Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint

Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint

Tiger Stripe Patterns Are As Unique As A Human Fingerprint Tigers are the largest felines in the world. They are known to be a symbol of strength and courage and because of this hunters prey on killing them to show bravery. As a result of this, tigers are endangered. No more than 3,200 tigers are left in the world. Aside from that sad truth, tiger stripe patterns are very unique in that their skin is also striped. These stripes are the same as a human fingerprint, not one tiger is alike to another, stripe wise anyway. How neat is that? […]
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Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails.

Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails.

Horse Hooves The hard exterior of horse hooves is made of keratin, which is the same substance that our fingernails are made out of. The horse cannot feel this part of the hoof, but the keratin is hard and provides an excellent barrier to protect the inner hoof structures. The frog, that squishy triangle feature in the bottom of your horse’s foot, acts to absorb shock. The flexible frog makes contact with the ground every time that your horse takes a step. By doing this,  it absorbs some of the impact, it reduces the amount of shock that the bones and […]
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In just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens.

In just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens.

Two Cats Can Turn Into 420,000 Kittens Did you know that in just seven years, a single pair of cats and their offspring could produce a staggering total of 420,000 kittens? Talk about a lot of kittens running around. The average mature cat can have 3 litters with a total of 12 kittens per year. Out of those litters of kittens, about 4.7 of them are females, which in turn means they will most likely have litters of their own. These numbers are definite eye-openers because think about how many stray cats there are running around that are not spayed or […]
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Dogs Are Not Colorblind

Dogs Are Not Colorblind

Dogs are not colorblind. They can see more than just black, white and gray, though the color range is still very limited for them. Dogs do not have receptors for “human” reds, greens and oranges, they appear somewhere on the yellow to blue spectrum. Shades of yellow and blue are the canines strongest color field.       Kimberly Ruiz
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Kinkajous, Have The Ability To Rotate Their Feet, Can Run Equally as Fast Forwards and Backwards.

Kinkajous, Have The Ability To Rotate Their Feet, Can Run Equally as Fast Forwards and Backwards.

Animal Facts: Kinkajous These creatures can be found in the tropical forests of Central and South America, where they spend most of their time in the trees. Kinkajous are able to turn their feet backward to run easily in either direction along branches or up and down trunks. They also have a prehensile (gripping) tail that they use much like another arm. Although the kinkajou has sharp teeth, its omnivorous diet consists mainly of fruit, particularly figs. In fact,  studies have shown that 90% of their diet consists of ripe fruit. Many believe that these mammals are related to the primate family, but […]
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Horses ARE NOT Colorblind

Horses ARE NOT Colorblind

Animal Fact: Horses Are Not Colorblind Horses are beautiful creatures to look at, and thousands of fanatics enjoy riding them or showing them every year. A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is a mare. Horses which have been tamed usually live to be around 25 years old. However, the oldest domestic horse on record was Old Billy, who died at the age of 62. Another good fact about horses is, when they are seen standing up, don’t assume they are awake! These creatures can sleep either standing up or lying down. A group of horses will […]
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Toucans Curl Into Little Balls When They Sleep

Toucans Curl Into Little Balls When They Sleep

Animal Fact: Toucans curl into little balls when they sleep There are about 40 different species of toucans. They live in tropical and sub-tropical jungle regions, they are native to southern Mexico in Central America, the northern areas of South America, and the Caribbean region. Toucans are renown for their large colorful bills. At 8 inches (20 cm) they have the longest bill of any bird in the world. The relatively small wings of the toucan mean they are not very good at flying. This is fine by them though, they often don’t move far, and usually hop between branches using curved […]
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Meet The Turkish Van “The Swimming Cat”

Meet The Turkish Van “The Swimming Cat”

The Turkish Van If you hear someone bragging about their Turkish Van, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were talking about an imported car. However, the Turkish Van is not a car but a rare breed of cat.  This rare cat has a one-of-a-kind coat. While most cats have coats consisting of three hair types, the Turkish Van prefers a coat of one hair type, with no undercoat. This makes her fur cashmere-like in both texture and looks. Plus, it’s water-resistant, which works out fantastically since they are also known as the “swimming cat”.  This cat not only loves to go out for a […]
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Flying Tree Snakes Can Soar As Far As 330 Feet

Flying Tree Snakes Can Soar As Far As 330 Feet

The Flying Tree Snake Chrysopelea is most commonly known as the flying tree snake or gliding snake. They are a genus of the family Colubridae, the largest snake family to 51% of all known living snakes. There are five species of flying snakes, which inhabit jungles, forests, and woodlands of South and Southeast Asia. These colorful snakes do not actually fly, but they do in fact glide. They are known to travel more than 100-meters in just a single glide, which amounts to about 8-10-meters per second. How amazing is that?  Although these snakes are venomous, they have tiny, fixed rear fangs that make them […]
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