Animal of the day – 03/27/2014 – The King Eider Duck

The animal of the day is the King Eider Duck. (Did you know: Well well well duck. Aren’t YOU just too cool for school! Your outfit is gorgeous!

These well dressed ducks can be sound on the Arctic coastlines of North America and Eurasia, and apparently are delicious. But how could you eat something so awesome looking?!

I thought Bermuda was in the Caribbean.

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The closest place to land if you’re running away from Bermuda on a boat is in North Carolina.

Don’t try swimming to Europe. Or Africa. Actually, just stay in Bermuda.

Animal of the day – 03/21/2014 – The Harp Seal

The animal of the day is the Harp Seal. (Did you know: When a harp seal pup eats, its teeth grow; they do not grow if the pup doesn’t eat! And those pups can be recognized by their mamas by scent alone! (which is awesome considering how much smelly pups there are hanging around!

Animal of the day – 03/17/2014 – The Bald Eagle

The animal of the day is the Bald Eagle. (Did you know: While bald eagles are well known hunters of fish, small mammals and other birds, they also will steal food straight from other birds [osprey’s especially], and will happily eat carrion. Shoot, they’ll even steal a fish from a fisher-human.

Their nests are the largest of all North American birds (measuring up to almost 10 feet in diameter and weighing up to a ton!

bald-eagle06That’s a big ole nest!

And, remember that bald eagle females are bigger than the males! And darn protective of their young.

Animal of the day – 03/14/2014 – The Gibbon

The animal of the day is the Gibbon. (Did you know: The mating couples of gibbons sing a duet in the mornings to mark their territory! Technically they’re apes (even more technically they are called lesser apes[how rude]) because they’re much smaller than other apes and are alot more like monkey’s in many of ways.

white_cheeked_gibbon_by_micwits101-d2xinkyThey’re gangly on the ground, but in the trees they almost fly!

The gibbons’ ball-and-socket joints allow them unmatched speed and accuracy when swinging through trees. Nonetheless, their mode of transportation can lead to hazards when a branch breaks or a hand slips, and researchers estimate that the majority of gibbons suffer bone fractures one or more times during their lifetimes.They are the fastest and most agile of all tree-dwelling, non-flying mammals.

Animal of the day – 03/13/2014 – The Golden Snub-nosed monkey

The animal of the day is the Golden snub-nose monkey. (Did you know: I find it weird that whoever named this decided to focus on this monkey’s nose (or lack thereof) rather than it’s BLUE face!

These monkeys produce a wide range of vocalizations often, remarkably, without making any facial movements, in the manner of a ventriloquist!

 

Animal of the day – 03/10/2014 – The Lizardfish

The animal of the day is the Lizardfish. (Did you know: This freaky fish has sharp teeth…Oh that’s not crazy except it even has teeth on it TONGUE!

These guys inhabit both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, found in shallow beaches and coral reefs. These guys freak me out. And why are there so many pictures of them eating whole fish alive!?

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