Animals

Three Animals with Blue Tongues - Why Their Tongues Are Blue?

Why These Three Animals Have Blue Tongue

February 24, 2019

These three animals have a characteristic blue, purple or lavender tongue that makes them particularly different. These are the blue-tongue lizard, the Chow Chow dog and the black bear. But why do they have blue colored tongue? Blue tongue lizard The blue-colored tongue of these lizards serves as protection against predators. They use bright colors […]

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Ten Weird Facts About Turtles

Ten Plus One Weird Facts About Turtles

February 16, 2019

Turtles have been living on earth since 220 million years and have an amazingly long lifespan of upto 150 years. These harmless cute creatures have mysteries seeped deep within them. Discover more about them with these ten weird facts. 1. A turtle’s shell is made up of 50 different bones Generally believed to be one […]

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How Do Blue Whales Communicate

How Do Blue Whales Communicate

February 14, 2019

Whales make the best of the oceans they live in. In water, the speed of the sound is about 4 times (1498 meters per second) of that in the air (331 meters per second). They produce special vocalizations for different purposes including socializing and reproduction. The blue whale generate sounds of up to 190 decibels, […]

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Facts About Pink Fairy Armadillo

Facts About Pink Fairy Armadillo

February 7, 2019

The pink fairy armadillo is the smallest armadillo species measuring just 10 centimeters. Most people find them cute due to their pink carapace and soft white hair. Read on for some cute facts about pink fairy armadillo. Scientific name: Chlamyphorus truncatus Length: 9 – 12 centimeters Weight: 120 grams Petable: No Lifespan: 5 – 10 […]

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Facts About Archaeopteryx

Facts About Archaeopteryx

February 5, 2019

Archeopteryx is an extinct species which shared characters with both dinosaurs and modern birds. They lived during the Upper Jurassic period about 150.8-148.5 million years ago, in what we today know as Southern Germany. Read on to discover interesting facts on Archaeopteryx. Name derived from Greek words The name Archaeopteryx is derived from Greek words […]

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Facts About Arabian Oryx

Facts About Arabian Oryx

January 25, 2019

The Arabian Oryx is a rare magnificent animal of Bovidae family. Once assumed extinct, they are now thriving in the deserts of middle east. Explore interesting facts about Arabian Oryx with this article. Scientific name: Oryx leucoryx Conservation status: Vulnerable Weight: 70 Kg (150 lb) Height: 1 meter Horn length: 50 – 75 cm Lifespan: […]

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Facts About Mountain Gorillas

Facts About Mountain Gorillas

January 20, 2019

Mountain gorillas are one of the rarest animals in the world with their population below 1000. Found in the jungles of Africa, the mountain gorillas are close relatives of humans. Human activities are the biggest threat to their survival. However, their numbers have been rising recently. Read on further for facts about mountain gorillas. Scientific […]

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Facts About Macaw Parrots

Facts About Macaw Parrots

January 13, 2019

Macaws are long-tailed, often colorful New World parrots. They make great pets and a lifetime friend due to their long lifespan. They are noisy, chirpy and can speak upto 30 words. Read on for cute facts about Macaw Parrots. Genre: Ara Average length: 86 cm Weight: 1040 – 1286 g (Except a few species that […]

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Facts About Terror Birds

Facts About the Predatory Terror Birds of Cenozoic Era

January 3, 2019

The phorusrhacids or the “terror birds” were a species of flightless predatory birds that roamed the earth in the Cenozoic Era. It is established that they lived in South America between early Paleocene to the late Pleistocene. It was known for its characteristic hunting style and its competition with dangerous predators like the saber tooth […]

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Facts About Mountain Bluebird

Facts About Mountain Bluebirds

January 1, 2019

Length: 7.25 inches Wingspan: 14 inches Weight: 30 grams Known as Azulejo pálido in Spanish And Merlebleu azuré in French. It is also called the Arctic Blue-bird and Ultramarine Blue-bird. Its scientific name is Sialia currucoides. State bird of Nevada The mountain bluebird is the state bird of Nevada and was declared so in 1967. […]

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Facts About The Greater Bilby

December 31, 2018

The greater bilbies are marsupials native to Australia. They are also simply known as bilbies today because the “lesser bilby” became extinct. Here are some fun and interesting facts about the greater bilby. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Species: Lagotis Scientific name: Macrotis Lagotis Length: up to 55 centimetres Life Span: 3 to 5 years Diet: […]

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Facts About Alligator Snapping Turtle

Facts About Alligator Snapping Turtle

December 17, 2018

Alligator Snapping Turtle is one of the heaviest freshwater turtles in the world. Found in the United States, the turtle is named for its uniquely strong jaws, spring-like neck and its shell akin to the skin of an alligator. Here are some amazing facts about the alligator snapping turtle. Common Name: Alligator Snapping Turtle Scientific […]

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