Monday, 13 March 2017

Ten Interesting Facts On Giraffes



10. The Giraffe is the tallest animal in the world, with even new-born babies being taller than most humans!


9. Giraffes spend most of their time standing up, they actually sleep and give birth standing up!


8. A group of Giraffes are called a Tower!


7. No one has ever seen a Giraffe swimming!


6. Giraffes only need 10 to 30 minutes of sleep a day.




5. 50% of Giraffe calves do not live, as leopards, hyenas and wild dogs eat them!


4. Giraffes tongues grow up to 53 cm long!


3. Giraffes make no sound, not because they can't, but because they don't want to.


2.  Giraffes only need to drink water once every couple of days, they got most of their water from their plant based diet!


1. Giraffes have hair covered horns, which the males use for fighting!


Thursday, 16 February 2017

The Rarest Insects In The World




3. Panda ant - Euspinolia militaris

The panda ant isn't actually an ant, it's a wasp!
Although it looks cute,it's sting is extremely painful. It has been known to kill animals up to two pounds with just 6 stings! These Insects are mainly found around Chile and Mexico.





2. Vampire Spider -  Atrax sutherlandi

The Vampire spider, is the rarest spider alive, it only lives in Australia.They live in a underground tunnel waiting for anything smaller then it's
self to fall in!






1. Tree Lobster - Dryococelus australis

Scientists believed this bug was extinct in the 1920's,but they have recently discovered them again. They are found between New Zealand and Australia, The Tree lobster is so rare that scientist are trying to breed more then 10,000 of this specific bug!  

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Largest Snakes In The World

1. Green Anaconda - Eunectes murinus

The Green anaconda Is a non-venomous Boa species, found in south America. It is one of the heaviest and one of the longest snakes in the world, growing up to 6 meters long, males are much smaller and only grow to 4 meters. The heaviest Green anaconda recorded was 227 kg!! and 8.8 meters long! Most of there time is spent in the water hunting for food such as: Fish, Birds, Wild pigs, and sometimes caimans -Reptiles similar to crocodiles!! They have also been known to eat jaguars!!!



2.  Burmese Python - Python bivittatus

The Burmese python Is a non-venomous snake. It grows up to 7 meters long! They also spend a lot of there time in water, and can stay submerged for up to 30 minutes before surfacing for air. They mainly feed on birds and small mammals. Females usually lay up to 100 eggs which they incubate for two or three months.



3. Reticulated Python - Python reticulatus

The Reticulated Python is by far the largest snake in the world growing up to 9-10 meters long! It is also a non-venomous species, Females are larger then males.They have been known to eat people! They love to eat: Pigs, Deer and Birds. At breeding time the females lay around 80 eggs. They are well known for hanging around water.




4. African Rock Python - Python sebae

This Is Africa's largest snake growing up to 7 meters long, It is a non-venomous specie.
They love to eat: Monkeys, Antelopes, Fruit bats, Monitor lizards and even Crocodiles!!
This snake has also been known to eat people! They live around 12 years and even longer in captivity! It also likes being around the water and will spend most of it's time by a lake or river.





Sunday, 29 January 2017

The Most Venomous Snakes In The World

4. Black mamba - Dendroaspis polylepis

The Black mamba Is Africa's largest venomous snake, It is also the fastest snake in the world. It is also the 2nd largest snake in the world! They kill around 10,000 people are year! And are highly aggressive when threatened. They can grow up to 4 meters long!
 





3. Blue Krait - Bungarus candidus

The Blue krait is one of the most venomous snakes in the world, It loves to eat other snakes!
Believe it or not, one bite from this snake is enough to kill you! Apparently it's venom is 15 times deadlier then the Cobra's. 50% of the bites from this snake are fatal even with the antivenin!





2 . Eastern Brown Snake - Pseudonaja textilis

This snake is considered the 2nd most venomous snake in the world, The Eastern brown snake is responsible for 60% of deaths caused by snake bites in Australia. It feeds on: Frogs, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals.



1. Inland Taipan - Oxyuranus microlepidotus

The Inland Taipan is the most venomous snake in the world! One bite can kill 100 grown men!
It only eats mammals, it's favorite thing to eat is a rat.  


Monday, 9 January 2017

Ten Facts About Fire Salamanders


1. Fire salamanders have an extremely long life span, one specimen lived for more then 50 years in a    German natural history museum!

2. Fire Salamanders are amphibians that look like a cross between a frog and a lizard.

3. Salamanders live all around the world but the United states has the largest number of different salamander families.

4.  Fire Salamanders are nocturnal animals, and love to go out searching for slugs after it has rained.

5. Female Fire salamanders are a lot bigger then males, and sometimes they can grow up to twice the size of a male!

6.There is an old European legend saying that these salamanders are capable of tolerating fire. People   believed that salamanders in general had the ability to withstand fire as they were often seen  crawling out of logs that were put onto the fire!

7. The Fire salamander is one of the only salamanders that gives birth to larvae and not eggs.


8. As Fire salamanders grow, they will shed their old skin and eat it!


9. Fire salamanders eat: Slugs, Spiders, Insects, Earth worms, Small frogs and sometimes baby frogs


10. Some times, when the salamanders felt threatened they will let out a poisonous liquid that can kill a small mammal!


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Venomous Snakes Of Bulgaria

1. Horned Nosed Viper - Vipera ammodytes

The Horned nosed viper is the most venomous snake in Europe, and it lives in Bulgaria! The females are usally larger then the males. The Horned nosed viper has a small horn on it's head
which is about 5 mm long, apparently the horn is flexible!! It is an extremly calm snake and will only bite if felt threatend! They eat: Birds, Small mammals and some times reptiles.





2. Common Adder - Vipera berus

The adder is a small snake only growing up to 70-80 cm long! The adder is also quite a calm snake, only biting if felt threatend. The adder eats: mice, voles, shrews, lizards, slow worms!, frogs, newts and manny others... they have a HUGE range of stuff that they can eat! Females usally lay 7 to 20 eggs per clutch. In sweden there are around 1,300  adder bites per year! luckly only 12% needed to go to hospital!





3. Montpellier snake - Malpolon monspessulanus

It is most active during the day, it mainly eats lizards and birds. Although this snake is
venomous it has not killed any one yet and only a few people have gone to hospital. It is one of the largest snakes in Europe growing up to 2 meters long, it is the most common snake in Spain!