International Raccoon Appreciation Day takes place on October 1st every year.

Raccoons (Procyon lotor) are medium-sized mammals native to North America. They are known for their distinctive appearance, which includes a masked face, ringed tail, and dexterous front paws. Raccoons are highly adaptable and have successfully expanded their range to urban, suburban, and rural areas, making them a common sight in many parts of North America.

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Vampire Finch

Strangely the boobies don’t seem to mind the vampire finches drinking their blood. It is believed that this behavior evolved from the vampire finches picking parasites from the feathers of the boobies.

The Vampire Finch or vampire ground finch, scientifically known as Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis, is a fascinating and unusual species of bird found in the Galápagos Islands. It is part of Darwin’s finch group[1], which played a significant role in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

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Tigers are the largest members of the cat family and are instantly recognizable thanks to their striking orange and black stripes.

Tigers are magnificent creatures and the largest cats in the world. They belong to the Panthera genus and are known scientifically as Panthera tigris. Historically, tigers roamed across a vast territory in Asia.

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