The Slow Loris is the only mammal that has both a toxic bite and is poisonous. They are nocturnal, and, when threatened, they freeze and remain motionless.
The jaws of a jaguar are stronger than any other species of cat. With these strong jaws, they will crunch down on bones and eat them. Their jaws are strong enough to crack a sea turtle's shell. In fact, in the zoo, bones are part of a jaguars' regular diet.
Parrotfish spend their days chomping down on coral. After they digest the coral, they poop out sand. Turns out, the majority of sand grains found on white-sand beaches, such as those found in Hawaii, are actually parrotfish poop.
The Hooded Pitohui is the first scientifically documented poisonous bird. Its feathers give off a neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin which has previously only been found in the skin of poison dart frogs, and handling them can cause numbness.
Cats travel by placing their hind paws in the print left by their front. This both quiets their steps and ensures solid footing for their powerful back legs.
The iconic "eagle scream" is not, in fact of a bald eagle. Bald eagles have a high-pitched, laughing call; the fearsome screech often dubbed over eagle visuals belongs to a red-tailed hawk.
37Japanese dwarf flying squirrel
This is the Japanese dwarf flying squirrel. It lives in subalpine forests in Japan and feeds on leaves, bark, fruit, and seeds.
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Virginia opossums have a gestational period of only 12 days. They are weaned off their mother’s milk after 70 to 125 days, after which they lead mostly solitary lives.
Spotted Hyena milk has the highest protein and fat content of any terrestrial carnivore.