Manatees are the state of Florida’s official marine animal. Manatees can consume 7.5% of their body weight in vegetation every day.
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.
• In 1974 the wild population was reduced to 4 known individuals. • Monkeys, Mongooses and Black Rats prey on the eggs of the Mauritius Kestrel.
• Mediterranean monk seals are one of the least social pinnipeds when they are on shore, but may be more social in the water
• To avoid predators, the Nene is known to nest in volcanic areas, such as barren lava fields. • Nene’s make low murmuring calls that sound like the words “nay nay”.
Unlike ground dwelling kangaroos, the Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo’s legs and forearms are almost exactly the same length.
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.