About half the population of Finless Porpoises have pink eyes. Finless Porpoises mainly inhabit coastal waters, but have also been found in rivers and estuaries. Calves have been observed riding on the backs of their mothers as they swim.
The Gharial has between 106 - 110 teeth in its elongated snout. Male Gharials have a bulbous growth at the end of their snouts that is used to make bubbles and sounds to attract females during courtship. Gharials have the largest eggs of any crocodilian species.
Young Kemp’s ridley turtles may spend up to two years—until they are about 8 inches long—in beds of sargassum seaweed, where they can find food and refuge from predators. Temperatures of the sand where the turtles nest determine the sex of the turtle. If the sand’s temperature is below 85 degrees Fahrenheit, the hatchlings will be predominately male; sand temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit produce predominately female hatchlings..
Black Bears don’t fully hibernate during the winter, and sometimes wake up if disturbed. More than 90% of adult bear deaths are due to hunting, accidental motor vehicle hits and conflict with humans.
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.
Only half of all tiger cubs survive to the age of two, and of those who survive, less than half (40 percent) live to establish their own territories. The Bengal tiger's roar can be heard from almost two miles away.
Cuban Crocodiles lack toe webbing, which suggest that they spend more time on land than in the water. Cuban Crocodiles are known to leap from the water to catch prey sitting on overhanging branches.