Velociraptor

The veloceraptor!!!!!

Very fierce dinosaurs.

Velociraptor is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur. Two species are currently recognized, although others have been assigned in the past.

Scientific name: Velociraptor
Higher classification: Velociraptorinae
Rank: Genus
Extinction status: Extinct Encyclopedia of Life
Phylum: Chordata
Did you know: Velociraptor was about 5 to 6 feet long (1.5-2 m), and 3 feet tall (1 m). enchantedlearning.com

The movie “Jurassic World” stars Velociraptors in the movie. We really don’t know much about these Dino’s. The appearance and the date of life varies in different opinions.

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#FoxWednesday!!

Hey, people!! It’s time for #FoxWednesday!! Here’s the picture of the week:

 

 

Weekly Fox Fact:

“YOU CAN BUY A PET FOX! – In the 1960s, a Soviet geneticist named Dmitry Belyaev bred thousands of foxes before achieving a domesticated fox. Unlike a tame fox, which has learned to tolerate humans, a domesticated fox is docile toward people from birth. Today, you can buy a pet fox for $9000, according to Fast Company. They’re reportedly curious and sweet-tempered, although inclined to dig in your furniture.” (http://mentalfloss.com/article/59739/14-fascinating-facts-about-foxes; #8)

Thanks for reading my weekly #FoxWednesday!! Come back next week for more!

Animal of the day: Water deer

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That’s a saber-tooth! Wrong.

This is a water deer. And despite the large saber-tooth-like fangs, this deer is, like all deer, a herbivore. This means that this deer eats flowers and plants and not meat! Here are some facts about water deer.

“The water deer is a small deer superficially more similar to a musk deer than a true deer. Native to China and Korea, there are two subspecies: the Chinese water deer and the Korean water deer. Native to China and Korea, there are two subspecies: the Chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis) and the Korean water deer (Hydropotes inermis argyropus). Despite its lack of antlers and certain other anatomical anomalies—including a pair of prominent tusks (downward-pointing canine teeth), it is classified as a cervid. Its unique anatomical characteristics have caused it to be classified in its own genus (Hydropotes) as well as its own subfamily (Hydropotinae).[2] However, a study of mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences placed it near Capreolus within an Old World section of the subfamily Capreolinae.[3] Its prominent tusks (elongated canines), similar to those of musk deer, have led to both being colloquially named vampire deer in English-speaking areas to which they have been imported. The species is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN” Wikipedia

Hope you enjoyed! See you tomorrow to talk about the largest animal in existence. Bye for now!!

The Life Cycle Of A Butterfly

God made many creatures on this earth. He made mammals and non-mammals. And both mammals and non-mammals have a very interesting life cycle. But there is one animal that has one of the most amazing and beautiful life cycles ever discovered. The Butterfly.

The butterfly has one of the most amazing life cycles ever discovered. It is unlike any other animal’s life cycle (except for moths. Moths have the same exact life cycle as butterflies!). There are four stages in the Butterfly’s life cycle. Now, Let’s look at those four stages slowly, closely and carefully.

The first of the four stages of a butterfly’s life cycle is the egg. The butterflies start out in a very tiny egg that probably almost weighs nothing. The color of the egg varys but it can either be white, green or yellow. The eggs are often put on leaves and are shaped like an oval. If you actually look close enough into the egg. You’ll be able to see a tiny caterpillar growing inside of the egg. The egg is the first stage of the amazing butterfly life cycle.

When the egg hatches, you might expect that a butterfly comes out. WRONG! When the egg hatches, a caterpillar hatches out. Or as some other people might call it, a larva will hatch out of the egg. When the caterpillar hatches out, it then starts to eat the very leaf that it was born on. This one of the amazing things about butterflies. The mother butterfly has to place the eggs on a leaf that she knows her caterpillar babies will want to eat. Somehow the mother is able to tell what her babies are going to like to eat before they are even born. The caterpillar stage doesn’t last very long, about a month. And the caterpillar spends most of its time eating. When the caterpillar was reached its max weight and length. It starts to enter stage three.

