Category: Animals

Aug 29 2016

Animal of the week: A of Alpaca

Alpaca

Scienntific name: Vicugna pacos

Average Height: 2.7 – 3.2 ft. (Adult, At the withers)

Average Weight: 110 – 190 lbs (Adult)

Today we are learning about the alpaca which has been tamed and would be considered a farm animal in many areas.  An alpaca (Vicugna pacos) first came from South American.

The alpaca has long hair and is a mammal.  It is related to and looks like a llama.  It is used mostly for its wool.   There are two types of alpaca – the Surialpaca and the Huacaya alpaca

Occasionally you will find an alpaca in a zoo or on a farm.  They are fun to watch and touch

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Aug 22 2016

Animal Jokes: At Home Part 2

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What kind of cat hangs around a bowling alley? 

An alley cat!

Why does a dog wag its tail?

Because no one else will wag for him!

What is a good way to keep a dog off the street?

Put him in a barking lot!

Veterinarian: “Has your dog had fleas?”

Susan: “No, only puppies”

Chris: “My cat is sick, so we’er taking her to the animal doctor.”

Alan: ” I thought all doctors were people.”

What is a fighter’s favorite dog?

A boxer!

David: “We have a new dog.”

Gail: ” What is he like?”

David: “Anything we feed him.”

What do dogs and trees have in common?

Their bark!

Lupita: “How much are the kittens in the window?

Pet Store Owner: “Thirty dollars apiece.”

Lupita: “How much is a whole one?”

What kind of dog can you found at the bowling alley?

A setter

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Aug 19 2016

Animal of the week: A of Alligator

Scienntific name: Alligator

Mass: American alligator: 500 lbs, Chinese alligator: 79 lbs
Lifespan: American alligator: 30 – 50 years
Higher classification : Alligatorinae
Clutch size: American alligator: 20 – 50
Length:  American alligator: 11 – 15 ft., Chinese alligator: 4.9 ft
The nest can be up to ten feet (2.1 to 3 m) in diameter and up to three feet high. Around late June and early July, the female lays up to 90 eggs. The eggs are then covered with the vegetation nest through the 65-day incubation period.
When young, alligators eat fishinsectssnails, crustaceans, and worms. As they mature, they start eating larger animals, including larger fish such as gar, turtles, and various mammals,  coypu and muskrat, as well as birdsdeer, and other reptiles.
Their stomachs also often contain gizzard stones. Southern Florida is the only place where both alligators and crocodiles live together. American alligators live in freshwater environments, such as ponds, marshes, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and swamp environments.

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Aug 17 2016

Animal of the week: A of Anteater

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Scientific name: Vermilingua
Lifespan: Giant anteater: 16 years
Higher classification: Pilosa
Gestation period: Southern tamandua: 130 – 190 days
Mass: Giant anteater: 73 – 90 lbs, Southern tamandua: 3.3 – 19 lbs,Silky anteater: 6.2 – 14 oz
Length: Giant anteater: 6 – 7.1 ft., Southern tamandua: 13 – 35 in., Silky anteater: 14 – 18 in.

 

Anteater is a common name for the four mammal species who are known for eating ants and termites. Anteaters live primarily in Central and South America.   They enjoy tropical forests and grassland ecosystems.  The four main types are different sizes. The silky anteater is the size of a squirrel and the giant anteater can reach 7 feet (2.1 meters) long (measuring from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail).

 According to National Geographic, anteaters will eat around 35,000 ants and termites whole everyday.  About.com states that they also eat other grubs and insects occasionally as well. Each anteater species has its own insect preference.

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Jul 27 2016

My Goat – Snowball

This is Snowball. He is my goat. I love him a lot. He is white with a little brown. He is looking at the camera and is curious!

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This is also Snowball in the snow he looks like a white baby buffalo in the snow.

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