Another week, another torrent of creature tidbits. Here you go:
- Northern Long-Eared Bats have an average body length of 3 to 3.7 inches and a wingspan of 9 to 10 inches Image from: http://www.acdtelecom.com/uncategorized/tower-construction-guidance-for-protection-of-northern-long-eared-bat-under-the-endangered-species-act/
- A bumblebee flaps its wings 200 times per second and has to eat almost constantly due to its rapid metabolism.
- Mudskippers are amphibious fish that use their pectoral fins like legs to skip their bodies across mud & water.
- Since they are many predators’ preferred prey, salamanders are able to completely regenerate lost limbs and other organs!
- The Kanchil, or Lesser Mouse-Deer, is the world’s smallest known hoofed mammal! At its mature size, it can be as small as 45 cm (18 inches) and 2 kg (4.4 pounds)! Image from https://t.co/Xxhi78uQmu
- Fun Animal Fact: Shoebills are gargantuan, stork-like birds that live in the swamps of eastern tropical Africa.
Image from https://t.co/TokUFimFyt
- Fun Animal Fact: the Mexican Axolotl is a critically endangered salamander that does not go through metamorphosis.
It also has a Pokémon based after it:
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