Today I learned about the existence of the Kermode bear (aka the Spirit bear) which is a rare subspecies of the Black bear. 10%-20% of individuals are born white and there are only between 100 and 500 left in the wild. They are basically white Black bears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
Naturalist William Bartram described finding a "painted vulture" during his travels in Florida in the 1770s. No one else has ever found this supposed Florida bird. It's not known exactly what the "painted vulture" wasβ€”it could have been a subspecies or relative of the living king vulture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
The Japanese stoat (Mustela erminea nippon) is a subspecies of stoat native only to Japan, and there are currently 37 recognized subspecies of stoats in the world. When members of the Mustela genus take on white winter coats, especially stoats, they are often referred to as ermines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto…
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) has excellent low-light vision and extremely quiet flight, and can easily find prey at night by sight, however, its ability to locate prey by sound alone is the best of any owl species that scientists have tested. The North American subspecies of barn owl is the largest. allaboutbirds.org/guide/B…
The London Underground has its own subspecies of mosquito, which is more aggressive towards humans than its surface-dwelling relative. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
The scientific name for the western lowland gorilla is Gorilla gorilla gorilla. It is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
The Cape honey bee is unique among honey bee subspecies because workers can lay diploid, female eggs, by means of thelytoky, while workers of other subspecies (and, in fact, unmated females of virtually all other eusocial insects) can only lay haploid, male eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
The different subspecies under Beetles constitute more than 25% of all animal species, and more than 40% of all known insect species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Today I learned of the mythological Bili ape that turned out to be real. Giant grey ghosts of the forest, with footprints as big as a gorillas. They are a subspecies of chimp but behave like gorillas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
The actual yeti may just be the extremely rare Tibetan blue bear. It is one of the rarest subspecies of bear in the world, it is only known to exist through a small number of fur and bone samples. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tib…
At just .45 square kilometres , Le Parc National des Iles de la Madeleine is the smallest national park in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List site. The largest island is home to an extremely rare subspecies of marine bird found only there and the GalΓ‘pagos Islands en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île…
Reindeer have many adaptations to survive the cold. Their hooves expand in summer when the ground is soft and shrink in winter when the ground is hard. Some subspecies have knees that make a clicking noise when they walk so the animals can stay together in a blizzard. blog.nwf.org/2010/12/rein…
Besides Neanderthals, there also exists other subspecies of humans. (E.g. Denisovans, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo antecessor) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
All captive white tigers can be traced to a single tiger origin. Every white tiger since has been inbred again and again causing major deformities at birth. They are also not a subspecies, thus not endangered, and only kept around to bring in more money. wildcatsanctuary.org/the-…
One third of known tiger subspecies are extinct and the remaining two thirds are endangered. tigerfdn.com/
The London Underground has evolved its own subspecies of mosquito. bbc.com/earth/story/20160…
There is a species of Gorilla which scientific name is "Gorilla gorilla" with a subspecies named "Gorilla gorilla gorilla" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
There was a wolf subspecies, Canis Lupus Arces, larger than the dire wolf were up until the early 1900s, when it was driven to extinction. Estimates of the largest recorded individual wolf of this breed say 4.5ft at the shoulder and were said to have been 7 feet long not including the tail. eol.org/pages/1268606/det…
There is a subspecies of owl termed β€˜hawk owls,’ and the largest of these is also the largest owl in Australia and is called the Powerful Owl en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow…
A subspecies of humans, the Denisovans, which interbred with neanderthals and modern humans, was named after a Russian hermit from the 1700s who used to live in the cave where the first Denisovan bone was discovered ~50 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Den…
Dogs are actually the same species as wolves and that almost all wolves, especially those in Europe, Asia and America, are within the same species with all denominations just being subspecies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub…
One of the main neurotoxins in the bite of a subspecies of Vietnamese centipede is called "Spooky Toxin" Happy Halloween! chemistryworld.com/news/d…
