Monday, October 5, 2015


Grey wolves (Canis lupus)

  • Can go up to 14 days without eating
  • Mate for life
  • Operate on a high level of social hierarchy, use a complex communication system that includes body language, barking, growling, dancing, scent marking, and howling
  • Fiercely loyal and affectionate towards family members, have been known to sacrifice themselves for another member of their pack

Red fox (vulpes vulpes)

  • Usually stay together in pairs or small families
  • Have a very acute sense of hearing, can sense the squeaking of a mouse from over 330 ft away
  • Have whiskers on their legs as well as their face that they use to help find their way around
  • Female foxes have been known to be assisted in raising their cubs by a non breeding sister (If I were a fox I would be the cool aunt)

Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias)

  • Very large, can grow over 21 ft in length
  • Has an estimated lifespan of over 70 years
  • Great White Sharks try to avoid fighting for food. When there is only enough food for one, they have a tail-slapping contest. The sharks swim past each other, each slapping the surface of the water with their tails, and often directing the spray toward the other shark. The one who gets the meal is the shark that delivers the most tail slaps.
  • Is capable of rolling its eyes backwards, which protects the front part of the eye from being scratched.
  • In one year, a single Great White consumes about 11 tons of food.
  • Can go 3 months without eating after a big meal
  • Great White sharks can detect a tiny amount of blood from up to 3 miles away. They are able to do this because of a specialized organ called the olfactory bulb.

The Solar System

  • Consists of a star (our sun) and the planets, small objects (asteroids, meteors, etc), and dwarf planets that orbit it
  • The sun is the size of more than 1 million Earths
  • Each planet has a south and north pole
  • Different planets rotate around their axis at different speeds (some rotate "backwards")
  • The planets take different paths when revolving around the sun. The amount of time it takes to make one revolution is considered 1 planetary year.


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