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who know what is that? i know what it is but i want to see if any one know


Is it a dolphin Embryo? It's so beautiful though.

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neko-cat wrote:


who know what is that? i know what it is but i want to see if any one know


Is it a dolphin Embryo? It's so beautiful though.



ya that is right it is so cute
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Introduction to Animal Classes

Phylum Chordata - the "phylum" (scientific grouping) of vertebrate animals that includes some of the animal classes we are most familiar with (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians)


All About Mammals



Mammals are one of the 6 main classes of animals. Animal classes are groups of animals that scientists consider to be alike in some important ways. Mammals are the animal class that people belong to.
There are only about 4,000 kinds of mammals. This sounds like a lot, but when you consider there are 21,000 kinds of fish and a whopping 800,000 kinds of insects you’ll realize mammals are a pretty small class!


Leopard ( Felis pardus)


The leopard is also known as the panther; the black panther is simply a black or melanistic leopard and is commonest in regions with heavy rainfall. Leopards feed on monkeys, pigs and numerous other animals and are found in Africa and southern Asia. They are immensely strong and very good climbers. They live in forest, open country and even on bare, rocky hillsides. A large leopard is 7 feet long and weighs about 150 pounds.


Jaguar (Panthera onca)


The jaguar is the largest cat of the New World and is found in Central and South America. It is about as big as a leopard but heavier in build, weighing up to 300 pounds. Black (melanistic) jaguars are not uncommon. Like the tiger, the jaguar is a forest animal and is most often found near rivers. It swims well and even catches fish, but its usual prey are tapirs, large rodents and reptiles such as alligators and turtles. Jaguars live to about 22 years.


Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)


This animal is also known as the ounce and it lives in central Asia in treeless mountainous areas; very little is known of its habits. It is rather smaller than the leopard and usually pale grey with irregular spots; its coat is very long and thick. Its prey consists of marmots, goats and other mountain-dwelling animals.


Puma (Felis concolor)


This cat inhabits North and South America and is also known as the cougar or mountain lion. It is about the size of a leopard. Pumas are very powerful and active and are good climbers; they live in a great variety of habitats from forest to desert, but they are most numerous in wooded mountainous country. Deer are their most usual prey. Length of life is up to 20 years.


Lion (Panthera leo)


lion Lions are now limited to a small area of India and to Africa south of the Sahara.
In Africa they are still quite numerous, but only two hundred of the Indian lions still survive. The fully grown lion may measure up to 9 feet in length, plus 3-foot tail, and can weigh more than 500 pounds. Males usually have a mane, the lioness is smaller and lacks the mane.
These big cats live in family groups or 'prides' numbering up to 20 individuals. The lionesses of the pride work as a team when hunting. Lions may reach a speed of 50 mph over a short distance and can leap more than 35 feet on level ground. They have also been seen to jump over obstacles more than 10 feet high.
Lions live in open bush country and feed largely on zebra and antelope. They are born blind, like kittens, and have spotted coats for some time after birth. They are weaned at 3 months and can hunt for themselves when a year old. A lion is in the prime of life at five and may live up to 30 years.


Tiger (Felis tigris)


Tigers are to be found only in Asia, but extend from Siberia southwards to India and Malaysia. The tiger is the largest of the cats; males may reach up to 10 feet in length and well over 500 pounds in weight. The male is larger than the female (tigress). They are good swimmers and often lie in water to escape the heat of the sun. Tigers are more at home in forests than in open country. They prey on a great variety of animals from buffalo to small game. The young are born blind but develop quickly and can hunt at seven months. The tiger is mature at three but may live for 25 years.


Cheetah or Hunting Leopard (Acinonyx jubatus)


The cheetah is very different from all other cats, much more long-legged with blunt and partially retractile claws - that is, they cannot be completely withdrawn into the sheaths. Cheetahs are the fastest of all mammals; they are said to reach 70 mph. The cheetah may be 7.5 feet long, but is much lighter than the leopard, weighing only 100 pounds. It is found in Africa and Asia but it is now very rare in Asia and is rapidly disappearing in Africa. It is, in fact, an animal that is threatened with extinction. Cheetahs can be tamed and are sometimes kept as pets. The Indian princes used to keep them and train them to hunt deer and antelopes. They live for about 16 years.