Hugh Hefner had an endangered subspecies of Marsh rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris hefneri, is named after him in honor of financial support that he provided. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syl…
There are Nine Subspecies of Giraffes, Distinguishable by Their Pattern. Nubian, Kordofan, Western, Rothschild's, Reticulated, Thornicroft's, Southern, Angolan and Masai giraffeconservation.org/g…
When the islands of St Kilda were evacuated, the local subspecies of house mouse quickly went extinct as it depended so closely on human settlement en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_…
There's a subspecies of European badger whose scientific name means "badger badger badger" (Meles meles meles) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
The scientific name for the Northern Lynx, a subspecies of the Eurasian Lynx, is 'Lynx Lynx Lynx' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eur…
The scientific name for the western lowland subspecies of gorilla is *Gorilla gorilla gorilla*. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The largest subspecies of tit lives in Europe and southern Siberia while the smallest subspecies of tit, the japanese tit, is native to the orient. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jap…
There exists a subspecies of bees which are stingless and can be cultivated for honey in warm tropical regions. Interestingly they do not produce the traditional hexagonal honeycomb, but instead build rows of little egg shaped pots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
The scientific name for the American bison is bison bison.... and the scientific name for it's subspecies (plains bison) is bison bison bison. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
The domestic dog is a genetically different subspecies than current wolf populations, and their closest blood relative died out thousands of years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog
Today I learned of the Qinling panda, a panda subspecies with light-brown and gray-brown fur instead of black and white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin…
There are claims of a tiny subspecies of elephant living in the mountains of southern India that only grows to a height of 5 feet. The Kallana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kal…
Today I learned of the Quagga, a subspecies of Zebra that was driven extinct in the 19th Century, the first extinct species to have it's DNA analysed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qua…
The Genus-Species name for a Western Gorilla is Gorilla Gorilla, and the Genus-Species-Subspecies for a Western Lowland Gorilla is Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
The total number of tigers alive in the wild is about 3,200 and that all remaining subspecies of tiger could be extinct within 12 years. huffingtonpost.com/2010/1…
DNA studies do not indicate that separate classifiable subspecies (races) exist within modern humans. No consistent patterns of genes across the human genome exist to distinguish one race from another. ornl.gov/sci/techresource…
2 lion cubs were born in 2010 bringing hope of restoring the largest, and extinct, subspecies of the modern lion. The Barbary Lion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
; that ostriches used to roam Europe, Arabia and Asia until around 10,000 years ago. The last non-African ostrich subspecies to go extinct was the Arabian ostrich in the mid 20th century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ost…
Today I learned of the Atlas Bear, a subspecies of brown bear native to the Atlas Mountains, which was the only bear native to Africa until it was driven to extinction in the late 1800s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Lonesome George, the worlds last remaining Pinta Island tortoise, died a few years back of natural causes. He was the last known tortoise of his subspecies. All attempts to mate him with genetically closest subspecies were unsuccessful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
The subspecies of Elephant used by Hannibal in his invasion of Italy are extinct en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor…
Grizzly bears are actually just a subspecies of brown bears, not their own species altogether. The only other confirmed subspecies is the kodiak bear. bear.org/website/bear-pag…
The "daddy longlegs" is not a spider, it's not poisonous, and some subspecies of them reproduce without sex. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Today I learned of Cuckoo Bumblebees, a "kleptoparasitic" subspecies that have lost the ability to collect pollen themselves, so they invade host colonies by subduing or killing their queen and forcing the workers to feed them through pheromones and physical attacks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bum…
Today I learned of the Empusa Pennata, AKA the Conehead Mantis. A nocturnal subspecies of praying mantis with feathered antenna that it uses to detect its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In 2005 Turkey decided to change the Latin names of three subspecies because they referenced Armenia and Kurdistan, which was "divisive and contradicted Turkish unity" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
Today I learned of a Kermode Bear, or Spirit Bear, a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in British Columbia known for their white or cream-colored coats like polar bears. This color is due to a double recessive gene unique in the subspecies. They are not albinos. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
