Chinese Crocodile Lizard found in Southern China and Vietnam. They have been a species for over 100 Million years.
/r/AwwducationalOnce a year, elephant juvenile seals go through a process called molting where they shed the outer layer of hair and skin. This molting process takes up to a month to complete.
/r/AwwducationalThe Chinese alligator is a species of alligator native to China. It is also known as the Yangtze alligator and the "muddy dragon." It has been a part of Chinese literature since the third century. It is suspected that the Chinese alligator is the inspiration behind the Chinese dragon.
/r/AwwducationalThe heart of the Himalayan Wolf withstands the low oxygen level at high elevations. It is also known as the Woolly Wolf.
/r/AwwducationalBarn Owls have zygodactyl toes with two in the front and two in the back, however, they can also move one toe toward to face the front for capturing prey.
/r/AwwducationalA Tufted Deer. The males have fang like canines. They also bark like a dog when scared and to warn others in danger, and live in Asia.
/r/AwwducationalViscachas or vizcachasare are native to South America and look similar to, but are not closely related to rabbits. They are rodents in the family Chinchillidae and makes its home in crevices in the rock and is found in various habitats where suitable rocky outcrops are found.
/r/AwwducationalThe Blanket octopus; Only adult females are equipped with the lengthy membrane that reaches as long as six feet. The male octopi, which are less than an inch in size and most often die immediately after mating.
/r/AwwducationalThe cute and chubby kakapo, also called owl parrot, is a species of large, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea, endemic to New Zealand. It is the world’s only parrot that cannot fly.
/r/AwwducationalThe cape rain frog or giant rain frog (Breviceps gibbosus) looks like a grumpy avocado and is a species of frog in the family Brevicipitidae.Adults grow up to 45 mm in length.
/r/AwwducationalWombats have rear-facing pouches so that their babies don't get a face full of dirt when they are tunneling.
/r/AwwducationalThe Red Crossbill uses its uniquely shaped bill to get at seeds protected under the scales of pinecones; its primary food source. They are able to reach seeds that are not accessible to other species.
/r/AwwducationalKoalas are not bears but are Marsupials. Mum raises her young on milk from nipples in her pouch. The joey is on its own by its first birthday.
/r/AwwducationalNative to India, Sloth bears are the only Ursids known to carry their young for extended periods. Cubs will ride on their mother’s backs for six to seven months after leaving the den.
/r/AwwducationalThe star-nosed mole is one of the fastest eating mammal in the world. They have 5 times more touch sensors than a human
/r/AwwducationalMany essential oils are toxic to cats as well as dogs and other pets. Posting as apparently this is not as well-known as I thought it was. (List is rather long so It’s in the link.)
/r/AwwducationalAfrican penguin, also nicknamed the jackass penguin, is only found off the coast of Southern Africa. The popluation has rapidly declined by 90% in 60 years.
/r/AwwducationalWe saved a humming bird after it hit our window he’s doing growth rn!
/r/AwwducationalFor Rockhopper Penguins - "The Males and females cannot be distinguished visually, so a DNA test is conducted by taking a feather from the bird to determine its gender"
/r/AwwducationalDid you know, Glasses make me look 43% cooler? Educational!
/r/Awwducational10 Amazing Facts About French Bulldogs
/r/AwwducationalIceland has only one native land mammal - the arctic fox.
/r/AwwducationalCats can have the hiccups. See my girl, Mara-Jade Marmalade
/r/AwwducationalA Thorny Devil, a type of lizard native to Australia. They eat insects and defend themselves with their spines
/r/AwwducationalA female American Goldfinch, in New Jersey. They molt their feathers twice a year and are vegetarian
/r/AwwducationalToday is World rhino day! Javan rhino's are the rarest large mammal and are critically endangered with the calf seen this the picture being rhino 74!
/r/AwwducationalWhile absent fathers and single moms are the rule for mammals, birds are massively monogamous: 90% of bird species are classified as monogamous, against 5% for mammals. The explanation seems to be the amount of work required to raise the young birds compared to mammals.
/r/AwwducationalArmadillos of the genus Dasypus (the only ones found in the US) give birth to four genetically identical young that split from the same embryo; i.e. they always have identical quadruplets. They are the only known vertebrate animals to exhibit this "polyembryony".
/r/AwwducationalThe Atlantic royal flycatcher is a passerine bird in the family Tityridae. This large-billed flycatcher has a spectacular, but rarely seen, crest!
/r/AwwducationalThe Beauceron isn't considered to be a Beauceron without the double dewclaws on its rear legs. In fact The AKC breed standard disqualifies any Beauceron from a show ring if he is missing double dewclaws on each rear leg.