is for Anaconda
largest snake, growing to around 10metres
do not sleep in their nests. They occasionally nap in them, but sleep in other
The Cheetah is the fastest land animal
at 95 km/h (60mph). Unlike other "big cats" it does not roar - however
it does purr and make high pitched yelps,barks and chirruping sounds.They are
found in Africa and in some parts of Asia.
There are more than 700 types of pure breed
dogs. The common belief that dogs are colour blind is false. Dogs can see colour
but it is not as vivid as we see; it is like our vision at twilight. Dogs and
cats, like people, are either right-handed
Elephants are very emotional they cry,
laugh, and remember other elephants they haven't seen in decades. They grieve
over dead family members and bury them with tree branches. If a baby elephant
cries out, the entire family rushes over to care for it. Like us, they are happy,
sad, moody, and capable of jealousy and fits of rage. Also like us, they can be
immensely gentle and compassionate with each other
Frogs drink through their skin. Because
their skin is so important and it can dry out quickly, many frogs shed their skin
often. They will wriggle out of it, and sometimes even eat it!
Giraffes have long been thought to be
mute, but that is not the case. Giraffes communicate by emitting moans or low
notes that the human ear cannot hear.Giraffes have a symbiotic relationship with
tickbirds. These small birds ride on the giraffe's back, eating pesky insects
off of its skin. In return for food, the birds serve as an early warning signal,
alerting giraffes to any approaching predators with a loud chirp.
Horses do in fact have "feathers."
They are the long hairs on the back of a horse's lower leg. They help to drain
water away from their hooves
The name of the family that iguanas are
in is iguanidae. Green iguanas are also known as bamboo chickens. All iguanas
are known for their impressive defense.
They are the largest cat in the Americas
and weigh up to 300lbs or more, over twice as much as a leopard. Jaguars has one
of the strongest jaws of all the species of cats.A jaguar may go "fishing"
by waving its tail over the water to attract hungry fish.
Most kangaroos cannot walk; they get
around by hopping with both feet. Only tree kangaroos are able to move their hind
A male lion's roar can be heard up to 5
eating. The hunting grounds for a pride of lions can range from
8 to 150 square miles.
The largest lion on record was almost 11 feet long
and weighed nearly 700 pounds.
Lions rarely eat an entire kill. Hyenas and
vultures finish the rest.A male lion eats first, even though the females actually
catch the prey
The tail can be used like a hand.
The monkeys of the world are divided into two groups: the Old World monkeys of
Africa and Asia and the New World monkeys of Central and South America. Geography
isn't their only difference however. Many Old World monkeys, like the apes, have
long thick tails that help them balance while thye swing through the forest. Whilst,
many New World monkeys, like the familiar spider monkey, have tails which can
grasp so tehy are used like hands and feet to help them swing through the treetops,
and even dangle upside down while
The numbat is unusual because it is a
marsupial without a pouch.Numbats live in woodlands.
Numbats eat only ants.They
have long sticky tongues.Numbats have reddish-brown fur.
Ostriches lay the biggest egg in the
world -- 6 inches in diameter and weighing 3 pounds -- the equivalent of two dozen
Except for the kangaroo and opossum,the
giant panda baby is the smallest mammal newborn relative to its mother's size.
Small, plump birds, mostly ground-dwelling,
found in woodlands and grasslands in many part of the world.
Quails can lay
as many as 12 to 15 eggs per clutch. The nests are built on the ground in vegetation.Quails
are extremely popular game birds.
Rabbits are not rodents.
happy bunny can live from 8 to sometimes 14 years!
Rabbits teeth grow continuously
throughout its life (need hay and things to chew to keep them trim!)
ears help regulate their temperature.
Seals are able to dive 1000 feet and can
stay underwater for 30 minutes. They have more blood for their body size than
any other land animal. They come on land or ice to mate. A seal's milk is forty-five
to fifty percent fat. Because of this, some seals grpw extremely fast adding almost
three pounds a day until they are weaned around three weeks of age. The grey seal's
scientific name Halichoerus grypus comes from the Greek and means "hook-nosed
sea pig." Sea lions can dive up to 475 feet deep and can stay under water
for 20 minutes at a time.
The tigers' loud roar can be heard from
miles away. They also growl, hiss, purr, and chuff (an affectionate greeting).
But in 2000, researchers discovered that tigers could also communicate in frequencies
too low for humans to hear. These infrasounds can travel for much longer distances
and go through objects like buildings, forests, and mountains.
A type of sheep
Vultures usually have one mate a year.
Nests are constructed using sticks and leaves, and are built in trees and cliffs.
The same nest may be used for several years.
As large predators, Wolves depend on prey
such as deer, elk, caribou, and in some parts of its range, moose and bison that
weigh more than a 450kg (1000 pounds). Their powerful jaws exert twice as much
power as that of the domestic dog. The wolf is a highly social animal, generally
living within the same pack for most, if not all, of its life.
Genus name and common name for a group of nuthatch-type birds native to
Central and South America.
Found in the mountains of Tibet, males Yaks
reach a length of 2.7m (9ft) and a height of 1.8m (6ft), weighing 545kg (1200lb).
Despite their relative immensity, they are agile, nimble, sure climbers and good
swimmers roaming icy mountainsides and valleys.
The stripes on all zebras is unique to
each individual, with the variation greatest in the shoulder region. It is believed
that zebras have stripes in order to confuse predators. When a herd of zebras
run away from a predator, their swirl of stripes can make an individual hard to
pick out from the crowd.