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a world population of 6 billion too many? Compare that with animals. There are more than a million animal species. There are 6,000 species of reptiles, 73,000 kinds of spiders, and 3,000 types of lice. For each person there is about 200 million insects. The 4,600 kinds of mammals represent a mere 0,3% of animals and the 9000 kinds of birds only 0,7%. The most numerous bird specie is the red-billed quelea of southern Africa. There are an estimated 100 trillion of them.

Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears.

African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.

There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India.

A house fly lives only 14 days.

A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first to fly in a hot air balloon.

The Big Five is a group of animals of Africa: cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhino. The term "Big Five" was coined by hunters who referred to the difficulty in hunting these wild animals because of their ferocity when cornered.

The oldest breed of dog is the Saluki.

The bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest bird in the world.

An ostrich can run up to 70 km/h (43mph).

An annoyed camel will spit at a person.

The world's smallest dog is the Chihuahua, which means "tiny dog in the sky."

Pea crabs (the size of a pea) are the smallest crabs in the world.

75% of wild birds die before they are 6 months old.

The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal but are mentioned only twice in the Bible

Sheep are mentioned 45 times and goats 88 times in the Bible. Dogs are mentioned 14 times and lions 89 times, but domestic cats are not mentioned.

Pork is the world's most widely-eaten meat.

In Denmark there are twice as many pigs as people.

Dinosaurs did not eat grass: there weren't any at that time.

The coyote is a member of the dog family and its scientific name, "canis latrans" means barking dog.

A giraffe can clean its ears with its 50cm (20 in) tongue.

A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle - a group of geese in the air is a skein.
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The South American giant anteater eats more than 30,000 ants a day.

It is impossible to out-swim a shark - sharks reach speeds of 70 km/h (44 mph). Humans can run about 35 km/h (21 mph).

The sailfish is the fastest swimmer, reaching 109 km/h (68 mph).

The slowest fish is the Sea Horse, which moves along at about 0.016 km/h (0.01 mph).

Dolphins can reach 60 km/h (37 mph).

Of the 650 types of leeches, only the Hirudo medicinalis is used for medical treatments.

The heart of a blue whale is the size of a small car.

The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.

The scales of a crocodile are made of ceratin, the same substance that hooves and fingernails are made of.

A crocodile's tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth and cannot move it.

A snail has two pairs of tentacles on its head. One pair is longer than the other and houses the eyes. The shorter pair is used for smelling and feeling its way around.

The heaviest crustacean ever found was a lobster weighing 19 kg (42 lb), caught in 1934.

The largest jellyfish ever caught measured 2,3 m (7'6") across the bell with a tentacle of 36 m (120 ft) long.

The largest giant squid ever recorded was captured in the North Atlantic in 1878. It weighed 4 tons. Its tentacles measured 10 m (35 ft) long.

The giant squid has the biggest eyes of any animal: its eyes measure 40 cm (16 in) in diameter.

Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.

Sharks are immune to all known diseases.

Sharks and rays also share the same kind of skin: instead of scales, they have small tooth-like spikes called denticles. The spikes are so sharp that shark skin has long been used as sandpaper.

Animals also are either right-handed or left-handed. Polar bears are left-handed - and so is Kermit the Frog.

There are 701 types of pure breed dogs.

There are about 54 million dogs in the US, and Paris is said to have more dogs than people.

Some bird species, usually flightless birds, have only a lower eyelid, whereas pigeons use upper and lower lids to blink.

Fish and insects do not have eyelids - their eyes are protected by a hardened lens.

Flatfish (halibut, flounder, turbot, and sole) hatch like any other "normal" fish. As they grow, they turn sideways and one eye moves around so they have two eyes on the side that faces up.

Measured in straight flight, the spine-tailed swift is the fastest bird. It flies 170 km/h (106 mph). Second fastest is the Frigate, which reaches 150 km/h (94 mph).

Millions of trees are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them.

There are more than 150 million sheep in Australia, a nation of 17 million people.

New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 70 million sheep.
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Introducing Your New Puppy To Your Dog
Buying a new puppy is one of the most important decisions you and your family can make, especially if you already own a dog. It may be a good idea to ask the previous owners or the pet store where you make your purchase how your puppy interacted with other animals around him. If he was an “only child” you may want to take extra precaution and care when introducing him to your dog.

So, the day has come to introduce your new puppy to your existing dog and the question rises, what if they don’t get along? Given time and a few challenges between the two, the outcome will more than likely be favorable. However, you can give both dogs a head start and make them feel more comfortable by making introductions in an unfamiliar place.

Start by introducing your new puppy to your dog in a place other than your home, such as a park that you have never taken your dog to or a neighbor’s home in order to keep territorial issues out of the way and to keep your dog from feeling threatened. Dogs have a protecting nature and quickly decide that their home is their territory. Feeling threatened can happen when another animal crosses their territory. To keep this from happening, let your dog meet his new companion at least twice before bringing him into the home.

