Animal of the week.
The Komodo Dragon is the largest reptile in the world getting up to 10 ft long and weighing up to 330lbs! The Dragon is a carnivore which means it eats meat, in the wild Komodo Dragons can live up to 30 years. It's vulnerable so it is not endangered or extinct, the Komodo Dragons current population is unknown.
The Fossa is a very special animal, it is endemic to the African island of Madagascar, the Fossa is the only wild cat in Madagascar lions didn't make it there. Fossa's are the top predators in Madagascar, being carnivores they could eat pretty much every animal on the island, everyone's gotta look out for the Fossa! In the jungles of Madagascar the Fossa can live to 15 years, from head to behind the Fossa is 23.5 to 30 in; while its tail is 22 to 28 in. The Fossa can weigh 15.5 to 26.5 lbs. Have anymore cool endemic animals in mind? let me know in your comment down below.
Coots are tough, adaptable waterbirds. Although they are related to the secretive rails, they swim in the open like ducks and walk about on shore, making themselves at home on golf courses and city park ponds. Usually in flocks, they are aggressive and noisy, making a wide variety of calls by day or night. They have strong legs and big feet with lobed toes, and coots fighting over territorial boundaries will rear up and attack each other with their feet. Often seen walking on open ground near ponds. In taking flight they must patter across the water, flapping their wings furiously, before becoming airborne. I thank the little Coots(also called Mud Hens) that live in the river in my backyard, for giving me this wonderful idea of teaching others about them.
Hamsters are small rodents that are commonly kept as house pets. They are distinguishable from other rodents due to their short tails, stubby legs and small ears. Hamsters have many different colors, including black, grey, brown, white, yellow, red or a mixture of several colors. Thank you Cameron for this idea of doing Hamsters P.S say hi to Hammy for me! <3
The parakeet, nicknamed budgie, the only species in the Australian genus Melopsittacus, is a small parrot belonging to the tribe of the broad tailed parrots; these are sometimes considered a subfamily. In the latter case, the parakeet is sometimes isolated in a tribe of its own, the Melopsittacini, although it is probably quite closely related to Pezoporus and Neophema. Though parakeets are often called parakeets, especially in American English, this term refers to any of a number of small parrots with long flat tails. The parakeet is found throughout the drier parts of Australia and has survived in the inlands of that continent for over 5 million years. Thank you Cameron for this idea of doing the parakeet, remember, I need more animal ideas!!!!!!! It can be any animal, extinct, alive, endangered, your favorite animal, your least, anything! Please comment on any animal suggestion.
Snapping Turtles are one of the many endangered turtle species mainly in North America and is widely hunted for their meat in this region. The natural habitat area of Snapping turtles are shallow fresh water like lakes, streams, ponds or even in estuaries of North America from southeastern part of Canada to as far as Mexico. Thank you Mogomama for the idea of doing Snapping Turtles.
The green Iguana is endangered and lives in Rainforests, and tropical dry forests, they eat plants so that makes them herbivores. The largest lizard species in Central America, the adult green iguana, can reach 6 feet in length and weigh up to 12 pounds. The species is known for its long whip-like tail that accounts for more than half its total length. Like many lizards, green iguanas have evolved a defense mechanism where they can drop there tails if caught by a predator. Although stressful to the animal, the tail regenerates without permanent damage to the iguana. Courtesy of my grandma she took this picture when her and my grandpa went to Costa Rica, also please leave animal suggestions and you will be included in the end of my blog, Thank you!!!