Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

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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Jul 25 2016

Hollywild Family Fun!

The pony that we saw

My family spent time at Hollywild!  It is a great to visit in the Greenville area if you enjoy animals.  They have a lot of different animals, even a petting zoo with farm animals.  It is a fun to go with your family.

By the lake.

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Jul 15 2016

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

 

Good Boy Dargo! Even as a little girl I loved animals!

This is a picture of me and my twin sister, Karlie, petting our first dog Dargo.  He was a good dog and let us do anything to him.  He made me giggle!

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up…..

I want to be a vet or zookeeper when I grow up.  I may only be 11 years old, but I have been excited about having an opportunity to work with animals when I am an adult.   I love animals!  Any animal!  One of my favorite activities is spending time with animals.  Anytime I get to hang out with animals I am happy.  Working with animals is a lot of fun.

I am always looking for ways to train my dog Skipper.  For special treats to make for her.  Recently I made a “pupsicle” for her.  It is a homemade popsicle, but for a dog (I may share more about it later).  I have also worked on training my goats, they are a little more stubborn to train.  It is always an adventure to figure out which plants that they enjoy munching on for a snack.  It doesn’t matter what kind of animal it is I love them all.

I think every animal is special.  Each has it’s own neat things about them.  Animals like people often respond better when they know you care and offer positive words with them.  I look forward to learning more about animals throughout the next few years and figuring out how I will work with animals when I grow up.  I would love to have a huge farm or ranch as an adult with as many animals as I can afford.  My favorite adventures and activities usually involve some type of interaction with animals!

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