The cheetah, also known as Acinonyx jubatus in the scientific world, is one of the most speedy, agile, and fiesty animals on land. It is the oldest feline out of the thirty seven different species of cats, originating over four million years ago. With the start of the last Ice Age, approximately 10,000 years ago, all the cheetah in North America, Europe, and most of those in Asia and Africa perished. Fossils have been discovered in what is now Nevada, Wyoming, and Texas. From those that did survive this epic Ice Age, and from evolution of closely related animals, descended the cheetah that we recognize today.
The black footed ferret is a member of the weasel family and is also related to prairie dogs. It is the only ferret that is native to North America. It has a tan colored body with black feet (hints the name Black Footed Ferret) It also has a black mask and a black tip on its tail. It has short legs and long claws for digging. The black footed ferret numbered in the 10.000 but as of now there are only 18 left
What is the largest and oldest of the Arctic sled dogs? Who are known as the gentle giants of Alaska? What breed is known as one of the biggest shedders among dogs and can also can survive in temperatures of about 70 degrees below zero? The answer is Alaskan malamutes. The importance of learning about this breed is because they are very similar and commonly mistaken for other arctic breeds such as the Samoyed, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Akita, Chow Chow and the Siberian husky.
The family contains about 600 species which includes the hamster of course, the lemming, voles and new age rats and mice. Gerbils on the other hand are part of the family Muridae. Having over 700 species, the Muridae family is the largest. The Muridae family includes the house mouse, the black and brown rat. Although resembling each other, these furry rodents have differences from their socialization needs, their appearances, housing and care, sleep patterns, temperament and legal restrictions.
The breed, according to stubbydog.org, is actually “a generic term applied to American pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, and hundreds of mixes containing elements of these breeds. DNA analysis shows that most ‘pit bulls’ are predominantly made up of other breeds – from Lab to poodle. The term ‘pit bull’ designates an appearance, not a breed.” According to wrokingpitbull.com, written pit bull pedigrees date back to the early 1700’s in the colonies, when man had bred dogs for gripping large game, like boar, bear, and bull. From these dogs developed the Butcher’s Dog, or Bulldog. The Bulldog was an animal from 35 to 80 pounds, long of leg, sturdy in body, athletic, with a strong head and muzzle.
When night falls, pill bugs venture out in search of food or a mate. The bugs mate in the spring, and usually mate three times in their life. Pill bugs live up to about 3 years, but usually less. After mating, the mother bug internally keeps her eggs in a pouch on the underside of her body. After about a month and a half the eggs hatch, but stay in the pouch for another two months.
Pileated Woodpecker According to Nature Works, The pileated woodpecker is about 15 inches in length and is one of the largest woodpeckers found in North America. It has a black body, a red crest, white stripes on its neck and black and white stripes on its face. It has yellow bristly feathers over its nostrils that keep out wood chips. The pileated woodpecker eats insects, fruits and nuts. A large part of its diet is made up of carpenter ants and beetle larvae.
The red panda, also known as the lesser panda, is one of the most interesting animals in the world. This mammal has reddish-brown fur and a long striped tail. An interesting fact about this animal is that it is the only species in their genus, Ailurus (except for their ancestors). Recent studies showed that the red panda's family is the Ailurus. Previous studies often thought this mammal was either in the Urisadae family, which consists of bears, or the Procyonidae family, which consists of raccons.The red panda's scientific name is Ailurus fulgens.Not only that, but this animal is also known by many names such as the Fire C, Bright Panda, Common Panda, and Sankam.
Lion Tiger Class Mammalia Mammalia Order Carnivora Carnivora Family Felidae (cat) Felidae (cat) Genus Panthera Panthera Species P.leo P. tigris Weight 375-496 lbs (males) 280-396 pounds (females) 579 pounds (average male) 308 pounds (average female) Coloring coat: tan tail fur/mane:dark brown orange with brown-black stripes Speed 59 Miles Per Hour 37 miles per hour Litter size Avg. 1 - 2 Avg. 2 - 4 Binomial name Panthera Leo Panthera Tigris Conservation status Near Threatened Endangered Diet carnivore carnivore Scientific name Panthera leo Panthera tigris Distinctive feature A mane ranging in color from tan to black Stripes all over the body Habitat range Africa and india Southeast and Eastern Asia Hunting behavior Nocturnal Nocturnal - Ambushes prey Number in wild unkown 3,000 to 4,000 Teeth and Jaws 3 in. canines and heavy pressure jaws Wide mouth that has strong teeth 4 in. canines Hunting Most females hunt together night to make it harder on the prey to see them, but they will sometimes hunt in the daytime.
They have an upright, backward-sloping crest and dark grey bills and feet. Females are brownish black with areas of yellow on their head, shoulders, and the underside of their tales. Their bills are cream colored, and their feet are dark grey. The actual size of the cockatoo ranges from 50-65 cm and 570-870 g (Del Hoyo et