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29 Animals that Mate for Life: Monogamous Animals List

There’s a certain sweetness when it comes to animals that mate for life. Scarlet macaws, for example, will spend up to 50 years together. In this post, you’ll learn about monogamous animals, including birds, mammals, fish, crustaceans, even parasites. Up to 90% of bird species are monogamous. When it comes to mammals, only about 5% …

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Which Land Animal has the Longest Tail? Lizards, Monkeys, Rodents

Animal tails are for balance, climbing, and attracting females. Which land animal has the longest tail? In this post, you’ll learn about the longest tails: by overall length and by a ratio of their body length. The giraffe has the longest tail of all land animals, at 39 inches (1 meter). With a tail over …

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Antlers vs Horns: 6 Differences (Made of, Purpose, Gender)

Many mammals have horns and antlers. What are the differences between antlers vs horns? Here are the key differences between antlers and horns. Plus other animals with horn-like growths. And the largest horns and antlers on the planet. Horns and antlers are different. Antlers are a bone that is regrown each year. Horns grow throughout …

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Can an Ostrich Kill a Lion? Attack Methods, Kick Strength

Lion vs ostrich? Can an ostrich kill a lion? In this post, you’ll learn 2 ways an ostrich defends itself. And the power in an ostrich kick force. Ostriches have more power than you might think. An ostrich can indeed kill a lion. Ostriches have extremely powerful legs that are each equipped with a deadly …

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Do Sharks Have Bones? Guide to Chondrichthyan Shark Cartilage

Sharks are known for their dorsal fin and teeth. But what about bones? Do sharks have bones? And how many? In this post, you’ll learn about shark skeletons, teeth, and cartilage. While they can fossilize, sharks do not have bones. Like all fish made of cartilaginous tissues (elasmobranchs), shark skeletons are made up completely of …

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What Do Elephants Eat? All 3 Species: Food, Water, Milk

Elephants can weigh +13,000 lb, the earth’s largest land animal. What do elephants eat that helps them grow so large? Learn about the diet of all three species, plus the volume of food and water they consume daily. Elephants are herbivores, so they spend their days looking for grass, roots, fruits, and other plant-based foods. …

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How Long do Elephants Live? Average Lifespan of African, Asian Species

Elephants are popular at zoos and on safari. How long do elephants live? In this post, we’ll consider the lifespan of both Asian and African elephants in the wild and in captivity. African elephants live for 56-70 years in the wild but only live for an average of 17 years while in captivity. Asian elephants …

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14 Etruscan Shrew Facts: World’s Smallest Mammal (Non-Flying)

The Etruscan shrew is an incredible little mammal. It is the smallest mammal in the world, aside from a tiny bat. What do we know about this jittery creature? How small are Etruscan shrews? Are they venomous? If you ever get the chance to see one run past, you may think that it had started …

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9 Largest Eagles in the World: Biggest by Weight, Length, Wingspan

Eagles are large, powerful birds of prey. There are 68 species of eagles. In this post, you’ll learn about the largest eagles in the world. The biggest eagles are sorted by weight, length, and wingspan. The largest eagle by weight is Steller’s sea-eagle at 14.75 pounds. The largest eagle by length is the Philippine eagle …

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68 Types of Eagles (4 Groups) Complete Guide to All Species

How many eagle species can you name? If you have lived in North America (like myself), perhaps the bald eagle comes to mind. In this post, you’ll learn about all 68 species of eagles found around the world. They are organized into four different groups from two subfamilies and 23 genera. Learn about where they’re …

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