1. In reality, it is much more likely that the family dog will attack the fox! Foxes do not see cats/dogs as prey and unless cornered by them or defending their den, foxes will run from the barking and the claws.
Do you know ... Red Foxes
2. Do you know ... Raccoons
3.Newborns learn very quickly. They can stand within 20 minutes of being born, walk at one hour and run in 24 hours. When new mothers leave to look for food, the fawns will lay flat on the ground, their spots helping with their camouflage.
Do you know .... Whitetail Deer
4. It is the stress of confrontation that brings about this totally involuntary response that looks very much like rigor mortis. This shock reaction can last up to 4 hours. Tips from wildlife experts when coming across an opossum which looks as if it has died: Do not bury it or place it in a trash container. If found in the middle of the road, gently move it to the side of the road. For it's sake, always assume it will wake up!
Do you know ... Opossums
5.Through testing, scientist have found the corvid family, which includes crows, ravens, rooks and jays, to be capable of problem solving, tool making, conceptualize future events, remember human faces. They are considered second to humans in intelligence, surpassing great apes in some instances.
Do you know ... Crows
6. Alligators are found in much of the southeastern United States, numbering 3,000,000 or more. Crocs are found only in the southern tip of Florida with a population of about 2000.
Do you know ... alligators versus crocodiles
7. While the words "bison" and "buffalo" are used here interchangeably, in North America we have only BISON. Actually, the scientific name is Bison bison bison. Buffalo species can be found in Africa and Asia.
Do you know ... bison
Timeline of the American Bison:
8. Research into prairie dog "calls" have shown scientists that, with prairie dogs living in large social groups, the need for communication among them all is critically important. It is not only about survival, though. Just like humans, they seem to have developed different languages, unique to individual colonies!
Do you know ... Prairie Dogs
9. Yes, they can fly ... up to 55 mph for short bursts! Sleeping in trees keep them up and away from predators. They will actually roost in groups and will call out to each other to signal it's time to hit the ground!
10. This effect is not unique to Blue Jays. Blue birds (and blue butterflies!) are not really blue. They do not have any blue pigment at all. If you come across a Blue Jay feather, try backlighting it. Without direct light, the blue is no longer reflected and the feather will look it's true brown color.
11. Other fun moose facts:
12. Fireflies will not migrate to new neighborhood. When
habitats are destroyed, they will simply disappear. Fireflies (actually
they are beetles!) are the most efficient light source in the world. Nothing
is given off as heat!
Their scientific name is Puma concolor, meaning "lion of one color."
The reason for these numerous tags has to do with their wide range of
habitat. They have been seen by so many people through their history that
they were given names in hundreds of languages. Cougar and mountain lion
are currently the most commonly used.
14. Fun facts:
15. Top Speeds ...
16. They are burrowing animals and as such, need the ground for survival. Some can survive a whole year with no food at all. Being arachnids, they have no need for sunshine.
17. They fly their migration routes ... alone! Using the same routes they know and sometimes traveling up 23 miles a day, many will winter in Central America and move back into Northern areas as early as February.
18. As of 2018 ... the most popular purebred breed is the Lab! .. since 1991. Previously it was the cocker spaniel.
19. Native to North America, these are the smallest bears found on the continent. Weighing roughly 350 pounds, these are omnivores, eating berries, nuts, fish and mammals. Their fur can be black, brown or cinnamon.
20. Luna moths are large silk moths having a four and a half inch wingspan and are quite a sight with their soft green coloring! It is rare to see them in flight as they only live 7 - 10 days as adults.