Did you know that goldfish can lose their color and turn completely white?

Did you know that goldfish can lose their color and turn completely white?

Goldfish The goldfish is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family, the goldfish is native to East Asia. It was first selectively bred in ancient China more than 1,000 years ago, and several distinct breeds have since been developed. Goldfish breeds vary greatly in size, body shape, fin configuration and coloration (various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black are known). As of April 2008, the largest goldfish in the world was believed by the BBC to measure 19 inches and to be living in the Netherlands. At the time, a goldfish named “Goldie”, […]
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A Lions Age…

A Lions Age…

A good gauge of a male lion’s age is the darkness of his mane. The darker the mane, the older the lion. The lion is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. It is sexually dimorphic; male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most recognizable feature of the species. With a typical head-to-body length of 184–208 cm they are larger than females at 160–184 cm. It is a social species, forming groups called prides. A lion pride consists of […]
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Dolphins do what when they are sleeping?

Dolphins do what when they are sleeping?

Dolphins sleep with only half of their brain and with one eye open so they can watch for predators and other threats. Dolphin is a common name of aquatic mammals within the infraorder Cetacea. The term dolphin usually refers to the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), Iniidae (the New World river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin). There are 40 extant species named as dolphins. Although dolphins are widespread, most species prefer the warmer waters of the tropic zones, but some, like the right whale dolphin, prefer colder climates. Dolphins feed largely on fish and squid, but a few, like the killer whale, […]
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The raccoon’s sense of touch is its most important and specialized sense.

The raccoon’s sense of touch is its most important and specialized sense.

Raccoons The raccoons are medium-sized mammals native to North America. The original habitats of the raccoon are deciduous and mixed forests, but due to their adaptability, they have extended their range to mountainous areas, coastal marshes, and urban areas, where some homeowners consider them to be pests. Recently, they have emerged in parts of Europe and Japan. In the wild, a raccoon has a life expectancy of about 2 to 3 years, but in captivity, a raccoon can live up to 20 years. Raccoon averages 61 to 96 centimeters (24 to 38 inches) in length and can weigh between 5.5 and 15.8 kilograms (12 and 35 pounds), depending upon habitat and available food. The most distinctive feature of the raccoon is the “bandit” like face mask around the eyes of […]
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The Killer Whale (also known as Orca) is actually a type of dolphin.

The Killer Whale (also known as Orca) is actually a type of dolphin.

Killer Whales Orcas are often called killer whales. Though they don’t typically attack humans, this name is still well-chosen due to the animal’s ability to take down large marine animals, such as sea lions and whales. In fact, orcas will prey on almost any animal they find in the sea, in the air over the water or along the coastline. To hunt, killer whales use their massive teeth, which can grow up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) long. Size According to National Geographic, orcas are considered the largest species of the dolphin family. They weigh up to 6 tons (5,443 kilograms) […]
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White Rhinos Can Weigh Over 3500 kg (7700 lb)

White Rhinos Can Weigh Over 3500 kg (7700 lb)

White Rhinos Can Weigh Over 3500 kg (7700 lb) The white rhinoceros is the second-largest land mammal in the world, after the elephant. White rhinos can weigh over 3500kg (7700lb) and stand as tall as 1.8 meters (6 feet). There were once over 30 species of rhino, but today there are only five and all are endangered. White rhinoceros are calmer and more sociable than other species of rhino, and they often live in small, territorial groups. Females and juveniles are rarely alone. Rhinos communicate using a wide variety of sounds, including grunts, growls, snorts, squeaks, and bellows. Because of their hump, white rhinos cannot swim. […]
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Sea turtles live to be how old?

Sea turtles live to be how old?

Sea Turtles Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 110 million years. An important link to marine ecosystems, such as coral reefs and seagrass beds, some sea turtles also eat large numbers of jellyfish and provide a source of income to local communities as a draw for ecotourism. But sea turtle populations have been on the decline. Thousands of marine turtles are accidentally caught by fishing gear each year, and the beaches upon which they depend for nesting are disappearing. How long do sea turtles live? The actual documentation of the age of any species of sea […]
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Did you know that a reindeer’s eyes change color in the winter?

Did you know that a reindeer’s eyes change color in the winter?

Reindeer Eyes Turn Blue In The Winter Reindeer don’t fly, but they do sometimes have red noses. These animals are part of the deer family, or Cervidae, which includes deer, elk, moose, and wapiti. Like others in their family, reindeers have long legs, hooves, and antlers. Reindeer are also called caribou, depending on their location. They are called reindeer in Europe, but in North America, reindeer refers to Eurasian populations, and caribou refers to wild populations in North America, according to the San Diego Zoo. Reindeer also often refers to domesticated animals, while caribou refers to wild populations. More Facts About […]
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Lions Can Run How Fast?!

Lions Can Run How Fast?!

Lions Unlike other cats, lions are very social animals. They live in groups, called prides, of around 30 lions. A pride consists of up to three males, a dozen related females, and their young. The availability of food and water determines the size of the pride. If resources are scarce, the pride becomes smaller. Pride members keep track of one another by roaring. Both males and females have a mighty roar that can be heard up to 8 km (5 mi.) away. Males and females take on very different roles in the pride. Male lions spend their time guarding their […]
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Animal Fact: Marine Iguanas

Animal Fact: Marine Iguanas

Marine Iguanas Marine iguanas are most noted for their ability to feed in shallow, marine waters. They are herbivores and eat marine algae growing along rocky shores and underwater. In the water, they swim with a snake-like motion and hold themselves against the bottom with their long claws in order to graze. Though they feed in the water, marine iguanas are predominately terrestrial. They are often observed warming themselves in the sun, and they nest along the shore. Marine iguanas are also known for their very efficient salt glands, where they “sneeze” out salt. Because they feed underwater, they ingest a large amount of saltwater. In order to […]
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