Our Animal Diary

The Axolotl
Axolotls should not be confused with waterdogs! 🐟  Neither should they be confused with mudpuppies. 🐠  We know... it sounds crazy but it's true. One of the most unique animals out there. Their heads are wide, and their eyes are lidless. Their...
The Roseate Spoonbill
The Roseate Spoonbill! A mouthful for sure, but a gregarious and graceful bird nonetheless. Unlike herons, spoonbills fly with their necks outstretched. The spoon-shaped bill allows it to sift easily through mud. It feeds on crustaceans, aquatic insects, frogs 🐸...
The Moose
The Moose 🦌 an often overlooked majestic cold-adapted mammal.  The moose became extinct in Britain during the Bronze Age, long before the European arrival in the Americas. The moose is a herbivore and is capable of consuming many types of plant...
The Robin
Happy 2020! ✨ The United Kingdom's national bird, and a world favorite! 🐦The red chested robin is common throughout folklore, holidays, and cultures. The general robin population is estimated to be over 320million!  The American robin is active mostly during...
The Penguin
The word penguin 🐧 first appears in the 16th century as a synonym for great auk! The great auk is a species of flightless alcid that became extinct in the mid-19th century.  When European explorers discovered what are today known as...
The Salamander
Our small and perhaps slithery little friends! The salamanders. Quick Facts 🦎 The skin of salamanders, in common with other amphibians, is thin, permeable to water, serves as a respiratory membrane, and is well-supplied with glands. Their skin is renewed...
The Tiger
 As beautiful as they are fierce, this is not a kitten you'd want to mess with! 🐅 Today's nugget of knowledge is the tiger. Much like cats, when tigers are comfortable, they exhibit what's called, "chuffing" — soft, low-frequency snorting similar...
The Owl
Hoot hoot! Owls... peculiar, intelligent, and precariously beautiful🦉 Today's nugget of knowledge is the long-eared owl! The long-eared owl species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, of the family Strigidae. This owl shows...
The Polar Bear
Winter is coming! And for many of us, it's already here. The polar bear has no need to bundle up because they live off of FAT reserves! ʕ•͡ᴥ•ʔ Polar bears hunt their preferred food of seals from the edge of sea...
The Hen & The Rooster
Hens or otherwise known as chickens 🐔 are one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a total population of more than 19 billion as of 2011.  Where did they come from?  Genetic studies have pointed to multiple maternal...
The Crocodile
This week's nugget of knowledge is the crocodile! 🐊 Fearsome and most gruesome cold-blooded predators, their metabolisms are slow and can survive long periods without food. Crocodiles have the most acidic stomach of any vertebrate. They can easily digest bones,...
The Wild Boar
Today's nugget of knowledge for you and your little ones is the Wild Boar! A favorite as it is commonly associated with the pig 🐷 The official name is the Eurasian wild pig as it is present in areas of...
The Unicorn
A long history of myth, legend, and enthrallment, the unicorn has existed for a very long time. There's no question of its rarity, beauty, and grace! 🦄 ✨ The unicorn is often used as a symbol of fantasy or rarity. The horn itself...
The Black Cat
Happy Halloween! From our very own, friendly black kitty! He's casting all kinds of spells! The folklore surrounding black cats varies from culture to culture. Pirates of the 18th century believed that a black cat would bring different kinds of...
The Turkey
A worldwide icon, the turkey was originally domesticated in Mexico (by the Aztecs).  The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or...
The Hermit Crab
Always nestled in their own little shell. A cute and relatable little crab! 🦀 Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea. Most of the approximately 1,110 species possess an asymmetric abdomen concealed in a scavenged mollusk shell. Most species...
The Red Fox
In honor of Teddy The Fox, our very own BabyWay Market mascot, we present the elusive, yet very well known, Red Fox. Among the true foxes, the red fox represents a more progressive form in the direction of carnivory. Apart...
The Brown Bear
Today's favorite is the brown bear. A big creature, a friend and a potential foe in the world of animals. Weighing up to 1,500 pounds! That's over 700 kilograms. Bears are found on the continents of North America, South America,...
The Platypus
The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Although it is cute in photos and drawings, it does have a bit of a venomous sting!