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.
The Harpy Eagle’s talons are as large as the claws of a Grizzly Bear. Harpy Eagles build large nests that can measure 5 ft (1.5 m) across and 4 ft (1.2 m) deep.
Green tree frogs have skin that produces several useful anti-bacterial and anti-viral compounds and scientists are studying them to develop advances in medicine. Some scientists believe that green tree frogs can control how much water is evaporated through the skin, and thus have ability to control their body temperature.
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..