Animals

What color is a giraffe’s tongue?

The colour of the tongue is best described as black, blue or purple with a pink base/back (see photo below). It is generally assumed that the front part of the tongue has such dark colouration to protect it during frequent sun exposure while eating and prevent the tongue from getting sunburned.

How many pairs of ribs does a horse have?

Normally, there are 18 pairs of ribs in the horse, but a nineteenth rib on one side or both is not considered all that rare. Eight pairs of ribs are known as true ribs. They join the segments of the sternum or breastbone. The other 10 are known as floating ribs–merely overlapping and being attached to each other.

What was Theodore Roosevelt’s exotic pet?

Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena. Its name was Bill and was a present from the Ethiopian emperor. Roosevelt was famous for his many pets, including a one-legged rooster, a badger, a pony, and a small bear.

Where do alligators and crocodiles live together?

Crocodiles and alligators belong to a group of reptiles called crocodilians, which are the largest of the living reptiles. Of the 23 different species of crocodilians in the world, 2 species are native to the United States, and south Florida is the only place where both of these species coexist.

What animal has the highest blood pressure?

Previous studies have found the giraffe has an extremely high blood pressure that is twice that found in other animals. But this study is the first to unravel the true nature of the giraffe heart and cardiovascular system.

Can turkeys blush?

Yes. When turkeys are scared or excited—like when the males see a female they’re interested in—the pale skin on their head and neck turns bright red, blue, or white. The flap of skin over their beaks, called a “snood,” also reddens.

How many calories do whales eat in one mouthful

Blue whales consume almost half a million calories per mouthful. Those 457,000 calories are more than 240 times the energy the whale uses to scoop those krill into its mouth.