Wildlife Wednesday - Animal Recap 2

This week we're continuing our look back at animal's we've featured on Wildlife Wednesday. Only 9 instead of  the 12 I mentioned in the first part of the recap. I miscounted when I planned these posts out, forgetting that a couple animals had 2 part posts. Anyways on to the 2nd part of the recap!

Cassowaries are often called the most dangerous birds in the world. They have a dagger like claw on their inner toe. With a quick kick, they can slice open a predator.

cute meerkat
Meerkats don't need to drink water, they get all the moisture they need from the roots and plants that they eat.

Hairy-Nosed wombat sleeping
Wombats are the largest burrowing herbivore and the 2nd largest marsupials. 
Snowy Owl by ahisgett, on Flickr
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The favorite food of the snowy owl is the lemming. They can eat over 1600 lemmings in one year. They also eat other birds, fish, rodents and rabbits.

JUMP! by Christopher.Michel, on Flickr
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Orcas eat fish, squid, penguins, otters, turtles, seals and sea lions. They also hunt sharks and even other whales. Different orca populations seem to specialize the type of food they hunt.

The skin of the American bullfrog creates a toxin which makes it taste bad to many predators, but is not harmful to humans.

Snail by pellaea, on Flickr
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You can tell if a snail is full grown by looking at the shell where it opens up to the rest of the body. If there is is a small lip on the shell, the snail is done growing.

koala sitting in tree
Koalas have finger prints. The only other mammals that have finger prints are humans and primates.

Camouflage by Mark Dumont, on Flickr
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Arctic fox fur is considered the warmest fur of any mammal. It helps them withstand temperature of -58° Fahrenheit (-50° Celsius).

What has been your favorite Wildlife Wednesday animal so far? Any suggestions for future wildlife posts?
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