Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Home on the Range

Fun fact of the day…

The average panda home range is thought to be approximately 1.9 square miles (5 square kilometers), with male ranges larger than that of females. In areas where food is not plentiful, the home range can be larger.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-giant_panda.html

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Female Athlete

Fun fact of the day…

The Bobbie Rosenfeld Award for The Canadian Press female athlete of 2012 went to Christine Sinclair

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/story/2012/12/27/sp-sinclair-rosenfeld-award.html

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White owls

Fun fact of the day…

Young snowy owls, especially males, get whiter as they get older. Females are darker than males, with dusky spotting, and never become totally white. Some elderly males do become completely white, though many retain small flecks of dusky plumage.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/snowy-owl/

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Snakes

Fun fact of the day…

Female Burmese pythons lay clutches of up to 100 eggs, which they incubate for two to three months. To keep their eggs warm, they continually contract, or shiver, their muscles.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/burmese-python/

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Meerkat

Fun fact of the day…

Female meerkats give birth to two to four young each year in one of the group’s burrows. Fathers and siblings help to raise meerkat young, teaching them to play and forage and alerting them to the ever present danger from above.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/meerkat/

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Rhino

Fun fact of the day…

Female rhinos use their horns to protect their young, while males use them to battle attackers

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/white-rhinoceros/

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Bullfrog

Fun fact of the day…

A female bullfrog can lay as many as 20,000 eggs, which float in a clump on the surface of the water.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/amphibians/american-bullfrog/

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He-chucks?

Fun fact of the day…

Male woodchucks are called he-chucks, and females, she-chucks.

http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/how-did-the-woodchuck-get-its-name-what-does-it-mean-and-what-are-female-woodchucks-called

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Oh those females…

Fun fact of the day…

Only female mosquitoes bite

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/zoology/insects-arachnids/mosquito3.htm

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