Saturday, 13 July 2024
27 facts about turtles
27 facts about turtles
The only vertebrates so armored
The first turtles appeared on Earth at the end of the Permian about 240 million years ago. Although the first ones had neither plastron nor carapace, ...

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In order to retain their properties, hummingbird feathers must be systematically soaked.
Brittle stars
Most of them feed on detritus or are scavengers. Some are predators that prey on small crustaceans and worms.
Using special hooks placed on their limbs, they filter out plankton. Every species has its own prefe ...
Hawksbill sea turtle
The earliest fossils date back to 100–120 million years ago.
Female spiders can lay up to 3000 eggs.
They are often stored in silk cocoons that maintain appropriate humidity. Spider larvae undergo metamorphosis while still in the cocoons and leave them when they reach a mature body shape.
True seals
Seals do not have auricles.
Red panda
Female red pandas are fertile for two days each year.
It is both common among red pandas and giant pandas.
Adults feed on insects, lizard frogs, small mammals, and bird chicks.
Young adders mostly eat insects, snails, earthworms, young amphibians and reptiles. The viper attacks its prey by injecting its venom and then eats the dead one.
The pygmy chimpanzee (Pan paniscus) is a species of primate in the family of manes (Hominidae).
Humans (Hominidae) are a family of primates in the superfamily of anthropoids (Hominodea) that inclu ...
Southern cassowary
Females are more brightly colored than males.
In juvenile specimens, the body color is more brownish.
Slow worm lizard
They can live up to 30 years, even longer in captivity.
Record is held by a male lizard (we do not know at what age it was obtained) that lived at the Copenhagen Zoo from 1892 until 1946.