Native to India, Sloth bears are the only Ursids known to carry their young for extended periods. Cubs will ride on their mother’s backs for six to seven months after leaving the den.
The Tibetan Mastiffs were originally used as guard dogs for livestock and property. They can still be found performing that role, but they also enjoy life as family companions and show dogs. One red mastiff named “Big Splash” was reportedly sold for $1.5 million in 2011, in the most expensive dog sale then.
Dogs often sneeze while playing so that the playmate knows they are having fun and that their behavior is play.
Holland Lop, one of the most popular rabbit breeds, only reaches a maximum weight of 4 lbs (1.8 kg) and it is one of the smallest lop-eared breeds. Holland Lops are known to be muscular and well-toned relative to their compact stature.
The average monarch butterfly will increase their mass by 2000 times in the caterpillar stage, taking 9-14 days. This is only 7 days of growth.
Bearded dragons have a third eye called the parietal eye. It’s used to detect shadows and light and can be found in other animals such as bullfrogs, anoles, sharks, and turtles.
27Honduran White Bat
The Honduran White Bat is one of approximately 22 known species of bats that roost within leaf "tents". They cut the side veins extending out from the midrib of the large leaves causing them to fold down to form a tent - a comfy shelter during the day.
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Zebras are born with brown and white strips that turn black later.
The Four-horned Antelope is one of the few bovids to have more than two horns. Unfortunately, this makes them a popular target for trophy hunters.
Puffins are one of the few seabirds that can hold 10 to 12 small fish during one foraging trip. This allows them to bring more food for their young compared while most seabirds tend to swallow and regurgitate meals for their chicks.