Sunday, January 04, 2009

And now back to the fact list.....

I know that I have been missing on doing these fact list. I am very determined to stay on top of them now. So after this they will go back to their regular schedule of Friday's.
1.) The tigers saliva is antiseptic and comes in handy for cleaning their wounds.

2.) Tigers do not purr.

3.) Tigers move both legs on one side of the body almost simultaneously when they walk.

4.) The tiger's stripes form what is called disruptive camouflage, which is an illusion that appears to change their shape and blend them into their surroundings.

5.) A group of tigers is called a Streak.

6.) Tigers are the largest naturally occurring species of cats.

7.) A tiger's stripes are like fingerprints - no two are alike. In fact the stripes' pattern is often used to identify individual tigers in the wild.

8.) Tigers are largely muscular and rely on stealth and power to bring down a prey rather than speed. Like other big cats most tiger ambushes are unsuccessful.

9.) An adult male tiger in the wild requires around one hundred and fifty kilograms of meat a month.

10.) Tigers are perhaps the most notorious big cat for man-eating. In fact the single greatest man-eater is history is believed to be the Champawat Tigress who killed over four hundred thirty people in India decades ago until she was finally killed by the great Jim Corbett.

1.) The flamingos eye is LARGER than its brain!!

2.) What we call their knees are really their ankles.

3.) Flamingos eat with their head upside down in the water, so they can suck water and food in with the front of their bill.

4.) Flamingos live an average of 20 to 30 years.

5.) Nests are built up by mouthfuls of mud!

6.) Flamingoes can drink water from geysers at temperatures that are almost boiling.

7.) Although flamingos are tropical or subtropical, there is one species that lives high in the Andes Mountains of South America.

8.) The color of a flamingo’s legs differs from species to species.

9.) Flamingoes have been known to fly up to 600 km in one night (373 miles).

10.) Flamingo vocalizations range from nasal honking to grunting to growling. Check out this video that I got of them at the zoo the other day.

I hope that you all enjoy these facts and make sure to check back in at the end of the week for more facts.

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