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Category Archive: Animals

Lemming – cute fluffy creature

Lemming – cute fluffy creature

Lemming – cute fluffy creature

Lemmings are small rodents that resemble mice. They live in the northern parts of North America, Europe, and Asia. They live in mountain and forest tundra and the Arctic islands. The marshy and wet places are a true paradise for their lives!
Lemmings are about 10 to 18 centimeters long, including the short tail. The fur gets thicker in winter to help keep them warm. Lemmings live in holes that they dig in the ground. In winter they tunnel under the snow.
They feed on the bark of shrubs, moss, fungi, grasses, sedges, and other herbaceous plants, berries, insects and dumped antlers. They are quite voracious. During the day this little animal eats 2 times more than he weighs.
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Bluebird – wonderful little bird

Bluebird – wonderful little bird

Bluebird – wonderful little bird

Bluebird (Latin Sialia) is one of the few thrush genera of the New World. It includes three species common in North and Central America. They are songbirds named for the males’ bright blue feathers. Their songs are the earliest sounds of spring in North America.
There are three species of bluebird: the eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis), the western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), and the mountain bluebird (Sialia currucoides).
They live in fields, orchards, parks, and gardens. Many bluebirds avoid cold winters by flying south for the winter.
These birds are 15-20 cm long. The males are mostly blue, while the females are mostly bluish gray.
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Cockroach – Indestructible Insect

Cockroach - Indestructible Insect

Cockroach – Indestructible Insect

Cockroaches are insects that have lived on Earth for more than 320 million years. There are more than 3,500 types of them.
Cockroaches have a flat, oval body that is black or brown. They have long powerful legs and can run very fast.
They are found nearly everywhere. Some kinds live outside, but others live indoors alongside humans. They like warm dark areas in homes, offices, ships, trains, and even airplanes.
They are related to crickets. These insects use the long antennas on their heads for feeling through dark places.
They are considered among the most hated household pests. Humans get rid of cockroaches with common poisons and traps.
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Aye-aye – amazing living thing

Aye-aye – amazing living thing

Aye-aye – amazing living thing

Aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) is an unusual-looking animal. It is a member of a group of primitive primates known as Prosimians, most of which are lemurs. This animal is the only surviving member of the family Daubentoniidae. When it was first encountered by Europeans, it was incorrectly classified as a rodent.
It is covered with a coat of coarse blackish-brown hair. The animal has very large, sensitive ears, sharp, rodent-like teeth and long, claw-like fingers and toes. Aye-aye is 38 to 46 centimeters long and has a bushy tail measures 41 to 56 centimeters long. The animal weighs between 2 and 3 kilograms. Its diet consists of fruit (especially coconuts), wood-boring insect larvae, bamboo shoots, sugarcane, and some small animals. The aye-aye’s large ears allow it to hear insect larvae moving beneath the bark of trees.
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Walrus – Whale Horse

Walrus - Whale Horse

Walrus – Whale Horse

Walrus lives in the cold Arctic seas of Europe, Asia, and North America. Its name is an English version of the Scandinavian word hvalros, meaning “whale horse.” This animal has a stocky body topped by a rounded head. It has small piggy eyes and its mouth is covered with stiff whiskers. Every year, the walrus grows a new set of whiskers. All walruses have long tusks, which they use to fight, cut holes in ice, and pull itself out of water. These animals spend nearly whole life at sea and climb onto ice or rocky islands to rest and to have babies. The walruses swim with the help of flippers and also use them to walk. Their swimming speed is approximately 10 km/h. A thick layer of fat below the skin, called blubber, keeps the walrus warm.
They feed on fish, clams and sometimes young seals. They dig clams from the seafloor with their tusks. They shovel food into the mouth with their whiskers. The walrus usually does not chew its prey, but swallows it whole. Walruses sometimes also capture and eat sea birds.
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Aardvark – amazing animal

Aardvark – amazing animal

Aardvark – amazing animal

Aardvark is an amazing and one of Africa’s strangest animals. It is nocturnal, secretive, termite- and anteating mammal. Although aardvarks look like anteaters, they are actually related to elephants, manatees, and dugongs. It is the only modern representative of Tubulidentata. There are more than 14 species of animals.
These animals were named aardvarks by South Africans in the early 1800s. In the local language, Afrikaans, “aardvark” means “earth pig.” The scientific name of the aardvark is Orycteropus afer.
They live in dry places in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. They are large piglike animals weighing from 88-143 lb (40-65 kg) and measuring nearly 6 ft (1.8 m) from nose to tip of tail. Its head has huge donkeylike ears, a long snout, and drooping eyelids with long lashes. Their legs are powerful and equipped with long, strong claws for digging.
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Misconceptions about animals

Turritopsis nutricula

Turritopsis nutricula


There are no immortal animal
We are born to die.
However, we know that in fact the bacteria never die, unless, of course, they do not become prey or the victims of an accident. Nobody has seen bacterium died of old age. But all of this is hypothetical.
A creature that can truly be called immortal has been recently discovered. This is jellyfish Turritopsis nutricula, inhabiting tropical seas. It is 4-5 millimeters.
Living beings undergo several cycles from birth to death. Usually after reproduction a particular body loses the meaning of its biological existence and dies. But this jellyfish after reproduction process begins to return to its earlier stage of development. From mature individuals they again turn into cubs and repeat the cycle an infinite number of times.
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