Northern fur seals sleep on their backs while floating along the surface with their fins sticking out of the water. This is called the "jug-handle" position.
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..
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.
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.
Onagers are notorious for their inability to be tamed by man. Onagers are fast runners and have been recorded at speeds of over 30 mph (50 km h).
Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys are both terrestrial and arboreal, which means they spend their time on land and in trees Over the past 40 years, the population of Golden Snub-Nosed Monkeys has decreased by 50%.
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.