Species Profile: African Clawed Frog

Name: African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) Range: Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic,  Gabon, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Diet: Opportunistic predators, consuming both live and dead matter. Conservation Status: IUCN – Least Concern The African clawed frog is an aquatic species that is … More Species Profile: African Clawed Frog

Species Profile: Attacus Atlas Moth

Name: Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) Range: South-East Asia, in tropical and subtropical broadleaf rainforests. While it can be found throughout the year, it is most common during November to January. Diet: Ficus carica (common fig), Mangifera indica (mango) and other citrus plants, Ricinus communis (castor oil plant), Annona squamosa (sugar apple) The atlas moth is one of the largest … More Species Profile: Attacus Atlas Moth

Species Profile: Fire Salamander

Name: Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) Range: Throughout Central and Southern Europe. Habitat is typically upland deciduous forests. Diet: Insectivorious Conservation Status: IUCN – Least Concern The fire salamander is one of Europe’s most striking amphibians. The contrast of bright yellow spots/stripes against a glossy black background gives this species a very distinctive appearance. The species … More Species Profile: Fire Salamander