Wednesday, 11 August 2010


small facts:weasels often hunt rabbits.
scientific name:mustela erminea
length:15 to 23 cm long.
height:could not find inform me if u do find out.
lifespan:3-11years(up to 26 years in captivity)
natural habitat:The coast, the mountains, the prairies and the far north.
diet:It hunts for rabbits, rats, birds, frogs, ground squirrels and pika ( a small rodent that lives in the mountains) .
litter:around 2 babys
predators: Snakes, hawks and owls also human which kill them four there beautiful fur.

interesting facts:
.A weasel is not afraid to fight a bear or a porcupine
.a weasel has very powerful feet and sharp claws
.the weasels tail always has a black tip even in winter.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010


small facts:A male lions mane protects serious injury.

scientific name:Panthera leo
height:Male lions are 4 feet in height.Females are 44 inches in height.
lifespan:7-10 years in the wild(30years in captivity)
natural habitat:desert, Serengeti Plain,scrub wood areas.
diet:some are wildebeest,buffalo,zebra.
litter:1-6 baby's

interesting facts:
.when new males take over the pride it may kill the cubs to be able to mate sooner
.the lion has a good eyesight that it can see animals that are camouflaged.
.the older the lion gets the darker its fur gets.

Monday, 26 July 2010


small facts:when male hippos fight for there territory. when roaring and splashing and if that doesn't work a bloody battle would break would last for hours ending with the losers death.

scientific name:hippopotamus amphibius
length:16 1/2ft
lifespan:40 years
natural habitat:wetlands and still waters:lakes,ponds,marshes,bogs,swamps,rivers,streams,all flowing waters,moor,savanna,field and scrub-land
litter:1 baby
Predators:Humans, lions, crocodiles

interesting facts:
.did you know hippos can't sweat so they can't control there body temp so that is why they wallow.
.hippos have gigantic heads with large jaws.on the lower jaw there are to dagger like teeth the razor-sharp fangs may be as long as 12in(30cm) and can be deadly in fighting.
.a hippo is one of Africa's largest mammals and also one of Africa's most dangerous animals.

Friday, 23 April 2010


scientific name:Helarctos malayanus

length:4 to 5 ft (1.2 to 1.5 m) long

weight:60 to 150 lbs (27 to 70 kg)

life span:Up to 25 years

natural habitat: in tropic rain forest

diet: eating birds, small mammals, termites,the young tips of palm trees and the nests of wild bees.

litter:1 or 2 cubs

predators: humans and large cats

Interesting facts:
.There endangered status is venerable
.They have bad eyesight but a great sense of smell
.they also have a long tongue measuring 8 - 10 inches long.
.they have water repellent fur except on there yellow crescent on there chest
,most aggressive bear will attack with out being provoked

Saturday, 27 February 2010

African elephant

small fact:African elephants are the largest land animals on this planet.

scientific name:unknowen to me
length:Height at the shoulder, 8.2 to 13 ft (2.5 to 4 m)
wheght:5,000 to 14,000 lbs (2,268 to 6,350 kg)
life span:Up to 70 years
natural habitat: woodlands, mountains, and desert areas; however, they like thick moist tropical forests most.
litter:1 baby

more about them:A elepant has 4 moloers it wayes a total of 20kg.Each one is the length of 12inches long.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

adelie penguin

small fact: The feet of an Adelie penguin are tough and bumpy which helps the Adelie penguin to walk through snow and rocks.

scientific name:Pygoscelis adeliae
length:40cm - 75cm (16in - 30in)
weight: 3kg - 6kg (7lbs - 13lbs)
Life Span:10 - 20 years
natural habitat:Antarctic Land and Ocean#
number of eggs:around 1 each year

other facts: the adelie penguin is thoght that 5 million are left!

. The Adelie penguin feet are normally white but turn pink after swimming as they have more blood flowing to them.
.The Adelie penguins use their strong feet and nails to help them to climb the rocky terrain that leads to their nesting grounds.
.The Adelie penguins use their feet and nails with their legs in order to push themselves along when sliding along the snow.
.The Adelie penguins use their webbed feet along with their small flippers to propel them along when swimming in the cold waters.
I hope this is very informative.

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Photo: View of a platypus from above
Photo taken by: Nicole Duplaix  Photo from taken from:  
Scientific Name: ornithorhynchus anatinus
Fact: A platypus swims with its eyes, ears and nostrils shut. It propels forward with the help of its forefeet. The hind feet are used for the purpose of brakes and steering.
Length (males): 50 cm (20 in)
Length (females): 43 cm (17 in)
Weight: 700 g to 2.4 kg (1.54 to 5.3 lb)
Tail length: 13 cm (5 in)
Life span: Around 12 years
Natural Habitat: Eastern Australia, including Tasmania.
Sexual Maturity: Unknown
Gestation: 1-2 weeks
Number of Eggs: 1-3
Predators: Fox, Snakes and crocodiles
Diet: Insects, Larvae, Water snails and Small crustaceans
Interesting Facts:
Male and female platypus have ankle spurs. However, only males produce a venom. Platypus venom is contained in the males ankle spurs and is thought to increase during the mating season to show dominance. The venom of the platypus is known to kill smaller animals, including dogs. The venom causes excruciating pain and can temporary paralyze humans. Research has attributed the pain to hyperglycemia that is long lasting, extending at times to several months. Platypuses are threatened by fungus Mucor amphibiorum that causes the onslaught of the disease called Mucormycosis. The mammal develops skin lesions on the backs, tails and legs. Death mostly occurs due to secondary infection, since the animal is unable to maintain the required body temperature and feed well.
Endangerment statues: Common but vulnerable
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