- Eagles have no scruples. If they are unable to catch prey they might simply rob vultures or ospreys in mid air combat!
- The largest of the South American, the seven foot Jaguar is a good swimmer and does much of its hunting in the water, sometimes capturing crocodiles.
- Walruses have air sacs in their necks that enable them to keep their heads out of water when they sleep.
- The giant African snail can weigh as much as 1 pound and is serious crop pest.
Funda of Fundas
Whales breathe air. They are NOT fish .They are mammals that spend their entire lives in the water .The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever existed on earth. It is larger than any of the dinosaurs were .They are also the loudest animal on earth. Baleen whales (Mysticeti) - predators that sieve tiny crustaceans, small fish, and other tiny organisms from the water with baleen. Baleen is a comb-like structure that filters the baleen whale’s food from the water. Baleen whales are larger than the toothed whales and have 2 blowholes (nostrils). There are 10 species of baleen whales. Gray whales make the longest seasonal migration of the whales. They travel about 12,500 miles each year .Young cetaceans are frequently mottled in color, camouflaging them from predators. Newborns have spare covering of hair which they lose as adults.
by Aniket Kumar (11 years)