Trivia question for Feb-05-2011

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

This magnificent looking cat has the ability to jump 7-feet into the air from a seated position in an effort to catch game-birds in flight. In the 19th century, this species was wiped out from most of Europe due to hunting for its fur and because it preyed on game and domestic animals.

Trivia question for Feb-04-2011

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

The particular species remains one of the world’s rarest mammals. In 1997 there were so few numbers of these guys left that managers took the bold step of capturing some to create a “genetic lifeboat” and therefore create the possibility of restoring wild populations.

Trivia question for Feb-03-2011

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

Because of their long reproductive cycle, long migrations, and sensitivity to environmental conditions, many of these species are under severe threat from overfishing, poaching, water pollution and damming of rivers. According to the IUCN, over 85% of these species are classified as at risk of extinction, making them more critically endangered than any other group of species.

Trivia question for Feb-02-2011

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

This bumpy looking specimen is quite unique. The croak from the male can be heard as far as 1-mile away. They have very short legs and therefore can not jump like their cousins, but instead, they can actually run.

Trivia question for Feb-01-2011

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

This is a fearsome predator capable of taking down prey up to 30-times it’s weight. They hunt in well organized packs and have even been known to steal the catch of Tigers.

Trivia question for Jan-31-2011

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

This bird derives its name from its monotonous two-syllable call. They undertake two long migrations each year and some are blown off course and have turned up in Greenland, Newfoundland, Bermuda, Australia and the U.S.

Trivia question for Jan-30-2011

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

This is the fierce Leopard Seal. They are the second largest species of seal in the Antarctic (after the Southern Elephant Seal). It is most common in the southern hemisphere along the coast of Antarctica and on most sub-Antarctic islands.

Letter from an 8-year old

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 in Articles, OMG News, Rattlesnakes
Letter from an 8-year old

Dear Sir,

“Don’t kill the snakes… please ;-( Do you see how much it hurts me when you and others kill the snakes? Why does your group kill snakes? Did you know animals help us and we humans do nothing but harass and kill them? Why don’t you help them? Why, can you tell me?…

Trivia question for Jan-29-2011

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

In Mexico, these guys are referred to as “Night Monkey’s” which is sometimes confusing since their actually is another species called a “Night Monkey. It’s furred and prehensile tail is not only for climbing, it also acts as a snug pillow for their infants.

Trivia question for Jan-28-2011

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

These guys are Britain’s only native venomous snake. Their venom rarely kills humans.

Trivia question for Jan-27-2011

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

These guys eat termites and also use the termite mounds as their home. They particularly like eggs of all types and they have a cool way of hurling them back through their hind legs against a stone or other hard object.

Trivia question for Jan-26-2011

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

These guys are able to leap more than 33-feet between trees and as much as 66-feet to the ground without injury.

Trivia question for Jan-25-2011

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

These aptly named turtles grow to approximately 3 to 5 inches. They have long necks and rather short legs. They typically only venture onto land when the female lays her eggs, or to bask.

Trivia question for Jan-24-2011

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

Predators of these deer include tigers, leopards, dholes and mugger crocodiles. Red foxes also sometimes prey on their fawns.

Trivia question for Jan-23-2011

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

This type of Lemur is unique in a particular way. As with all Lemurs, they live in protected reserves in Madagascar. They live in family units and “Sing” loudly to reinforce pair-bonds and to defend their territory. This type of Lemur is not nocturnal.