10 Fun Facts About Forest Animals
In Animals by Anja, December 9, 2015
1. The Grizzly bear’s name comes from the word “grizzled” which means ‘streaked with gray hair’.
2. An individual pika must collect a large pile of dry grasses to eat in its rocky burrow in order to make it through the winter since they do not hibernate.
3. Wombat poo is cube-shaped to stop it from rolling away.
4. Gray squirrels bury nuts all over the place, and often forget them, growing new trees. This makes them more ecologically friendly than red squirrels, who store nuts in piles on the ground which don’t take root.
5. Infant Pygmy Marmosets babble to develop their language skills, similarly to the way human babies babble.
6. Two-toed sloths cannot shiver to stay warm like other mammals due to their low metabolic rates and little muscle tissue.
7. When a rabbit is happy it will sometimes jump in the air twist it’s body. This is called a binky.
8. The red panda uses its long bushy tail not only for balance, but also as a blanket during chilly winter nights.
9. Baby Japanese Macaques make snowballs. They do not use them for any survival purposes, they just like to have fun.
10. Slow loris may be cute, but it’s the only venomous primate in the world. When it raises its arms, it’s performing a defensive stance, and preparing a venom.
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