When the baby kangaroo is born it is called A JOEY. It weighs less then 2 grams at birth and crawls up its mothers belly and into her pouch. It is so small that not even the mother can touch it all she can do is lick a path in her fur for it to travel along The baby stays attached to its mom for 9 months. After 9 months the joey will begin to leave the pouch for extended periods of time returning for a feed until it longer needs milk. Kangaroos are herbivorous, eating a lot of different plants, and in some cases fungi.
Report on 1080 Possums cause all sorts of problems for us in New Zealand. They have no natural predators here so they thrive with nothing to keep their numbers under control and they can survive in a multitude of habitats. One of the biggest problems that the possums cause is the destruction of natural habitats that are important to our native animals. There is an estimated population of 75 million possums in New Zealand. Possums eat the apical meristem on trees; this makes it very difficult for trees to grow, they also claw through the bark and eat the sugary phloem tissue, which the trees rely on to survive.
Fasting for Lent Forces Hyenas to Change Diet Kevin Solomon ENV 201: Environmental Science Michelle Kefford The open planes of Africa are home to some of the most adaptable animals. Africa is plagued with hot dry summers and very little rain. In fact, most parts of Africa suffer from droughts year after year causing these animals to travel great distances to find food and water. Over the years we have come to expect their survival. Until recently, no one would have believed that Lent, which is observed by many Christians, would have an impact on the spotted hyenas.
Their geographical range extends from the southwestern U.S (Southern Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) through Northern Argentina. Around ten coatis are thought to have formed a population in Cambria, UK. The coati’s life span is about seven to fourteen years in captivity. In the wild the life span is less, about seven to eight years. Coatis are considered carnivores by most scientists, though they eat vegetation and carrion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrion) as well, which would make them omnivores.
A typical full-grown adult giraffe will eat over 70 pounds of leaves, twigs, and fruit each day. Giraffes don't need to drink water very often because there is so much water in the leaves they eat. However, when they do drink water, they can drink several gallons at a time. This is good because a giraffe has to bend down and get into a vulnerable position when drinking. Not a good idea when there are lions sneaking around!
This allows chipmunks to stay safe and escape from their predators. The chipmunk is considered to be an omnivore that eats several times throughout the day. It will eat nuts, berries, seeds, and flowers. If they find a birds egg they will eat them also. The chipmunk normally lives three years but can live up to seven, depending on their environment.
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. The red panda is an amazing animal to learn about. Having the similar physical characteristics as the raccoon, the red panda has a covering of soft, reddish-brown fur on its upper body; while they also have dark fur in their lower part of their body, which is used to be able to camoflauge near their surroundings. Its thick dense fur is used to protection themselves from cold and snowy mountains in its habitat. The red panda has a white snout and ears, with white streaks on their face.
Depending on the species, the body length of tarantulas ranges from, with leg spans of . Leg span is determined by measuring from the tip of the back leg to the tip of the front leg on the opposite side. Some of the largest species of tarantula may weigh over ; the largest of all, the goliath birdeater from Venezuela and Brazil, has been reported to attain a weight of and a leg-span of up to, males being the longer and females greater in girth. Theraphosa apophysis was described 187 years after the goliath birdeater; therefore its characteristics are not as well attested.Theraphosa blondi is generally thought to be the heaviest tarantula, and T. apophysis to have the greatest leg span. Two other species, Lasiodora parahybana and Lasiodora klugi, rival the size of the two goliath spiders.
When a baby platypus hatches, it is both blind and hairless. Both male and female baby platypuses are hatched with spurs on their hind legs. However, the female platypuses shed its spurs and do not grow any more. The baby then spends about 4 months growing in the burrow. "Duck-Billed Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)."