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7 shocking and interesting facts about crocodiles

Crocodiles are terrifying animals to look at, who seem at home among dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. They live near rivers, swamps and small lakes, and they are globally known for putting on a spectacular show on the Mara River, where they ambush wildebeests migrating across the East African savannah every year. Apart from their …

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8 fascinating facts about cheetahs

What do you know about cheetahs? These beautiful big cats, found in the African savannah, have become famous for their amazing speed and incredible hunting ability. But there’s more to cheetahs than just their sprinting powers, and they’re very different from their lion, tiger or leopard cousins. Read on to learn about one of the …

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101 Facts – Big Cats

Over 101 amazing facts about these ferocious yet awe-inspiring animals. For video footage…   IntroductionHistoryThe SmilodonAnatomyCommunicationDiet and HuntingReproductionTigerLionJaguarLeopardSnow leopardsCougarCheetahMargayOcelotClouded leopardEurasian lynxCaracalPhoto Credits Cats are funny, lovable creatures. At least, the ones we have in our homes are. Their larger cousins, the big cats, may look just as cute, but they are some of the fiercest …

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101 Facts… Owls | Always Learning!

    Over 101 amazing facts about these cute but deadly animals. For video footage… GeneralExtinct SpeciesAnatomy & SensesEating HabitsMating & ReproductionCommunicationBarn OwlBurrowing OwlEagle-OwlsEared OwlsEarless OwlsElf OwlFish OwlsHawk Owls (Boobooks)Horned OwlsNorthern Hawk-OwlPygmy OwlsScreech-OwlsScops-OwlsSnowy OwlOwls in CulturePhoto Credits Owl are birds belonging to the order Strigiformes. The word Strigiformes comes from the Greek words strix, which …

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101 Facts – Wild Dogs, Wolves and Foxes – Amazing Animal WebBooks

IntroductionGeneralEvolutionTrue DogsAfrican Wild DogBush DogCoyoteDholeDingoEthiopian WolfGray WolfJackalsManed WolfSouth American FoxesTrue FoxesArctic FoxCorsac FoxFennec FoxGray FoxRed FoxRaccoon DogBat-eared FoxVideo PagePhoto Credits Just as you have your cousins, aunts and uncles, the dogs you see in pet shops also have relatives that live far away in mountains, forests, deserts and grasslands – the wild dogs and foxes. …

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101 Crocodile Facts | Always Learning!

Over 101 cool facts about these awe-inspiring animals.Some of the animals included in the book are listed below. Follow the links for the animal’s video playlist: For video footage… ContentsCrocodiliansHistoryCrocodiles vs. AlligatorsAnatomyDietReproductionSaltwater CrocodileNile CrocodileAmerican CrocodileCuban CrocodileDesert or Dwarf CrocodileLesser-known CrocodilesAmerican AlligatorChinese AlligatorGharialCaiman SpeciesAttacks on HumansFinal FactsVideo PagePhoto Credits Crocodiles, alligators, caimans and gharials are all …

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101 Facts… Sharks! … the WebBook

Sharks have been swimming the oceans for about four hundred million years. Fossil of Orthacanthus, a freshwater shark that went extinct about 225 million years ago. Sharks were on Earth about two hundred million years before the dinosaurs began lumbering around the planet. Like the dinosaurs, the largest shark to have ever lived is now …

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101 Facts – Desert Animals

Over 101 amazing facts about these tough and highly adapted animals Contents IntroductionWhat Is a Desert?Life in the DesertAvoiding HeatDissipating Body HeatObtaining WaterRetaining WaterOther AdaptationsBirds in the DesertFrogs, Crocodiles and Turtles in the DesertInsects in the DesertLizards in the DesertMammals in the DesertScorpions and Spiders in the DesertSnakes in the Desert Photo Credits Introduction Deserts …

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101 Facts… Snakes! | Always Learning!

For video footage…   101 Facts… Snakes! (Click here for photo credits) Snakes are believed to have evolved from lizards, but scientists are unsure whether they came from burrowing or aquatic lizards. Fossil of the extinct snake Eupodophis descouensi. The earliest snake fossils found come from Utah and Algeria, dating from around 94-112 million years …

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8 weird (and scary) facts about the giant squid

The deepest and darkest parts of the ocean are home to some of the strangest and most alien-like creatures on Earth. There are bioluminescent jellyfish that flash and glow vibrant colours, anglerfish that have an extended glowing growth that lures in prey to be devoured in its spindly jaws and an incredibly rare, colossal, tentacled …

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10 amazing facts about octopuses

The octopus is a truly mysterious animal. Some may think they’re fairly simple, so it’s easy to assume that these jellyfish-looking creatures are just big bulging heads, known as mantles, with dangly legs. Yet this ocean-dwelling species is so much more. They’re considered to be one of the most intelligent invertebrates on the planet – …

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Six Quick Orca Facts | Always Learning!

Orcas are also known as killer whales; this name might make them sound dangerous, but they are usually friendly to humans. The only recorded fatal attacks on people have been from orcas that have been kept in captivity. However, it’s worth remembering that orcas are apex predators who are able to take down some of …

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Six fantastic facts about piranhas

Piranhas are a very interesting kind of fish that live in the rivers of South America, and they have a very fearsome reputation as predators. They aren’t quite as scary as they’ve been made out to be, however – so here are six fantastic facts about Piranhas. 1) Piranhas have sharp gnashing teeth Ask anybody …

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Why Do Great White Sharks Attack Humans?

Great white sharks are the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, able to grow over 17 feet (5.2 meters) long. They have powerful, torpedo-shaped bodies and large mouths filled with 300 pointed teeth, each 1 to 3 inches (2.5 to 7.6 centimeters) long. With their size and their strength, there is no doubt a great …

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Great White Shark Facts! | Always Learning!

The great white shark is one of the most popular sea creatures — known for its size (it can grow over half the size of a bus) and its ferocious appetite (which sometimes includes a human arm or leg!) It isn’t actually white — it’s bluish gray on top — but it is a great …

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The Fierce Snake / Inland Taipan Facts – Questions and Answers

Out of more than 3000 species of snakes in the world, only around 600 are classified as venomous. That makes just about 20% of the entire snake population. Even so, the venomous snakes of the world have cast fear into the hearts of many throughout the decades, such as the inland taipan. What is the …

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Top 10 Facts About Pufferfish!

If you think the octopus is the only animal in the ocean that can transform, think again. There are other amazingly deceptive sea creatures. At first glance, they are slow-moving, gentle, beautiful. But beware. When threatened, these fishes can transform themselves into weapons and turn into one of the deadliest creatures in the world. What …

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Top 10 Fun Facts About Tiger Sharks!

  Tiger sharks are found all over the world, from as far north as Japan to as far south as New Zealand, in both deep and shallow waters. They are often seen around Hawaii, Australia and the Caribbean Islands. They belong to the largest order of sharks, which also includes bull sharks, blue sharks and …

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