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cool facts thank you hitsuguya21
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Facts about dolphins

How do dolphins sleep?

Dolphins have to be conscious to breath.[1] This means that they cannot go into a full deep sleep, because then they would suffocate. Dolphins have "solved" that by letting one half of their brain sleep at a time. This has been determined by doing EEG studies on dolphins. Dolphins sleep about 8 hours day in this fashion.



A dolphin's behavior when sleeping/resting depends on the circumstances and possibly on individual preferences. They can either:
1. swim slowly and surface every now and then for a breath
2. rest at the surface with their blowhole exposed
3. rest on the bottom (in shallow water) and rise to the surface every now and then to breath.



How smart are dolphins?
The short answer to this is that we do not know. There is no reliable method to measure intelligence in humans across cultures, so it is not surprising that comparing humans, dolphins, apes, dogs, etc. is impossible. There are some indications of their potential: they are fast learners and can generalize (which is also true of pigs). Also they can learn to understand complicated language-like commands (which is also true of the great apes).


How much do dolphins eat?

Bottlenose dolphins eat several kinds of fish (including mullet, mackerel, herring, cod) and squid. The compostion of the diet depends very much on what is available in the area they live in and also on the season. The amount of fish they eat depends on the fish species they are feeding on: mackerel and herring have a very high fat content and consequently have a high caloric value, whereas squid has a very low caloric value, so to get the same energy intake (calories) they will need to eat much more if they feed on squid than if they feed on mackerel or herring. On average an adult dolphin will eat 4-9% of its body weight in fish, so a 250 kg (550 lb) dolphin will eat 10-22.5 kg (22-50 lb) fish per day.


How long do dolphins live?

The maximum age for bottlenose dolphins is between 40 and 50 years. The average age a dolphin can get (the life expectancy) can be calculated from the ASR Annual Survival Rate (the percentage of animals alive at a certain point, that is still alive one year later). For the dolphin population in Sarasota Bay, the ASR has been measured to be about 0.961. This yields a life expectancy of about 25 years. For the population in the Indian/Banana River area, the ASR is between 0.908 and 0.931. This yields a life expectance between 10.3 and 14 years. So the actual life expectancy differs per region.
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it is really so nice to know more about dolphins you know it is my favorite animal and i like those facts
i like to learn more about animals every day in my life thank you
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okay neko-cat heres more dolphin facts then ^^

How deep can a dolphin dive?


The deepest dive ever recorded for a bottlenose dolphin was a 300 meters (990 feet). This was accomplished by Tuffy, a dolphin trained by the US Navy. Most likely dolphins do not dive very deep, though. Many bottlenose dolphins live in fairly shallow water. In the Sarasota Bay area, the dolphins spend a considarable time in waters that are less than 2 meters (7 feet) deep.

Other whale and dolphin species are able to dive to much greater depths even. The pilot whale (Globicephala melaena) can dive to at least 600 meters (2000 feet) and a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) has been found entangled in a cable at more that 900 meters (500 fathoms) depth.

Recent studies on the behavior of belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) has revealed that they regularly dive to depths of 800 meters. The deepest dive recorded of a beluga was to 1250 meters.

Do dolphins drink salt water?


Most dolphins live in the ocean and the ocean water is too salty for them to drink! If they would drink sea water, they would actually use more water trying to get rid of the salt than they drank in the first place. Most of their water comes from their food (fish and squid). Also, when they metabolize (burn) their fat, water is released in the process. Their kidneys are also adapted to retaining as much water as possible. Although they live in water, they live as desert animals with no direct source of drinkable water.


i'll give more dolphine facts tomorrow ^_^
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so nice
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i want to read more about dolphins cool
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who know what is that? i know what it is but i want to see if any one know


is that a baby dolphin?
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neko-cat wrote:


who know what is that? i know what it is but i want to see if any one know


is that a baby dolphin?

ya it is ^^
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who know what is that? i know what it is but i want to see if any one know


is that a baby dolphin?

ya it is ^^


kawaii!!! yay!! its so cutee!!!!
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elephant in the womb.
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an eight-week dolphin foetus inside its mother's womb.
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Computer generated image of a dog foetus.
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cheetah in the womb
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