Today I learned of the 'Mungo man', a 6'5 skeleton found in Australia and believed to be amongst the oldest known cremations in the world. Despite DNA evidence that the remains might be of an as-yet-unknown subspecies of human, the local aboriginal community has prevented access for further tests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lak…
"chicken" is a subspecies. The species that chickens belong to is "red junglefowl." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
All modern humans are Homo sapiens sapiens, a subspecies of Homo sapiens en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ana…
There is a freshwater subspecies of Habour Seals, living in the lakes of northern Quebec, Canada. They became landlocked some 3,000 to 8,000 years ago and have evolved unique characteristics. nunatsiaqonline.ca/archiv…
There is a subspecies of Cheetah that resides in Iran and it numbers are rising! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
Malnutrition in North East Brazil has caused humans to (d)evolve into a new subspecies called Homens Nanicos. articles.chicagotribune.c…
A subspecies of lion used to be common in Europe and lived in countries like Britain, Germany, and Spain! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
A subspecies of the Black Lemur is the only primate other than humans to have blue eyes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
There is a subspecies of lion that lives naturally in India en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
The world's smallest known subspecies of dolphin is also the rarest. Less than 50 known individuals of the Maui's dolphin remain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mau…
There is an Extinct Human Subspecies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hom…
There's evidence for the Himalayan yeti being an undiscovered subspecies of brown bear news.discovery.com/animal…
There is a subspecies of the American Bison with the scientific name "Bison Bison Bison". worldwildlife.org/species…
Today I learned of the Asiatic Lion. The only subspecies of lion in existence outside of Africa. Numbering a little over 500 individuals, they inhabit a small pocket of space in the far west of India. Among other things, these lions are characterized by smaller manes than African Lions. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
The PudΓΊs are two subspecies of South American deer from the genus Pudu, and are the world's smallest deer. PudΓΊs range in size from 32 to 44 centimeters (13 to 17 in) tall, and up to 85 centimeters (33 in) long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pud…
The western black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis longipes) or West African black rhinoceros was a subspecies of the black rhinoceros, declared extinct by the IUCN in 2011. It was once widespread in the savanna of sub-Saharan Africa, but its numbers declined due to poaching. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wes…
A female scientist was hired to masturbate Lonesome George in an attempt to save his subspecies. youtube.com/watch?v=JyOLK…
A endling is a animal who is the last individual of its species or subspecies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End…
Carrots are a subspecies of Queen Anne's Lace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dau…
The islands off the coast of California have their own unique Fox species consisting of six subspecies unique to the island it lives on. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
There are there are 13 or more subspecies of the purple swamphen bird and they differ mainly in plumage colour en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
There are 5 subspecies of turkeys in the US blog.nature.org/science/2…
There are 15 South Chinese Tigers living in the wild in South Africa. The subspecies is probably extinct in the wild in China itself. english.savechinastigers.…
Lonesome George was the last of his subspecies (Pinta Tortoise) that failed to reproduce even when provided female companions radiolab.org/story/galapa…
In 1993, a doctor at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital discovered a new subspecies of Salmonella. A massive Bulls fan, the doctor dubbed the organism Salmonella mjordan, after his favorite basketball player. articles.chicagotribune.c…
Hugh Hefner has a species of rabbit named in his honor: "Sylvilagus palustris hefneri, an endangered subspecies of Marsh rabbit, is named after him in honor of financial support that he provided." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hug…
The Western lowland gorilla's genus, species, and subspecies is Gorilla gorilla gorilla. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
That Missouri is the only state with both subspecies of Hellbender. .....I've also learned what a Hellbender is. stlzoo.org/animals/aboutt…
There is a lion subspecies in asia that once ranged from northern africa, to europe, and throughout asia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
Leopards have a far wider distribution than any other big cat, with subspecies present in China, Sri Lanka, Korea, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia and more. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…

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