Here are this week’s Animal Facts:
- Squirrels are scatter hoarders, burying food all over the place. Oftentimes trees grow because nut caches remain buried!This fun fact comes from the National Wildlife Federation: http://blog.nwf.org/…/10-nutty-facts-to-make-you-appreciat…/
- Nudibranchs (NEW-di-bronk) are brilliantly colored, jelly-bodied sea slugs. There are at least 3,000 species of these guys!
- Sitatungas, or marshbucks, are a species of antelope from Central Africa that dwell in swamps.
- Lobsters shed their shells in order to continue growing throughout their lives, which can be upwards of 50 years!(Info from oceana.org)
- Raccoons, despite sometimes digging through garbage, are fairly hygienic creatures. They wash food in streams & dig latrines in areas they frequent.
- Opossums are the only marsupials (pouched mammals) in North America. Opossums live here, Possums are from Australia.Photo by Steve Greer, featured on http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-possums-opossums/
- There are at least 600,000 black bears in North America, with more than 300,000 in the United States.Image from http://www.hvmag.com/…/Septembe…/10-Facts-About-Black-Bears/
Those are our fun animal facts from this past week. Make sure you also check out our Bird’s Eye View series with Kele the Kestrel and BBRR’s Barb French if you haven’t had a chance to yet. We also made a special video for International Cat Day!
We’ll see you again soon. Keep your wild side thriving.