Cheetahs thrive for areas with vast expanses of land, warm weather, and abundant prey. Cheetahs have been found in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, savannahs, dense vegetation, and mountainous terrain. Today, only 12,000 to 15,000 remain in Africa, and few may survive in Iran. The country with the largest population is Namibia, home to about 3,000 cheetahs. Cheetahs are one of the most popular animals in zoos.
The face, ears, hands, feet and tip of the tail are black, but a conspicuous white band on the forehead blends in with the short whiskers. The males are slightly larger than the females and easily recognized by a turquoise blue scrotum and red penis. Vervet monkeys living near areas inhabited by people can become pests, stealing food and other items and raiding crops. Good climbers, jumpers and swimmers, they often elude capture. Habitat: It is found throughout much of southern and east Africa like in a countries Ethiopia, Somalia to South Africa.
Giraffes will fight if they have to, but will usually just try to outrun a predator. They often get a good head start on predators because they have great eyesight and get a good view of the territory with their great height. As a matter of fact, other animals know how good giraffes are at seeing predators, so they hang around with giraffes and, if they see the giraffes start to get nervous or take off running, they take off too. What do they eat? Giraffes are herbivores, meaning they eat plants rather than meat.
However the Snow Leopard does compete with hunters who illegally hunt them for the selling’s of their organs. Over Population The Snow Leopard is expected to soon become extinct, and yes there are other species such as some of their small prey seeming to be overpopulating the area. The bunnies are said to be mass producing over in their habitat but only because of how quick bunnies and hare are at reproduction. On the other hand the larger prey are said to never be a problem of over population at this point because the snow leopard feed off them daily and because they don’t have a high
The short-nosed echidna lives on a diet of ants and termites. It moves slowly while nosing about for bugs, turning over rocks or tearing into termite hills. When the echidna finds a victim, it uses its long, sticky tongue to catch it. Long-nosed echidnas prefer to eat earthworms, which they pick up from the forest floor. Echidnas are usually active at night.
They are quite famous for its camouflage. Literally, stick insects look like sticks and they spend most of their time hanging on branches and therefore they look like inedible twigs in any position. Usually stick insects are green so that they can easily become part of a branch. Since they are too weak to protect themselves, they use camouflage as a protective method. When danger threatens, they stretch its body away from the branch and remains rigid and still, like a twig or stick, until the danger has passed.
One of the fish it likes to catch is the tambaqui, which is a piranha that eats fruit. The jaguar dangles its paw on the water and the tambaqui comes up to see if it is fruit, but the jaguar snags it with its hooked claws. The jaguar also has very sharp teeth. Some more interesting facts about the jaguar are that it is the 3rd largest cat. Jaguars can run very fast.
Koalas have a very unusual diet that could kill other animals and are very tiny. Habitat Where do koalas live?. They inhabit Queensland and New Whales which are states in the Eastern part of Australia. They live in woodlands in Eucalyptus trees, and live and eat only from these trees. The number of koalas is determined by the number of trees.
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.