Textbook Travel

Educational content about the most fascinating elements of our planet and the study surrounding them

National Parks

Parks | A series exploring the world’s most spectacular national parks

Greatest National Parks

30 Greatest National Parks in the World

National Parks protect the most impressive wildlife & landscapes in the world. Explore 30 of the greatest National Parks in the world.

Animals

Relatives | A series exploring the most fascinating families in the animal kingdom

Crocodilians

All 27 Species of Crocodilian (Inc. 3 Recently Discovered)

Explore all 27 species of crocodilian including crocodiles, alligators, caiman and gavialids and 3 recently discovered species

Cats’ Relatives

The Closest Relatives to Cats

Learn about the families and species most closely related to cats including mongooses, the fossa and four types of hyena

Arboreal Locomotion

How Animals Climb Trees

Read about the many methods animals use to climb and move through the trees, collectively referred to as Arboreal Locomotion.

Marsupials

50+ Species of Marsupial from All 19 Families

Learn about more than 50 species of marsupial from all 19 families with beautiful photos and cladograms to explore how they are related.

Birds of Prey

What Are Birds of Prey? Explore ALL 13 Types of Raptor

Birds of prey have hooked beaks and sharp talons used to catch larger prey. Explore all 13 types of raptor including eagles, old-world vultures, new-world vultures, the beautiful secretary bird and owls.

Weasels

The Musteloidea Superfamily ALL 8 Weasel Subfamilies & 3 Closest Relatives

Explore the Musteloidea superfamily, which contains 11 families/subfamilies and includes weasels, martens, otters, badgers, the wolverine, red panda, raccoons and skunks.

Ungulates

All 13 Types of Ungulate (Odd/Even-Toed &… Whales?)

Explore the diverse Ungulate clade, which is split between odd-toed individuals including rhinos and tapirs and even-toed individuals, which includes bovids, deer and whales.

Bears

All 8 Species of Bear (+7 Most Beautiful Subspecies)

In this guide, we’ll discuss all 8 species of bear, where they live and discover 7 beautiful subspecies covering a wide range of colour morphs including the Tibetan blue bear and the entirely white spirit bear.

Snakes

100 Species of Snake Organised by Family and Subfamily

Explore 100 species of snake from constrictors such as boas and pythons, the highly venomous viper and elapid families and many more weird and wonderful species such as the elephant trunk snake!

Wild Dogs

All 15 Species of Wild Dog (Wolves, Jackals & Dogs)

Wolves, jackals and wild dogs are the closest relatives to the domestic dog. Explore all 15 species and 3 groups of wild dog with vivid photos.

Wild Cats

All 40 Species & 8 Lineages of Wild Cats (70+ Photos & Facts)

Felidae is one of the most incredible families in the animal kingdom, explore the wide variety of lineages and species of wild cat with photos and facts.