Carrier pigeons are actually domesticated rock pigeons and not extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has categorized rock pigeons in the "least concern" category. Rock pigeons are no longer used in ... More »

Common animals in Europe include beavers, gray wolves, roe deer, European starlings and rock pigeons. Many of these animals have similar counterparts in North America that are either native or introduced. Marine animals,... More » Pets & Animals Mammals

A Carrier Access Code, or CAC, is a seven-digit code that allows callers to reach a specific carrier from any telephone. These codes are sometimes used to dial around an interexchange carrier and obtain better rates. All... More »

Penguins are flightless birds that almost appear to wear little tuxedos because of their coloring. Their white and black coloring is actually camouflage from predators since their white bellies blend with the surface of ... More »

Despite the harsh conditions of living in Antarctica, an emperor penguin can generally live for up to 20 years. Recent observations note that some individuals can even live upwards of 50 years. More » Pets & Animals Birds Penguins

Emperor penguins perform several duties in the course of raising their young, including incubating the egg, feeding the chick regurgitated food, protecting the chick from predators and teaching it to hunt. Emperor pengui... More »

Because penguins are an endangered species, the U.S. (and many other countries) have strict laws regarding importation, sale and ownership. It's generally prohibited for private parties to own penguins. More »