Monday, March 18, 2013

Today is...the start of National Wildlife Week

Today is the start of National Wildlife Week. What is your favorite wildlife creature?

To celebrate National Wildlife Week, please enjoy these animal fun facts!

The male Anglerfish is much smaller than the female. To mate, he latches onto her with teeth and starts to disappear, leaving only the testes, which the female uses to impregnate herself.

In 1760, the College of Physicians and Faculty of Divinity in Paris classified the beaver as a fish because of its scaly tail. As a result, beaver can be eaten during Lent.

Catfish have more taste buds than any other creature.

Genertically speaking, every cheetah living today is as close as an identical twin to every other cheetah.

Pigeons process visual information three times faster than humans. If a pigeon watched a 24 frame per second film (the normal frame rate), it would look like a slide show to them. They would need at least 75 frames per second to create the illusion of movement on the screen.

A rat can swim for 72 hours non-stop.

The average spider will spin more than four miles of silk in a lifetime.

The kiwi bird has the shortest bill of all the birds since bills are measured from the tip to the nostril and the kiwi has nostrils at the end of its beak.

Camels originated on the continent of America 20 million years ago. After spreading to other continents by the Bering Strait when it was land. They then became extinct in North America during the last Ice Age.

Giant Pandas have the biggest teeth of all mammals.

A group of baboons is called a congress.

The longest animal in the world is the Bootlace worm, which can be up to 180 feet long. Its mucus is toxic.

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