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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Animal Fact: Reindeers eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.

Animal Fact: Reindeers eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing.

Reindeer Facts The reindeer, also known as the caribou in North America, is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. This includes both sedentary and migratory populations. Reindeer are prominent in our holiday music and images. They pull Santa’s sleigh, have red noses, have names, and fly. But how much do you really know about this northernmost deer species? The fact that they eat moss because it contains a chemical that stops their body from freezing is extraordinary but we have also found some more […]
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Did you know? A giraffes age can be calculated from its spots. The darker the spots, the older the giraffe.

Did you know? A giraffes age can be calculated from its spots. The darker the spots, the older the giraffe.

Giraffe Facts Giraffes are native to Africa, but each subspecies inhabits a different area where exist diverse types of vegetation. While giraffes used to roam most of the continent, now all subspecies dwell in defined areas where several of them are national parks. There are four beautiful species of giraffe (Masai Giraffe, Reticulated Giraffe, Rothschild Giraffe, West African Giraffe) that embellish the African landscapes, and although they are similar to each other, each one has its own characteristics. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on Earth. Their legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet. They are social animals that live in herds with dozens […]
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Turritopsis nutricula Immortal jellyfish is the only species known to live forever.

Turritopsis nutricula Immortal jellyfish is the only species known to live forever.

Immortal Jellyfish Facts The immortal jellyfish (scientific name – Turritopsis nutricula) was discovered in 1883 in the Mediterranean Sea. However, it’s extremely unique regeneration powers were not known to researchers and scientists until the mid-1990s. The unique regeneration process of the mature immortal jellyfish is quite unique. When it is injured or starving, it will attach itself to a surface in warm waters and turns into a sort of living blob. From this blob state, its cells will undergo a process called “transdifferentiation”. Transdifferentiation is a process wherein cells will turn into different kinds of cells. For instance, the muscle cells […]
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Rats Create How Many Relatives In 18 Months?

Rats Create How Many Relatives In 18 Months?

Rats breed so quickly that in just 18 months, 2 rats have created over 1 million relatives. Before their offspring are born, rats build nests from any material that can be foraged from the area, including branches, grass, trash, and paper. These nests are usually built in crevices, in rotting trees or in buildings. Rats, generally, are baby-making machines. Female rats can mate around 500 times in a six-hour period and brown rats can produce up to 2,000 offspring in a year, according to Discover Magazine. Brown rats can have up to 22 young at once, though eight or nine is […]
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Do you know how to measure a horses height?

Do you know how to measure a horses height?

Animal Fact: Horses height is measured in units known as “hands.” One hand is equal to four inches. Did you know that horses height is measured in units known as “hands.” One hand is equal to four inches. A horse is usually considered to be 14.2 (14 hands, 2 inches) or taller when mature. Anything under 14.2 when mature is called a pony. Kimberly Ruiz
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Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns.

Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns.

Animal Fact: Hartebeest evade predators by running in zigzag patterns. Commonly known as the red hartebeest, it is the most colorful hartebeest, with black markings contrasting against its white abdomen and behind. It has a longer face than other subspecies, with complex curving horns joined at the base. Hartebeests have an excellent sense of hearing and smell, although their sense of sight is poor. When alarmed, hartebeests elude confusion before running, by which they can reach a maximum speed of 55 km/h. Their evasion tactic is to run in a zigzag pattern, making it difficult for predators to catch them. The hartebeest […]
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Best breeds of dog to have if you have allergies

Best breeds of dog to have if you have allergies

Animal Fact: Bichons, Portuguese Water Dogs, Kerry Blue Terriers, Maltese, and Poodles are all good choices if you have allergies since they shed less than other breeds. Ever feel left out of the “pet club” or miss out on being a “fur mama” because of allergies? Here are some great breeds of dogs that would be good for people with allergies because they shed less than other breeds. A lot of times the main reason for pet allergies is all the pet hair, so less hair equals better allergy relief. Kimberly Ruiz
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Largest Rat-Free Populated Area

Largest Rat-Free Populated Area

Animal Fact: Alberta, Canada is the largest rat-free populated area in the world   Did you know that Alberta, Canada is the first place in the world to banish rats? Completely. Not a single rat resides in that area. This war on the rats wasn’t optional: The province’s Agricultural Pests Act made it an offense for property owners not to immediately eradicate every rat they encountered.   Kimberly Ruiz
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