Month: April 2014

#AAF#15

Did you know that it is the Humpback male whale that is the one that sings those songs that last for 10-20 minutes and can be repeated for up to 24 hours?  They think it might have to do with mating but no one is sure.  They don’t have any vocal cords so they force air through their nasal cavities in order to sing!  www.wikipedia.org

#AAF#14

Did you know that the Kaua’i Cave Wolf Spider has no eyes, lives in lava tubes and is considered one of the rarest creatures on earth?   The scientific name for cave animals is troglobites.  www.mnn.com

#AAF#13

Did you that the Adelie, emperor and chinstrap penguins can stand and walk on two legs but they like to go greater distances even faster by tobogganing on their bellies using their feet and wings for propulsion?   www.readersdigest.ca

#AAF#12

Did you know that panda bears have a protruding wrist bone that helps them hold onto and eat the 20-40lbs of bamboo they eat each day?   www.animalfactguide.com

#AAF#11

Did you know that sharks are immune to cancer because instead of bones, they have cartiledge?  www.sweetfacts.webs.com/animals.htm in 2009.

#AAF#10

Did you know that the marine iguana, that lives exclusively on the Galapagos Islands, can hold its breath for 15 minutes while it dives down to eat sea lettuce located 5 meters below the surface?  From, “7 Weird Animal Facts” www.readersdigest.ca, 2014.

#AAF#9

Did you know that beavers are among the largest rodents on earth and that they have a set of transparent eyelids that function much like goggles under water?  www. animals.nationalgeographic.com, 2014.

#AAF#8

Did you know that rabbits purr?  It doesn’t sound like how a cat purrs – more like teeth chattering or chomping. From “13 Things You May Not Know About Rabbits” by Melinda McKee on April 10, 2014.  PETA.org

#AAF#7

Did you know that some hummingbirds weigh less than a penny and beat their wings 60-80 times per second?  From, 5 Weird Animal Facts, 2014.

#AAF#6

Did you know that the average cat spends over 10,000 hours of their life purring?  www.peta.com, 2007.