Boy, it’s been a busy week! It’s amazing how fast seven days can fly by.
Speaking of flight, Kele the Kestrel interviewed Barb French of Braddock Bay’s Raptor Research. Photos of our video shoot are up on Instagram, and a series of videos will be appearing on YouTube as we get them edited.
Now, for the facts:
- Giraffes’ tongues are black to prevent sunburn! Eighteen inches long, these tongues are exposed to tropical and subtropical UV rays for extended periods when giraffes eat.
(Photo Credit: Quora.com)
- There’s debate about zebras’ stripes serving as camouflage against colorblind lions in tall grass! https://t.co/vQ7Sge04hJ
- Capybaras are the world’s largest rodents. Native to South America, they’re closely relates to guinea pigs & rock cavies.
(Photo Credit: Rainforest-alliance.org)
- Fireflies use bioluminescence during
twilight to attract mates or prey, and produce a “cold light” with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies.
- Wild turkeys roost in trees at night, particularly oaks and pines. For extra protection from predators, they seek out areas over water.
Photo Credit: lakecountynature.com
- Fun Animal Fact from Barb French at https://t.co/YiefMs6aGG today: genetically, falcons, such as kestrels, are closely related to parrots.
- Like humans, female sea otters tend to live longer than males. In the wild, females live between 15 – 20 years, whereas males live 10 – 15 years. Photo by seaotters.org
That’s everything we have for this week. Come back next Wednesday for another recap. Until then: unleash your wild side.