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...
Margay Cat

The margay can hang from tree branches.

  You've probably seen a cat climb up a tree but have you ever seen a cat cross a tree branch upside down with its back to the ground? Margays...

Crocodiles cannot stick out their tongues.

  Most animals can move their tongues around and even stick them out but crocodiles can't. Their tongues are kept in place by a special membrane at the bottom of...

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