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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Great Barrier Reef Destruction

The Great Barrier Reef is home to 400 different coral species, 1,500 kinds of fish, 4,000 mollusks, and many other species. It is roughly the size of Montana, spanning 2,600 kilometers and is about 133,000 sq. miles. In 1981, it was declared a World Heritage Site. Now, there are numerous projects that are being funded, …

Save the Elephant!

African Elephants have been one of my favorite animals since I was about 3 years old. They have incredible intelligence, strength, and courage. Their breathtaking size and elegance is enough to make anyone love these giants. But now, they are in trouble. In just three years, 100,000 African Elephants were killed …

Do Animals Dream?

From a small frog to a giant elephant, most terrestrial, aquatic, and aerial animals are known to sleep. Sleep is an evolutionary process and a way for the body to regenerate, grow, and adapt. Early in history, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, hypothesized that animals not only sleep, but also dream. …

Honey Bees Need Help

Imagine a world without honey bees. A disappearance of these insects would ruin the balance of the ecosystem and harm the production of valuable crops and plants across the world. From potato chips to a fresh tomato, many products would disappear. Without honey bees, one out of every three bites of …