Tuesday, 2 July 2013


    Kangaroos are found in Australia and Tansmania. There are four types the kangaroo can be divided into: the red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and the antilopine kangaroo.
   Kangaroos are the largest living marsupials in the family macropodidae.
   Kangaroos can live in forests, woodlands, grassy plains or Savannas. Kangaroos travel in what's called "mobs" dominated by the largest male.
   Kangaroos are herbivores and they can last many days without drinking water.
   Males are called boomers, bucks or jacks and females are called does, flyers or jills. Young kangaroos are called joeys.

                Did you know?
1. Baby kangaroos can be as small as a lima bean!
2. They are the only large animals to use hoping as locomotion.
3. Because of their huge feet, they cannot walk.

Monday, 1 July 2013

Glass Frogs

Glass frogs are part of the amphibian family. There are more than 100 species of glass frogs and they belong to the family Centrolenidae. Their back is usually light green in colour, but it's the stomach that's the interesting part. They generally have translucent skin, hence the name, and their entrails such as the heart and liver are visible through the belly of the frog.
Underside of the glass frog
Glass frogs are also very small, approximately 3 to 7.5 cm in lenght. Unlike the tree frog, which they are similar in appearance to, glass frogs have eyes facing to the front. Their eyes are also very bright, and this could help you greatly to distinguish it from other species.
Some scientists believe that the glass frog evolved it's transparent stomach for camouflage reasons - it's near to impossible to see them perched on a tree far away!
Glass frog on a leaf
 They are nocturnal creatures and are very active at night and spend the day sleeping - as is expected of nocturnal animals!They can be found sleeping in thick forest foliage and vegetation. The glass frog's most frequent foraging times are the evening and early morning.
The glass frog eats spiders and insects, for which the forward-facing eyes are an advantage. They hold their mouths wide open and pounce on their prey when time is right.
The glass frog lives in tropical forests and can be found in Central or South America. They also live in rivers, creeks and waterfalls.
Personally, I think these creatures are very amazing, and definitely deserve a place in our blog - it's not often you can see a creature's intestines!

No image belong to me, only to their respective authors.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this and found out more about the glass frog, and see you soon for another update!

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Introduction: Maeve Kelehan

   Why, hello there! This is me, the other half of Amazing Animals. My name is Maeve Kelehan. My friend and I are making this blog all about amazing animals. You know the deal, Elvish Kitty explained everything to you already.
  If you want to check it out and I would be very happy if you do, here is my personal blog where you can find a lot about me and just what I do:    http://blooming-sun-cloud.blogspot.ie/
   I own a cute little Yorkshire Terrier female dog named Maggie. She is one of the cutest things ever.

  I love her very much.  Elvish Kitty and I shall upload more pictures of our pets as time goes on.
  In this blog, as Elvish Kitty already explained, we will shower you with facts about, well, Amazing Animals! But, wait, we will not simply be copying and pasting, oh no. We will explain all the details about the amazing animal in the most fun, cheery way we can!
   So, yeah, I guess that's it from me, goodbye and have a very slothy day!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Introduction: Elvish Kitty

Hello all, my name is Elvish Kitty. Not my real name, my blogger one! Anyway, this is mine and Maeve Kelehan's blog about amazing, awesome, and unusual animals. We will be blogging daily (hopefully), taking turns each day. This is my introduction, just because it's rude to skip pleasantries and every other post will follow. After Maeve's introduction.
Of course, since this is a blog about animals, I have to have an interest in them! Myself, I own five cats. two Main Coons, two Somalis and one other one which no one knows what breed she is. Not even me...
Some of you (my other readers) will know a lot about me from my first post on my first blog, but for the majority of you that don't, you can visit my own blog here:
Now you can know even more about me! I'm sure you're all very happy, and moving on, I will tell you a little of what this blog is going to be about!

There will be a post each day about any random animal that we choose. Sometime this might be a themed week (E.G: Mammals, Amphibians, e.t.c) and we are always open to suggestions of which animal you want to learn about. Post it in the comments, or send us a message.
The posts will go in detail about each animal and will more than likely be very long. For this reason, we may decide to put a page break somewhere around the middle, so make sure that you check the end of the post in case you missed some of the fun details. Just a warning!
We are also going to do special themed pages of an animal of our choice. Maeve has picked a sloth and I an armadillo, so they will get a whole page to themselves. The pages will more probably have pictures and a lot of text, so of you can sit all that time out, you are very much free to do so.
We are also planning to do Observation Pages on our pets, me my cats, and Maeve her dog. We will include random updates, doing of our pets and interesting things we find out, e.t.c...
And finally, we want you to enjoy our blog and have fun!
Until next time,
Elvish Kitty.