Posts Tagged 'Mammals'

Why are Australian Kangaroos more Popular?

Posted on April 2 2010 Add Comments

The kangaroo is one of the most iconic animals of Australia. There are over 60 different species of kangaroo and their relatives, with all kangaroos belonging to the super family Macropodoidea  or macropods. The super family is divided into the Potoroidae and the Macropodidae families.
The Macropodidae family includes kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies, pademelons, forest wallabies and [...]

Sloth Bear is an insectivorous species

Posted on February 25 2010 Add Comments

The Sloth Bear or the Labiated Bear is an arboreal, insectivorous and nocturnal species of bear restricted to the Indian subcontinent.
Physical description
By their larger builds, longer, shaggier coat, white claws and pale muzzle, Sloth bears are distinguished from Asian black bears. Their muzzles are long and thick, with bulbous snouts and small jaws with wide [...]

Save Our Tigers

Posted on February 2 2010 Add Comments

As we all are aware of our Tigers that only 1411 tigers are lest in India. 16 tigers have lost their lives since 1st Jan 2010.
How to Save Tigers in India?

The number of tigers in India has fallen from about 40,000 to only 1411 over the past century. Clearing of habitat for agriculture and relentless [...]

Rabbit are Long-eared Mammals

Posted on January 23 2010 Add Comments

Rabbit is a member of the Leporidae.family. Rabbits are short-tailed, long-eared and burrowing mammals. Their location is every continent except Asia and Antarctica.
The Special features in Rabbits are:
•    Tufted tail
•    Large ears
•    Large feet
•    50 established breeds of domestic rabbits
•    Highly specialized runners
•    Newborn rabbits are called kittens
Diet: Rabbits are vegetarians; they eat grasses, growing [...]

Black bears are Opportunistic Eaters

Posted on January 18 2010 Add Comments

Black bears are North America’s most common and familiar bears. They found in swamps and mountains but they live in forests and are excellent tree climbers. Black bears can be blue-black or blue-gray, cinnamon, brown, or even very rarely white.
They are very opportunistic eaters. Their diet consists of roots, grasses, berries and insects. They also [...]

Blue Whales: The largest Mammal

Posted on January 11 2010 Add Comments

The blue whale is the biggest mammal, the biggest animal, to ever inhabit the earth. Its body is tapered, long and streamlined with the head making up less than one-fourth of its total body length. Its upper part of the head (rostrum) is very flat and broad and it almost U-shaped. Its blowholes are contained [...]

Crocodiles are large aquatic Reptiles

Posted on October 26 2009 Add Comments

Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles. A crocodile is any species that belongs to the family Crocodylidae. This term can also be used to include all members of the order Crocodilia i.e. the true crocodiles, caimans and the alligators and the gharials or the Crocodylomorpha that includes prehistoric crocodile ancestors and relatives.
Crocodiles live throughout the tropics [...]