101Kidz : Wildlife : Wildlife Facts



Bears : There are ten species of bears, divided into eight genera and occurring in North & South America, Europe and Asia. Bears are unique amongst carnivores in being largely adapted to an omnivorous diet, subsisting on wild berries and nuts as well as insects, roots, small birds and rodents. Bears have well developed molars and very acute sense of smell but their eyesight and hearing are relatively poor. The Polar Bear is unique amongst the bears in being the largest species.
Soo Lonesome... On My Ownsome... Leopard : Perhaps the most adaptable of all the higher mammals, the leopard is found in Asia and Africa. From snow-line to sea-level, from rain-forest to arid desert, they have effectively made their adjustment with nature. Under acute pressure from fur trade, they're now endangered in their own range. In spite of being banned under CITES, trade in leopard skin still flourishes in many parts of south east Asia. 
Pen A Kewl Hi... Penguin : Of all birds Penguins are the most highly specialized for marine life. There swimming action is solely by there flipper like wings, while there webbed feet are used as rudders. Having stiff feathers serves as insulation, and are waterproof when oiled. Penguins are highly gregarious, and a population density of half a million birds in 500 acres, has been counted at a colony unison in Antarctica.
Busy Thinking Of You ! Chimpanzee : Chimpanzees are called our closest living relative because we share all but 1.4% of our DNA. Chimpanzees used to live throughout tropical Africa in an area almost the size of the United States that included 25 countries. Today, they are extinct in four of those countries and extinction can be expected soon in another five countries. Fifty years ago, there were probably a million living chimpanzees in Africa but today, as few as 150,000 left in the wild.
Elementary My Dear ! Eagle : One of the most prominent birds amongst the raptors (birds of prey). They're adapted for animal diets, possessing sharp hook tipped bill for tearing flesh and powerful claws for capturing and holding down prey. They hunt living animals.
Long Time No See... Cubs : Youngs of the cat family. 




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