Animals

Friday, 24 May 2024
19 facts about snails
19 facts about snails
Also called gastropods
Snails are mollusks and are one of the most numerous animal species in the world. In terms of species diversity, they are second only to insects. Even ...

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Platypus
The Ornithorhynchidae family, to which the Platypus belongs, appeared in Australia about 15 million years ago.
Nowadays they live on the east coast of Australia and in Tasmania.
Northern pike
Larger animals tend to follow their prey, while juveniles prefer to attack from hiding.
Adults are found at depths of several meters, following schools of other fish. In the Baltic Sea, the pike has been reported to follow herring schools.
Quokkas
Quokkas are capable of embryonic diapause.
Delayed implantation means that the embryonic blastocyst doesn’t implant in the uterus straight away ...
Pink river dolphin
They live for up to 30 years in captivity.
Their average lifespan in the wild, however, is still unknown.
Hippopotamus
The hippopotamus is an even-toed mammal in the hippopotamus family (Hippopotamidae).
Hippos are characterized by a massive body structure, thick undulating skin almost devoid of hair, a ...
Hammerhead sharks
Their average lifespan ranges from 20 to 30 years.
Goblin shark
Snout of these sharks gets shorter in relation to body length as the animal grows.
When catching prey, goblin sharks can protrude their jaws almost to the end of the snout. Usually though, their jaw stays at a natural position aligned with the underside of the head.
Bonobo
Bonobos reproduce year-round but take a four-year break between pregnancies.
They reach sexual maturity between the ages of 8 and 9, but females give birth for the first time at ...
Tigers
In nature, the gene conditioning white fur occurs in one in ten thousand specimens.
Black Caiman
They do not show particular aggression towards humans but will attack when their territory is disturbed, especially during mating season.
There have been over 80 recorded attacks on humans, most of them fatal.