Friday, April 29, 2016

Donkey

Donkeys are the smallest of the equine family. They are also know as a burro or jack stocks. Their native habitat is desert climate. They are stronger than a horse even though they are smaller. It is rare for a donkey to run, they analyze situations for danger. Donkeys are not stubborn, but they do have a reputation for being stubborn. They are intelligent animals and stay away from danger. You can put harnesses on then. They can live up to 40 years, if taken cared of. Mules are from a male donkey breeding with a female horse.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Frog

"Kiss a frog and you will find your prince."(Princess and the Frog). Frogs do not actually turn into princes, but they do in fairy tales. They do have cool characteristics, though. They have great eyesight for seeing under water and hunting for prey. They have powerful back legs for swimming fast and jumping. Some frogs can jump 20 times more than their own weight. The male frog's eardrums and eyes are the same size. On the female, the eyes are bigger than the eardrums. Frogs come in many pattern, colors, and sizes. Every different species of frog has their own look.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Alpaca

People usually ask what the difference is between an alpaca and a llama. To be honest they are not that much different, alpacas are just bigger than llamas. If you are wondering, yes they do spit, but only if they are feeling threatened or has been abused by their owner. Their fur has the second strongest fibers, after sheep. Also, there are twenty-two different colored alpacas, but only two different breeds. They look a little goofy after getting shaved, they still have their fur all around their face. They are very social, too. They enjoy being surrounded by their friends and getting the chance to chat. That is why it is better to have two, than one alpaca. There are alpaca farms all over the world, they are not wild creatures. Alpacas enjoy humming. They have three stomachs like cows. Baby alpacas are called crias. These are the few interesting facts most do not know about alpacas.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Butterfly

They enjoy soaring in the air. They just reached their mature stage. Are glad that they can be free and beautiful. Butterflies are insects with beautiful wings. Their size ranges from one eighth of an inch to twelve inches. They can only see reds, greens, and yellows. Their flight speed goes up to twelve miles per hour, while a moths speed can go up to twenty-five miles per hour. They need to be in warm climates, they cannot fly if their body temperature is less than eighty-six degrees. There are about twenty-four thousand different species of butterflies. Some female of moth species lack wings and have to crawl. Many can lift fifty times their body weight.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Saluki

A saluki dog is great for hunting for rabbits. They are the oldest breed of domestic dogs. These dogs are tall and slender. A saluki is a great runner if you put a mechanic bunny in front of them. They have silky fur, large droopy ears, and fringed feet. They do not bark much and are calm, polite creatures. Also, they become shy and suspicious when they are not socializing my with the owner. This dog is athletic, can run great heights and run 45 mph. They are easy to take care of, including their soft elegant coat. I can see why salukis are SIUc's mascot, which is the school of my dreams.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Elephant

Elephants eat a lot, starting from grass to bananas. They are the symbol of family because they never leave one of their members behind. Once a member passes away, they make a circle in respect. Also, the one that is closer to the member that passed away becomes depressed and slowly dies. Also, an elephant gestation period is almost 2 years, it is  22 months! They are the largest land animals in the world. I find elephants as amazing creature, they are beautiful and lovable. They eat up to 300 to 400 pounds of food a day. Elephants mostly mate during rainy seasons. A calf weighs from 200 to 250 pounds when born.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Donkeys

Donkeys are very strong and intelligent animals. They will not do something that is considered as unsafe. They come in herds and make the strongest donkey the leader of the herd. Also, donkeys groom each other in the same ways monkeys and chimps do. They are not easily started like horses are and are curious creatures. They make decisions based on their safety. A donkey can hear another donkey call to them from 60 miles away in a desert. They have fairly large ears, which can cool them down. Donkeys can live for over 50 years. Another interesting fact is their fur is not waterproof so they do not like being out in the rain and it can damage their health. Lastly, they do not mind being surrounded by a herd of goats, even though they enjoy being with a herd of other donkeys.