Leaping Lemurs

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Lemurs are primates, who are omnivores, which means they eat animals and plants. They are found only on the African island of Madagascar and some tiny neighboring islands. Because of their isolation, Madagascar is home to many amazing animals found nowhere else on earth. Lemurs may have floated there eons ago on rafts of vegetation and evolved in isolation over countless centuries.
Ring-tailed lemurs are unmistakable because of their long, vividly striped, black-and-white tail. They are familiar residents of many zoos.
Lemurs use their hands and feet to move nimbly through the trees, but cannot grip with their tails as some of their primate cousins do. Ring-tailed lemurs also spend a lot of time on the ground, which is unusual among lemur species. They forage for fruit, which makes up the greater part of their diet, but also eat leaves, flowers, tree bark, and sap.
Ring-tailed lemurs have powerful scent glands and use their unique odor as a communication tool and even as a kind of weapon. Lemurs mark their territory by scent, serving notice of their presence to all who can smell. During mating season, male lemurs battle for dominance by trying to out stink each other. They cover their long tails with smelly fragrances and wave them in the air to determine which animal is more powerful.
Lemurs live in groups known as troops. These groups may include 6 to 30 animals, but average about 17. Both genders live in troops, but a dominant female presides over all like a queen.
Ring-tailed lemurs are endangered largely because the sparse dry forests they love and are quickly vanishing.
These animals are beautiful and I hope you can see one when you go to the zoo.


Amazing Octopuses

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The common octopus is unique for its appearance with its massive head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms. But by far the most striking characteristic of the octopus is the wide array of techniques it uses to avoid or scare attackers.
Its first and most amazing line of defense is its ability to hide in plain sight. The octopus can camouflage well. When discovered, an octopus will release a cloud of black ink to dull its attacker’s view, giving it time to swim away. The ink even contains a substance that makes a predator’s sense of smell dull, making the fleeing octopus harder to track.
Octopuses are fast swimmers and can jet forward by expelling water. Their soft bodies can squeeze into small cracks and crevices where predators can’t follow. If all else fails, an octopus can lose an arm to escape a predator’s grasp and regrow it later with no permanent damage. They also have beak like jaws that can deliver a nasty bite, and venomous saliva.
The common octopus is found in the tropical and temperate waters of the world’s oceans. They can grow to about 4.3 feet in length and weigh up to 22 pounds. They prey on crabs and crayfish.

These are cool odd looking sea creatures and are almost invincible.

Clever Coyotes

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The coyote appears often in the tales and traditions of Native Americans—usually as a very savvy and clever beast. Modern coyotes have displayed their cleverness by adapting to the changing American landscape. These members of the dog family once lived primarily in open prairies and deserts, but now roam the continent’s forests and mountains. They have even colonized cities like Los Angeles, and are now found over most of North America.
These adaptable animals will eat almost anything. They hunt rabbits, rodents, fish, frogs, and even deer. They also happily dine on insects, snakes, fruit, grass, and carrion. Because they sometimes kill lambs, calves, or other livestock, as well as pets, many ranchers and farmers regard them as destructive pests
Coyotes are formidable in the field where they enjoy keen vision and a strong sense of smell. They can run up to 40 miles an hour. In the fall and winter, they form packs for more effective hunting.
Coyotes form strong family groups. In spring, females den and give birth to litters of three to twelve pups. Both parents feed and protect their young and their territory. The pups are able to hunt on their own by the following fall. Coyotes are smaller than wolves and are sometimes called prairie wolves or brush wolves.
These guys are adaptable, clever and coming for you!

Swimming Seahorses

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Seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual unique shape. Unlike most other fish, they mate for life. They are among the only animal species on Earth in which the males births the unborn young.
Found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, these upright-swimming relatives of the pipefish can range in size from 0.6 inches to 14 inches. Because of their body shape, seahorses are rather inept swimmers and can easily die of exhaustion when caught in stormy seas. They propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second. Even smaller fins located near the back of the head are used for steering.
They anchor themselves with their prehensile tails to sea grasses and corals, using their elongated snouts to suck in plankton and small crustaceans that drift by. They graze continually and can consume 3,000 or more brine shrimp per day.
These guys are strange and unique.

Kelsy The Best Dog Ever

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Pets are really cute and fun. Dogs are the best pets in my opinion. Dogs are loving and sweet. I have a dog so I should know.
My dogs name is Kelsy and she is a beagle. Beagles are a breed dog, they are hunting animals and like all dogs she has a good sense of smell. Most beagle’s weight 20-40 pounds. Kelsy has floppy ears and a small body. Kelsy is 3 colors she is dark brown white and light brown and she is four years old.
All dogs just like Kelsy need walks and she gets to walk outside everyday 2 times a day, usually at 11:00 am and then at 6:00 pm. She gets fed right after she goes on her walk and she always gets fed half a cup of doggy chow.
While I do my school work during the day she might come in to get petted by me. Kelsy has her own couch that she lays on.
During the night my grandpa goes into the living room and watches TV and sometimes Kelsy accompanies him and sits on his lap. Sometimes Kelsy comes into grandma’s room and sits next to me.
Kelsy is the best dog ever and I love her.

Fuzzy Brown Bears

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The awesome brown bear lives in the forests and mountains of North America, Europe, and Asia. It is the most widely found bear in the world.
These omnivorous giants tend to be solitary animals, except for females and their cubs, but at times they do congregate. Gatherings can be seen on Alaskan fishing spots when the salmon swim upstream for summer spawning. In this season dozens of bears may gather to feast on the fish, craving fats that will sustain them through the long winter ahead. In fall a brown bear may eat as much as 90 pounds of food each day, and may weigh twice as much before hibernation as it will in spring.
Brown bears dig dens for winter hibernation. Females, or she-bears, den while pregnant and give birth during this winter rest, usually to a pair of cubs. Brown bear cubs nurse on their mother’s milk until spring and stay with her for some two and a half years so females only reproduce once every three years.
Adult brown bears are powerful and much of their diet consists of nuts, berries, fruit, leaves, and roots. Bears also eat other animals, from rodents to moose.
Despite their enormous size, brown bears are fast, having been clocked at speeds of 30 miles per hour. They can be dangerous to humans, particularly if surprised or if a person gets between a mother bear and her cubs.
Watch out these big furry creatures are coming for you!

What Is Real Milk?

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Do you ever wonder what is in the milk that is sold in the supermarket? Most supermarkets sell pasteurized milk. Pasteurized milk is put into factories and is cooked at a very high degree. The heat of pasteurization takes away all the nutrients including the calcium and the very important vitamins.
Pasteurization caused 1,300 inmates in 11 state prisons to get sick.
Raw milk is a better way of getting nutrients. Raw milk has never had any negative health effects on any humans. Raw milk comes straight from the cow and doesn’t go to the factory. Raw milk is illegal to sell, but farmers may sell if it is used for an animal or pet. The best raw milk come from jersey cows that are grass fed and graze on pastures.
In a raw milk study by Dr. Ernest Scott and professor Lowell Erf studied rats. The rats who drank real raw milk had good growth, a sleek coat and clear eyes. These rats where friendly and liked being handled. The rats who were fed pasteurized milk where not nice and did not look good.
Some big industrial farms feed their milking cows corn, seeds, soy, or chicken manure which are not wholesome.
Now you know what’s in your milk and I hope you don’t choose the chicken manure over real raw yummy milk.