- The average lioness hunts more than 1,000 times in her life.
- The olive baboon troop in the show is enormous—almost 200 members strong.
- Fewer than 500 Ethiopian wolves remain in the wild.
- Big-headed mole rats, the favorite prey of Ethiopian wolves, only come above ground for a total of about 20 minutes per day.
- American alligators can cycle through 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.
- When resting, alligators can lower their heart rate down to as low as two beats per minute.
- Reddish egret feathers were once very popular as a decoration in women’s hats.
- Dolphins’ strand-feeding strategy is not innate—it's a taught behavior passed down to younger dolphins.
- Dolphins’ echolocation is strong enough to detect fish a football field away.
- Scorpions can have up to 12 eyes.
- Bearcats can live up to 20 years in the wild.
- Lions spend up to 21 hours per day lying around or sleeping.
- Lionesses in a pride do at least 90% of the hunting.
- Olive baboons can be found in 25 countries throughout Africa.
- Bearcats, also called binturongs, smell like buttered popcorn; this scent is emitted from an oil gland and is useful for attacting mates and warning off other bearcats trespassing on their territory.
- It’s thought that bearcat females are capable of delaying implantation. In other words, they can wait to give birth until environmental conditions are right.
- The species of water monitors most common on Palawan are distinguished from other monitors by their numbers of scales.
August 28, 2013