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Rhino Facts

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Did you know the rhinoceros stands about 60 inches at the shoulder?  That’s 5 feet tall!

The white rhinoceros is the largest rhino and they can way up to 6,000 pounds.

Rhinos have poor eyesight, but have a great senses of smell and hearing.

A group of rhinos is called a “crash.”

Rhinoceros can run 28 miles per hour.

Rhinos can live 40 to 45 years.

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Would an Elephant Really be Afraid of a Mouse?

Question: Are elephants really afraid of mice?

Answer: No, they are not.  Compared to the size of an elephant, a mouse is so small, that chances are the elephant wouldn’t even have a clue that there was a mouse near by.

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Hippo Killer..?

The Hippopotamus is the third biggest land animal, slightly smaller but heavier than a white rhino – the elephant is the biggest. Surprisingly, no animal has killed more people than the hippo.

They are hoofed vegetarians, feeding on grass, fallen fruit, and occasionally on cultivated crops such as sugar cane or corn during the night. They spend most of the day in the water.  The hippo, weighing in at 4,000 pounds and more, lives in Africa and prefer rivers with deep water and nearby reed beds and grasslands.  If you ever come across a hippo with his mouth open like he’s yawning, don’t be fooled… it’s not sleepy… Hippos are very protective of there turf and their young.  It’s warning you to stay away by showing you his long, thick, razor-sharp canine teeth, or tusks, with which it is capable of biting a small boat in half.

Hippos have killed more than 400 people in Africa – more than any other wild animal.

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Einstein the Amazing Talking Bird

That’s one smart bird!!!!

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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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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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