Trivia question for May-04-2011

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

In the early 20th century, there were only about 1,000 of these guys left due to over hunting. They were given total protection in the early 1900 which helped bring the species back to around 2-million. After Russia broke up, poachers moved in and now again they are back on the critically endangered list with only about 50,000 remaining today.

Trivia question for May-03-2011

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

When chased by predators a herd will stick close together and make it hard for the predators to pick off one member. Calves are gathered in the middle. Buffalo will try to rescue a member that has been caught. A calf’s distress call will get the attention of not only the mother but also the herd. Buffalo will engage in mobbing behavior when fighting off predators. They have been recorded treeing lions for two hours, after the lions have killed a member of their group.

Trivia question for May-02-2011

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

The word “orangutan” comes from the Malay words “orang” (man) and “(h)utan” (forest); hence, “man of the forest”.

Trivia question for May-01-2011

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

Only the flesh of young specimens is valued as food. It is palatable when they weigh less than 33 lb. Larger than this size, the fish is highly fatty and not recommended for consumption. The eggs are poisonous and should not be consumed.

Trivia question for Apr-30-2011

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

These are small but powerfull aquatic predators capable of killing prey several times larger than itself.

Trivia question for Apr-29-2011

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

These snakes are considered to be rear-fanged venomous, but are not considered to pose any danger to humans and will only bite as a feeding response, rarely in defense. The defensive bite response is usually due to the temporary blindness experienced while shedding. Because the snake cannot see while shedding, it becomes paranoid and more aggressive.

Trivia question for Apr-28-2011

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

These guys inhabit various wet and dry forests, including tropical rainforest, savanna, and thorn scrub. It seems to be most common in habitats near streams and rivers, especially those thick with vines and epiphytes (presumably because its prey is common in these areas).

Trivia question for Apr-27-2011

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

These guys inhabit steep, rugged hills up to an elevation of 4,500 m asl. It prefers rocky terrain but is also found in forests and flat areas. It is able to swim to small offshore islands.

Trivia question for Apr-26-2011

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

Males also have slightly elongated upper canines about an inch long that curve slightly outward from the lips and have the capability to inflict serious injury upon other animals or to other members of the population while exhibiting aggression.

Trivia question for Apr-25-2011

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

Native Africans have been found to dig up these fish, burrow and all, and store it for later use when they want fresh fish to eat. These fish have also been carried in their mud burrows for exhibition in the United States.

Trivia question for Apr-24-2011

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-24-2011

This powerful bird relies primarily on lemmings and other small rodents for food during the breeding season, but at times of low prey density, or during the ptarmigan nesting period, they may switch to juvenile ptarmigan. They are opportunistic hunters and prey species may vary considerably, especially in winter.

Trivia question for Apr-23-2011

Posted on Apr 23, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-23-2011

Up to two inches long with a blue-black body and bright rust-colored wings, these bugs are among the largest of of their species. The coloring on their wings warns potential predators that they are dangerous. Their long legs have hooked claws for grappling with their victims. The stinger of a female can be up to 1/3 inch long, and delivers a sting which is rated among the most painful in the insect world.

Trivia question for Apr-22-2011

Posted on Apr 22, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-22-2011

Unlike fish, they do not have gills and must surface regularly to breathe. They are among the most completely aquatic of all air-breathing vertebrates.

What do those “Recycle” numbers on plastic really mean anyway?

What do those “Recycle” numbers on plastic really mean anyway?

We have all been taught by the plastic industry that the symbol means the plastic can be recycled and that it is safe for use in our households. The reality is unfortunately different. Although arguably, all plastics are “Recyclable” the reality is that unless a recycler can find a buyer of the used plastic, it too will end up in our landfill.

Trivia question for Apr-21-2011

Posted on Apr 21, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Apr-21-2011

These are gliding mammals found in South-east Asia. There are just two extant species,which make up the entire family. They are the most capable of all gliding mammals, using flaps of extra skin between their legs to glide from higher to lower locations.