Alfred Hitchcock's famous film "The Birds" was about a community which suddenly and for unexplained reasons, the subject of a series of widespread and violent bird attacks over the course of a few days.
As reported on Tree Hugger, Canadian photographer Daniel Fox and his partner Jasmine Rossi have travelled extensively through South and Central America.
The result of these travels has been some amazing close-ups of the rare and unusual animals native to the region.
Below are a few of Daniel's pictures, view the full set here
As the Mother Nature Network points out, nature isn't always kind to animals. Every animal plays an important role on our planet, but some have surely been beaten with the ugly stick.
Here are some contenders for Ugliest Animal on the Planet. View the full list here.
Animals are commonly used in films and TV shows. Normally they add a little warmth or humour to the show.
However, occasionally an onscreen animal will outshine its human counterparts. This article on Woman's Day takes a look and 10 show stealing pets. Below is a sample
As reported on NewsWeek, Americans have an obsession with tigers!
It is estimated estimates that up to 12,000 tigers are being kept as private pets in the USA, significantly more than the world's entire wild population of about 3000. 4,000 are believed to be in captivity in Texas alone