Trivia question for Sep-07-2011

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-07-2011

This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3.8 million square miles. Its global population estimated to be 3.8–6.7 million individuals.

Trivia question for Sep-06-2011

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-06-2011

These guys are social herd animals that live in family groups consisting of a territorial alpha male, females and their young. They warn the herd about intruders by making sharp, noisy inhalations that sound like a high pitched bray. The herd may attack smaller predators with their front feet, and can spit and kick.

Trivia question for Sep-05-2011

Posted on Sep 5, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-05-2011

These guys are insectivores and eat an exclusive diet of termites. An adult requires up to 20,000 termites each day. The only marsupial that is fully active by day, they spend most of their time searching for termites. It digs up termites from loose earth with its front claws and captures them with its long sticky tongue.

Trivia question for Sep-04-2011

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-04-2011

These guys an extensive geographical range with a patchy distribution. This is due to specialization for certain grasslands in arid and savanna biomes. Human hunting and habitat destruction have further isolated their population.

Trivia question for Sep-03-2011

Posted on Sep 3, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-03-2011

It mainly feeds on small mammals in the 0.44-4.4 lb weight range, such as voles, rats, mice and hares. However, prey can be killed up to the size of foxes, marmots and young deer (up to 37 lb), if taken by surprise. The other significant group of prey is other birds and almost any type of bird is potential prey.

Trivia question for Sep-02-2011

Posted on Sep 2, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-02-2011

Diseases transmitted by these insects kill 250,000–300,000 people per year. Males and females both feed on blood, unlike mosquitoes where only the females do.

Trivia question for Sep-01-2011

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Sep-01-2011

The females of these lizard lays eggs in loose sand in a sunny location, leaving them to be incubated by the warmth of the ground. They have a light underbelly and a dorsal stripe: males tend to be darker and color and turn partly or wholly bright green during the mating season.

Trivia question for Aug-31-2011

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-31-2011

They are capable of limited autotomy; if another animal grasps the tail, the skin breaks easily and slides off the underlying bone, allowing the rodent to escape. The exposed vertebrae then break off and the wound heals over, forming a fresh brush of hair.

SHOCKING: The Story of the Bluefin

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 in Articles, Blue Fin Tuna, OMG News, Petitions
SHOCKING: The Story of the Bluefin

“Oceana’s report finds that depletion of prey fish may be starving the oceans. You might think of predators eating anything and everything that comes in their path. While this may be true for some species, there are also a large number of predators that specialize on one or two food types that make up the majority of their diets. When overfishing, aquaculture and climate change exhaust these preferred foods, ocean predators and their young suffer and may not survive.”

Trivia question for Aug-30-2011

Posted on Aug 30, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-30-2011

Owls, foxes, coyotes, raccoons and bobcats will prey upon these guys. These small omnivores produce a variety of sounds, including clicks and chatters reminiscent of raccoons. A typical call is a very loud, plaintive bark. As adults, these mammals lead solitary lives, generally coming together only to mate.

Trivia question for Aug-29-2011

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-29-2011

These guys can soar at altitudes of up to 18,000-feet and can spot a carcass from a distance of several miles. These guys have the largest ‘wing area’ (not wing span) of any bird (nearly 6.5 sq. ft), allowing it to glide on rising air currents.

Trivia question for Aug-28-2011

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-28-2011

Workers carrying sections of leaf are protected by tiny workmates that ‘ride shotgun; on the leaf. Next to humans, these ants form the largest and most complex animal societies on Earth. In a few years, the central mound of their underground nests can grow to more than 98 ft across, with smaller, radiating mounds extending out to a radius of 260 ft, taking up 320 to 6,500 sq ft and containing eight million individuals.

Trivia question for Aug-27-2011

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-27-2011

These lizards are found mainly in the northern regions of Australia and southern New Guinea. The lizard inhabits humid climates such as those in the tropical savannah woodlands. The lizard is an arboreal lizard, meaning it spends a majority of its time in the trees.

Trivia question for Aug-26-2011

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-26-2011

Adults have a diverse repertoire of vocalizations. There are vocalizations for contact, reassurance, appeasement, solicitation, ambivalence, aggression and defense. Vocalizations are often combined into sequences. Contact calls may provide social functions. They sit around and chatter at each other, signifying to those around that they matter, in a way, to the individual “speaking”.

Trivia question for Aug-25-2011

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Aug-25-2011

These guys are most commonly sighted near forest streams and human habitation. A nocturnal creature, it shelters during the day in a mesh of twigs on a tree branch, a tree hole, or an old bird’s nest. It eats insects, spiders, lizards, bird’s eggs, chicks, and fruits.