Saturday, October 18, 2008

A little delayed fact list.....

Oh when things get out of control all kinds of things get left behind. I really have not ment to neglect the blog but I have. Sorry. It has been a lot of fun doing these fact list and since we feel a little behind on them I get to play catch up. So this entry and the next one I do will have three animals instead of two. Then I will go back to doing just two at a time again.

1.) A group of monkeys is called a Barrel.

2.) The tip of a spider monkey's tail can support its entire weight.

3.) All monkeys like to be clean so they have a barber monkey who cleans out their fur. The barber monkey's reward is the bugs from the other monkey's fur.

4.) There are about 125 species of monkeys.

5.) Patas Monkey's can run up to 31 miles per hour on the ground.

6.) Allen Swamp Monkeys lay leaves on top of the water to catch the fish that hide below.

7.) Rhesus antigens found in their blood enabled doctors to identify the different human blood groups.

8.) Monkeys do not catch colds, but apes do.

9.) Monkeys don't eat the peals of their bananas. They peel them before eating them.

10.) Among leaf-eating colobus monkeys, like the Angolan black-and-white colobus Colobus angolensis, burping is a friendly social gesture.

1.) Lemurs are a special kind of primate called prosimians. Prosimians are the oldest primate group. Prosimian means “before the monkeys.” The eyes of prosimians are close to the front of their faces. This allows them to see better and control things.

2.) Lemur's fingers and toes have flat nails, except the second toe, which has a stout claw.

3.) Lemurs were the first primates to evolve.

4.) Lemurs are the most endangered primates.

5.) There are 32 different kinds of lemurs that exist today. Sixteen species have become extinct.

6.) Baby lemurs stay with their mom for two years. Half of all lemurs born each year die.

7.) The male lemurs have scent glands in their armpits and their forearms. They rub their tail on the glands until it is smelly and then they wave the tail at the other lemur. This is a nice way of fighting without the lemurs getting hurt. This is called a stink fight.

8.) The largest lemur is the Indri and it weighs about 15 pounds. The dwarf mouse lemur is the smallest primate.

9.) On Africa, Prosimians were forced to go out at night to avoid smarter primates. Lemurs went to Madagascar to get away from the smarter primates. Lemurs crossed to the island on ‘rafts’ of plants and wood. The island was hundreds of miles away from Africa when they started their journey. On Madagascar, lemurs did not have any predators until humans came and hunted them.

10.) On Africa, Prosimians were forced to go out at night to avoid smarter primates. Lemurs went to Madagascar to get away from the smarter primates. Lemurs crossed to the island on ‘rafts’ of plants and wood. The island was hundreds of miles away from Africa when they started their journey. On Madagascar, lemurs did not have any predators until humans came and hunted them.

1.) A new born giraffe measures about 6 feet.

2.) The tongue of an adult giraffe measures 27".

3.) Every step a giraffe takes is 15 feet in length.

4.) Giraffes sleep for no more than 5 to 30 minutes in 24 hours.

5.) Neck wrestling matches are often held to show authority in their herds.

6.) A large male giraffe can eat up to 100 pounds of food in a single day.

7.) A giraffes age can be calculated from its spots, as the darker the spots, the older the giraffe.

8.) A giraffe's heart is 24 pounds in weight and 2 feet in length.

9.) The giraffe's scientific name is camelopardalis. This is the Latin version of cameleopard.

10.) Have a four chambered stomach and will regurgitate their food for additional chewing – similarly to a cow.


So the lucky three for next time is going be lizards, eagles, and elephants. Can not wait, hope you check back in for it. See you then.

2 comments:

Kate in NJ said...

Great facts! I always loved giraffes when I was little.

Gottfredsen said...

hi i find that a giraffes four chamber belly like cow . it's very cool.bye