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.
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.
• In 1974 the wild population was reduced to 4 known individuals. • Monkeys, Mongooses and Black Rats prey on the eggs of the Mauritius Kestrel.
Elephants often greet one another by putting the tip of their trunk in another’s mouth. Unlike the Asian elephant, both male and female African elephants have tusks.
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.
Brown bears have super-strong shoulder muscles to help them dig up roots and tear apart logs to find food, giving them a distinctive shoulder hump.
European Rabbits are the ancestors of all domestic rabbits. European Rabbits are known to re-ingest their feces in order to obtain extra nourishment from their food.