Featured Creature: Crow

Carrion crow (Corvus corone) black bird portrait of head and looking at camera. Wildlife in nature. Netherlands

What common bird possesses an uncommon intelligence, including diversified communication, excellent memory, and a talent for mathematics? 

The crow!

Featured Creature: European Hamster

"European hamster at a city park" by Ivan Radic is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Which keystone species creates intricate burrows, is aggressive towards its own kind, and hibernates from October to May?  The European Hamster! Did you know that there are multiple species of hamster in the wild? I didn’t know this until recently, when I stumbled upon a BBC Earth video of a European Hamster foraging for food…