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More Frog Facts…

You cannot get warts from a frog.
Frogs measure from 1 inch to over 1 foot in length, depending on species.
Frogs live between 4 and 15 yrs.
Toads & frogs eat other animals – usually bugs, worms and bullfrogs will eat tiny baby fish.
Enemies of the frog include hedgehogs, snakes, other frogs, and large birds.
Fossils of the earliest known frog were found in Arizona at the Navajo Indian Reservation. Scientists determine the remains to be about 190 million years old. 
Frogs haven’t changed much at all since then.
One theory of science is that frogs grew their long legs as a way to hop away from dinosaurs.

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When a Dinosaur Plays Basketball

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Praying Mantis Attacks a Corn Snake!

Wow. I bet you never realized how big and strong some praying mantis’s can get.

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Interesting Facts about Panda Bears

  • Pandas are almost becoming extinct. They are endangered because people are cutting down the bamboo that pandas eat to make farms.
  • Pandas can eat more than 10,000 kilograms of bamboo a day.
  • The mother panda can only take care of the baby panda for half a year (6 months).
  • People can’t tell if a baby panda is a girl or a boy for four years.
  • The mother panda only has one baby every two years.
  • Pandas have black on their eyes.
  • Pandas live in China on the mountainsides.
  • If all the bamboo is covered in snow the pandas will eat little mice or uncovered leaves.
  • Pandas are pink when they are born.
  • Panda mothers nurse their babies. Pandas are mammals.
  • Pandas are black and white.
  • The Giant Panda is found exclusively in China where it inhabits mountain forests that are dense with bamboo and conifers. They thrive in altitudes of 5,000 to 10,000 feet in cold, damp forest. Which makes them accustomed to torrential rains and dense mist throughout the year. Their habitat exists in only 6 small areas of inland China.
  • There are thought to be less than 1,000 individuals in the wild.
  • There are about 110 pandas in captivity, mainly  in China. There are seven in the United States- Zoo Atlanta, and The National Zoo each have a pair. The pair in San Diego also have a small cub. There are three females at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. There are also pandas in Japan, Spain, Germany, France and South Korea.
  • Their numbers are deceasing due to dwindling habitat and their poor reproductive capabilities, both in the wild and in captivity.
  • The average Giant Panda consumes between 20 and 40 lbs of food per day. They can spend up to 16 hours eating.
  • These black-and-white bears eat primarily bamboo although they also have been known to eat other plants, fish, pika and other small rodents.

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Some facts about Pigs.

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A female pig is called a sow. A male is called a boar. A baby is called a piglet.
Pigs would rather stay clean if given the opportunity. They frequently wallow in mud because they have not sweat glands, and the mud helps to keep them cool and to avoid insects. 
Pigs are very intelligent animals. They are often regarded by scientists as being the most intelligent of livestock.
Pigs are considered by many experts to be more trainable than dogs or cats.  

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Passenger Pigeons

  

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Obviously, we here at Bradley’s Animal place, have a great love and respect for all creatures with whom we share this magnificent planet with, and strongly believe that we should work to protect the many animals that are in danger of facing extinction (extinction means gone forever).
It’s too late for this bird, but the passenger pigeon is a great example of what can happen if we don’t put in the effort and do our part.
There was a time, not that long ago, when there where more passenger pigeons on the planet, than any other type of bird.  This pigeon made its home here in the forests of North America.  At one time, there where as many as 5 billion passenger pigeons. 
Think about this… When their flocks would take to the sky (these flocks would spread over a mile wide and up to 300 miles long), there were so many, that they would black out the entire sky for hours and days as they passed overhead.The Passenger Pigeon was one of the most numerous birds on earth, and is now extinct. 
These birds were hunted by the tens of thousands from nesting colonies until the very last Passenger Pigeon, named Martha, died alone at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914.

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