Category: Nature

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT KOALA

Koalas do not drink much water and they get most of their moisture from these leaves. In Aborigine language, the word ‘koala’ means ‘no water’. Type: Mammal Diet: Herbivore Life span: 20 years Size: 60 to 85 cm Weight: 9 kg Range: Eastern Australia Scientific name: Phascolarctos cinereus     Koalas are nocturnal marsupials famous…

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GEOGRAPHUS CONE SNAIL NET FEEDING ON SLEEPING FISH

Australia is well known for its dangerous animals, so it is only fitting that we would also harbor the worlds most venomous snail, the Geographic Cone Snail (Conus Geographus). With venom potent enough to kill humans, the Geographic cone snail is the most toxic of the 500 known species of cone snail. With a mottled pattern…

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9 Deep-Sea Creatures

#1 Frilled Shark Humans rarely encounter frilled sharks, which prefer to remain in the oceans’ depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface. Considered living fossils, frilled sharks bear many physical characteristics of ancestors who swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs. This 5.3-foot (1.6-meter) specimen was found in shallow water in…

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