Never expect dogs to hit it off right away when introducing your new pup to your dog. Just like people, it may take a little while for your dog to become friendly and trusting of the new puppy. On the other hand, if you have a well-natured dog, you may find him almost parenting the new puppy and trying to “show him the ropes”. Older dogs are usually more tolerant to the clumsiness and curiosity of new puppies.

Always pay close attention when first introducing your new puppy to your dog. If it seems as though the two are not getting along, or there is growling back and forth, step in the middle and give out treats. Keep a calm voice to remind your dog that the puppy is not a threat. Continue to intercept between the two until they begin to show a comfort zone. This won’t take long, as between the two they will decide who is the leader (their pecking order) and soon will become friends. If for some reason extensive growling and/or fighting persists between the two, give up and try again at a later time. If aggression appears to be a problem, it is probably best to not continue.

Dogs, just like children need a lot of tender, loving care. When introducing your new puppy to your dog, remember that you are lucky to have both of these additions to your family and while they give you so much freely, and offer unforgettable memories, they never ask for anything in return, except maybe a bone to chew on once in a while.
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O.O wow.. thats alot to read... good facts
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ya i read it all lol
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beavers help create wetlands

sharks are prone to most sicknesses known

in puppy play fights, boys let girls win

hast's eagle, an extinct bird, used to eat humans when they killed moas and their natural prey

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wolves don't actually howl at the moon it just looks that way the are just liffting their head up so all can here
wolves howl in a way that makes it sound like there are more than there actually are
hyenas seem like they are the ones always stealing the lions pray but actually the lion steals 80% of their pray
The name or offspring, or a baby Lion, is a cub, whelp or lionet who live in a lions den
Fully grown males reach the height of 4 feet
An adult male weighs between 330-530 pounds
A Lions lifespan is 15 years in the wild
Cross- breeding between lions and tigers results in a 'tiglon'


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wolves don't actually howl at the moon it just looks that way the are just liffting their head up so all can here
wolves howl in a way that makes it sound like there are more than there actually are
hyenas seem like they are the ones always stealing the lions pray but actually the lion steals 80% of their pray
The name or offspring, or a baby Lion, is a cub, whelp or lionet who live in a lions den
Fully grown males reach the height of 4 feet
An adult male weighs between 330-530 pounds
A Lions lifespan is 15 years in the wild
Cross- breeding between lions and tigers results in a 'tiglon'


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woah..a tiglon cool..but does it fit if they stay in one of it main community..I mean can it fit itself if it is in a group of tiger or lion?
there is some research said that a tiglon is bigger than a male lion and male tiger..
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beach-babe wrote:

wolves don't actually howl at the moon it just looks that way the are just liffting their head up so all can here
wolves howl in a way that makes it sound like there are more than there actually are
hyenas seem like they are the ones always stealing the lions pray but actually the lion steals 80% of their pray
The name or offspring, or a baby Lion, is a cub, whelp or lionet who live in a lions den
Fully grown males reach the height of 4 feet
An adult male weighs between 330-530 pounds
A Lions lifespan is 15 years in the wild
Cross- breeding between lions and tigers results in a 'tiglon'


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wooooooooow cool it is my first time to know about tiglon thank you for sharing it looks cool
i will post more information about that
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LIGER???????

This is a liger named Hercules who lives at the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) in Myrtle Beach.


A liger is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. The opposite case, the offspring of a male tiger and a female lion, is known as a tigon.


Hercules was the result of an accident rather than deliberate breeding.


He is three years old - still a baby,

stands 10 feet tall on his hind legs,
and weighs about 1,000 lbs.

At maturity he is expected to reach 12 feet in length and weigh about 1,250 lbs. He eats about 20 lbs. of meat per day, and he can consume up to 100 lbs of food in one sitting


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hes so cute about your question i think it depends which group they go in because tigers live a solatary life while lions live in a pride
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my 2 dogs are soooo not getting along with each other. the bigger one is trying to kill my puppy!!!! i'll kill him!!! gtrr!!!
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the liger is the biggest cat in the world am i ryt?
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beach-babe wrote:

wolves don't actually howl at the moon it just looks that way the are just liffting their head up so all can here
wolves howl in a way that makes it sound like there are more than there actually are
hyenas seem like they are the ones always stealing the lions pray but actually the lion steals 80% of their pray
The name or offspring, or a baby Lion, is a cub, whelp or lionet who live in a lions den
Fully grown males reach the height of 4 feet
An adult male weighs between 330-530 pounds
A Lions lifespan is 15 years in the wild
Cross- breeding between lions and tigers results in a 'tiglon'


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woooo;i think,it was a joke!Its amasing,the first time,i see this kind of animal!
thanks beach-babe!
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no probs
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who know what is that? i know what it is but i want to see if any one know
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