Tuatara

Tuataras cannot replace their teeth.

  A tuatara's teeth are connected to its jawbone and when lost, cannot be replaced. As a tuatara gets older, it has to eat softer food like earthworms and slugs.  
Axolotls retain their larval form for life

Axolotls retain their larval form for life.

  While some salamanders are born as adults, axolotls never become adults. Instead, they retain their gills for life and have legs that never fully develop, which means they have...
Mourning Gecko

All mourning geckos are females.

  Scientists believe all of the remaining mourning geckos in the world are females and yet, they can still reproduce. Female mourning geckos can still lay eggs without males around,...
Horned Lizard

Some horned lizards can squirt blood from their eyes.

  When some horned lizards are threatened, they are able to restrict the blood flow from their heads. This causes the blood vessels around their eyes to rupture and as...
Cats almost always land on their feet

Cats almost always land on their feet.

  Have you ever seen a cat fall on its back? Even if you have, cats land on their feet most of the time, even if they are falling from...
Asian Elephant

Elephants are the largest land animals.

  Asian elephants can weigh over 6 tons or 11,000 pounds while African elephants weigh nearly 8 tons or over 15,000 pounds. The largest elephant weighed roughly 11 tons -...
Macrocephalon Maleo

Link #141: Maleos Use Volcanic Heat for Incubating Their Eggs!

  Link #141: Maleos Use Volcanic Heat for Incubating Their Eggs! Hummingbirds are prime examples of how diverse the bird kingdom is on Earth. In our last post, we explained how...
Hummingbirds Can Fly Backwards

Link #140: Hummingbirds Can Fly Backwards!

  Link #140: Hummingbirds Can Fly Backwards! In our last post, we explained that NASA chose to drive Mars rover Curiosity backwards so as to reduce wear and tear on its...

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