Animals

Wednesday, 28 February 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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Okapi
Adult okapi weights about 250 kilograms.
Brittle stars
To sustain life, the brittle star must have a central disc and at least three arms.
Regeneration of lost limbs requires a lot of energy, very often more than an animal can deliver by consumption. In many cases, it reduces fat deposit reduction and impairs gonadal function.
Sea lamprey
They are medium size fish with eel-shaped bodies.
Lampreys are about 15 to 30 cm (6 to 12 in) long, have olive or brown-yellow bodies. Skin is darker on the upper side of an animal.
Stingrays
They have several natural predators, including seals, sea lions, some large fish, and sharks.
Stingrays are among the most preferred food of hammerhead sharks.
Axolotl
In 1998, 6,000 individuals could be found per square kilometer of Lake Xochimilco.
In 2008 the number dropped to 100, and since 2013 no specimens have been found. Soon, axolotls may disappear from their natural environment entirely.
Great spotted woodpecker
They store cones in places called "forges."
Forges are places in cracks in the bark or forks in branches. There they store the cones, which they then pluck to feed on the seeds hidden in them.
Black-headed python
Black headed pythons favor dry and scrubby areas but they are not found in extremely dry places.
They can be found across semiarid regions as well as at savannas or grasslands. Can be found also in humid forested areas and agricultural regions.
Guinea pig
Male guinea pigs reach sexual maturity in 3-5 weeks, females similarly - they can be fertile as early as 4 weeks old.
A female can have five litters in a year, although six are theoretically possible. Unlike the offspr ...
Fleas
An average female adult flea can lay between 40 and 50 eggs a day.
Fleas can remain dormant in pupae for months.
Okapi
The gestational period lasts from 440 to 450 days and usually the mother gives birth to one young in August or September.
The new-born okapi weighs between 14 and 30 kilograms and is 80 centimeters high.