Pachyderm, a term formerly used in biological classifications of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, tapir, hyrax, and pig. The word, now used chiefly as a mock-scientific synonym for elephant, comes from the Greek for “thick-skinned.”The elephant is considered a pachyderm.
In the natural order of things there are predators and there are prey, with an interchange of roles down the food chain. In one of these struggles for survival is african buffalo try to defend themselves from lions. Take this quiz and learn more about the buffalo's defenses.
A Komodo dragon's bite is a deadly cocktail of bacteria and venom. But is it worse than a cobra's bite? Who would win in the hypothetical battle of lizards versus snakes?