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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Did You Know...

That the Yellow-Crested Cockatoo lives in Indonesia and that Australia's yellow-crested cockatoo is called the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Did You Know...

That the Kakapo is the only parrot that is flightless.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Did You Know...

That the smallest bird in the world is the size of a bee.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Did You Know...

That the Giant Squid has an eye the size of a soccer ball.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Did You Know...

That Lonesome George was the last Pinta Island Tortoise alive. Sadly, he died in 2012.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Did You Know...

That the Pyrenean Ibex was the only animal that has been revived.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Did You Know...

That the Peregrine Falcon can exceed the Cheetah's speed by more than 2 times the Cheetah's speed.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Animal News This Week 3-10 August 2014

Macaque Selfie

Photographer David Slater was in Indonesia taking photos when a macaque grabbed his camera and took a selfie. On the wikipedia page "Macaque" they have put up the photo. But David Slater argues that the photo is copyright and that it should be taken down from the page. Wikipedia replied that the macaque took the photo by itself which means that it is no one's photo. The photo was later taken down from the page.

New Bones Discovered in Wyoming Cave

Bones of Ice Age mammals are believed to be found in an ancient Wyoming Cave have thought to fallen into a sinkhole and into this cave. They found bison, gray wolf, american cheetah and horse. They also found microfossils of birds, lizards and snakes. The remains are being taken to Adelaide University. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

How animals benefit mankind or how they benefit other animals: Penguin


Penguins are a part of the food chain. If there were no penguins in Antarctica there would be to many Icefish and not as much krill in the area that Icefish live in. Which would mean that Icefish would starve themselves to extinction if they didn’t evolve. Penguins increase tourism in the Southern Hemisphere from the Northern Hemisphere. Especially in: South Africa, Southern Australia, Galapagos Islands and the very south of South America. For example, in Granite Island, Victor Harbour, Australia, fairy penguins that burrow in the island increase tourism in the area. All overseas tourists like to see them. 
This penguin has a rare genetic variation called melanism