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Gorillas are the largest of all apes, an adult male standing nearly two meters, and weighing up to 200 kilograms. Because of his habit of standing erect like a man and of beating his chest and screaming loudly, and the fact that his dark eyes give his face a permanently threatening expression, and because he lives far from civilization among the lonely highlands and dense jungle of central Africa, the poor gorilla is generally regarded with distrust or even enmity. Legend regards him as a fierce...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +3 votes | 2 comments
Many of the collective nouns in the English language that describe animals, birds, and insects contain accurate observations about the behaviors of the animals and bird, distinctions that were once useful to hunters or farmers. Sadly, most of these colorful, poetic word phrases are no longer part of the daily vocabulary.
Published by Shava Chai 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +2 votes | 5 comments
A fact-list on the common basilisk or "Jesus Christ lizard".
Published by Ben Beers 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +1 votes | 0 comments
A hunter creeps through the jungle. He hears a rustling in the trees. He looks up. What animal is it? He can just see brown fur. It must be a monkey. The hunter grips his spear tightly, and gets ready to throw it then the leaves open. Just as the hunter is going to throw his spear, he sees the animal and stops. ItÂ’s not a monkey, itÂ’s an indri.The hunter can remember the legends about indris. The legends say that the animal is sacred. They say it cannot be harmed and if a hunter throws a...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +3 votes | 2 comments
Of all the animals in the world, the giraffe is the tallest and has the longest neck. A male giraffeÂ’s head may be as much as six meters above the ground. A female is only a little shorter. Nearly half of the giraffesÂ’ great height is in its neck and head. Even so, the giraffe has only seven bones in its neck, the same as most other mammals and each of the bones are very long. A giraffe eats leaves and grass. In order to eat grass, it must spread its front feet wide apart so that I can g...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +2 votes | 1 comments
In olden days, as legends tell us, frightful dragons wandered across the countryside. They breathed fire, burned barns and crops and ate people as well as cattle. Their mighty roars could be heard for miles and shook the cottages of the country people but you will be disappointed if you try to look for such legendary dragons now because you will never be able to find any. However, there are indeed a lot of creatures that look something like the legendary dragons. Some are even called “dragon...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +6 votes | 0 comments
How long do animals live? Some live a very long time. In 1775, Captain James Cook sailed to the island of Tonga. Cook gave the king of Tonga a present, a tortoise. The Tongans gave the tortoise the name Tuy Malela. Tuy Malela died in 1966, nearly 200 years later. Other tortoises have reached 150 years. Some men live more than 100 years, but not many. About 70 is the average. Other mammals do not live very long. The record for a horse is 62. Whales usually reach about 50, although one whale, a bl...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +1 votes | 0 comments
High in the Rocky Mountains (the United States and Canada), a man is climbing. He is climbing up nearly vertical rock. The wind is blowing, and it is difficult to climb. There are not many places to put his hands and his feet. Mountain goats are not true goats but they are close relatives. They are more properly known as goat-antelopes. The Mountain Goat also known as the Rocky Mountain goat is a large-hoofed mammal found only in North America. It belongs to Capra, the genus of true goats. Mount...
Published by Yanto Yulianto 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +2 votes | 0 comments
The Bison is a two-toed mammal, which comes from a sub-family of the Bovine family
Published by Travis Burdick 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +3 votes | 0 comments
Sadly, the number of Grizzly Bears is declining rapidly. There are only 55,000 left in the wild and their numbers decrease yearly.
Published by Travis Burdick 81 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +2 votes | 0 comments
Facts and description of the sea cucumber.
Published by Ben Beers 82 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +0 votes | 0 comments
An article containing facts about the pistol shrimp.
Published by Ben Beers 82 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +0 votes | 0 comments
Wolverines are the largest member of the weasel family.
Published by Travis Burdick 82 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +4 votes | 2 comments
A list of facts about the bombardier beetle and its curious defense mechanism.
Published by Ben Beers 82 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +1 votes | 1 comments
The Baboon is an Old World monkey, which means that they come from the Africa and Asian area. They are one of the largest Old World monkeys,
Published by Travis Burdick 82 months ago in Wildlife & Nature | +2 votes | 0 comments
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