The sex of the juveniles is determined by the temperature of the nest during incubation: if the temperature was above 93° F, all are male; below 86° F, all are female, and temperatures in between will produce young of both sexes. Eighty percent of young alligators are eaten by birds and raccoons
The Humphead Wrasse, also known as the Napoleon Fish, is one of the largest coral reef fishes. The Humphead Wrasse can be easily recognized by the prominent bulbous hump on its forehead and thick lips
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..
During a chase, wolves can reach speeds approaching 40 miles per hour. Wolves have sharp teeth and strong jaws that can deliver a bite twice as strong as any domestic dog.
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.
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.
• Mediterranean monk seals are one of the least social pinnipeds when they are on shore, but may be more social in the water