Flying Pig

Flying Pig

A collection of tutorials, art, and news — all about animals
Kids

Learn how to draw, build, and create on my YouTube channel! I have over 100 videos on art, animation, and legos.

News

The goal of Flying Pig is to educate people — specifically children — about animals in danger and hopefully help save them.

Books

Buy Flying Pig’s new how to draw books on Amazon called Draw Five and Simple Shape Sketches!

Conservation

All revenue collected from this blog goes to World Wildlife Fund, an organization that actively helps conserve the animals, plants, and habitats of the world.

The Dolphin Dialect: Can Dolphins Have Their Own Conversations?
The Dolphin Dialect: Can Dolphins Have Their Own Conversations?
The ability to use complex languages to communicate with one another is perhaps humankind’s greatest feat, surpassing all other cultural revolutions. Conveying information through language...
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Octopus: The Master of Disguise
Octopus: The Master of Disguise
A species of coral (Pavona bipartita) lies on the sandy ocean floor. It seems to be immobile, swaying only with the murky currents of the...
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Animals Up Close
Animals Up Close
Animals almost never look the same when seen under extreme magnification. Using advanced microscope and camera technology, scientists and photographers have been able to take absolutely...
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Mystery Marsupial
Mystery Marsupial
They call it a “marsupial hyena.” A “flesh-eating kangaroo.” A hypercarnivourous beast that could “[slice] up the largest animals of its day.” Sounds like a...
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World Records of the Animal Kingdom
World Records of the Animal Kingdom
Cheetah. Swordfish. Falcon. What do all of these animals have in common? They are all extremely fast. But which one is the fastest? Reaching speeds...
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Amur Leopard – Species Spotlight
Amur Leopard – Species Spotlight
Since the Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) lives in the temperate forests of Far East Russia, there are constant weather changes, which force the species...
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Eyeball Evolution

It was a Sunday afternoon, and I found myself sitting at my desk attempting to draw a realistic house cat. First, I sketched out a small mouse. Behind it, I started to draw a large, menacing house cat, clearly ready to pounce. Afterwards, I began to work on the details of the cat’s …

Research of Bonobos Sharing with Others

A bonobo is placed in an enclosed area with a pile of food on the floor. He can see a door that connects the enclosure with another room and a second bonobo outside of the the enclosure looking intently at the food. The second bonobo calls and reaches for the food but cannot touch it. …

Spot the Frog!

I was recently watching a documentary about African wildlife and it showed footage of camouflaged frogs. I could not believe how well they were hidden. I began surfing the web to find more pictures of camouflaged frogs, and here they are!

Top Five New Species

Scientists from all over the world discover new species every year. From spiders to vipers, they always allow humans to learn more about the animal kingdom. About 15,000 species are discovered each year. Some have new escape tactics, some form new courtship rituals, and some are just plain wacky. Here are …

Bear Kills Man, Man Kills Bear

Lance Crosby, a 63 year old experienced hiker, was hiking alone without bear spray in Yellowstone National Park. Crosby worked as a nurse and had lived in Yellowstone for five seasons. His body was found a half-mile from the Elephant Back Loop Trail, a popular hiking site. His body was …

Cool Crossbreeds

Liger? Grolar Bear? Beefalo? These are in fact animals. However, these animals are called hybrids or crossbreeds. My dog is a crossbreed (a mix between a Bichon Frise and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), so I began wondering if there were crossbreed-able animals other than dogs.

The Quagga Project

The Quagga is an animal that I discovered while playing a video game when I was younger. It looked like a zebra, but it had fewer stripes on its rear end. On the game, it was labeled extinct. When I heard that this label was going to be changed, I …