite its association today with the Jersey Shore and “gym, tan, laundry,”… Read More

By Patrick Sather 5 months ago