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Tasmanian Devil (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Contrary to what was shown in Looney Toons, a Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) doesn’t have brown fur, doesn’t have a short muzzle or tufts of fur resembling horns, doesn’t walk upright, and doesn’t travel around by spinning rapidly like a tornado. But that’s not to say that …

Wombat (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 Along with kangaroos, koalas, and dingos, wombats are some of the most familiar and famous Australian animals. While they may look cute and round and harmless, they are not helpless when it comes to defending themselves. When confronted by a predator, a wombat will dash into its …

Orangutan (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The word “orangutan” means “person of the forest,” and you need only observe one of these beautiful and brilliant apes for a few minutes to see what a fitting name that is. There are presently three species: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), the Sumatran orangutan (P. abelii), …

Siberian Tiger, 2015 (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The tiger (Panthera tigris), with its magnificent orange coat and dark stripes, is the largest living cat, even larger the lion. And it is just as famous and revered in human society as its kingly relative, from its honoured status in Asian myth and art to memorable …

African Lion, 2017 version (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The African lion (Panthera leo) is the modern day equivalent of Tyrannosaurus rex: a huge land carnivore whose raw power and undeniable charisma has led it to be dubbed “king of the beasts.” And from the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet to the biblical tale of Daniel to Richard …

Hippopotamus (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 While the Nile crocodile may be the biggest and deadliest predator in Africa’s waterways, it is still no match one on one for an even bigger and arguably more dangerous resident. A creature that rivals a rhinoceros in weight, can outrun a human on land, and boasts …

Secretary Bird (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and images by MammothsProductions, edited by bmathison1972 Sagittarius serpentarius. To many, these words are an arbitrary phrase, without meaning or purpose. Yet, to avid birders and ornithologists, these two annunciations bring thoughts of regal wings gliding through the air, of the brilliant dance between the bird and the serpent. These people are reminded of …

Green Anaconda (Wildlife by CollectA)

Review and photographs by Suspsy; edited by bmathison1972 The green anaconda (also known as the common anaconda, Eunectes murinus) is the world’s heaviest snake, and second only to the reticulated python in length. Females, which grow far larger than males, can be at least 17 feet (5.2 metres) long and weigh 215 lbs (97.5 kg). …