Posts by Maggie Zhu

This Is What Happens When Fungus Fights Back

This isn’t science fiction, it’s science scary.

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Marabou Stork: Lord of Fire and Death

Marabou Storks use wildfire to flush out their prey before swallowing them whole.

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Lamprey: The Vampire Fish

This carnivorous parasite slurps the life out of their victims with rings of sharp teeth. This is the lamprey.

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Elasmotherium: The Real Mudhorn

What happened to the world’s only unicorn?

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Lyrebird: The World’s Greatest Mimic

This bird uses world class mimicry to land a partner.

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Wolf Eel: The Cutest Nightmare In The Depths

The Wolf Eel looks like it’s ready to invade Minas Tirith.

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Behind Every Mandarin Duck Drake Is A Goth GF

These are the fanciest ducks in the world. Well, the males are.

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Velvet Worms: Squishy Slime Squirters

This creature has two hot glue guns that shoot ultra sticky goo out of its head. This is the velvet worm.

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Caracal: King of the Flop

This is the elf-eared hunter of the dunes, the Caracal.

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Hornbills Look Like Dinosaurs

Millennials will recognize this bird as the majordomo in the Lion King, but this stately fowl is royalty in its own right.

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This Plant Is A Vampire

Beware! This plant chokes and sucks the life from its unsuspecting victims. It’s #TeamEdward.

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The War On Himalayan Balsam

This plant is so high on the most-unwanted list that there’s an all-out war to keep it under control.

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