I’m about to tell you about a HUGE shark called, the Basking shark. Basking sharks can be found all around the world, mostly in warmer waters. They only eat plankton and don’t worry they are totally harmless to humans. They have a few predators (when you think they probably don’t): White shark, Killer whales, and lampreys. What do you think of when you hear the word Basking shark? When I hear the word Basking shark I think of a HUGE shark with its mouth wide open.
Fish have a special mouth that helps them eat their food. Their mouths are very different from our mouths. Fish have something called a buccal cavity. They open their mouth very quickly and their buccal cavity creates a suction, like a vacuum. So they suck in their food with all the water that rushes in! Then they let all the water go out of their gill flaps and the fish swallows the prey. So, next time you feed your gold fish, stay and watch. Or check out this slow-motion video to see for yourself. It’s really cool.
American Crows are very intelligent animals. Click here to watch a cool video. They can live up to 30 years and can make different sounds such as Caw Caw and a rattling sound. Crows are much smaller than ravens and are not that different from them.
Polar bears are about the same size as the Kodiak bear. Polar bears have 42 teeth, humans only have 32! Polar bears can make sounds such as bellows, growls, roars, purrs, and chuffs. I saw a video about a man that had a pet polar bear, I thought it was really cool. Click here if you want to watch the video.
Horses are very beautiful animals. Here are a few things I like about them. I like how they are very pretty and how their soft hair feels. They are big and tall and have beautiful colors such as Brindle, Bay, Chestnut, Black, Grey, Roan, Dun, and Palomino. The Dun is my favorite because of its color. They can have different patterns on their coats such as Pinto and Appaloosa. They have cool markings on their head or nose such as a Blaze, Strip or Stripe, Bald, Star, or Snip. Their legs can have markings too such as a Cornet, Pastern, Sock, and Stocking. What do you like about horses?
There are many cool facts about elephants and here are a few. They have about 40,000 muscles in their body! They are the largest land mammal in the world. They travel in small groups called a herd. There are two different kinds of elephants, the Indian elephant and the African elephant. The Indian elephant has a big lump on its head, the African elephant has no lump. The life span of an elephant is 70 years, thats a long time! Elephants can drink up to 40 gallons of water at a time! They can eat about 500 pounds of vegetation, such as fruit, branches, and grass. Elephants are amazing animals.
Look at the two different elephants, the African elephant (right) has no lump, the Indian elephant (left) does.
Here are a few cool facts about cheetahs. Female cheetahs hunt alone, male cheetahs hunt in packs. Cheetahs eat antelopes and gazelles. They can live in the savannah, dry forests, and scrub forests. Cheetah cubs have white fur on their back to make it look like They are a dangerous badger. Cheetahs are the fastest running land mammal on earth. They can go from 0 to 60 in three seconds! Their top speed is 70 mph. They can only run for a few seconds, when they run they get super hot, if they get to hot they have to stop. If a cheetah runs for too long and they don’t stop they could collapse and die because of the heat. I wish I could run like a cheetah.
Look how slender the adult cheetah is, That helps it run faster and quicker.
Leopards are the coolest cat I know. They can see and hear six times better than humans! The spots on a leopard are called rosettes. All Leopards have a long and puffy tail to help them balance on small or not very stable rocks. Female leopards can have up to 2 to 4 cubs and the cubs will stay with their mother for about two years. There is a kind of leopard called the snow leopard. They can live in Southern Siberia, Kunlun Mountains, and Altai Mountains in Russia. The snow leopard is my favorite out of all other cats.
There are two subspecies of tigers that I would like to tell you about. The Siberian tiger and the Bengal tiger. The two tigers aren’t much different from each other, except for their size, fur, and where they live. The Siberian tiger is bigger, has thicker fur, and lives in Russia. The Bengal tiger is a little smaller and lives in India. The fur of a tiger gets more orange in the winter and lighter in the summer. Tigers are the largest cats in the world, are very dangerous, and can run up to 35 mph. I like the Siberian tiger the best because it’s the biggest of all tigers.
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Here are a few things about lions. You have probably seen one in the zoo. Lions live in groups called a pride, They are also the second largest cats in the world! Lions can live in the Sub Sahara desert or the Savannah. Lionesses or female lions can run up to 50 mph, but not for long. Here is a cool video about a guy who has lion friends, also hyenas. It is an awesome video. Lions eat buffalo, zebras, and other animals. Lions are bigger than you think. The reason I like lions is because they are cats, and I love cats😺.