Asian elephant Facts

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ASIAN ELEPHANTS–elephas maximus–differ from the African elephant in appearance, size and habitat. The Asian elephant has smaller ears, smaller tusks. The Asian male elephant has large visible tusks. The females have small tusks called tushes which are generally not visible. Asian

African Elephants Diet

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African Elephants Diet/Feeding Its diet consists of purely vegetation in the form of grasses, tree limbs, tubers, fruits, vines and shrubs. They will spend up to 16 hours of each day foraging for the 300+ pounds of vegetation they must consume to meet their nutritional needs. Their digestive

African Elephants Reproduction & Breeding

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African Elephants Reproduction Usually a single baby elephant, or calf, is born to a female after a 20-22 month gestation. Twins are uncommon, but have been recorded. A calf generally weighs 200-250 lbs. and is 2-3 feet tall. It will nurse for 1-2 years, nibbling on solids as early as six

Aardvark Facts | Pictures

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Aardvark Physical Appearance Aardvarks are about 2 metres long from the end of the snout to the tip of the tail, and they stand at about half a metre (shoulder to ground). The thick tail itself is about 2/3 of a metre long, and has the function of both stabilizing as it bounces along, as well as

Northern American Short tailed Shrew Facts Pictures

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Northern Short-tailed Shrew Common Names: giant mole shrew Order: Insectivora Family: Soricidae Species: Blarina brevicauda General Description Blarina brevicauda, also known as the giant mole shrew, is a very unique and interesting specimen of the Soricidae Family. Unlike most shrews,

Star-nosed Mole Facts | Pictures

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Star-nosed Mole Condylura cristata Common Names: giant mole shrew facts Order: Insectivora Family: Talpidae Subfamily:Talpinae Species: Condylura cristata General Description The star-nosed mole is an interesting little creature with a very distinct appearance. Although its body closely

Little brown bat Facts | Myotis lucifugus Facts Pictures

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Little Brown Myotis and Northern Myotis, Myotis lucifugus and Myotis septentrionalis Facts Common Names: Little brown bat, Northern bat, or vesper bats Order: Chiroptera Family: Vespertilionidae Species: Myotis lucifugus (shown) & septentrionalis General Description The little brown bat is

Snowshoe Hare Facts | Pictures

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The Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Common Names: bush rabbit, snowshoe rabbit, varying hare Order: Lagomorpha Family: Leporidae Species: Lepus americanus General Description The Snowshoe hare is a medium-sized member of the family Leporidae, to which there are 15 subspecies. It has a

Grey Squirrel Facts | Pictures

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Eastern Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis Common Names: grey squirrel Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Species: Sciurus carolinensis General Description: The Eastern grey squirrel is an arboreal member of the family Sciuridae. It can have two colour phases, appearing with a black coat in

Chipmunk Facts | Eastern Chipmunk

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Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus Common Names: eastern chipmunk Order: Rodentia Family: Sciuridae Species: Tamias striatus General Description The eastern chipmunk is reddish brown in color with five black stripes along its back. Between both of the outer pairs of black stirpes lies a white

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