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.