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Fossa fossana (also known as a Malagasy or striped civet) is an animal that is nocturnal but also stays awake in the day sometimes. The fossana has a heavy tail almost as heavy as its body during the months when it’s harder to find food – it stores fat in its tail! It is not … Continue reading Fossanas
Moray eels live in the coral reefs of the tropic seas. They hide down in the sand of the coral reefs so they can ambush their prey – they wait until it comes and then strike out with sharp teeth! They swim like they’re curling their body. These pictures of a moray eel are of the green moray … Continue reading Moray Eels Living in the Ocean…
You can tell a male lion from a female lion – if it has a mane it is a boy. And the male lion is the protector of the female lions. Lions are one of the top predators in Africa. Even though lions are one of the top predators they still have some things … Continue reading Lions in the African SavanNAH
The giraffe’s tongue is amazing and now you will know why! The giraffe’s tongue is really thick and has little bumps on it that helps them crunch up hard leaves and also helps them not get hurt by the thorns on trees when they eat. The reason the giraffe’s tongue is purple is to make … Continue reading All About a Tongue
In the Indonesian rain forest at night, tarsiers are leaping like no other primate! They leap through the trees almost as well as a foosa. They have really big eyes for seeing at night – these creatures are pretty cool at night! Tarsiers have ears that can hear pretty clear and are pretty good at … Continue reading Tarsiers in the Forest
Elephants are the heaviest land animals on earth. And their very long nose, which is also called a trunk, is really strong too. Most of the male elephants are bigger and have bigger and longer tusks. An elephant mom is called a cow and an elephant baby is called a calf. Elephants spray themselves with … Continue reading Elephants and Their Noses
Bumble bees like all pollinators are tricky and smart. Bees don’t like when its too hot. Bees also are only bees when you know they’re bees, because some flies mimic and look like bees so predators will stay away since bees have stingers. There’s lots of kinds of bees including bumble bees.
Small milkweed bugs are black, red, and flat as you can see in the picture. But that doesn’t stop them from being a pretty cool bug. This is the small milkweed bug we saw when we were searching for pollinators and I can’t wait to see one again. But here’s some things about the small … Continue reading Small Milkweed Bugs
Pollinators are very fun insects to meet. When a pollinator tries to sip nectar from a yummy nectar flower, it usually accidentally gets some on its leg or face – so when it goes to the next flower to eat some more yummy nectar, it accidentally drops some of the pollen from the last … Continue reading Helping Study Pollinators in PDX
Alligators are different than crocodiles, as you know from my last blog post. But this post is about the alligator differences. The alligator, when its mouth is closed, you can only see its top teeth sticking out – not the bottom teeth. It has a wide, rounded U-shaped snout that is good for latching onto … Continue reading Alligators Munch!