Trivia question for Mar-04-2011

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

These guys get their name from the fleshy upper lips and hanging folds of facial skin, which make them resemble a different animal. They are expert predators that actually hunt over water, emitting high-frequency sound pulses to detect prey.

Trivia question for Mar-03-2011

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

Although they are considered to be dangerous and one of the ugliest of all fishes, they are harvested for human consumption and are considered a delicacy in several countries.

“Say No To Plastic Bags”… Please!

“Say No To Plastic Bags”… Please!

We learned that the number one pollutant item in our oceans was plastic, and that plastic accounts for the death of over 1-million birds and over 100,000 marine animals including Sea Turtles, Seals and fish.

Trivia question for Mar-02-2011

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

As a defensive mechanism these guys are able to secret a blistering agent which is a poisonous chemical that causes blistering of the skin.

Trivia question for Mar-01-2011

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

The inner toe of these birds has evolved into a long “dagger-like” claw which makes it a formidable weapon. They are experts at camouflaging their nests, so much so that they are rarely ever found.

Trivia question for Feb-28-2011

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

In 1988 these guys were classified as “Vulnerable” because there were only an estimated 15,000 left. Today there are even fewer around. Communication between members of their groups is done with facial expressions and with a series of “hoots” which are used to “talk”.

Trivia question for Feb-27-2011

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

They have been completely wiped out in certain parts of their natural habitat due to the high demand for their fur. Their lifespan is a mere 6-years and they typically have between 3 to 7 young each year starting at the age of around 9-months.

Trivia question for Feb-26-2011

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

These insects spend over 3 years as a fierce predator before spinning itself into a cocoon, to later develop into a winged adult.

Trivia question for Feb-25-2011

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

These guys have a high casuality rate due to thermal shock from cold temperatures. During cold weather many die due to their digestive tract shutting down at water temperatures below 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Trivia question for Feb-24-2011

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

They live in colonies and dig burrows into the silty soil of the grasslands in South Africa. There name comes from their habit of sitting at the burrow entrance and facing the sun.

Trivia question for Feb-23-2011

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

These guys have supposedly been clocked soaring at speeds up to 199-MPH but that was an unconfirmed reading. The average speed is around 25-MPH during migrations and 14-MPH during feeding.

Trivia question for Feb-22-2011

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

These guys are listed as endangered and accidental capture in commercial shrimp nets kills an estimated 50,000 of these guys each year. In 1989, the US passed a law requiring shrimpers to use special nets which have a metal gate at the end which allows these guys to escape.

Trivia question for Feb-21-2011

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

These seals gather in small groups around cracks and holes in the ice. This animal can also be found in large groups on ice attached to the continent and can be easily approached by humans.

Trivia question for Feb-20-2011

Posted on Feb 20, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Feb-20-2011

Because of their size, these guys are often eaten by humans and are even considered a delicacy in China, Malaysia, Burma, Latin America, Germany, the Congo and in the United States.

Trivia question for Feb-19-2011

Posted on Feb 19, 2011 in Trivia
Trivia question for Feb-19-2011

Over 50% of its diet consists of one type of primate and the rest of its diet comes from endemic primates found on the island, tenrecs, rodents, lizards, birds, and other animals. Litters range from one to six pups, which are born blind and toothless.