Stage three is probably the most amazing stage of all. The Chrysalis, or as some other people would call it. The Pupa. The caterpillars finds a nice tree branch it can hang from and hangs upside down. The caterpillars then starts to spin a cacoon made out of silk that wraps around their entire body. The silk cacoon then hardens and then turns into a hard, shiny chrysalis or pupa. The caterpillar then spends an average time of 2 weeks in its chrysalis. However, time in the chrysalis can depend based on its species of caterpillar.

After spending 2 weeks in its chrysalis. The caterpillar has changed very much and it’s ready to come out of its chrysalis. The caterpillar then breaks out of its chrysalis. But wait, it’s not a caterpillar anymore. The caterpillar has changed into a butterfly. When the butterfly comes out of its chrysalis, its wings are folded together because they had to fit into that small, caterpillar sized chrysalis. When the butterfly gets out of its chrysalis. It flaps its wings to pump blood into them. It will take about a month for a butterfly to master its brand new wings. After that, it finds a mate and lays eggs. Then the butterfly life cycle starts all over again

(。´ ‿`♡)The Cute Companion Of The Week: Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

♡    My all time favorite animal! As in there name, these tiny fluff balls of adorableness  originating in the Netherlands. As a new born, they are so small they can fit into the palm of your hand! Awwwww! Rabbits in general, can be potty trained, mostly because they choose a spot to do there business , and they usually stick with that. Dwarf rabbits should have in my opinion unlimited amount of timothy hay to num on. (What ever else you feed them is up to you) A very important aspect of rabbit care is proper diet.

♡If you are thinking of getting your own adora-bunny , please remember to do your own research!! With all the pets I’ve ever had, I’ve learned that the more you know about pet, the better you will take care of your pet!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarf_rabbit

http://www.rabbitmatters.com/netherlanddwarf.html

https://www.youtube.com/user/101rabbits

See You next Week!

#Elephant Friday

Hey People! It’s Friday! Elephant Time!!!!

Here are some pictures of Bull elephants fighting! Brace for the impact!

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Yes, sir, they really do fight! Here is the Elephant Friday fact:

“Fights take place when a challenger challenges the male guarding the female. Before a fight the elephants often kick up a lot of dust. The winner of one battle may find himself defeated by another male who eventually mate with the female. The battles are often over in a minute after one bull, usually the oldest, has asserted itself as the strongest and most powerful. Some of the fights last several hours if the bulls are more evenly matched. If the new-arriving male is smaller than the male guarding the female, the new arrival will back off. If the new-arriving male is larger than the guarding male, the guarding male is driven off If the two elephants are about the same size and strength they may fight. Ultimately a dominate male guards the female. He mates with the female every few hours until the period of estrus ends. Often many males come around and many copulations take place but the egg is usually not released and conception does not take place until the end of the female receptive period when largest male around is guarding her.” (Elephant information website link)

Thanks for attending! See ya in a week!!!

The Kings of Beauty: Peacocks

Our animal of the day: The beautiful peacock!

Beautiful, no? Here is some information about these pretty peacocks.

Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green, but they can be other colors) known for their iridescent tails. These tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays. It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across Continue reading “The Kings of Beauty: Peacocks”

Making Up for Wednesday: #FoxWednesday

Hey, guys! I didn’t give you #FoxWednesday on the ACTUAL Wednesday, so I’ll give it to you today! Enjoy:

 

Random Fox Fact:

“Like a guided missile, the fox harnesses the earth’s magnetic field to hunt. Other animals, like birds, sharks, and turtles, have this “magnetic sense,” but the fox is the first one we’ve discovered that uses it to catch prey.” (http://mentalfloss.com/article/59739/14-fascinating-facts-about-foxes)

Hope you enjoyed the post!

~IAmDirewolfe