Condors are fastidious birds - after eating they clean their heads and necks by rubbing them on grass, rocks or tree California condors can soar on warm updrafts for hours, reaching speeds of more than 55 miles (88.5 kilometers) per hour and altitudes of 15,000 feet (4572 meters).
The name Cheetah comes from the Sanskrit word “chita,” which means “spotted one.” Unlike lions and tigers, Cheetahs do not roar, but they do make purring sounds.
Although Chinese Alligators have flourished in captivity, there are less than 200 individuals left in the wild. Adult Chinese Alligators are nearly half the size of adult American Alligators.
Hirolas have the ability to store high amounts of body fat, which aids them during droughts. Hirolas have large preorbital glands underneath their eyes, which give them a funny “4-eyed” appearance.
• Of all primates, a gorilla’s feet bear the most resemblance to those of humans. • A female mountain gorilla may produce just two to six offspring over her 40-year lifespan. Males, which often breed with harems of three to four different females, increase their reproductive output by fathering 10–20 offspring over 50 years
• Mediterranean monk seals are one of the least social pinnipeds when they are on shore, but may be more social in the water
The Komodo dragon can eat up to 80% of its own body weight at one time. Their saliva contains over 50 types of bacteria, as well as venom, which can cause a fatal infection to their prey.