All birds molt, or periodically replace their feathers by shedding the old ones and producing new ones. Unlike most birds that molt a few feathers at a time, once a year penguins experience what’s called a catastrophic molt. This means that they molt all of their feathers at once, making them look a bit like an […]
Founded in the late 1880s when a traveling circus broke down and went bankrupt in Atlanta, the Atlanta Zoo opened in Grant Park with a jaguar, hyena, black bear, camels, and other creatures. The zoo expanded significantly in 1935 when Asa G. Candler, Jr., founder of the Coca-Cola Company and former Atlanta mayor, donated his […]
In the wild, bobcats can be found throughout much of North America, from southern Canada to northern Mexico. They are only slightly larger than domesticated cats averaging between 15 to 30 lbs.