Friday, December 31, 2010

Secret World of Animals.

1. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

2. Crocodiles are blind in the water but very keen of sight in the air.

3. A tarantula can survive for more than two years without food.

4. Owls are the only bird that can see the color blue.

5. Snails have four noses.

6. An ant can lift fifty times of it’s own weight

Komondor -Thready Dog

The Komondor originates from Hungary and was bred originally for Herding and guarding sheep - its distinctive appearance allows it to easily intermingle with the sheep and, at first glance, appear to be one of the flock. It's origins can be dated back to antiquity. This dog is classified as one of the Working Dog Group which we go on to describe in detail in the section at the bottom of this page. The Komondor was first Registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1937.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Okapi -unusal animal

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is an unusual animal living in high altitudes in the rain forests of Congo, in central Africa. It was only discovered by scientists in 1901. With white-and-black stripes on its legs, it was first thought to be some kind of a rainforest zebra or a forest-dwelling horse. However, okapi is not related to a zebra but guess what… it is the only living relative of the giraffe!

Just like the giraffe, the okapi has big, upright ears, and a long dark tongue that comes in handy in grooming and stripping fruits, branches, buds and young leaves from trees. It has chocolate-brown body coat with tan-colored chest. Though shorter than giraffe, adults stand up to 1.5 m tall at the shoulder, a body length of about 2.5 m and weigh between 200 to 300 kilograms (440 to 660 lb). Adult males own hair-covered horns that could grow up to 15 cm long. Females are slighter taller than males and have lighter body color. Okapis have a life span of about 20 to 30 years.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Facts about animals,birds,reptiles etc

* A 1,200-pound horse eats about seven times it's own weight each year.
* A bird requires more food in proportion to its size than a baby or a cat.
* A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
* A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length.
* A chameleon's tongue is twice the length of its body.
* A rat can last longer without water than a camel can.
* An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain.
* A single little brown bat can catch 1,200 mosquitoes-sized insects in just 1 hr.
* A woodpecker can peck twenty times a second.
* A chimpanzee can learn to recognize itself in a mirror, but monkeys can't.
* Beaver teeth are sharp that Native Americans once used them as knife blades.
* Gastric frog, native to Australia,is known to give birth to its young one through the mouth.Giraffes and humans both have seven bones in their neck

Angora Rabbit

The Angora rabbit (Turkish: Ankara tavşanı) is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft wool. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara (historically known as Angora), Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with French royalty in the mid 18th century, and spread to other parts of Europe by the end of the century. They first appeared in the United States in the early 20th century. They are bred largely for their long Angora wool, which may be removed by shearing, combing, or plucking. There are many individual breeds of Angora rabbits, four of which are ARBA recognized.They are English, French, Giant and Satin. Other breeds include German, Chinese, Swiss and Finnish, to name a few.

The bird which sing pleasantly..

The common mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) is a superb songbird and mimic. Its own song has a pleasant lilting sound.The mockingbird sings all night long, especially under bright springtime moonlight.Mockingbirds are usually about ten inches in length, with a fifteen-inch wingspan, grayish upper portions, white undersides, and white patches on the tail and wings. The female has slightly less whiteness in its feathers than the male.Masterful mimicry of various other bird songs and calls is included in its long, complex vocal arrangements. The mockingbird will continue to accumulate new sounds throughout its lifetime.If you are fortunate enough to hear a mockingbird singing into the night, you are most likely in the presence of an unmated male, which are more likely to be heard during a full moon.Their song can be heard throughout most of the year, from February to August and then again from September to early November