Friday, October 24, 2008

Fact Time

So sorry that I posted just pictures at first. I accidently hit enter after putting the title on so it posted just the pictures. Now I have updated and added the facts. I hope that you all enjoy it.

1.) When an eagle loses a feather on one wing it loses a matching one on the opposite wing so that it can stay balanced.

2.) A Bald Eagle can reach a speed of up to 200 miles per hour when diving through the air to grab a meal.

3.) The Largest known eagle's nest was found in Florida. It was 9 feet across, 20 feet deep, and wieghed over 2 tons.

4.) When chosing a mate, Bald Eagles perform a dance in the sky. They lock on to each others talons and tumble and twist in the air. At the last second they will let go just before reaching the ground.

5.) Bald Eagles can only lift half their body weight. If they find a fish that wieghs more than that they will hold on to it with their talons and "swim" to shore using their massive wings.

6.) Bald Eagles occasionally hunt cooperatively, with one individual flushing prey towards another.

7.) Both male and female bald eagles will take up to 5 years to get their white head. Once they have their white head, they are considered to be mature or adults. Young bald eagles are brown or blotchy brown all over.

8.) Bald eagles are large birds measuring between 31 and 37 inches in height with a wingspan of six feet or more! An adult will weigh between 8 and 12 pounds.

9.) The birds' scientific name, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, means "white-headed sea eagle".

10.) One to three eggs are laid, hatching in about 35 days. Normally, only one chick survives to fly from the nest. When food resources are abundant as many as three eaglets may fledge from the same nest.

1.) Elephants drink 30 gallons of water a day. That would be like us drinking 480 glasses of water a day. Hope you are thirsty.

2.) The Largest elephant on record was an adult male african elephant. It weighed about 24,000 pounds and was 13 feet tall at the shoulder.

3.) The calls elephants make can be heard up to five miles away.

4.) Elephants have been relentlessly hunted for their tusks, even they are made of dentine-the same as our teeth.

5.) Elphants get plenty of fiber in their diets. They eat 220 to 440 pounds of vegetation every day. They like grass, fruit, leaves, and even tree bark.

6.) Stomach growls are welcome in polite elephant society. Their stomachs make loud rumbling and growling noises that signal everything is good.

7.) There are more than 4o,ooo muscles in the elephants trunk. An elephant's trunk is so strong it can push down tree's yet agile enough to pick up a single piece of straw.

8.) Elephants can poop up to 80 pounds a day. So glad that I do not have to change their diapers. LOL

9.) Elephants can run up to 24 miles per hour. For short distances only though.

10.) Elephants demonstrate concern for members of their families they take care of weak or injured members and appear to grieve over a dead companion.

1.) Horned Lizards squirt blood from tiny blood vessels in their eyes to scare away enemies.

2.) Several types of lizards are able to escape from an enemy by breaking off part of their tails. The tail will grow back over time but never look the same.

3.) Geckos make chirping and clicking noises to defend their territory or attract a mate.

4.) The six-lined racerunner holds the record for the fastest speed reached by any reptile on land: 18 miles per hour.

5.) The heaviest lizard is the Komodo Dragon and can weigh up to 176 pounds.

6.) The lightest lizard is the dwarf gecko, it weighs only 120 milligrams.

7.) The Madagascan Chameleon has a sticky tipped tongue which it can shoot out farther than the length of its body.

8.) Marine Iguana's spend most of their lives underwater. They sometimes come out though to rest on the sandy beaches.

9.) People of Central and South America eat the native green iguanas. They are called Gallina De Palo, or "Chicken of the Tree".

10.) The Komodo dragon can consume up to 80 percent of its body weight in one meal.

Check in next for the 2 new animals. Know anything about turtles and scorpions. Come learn with us.


Kate in NJ said...

Oh no, were we supposed to leave a fact about each this week in the comments? I'll have to look them up.;-)

Kate in NJ said...

I was way too slow, I was going to come back and leave the poop info.;-)

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

Very cool info. That is alot of poop hahah. I have way behind in my blog reading. Can't wait to see what you have been up to.