Bighorn Sheep Facts: Discover The Largest Sheep Native To North America

Bighorn Sheep Facts

The bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis is the largest wild sheep native to North America. The species gets its name from the massive, curled horns of the male, which are used to fight other males in order to establish dominance within a herd. The sound of the crashing horns of battling bighorns can be heard from up to a mile away.

This iconic North American mammal is usually found in rugged, rocky terrain. Its specially-adapted hooves allow it to traverse the steep cliffs and make leaps from ledge to ledge with apparent ease.

The bighorn sheep is the state mammal of both Colorado and Nevada, and the provincial mammal of Alberta.

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American Alligator Facts, Pictures & In-Depth Information

American Alligator Facts

The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is large predatory reptile found across the southeastern United States from North Carolina to the Rio Grande. This iconic American species is the state reptile of Florida. It inhabits hot wetlands and is present in the Florida Everglades and the Mississippi Delta regions of the United States.

This page contains facts, pictures and in-depth info on the American alligator. Be sure to watch the video of an adult male bellowing!

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Flying Squirrels Facts: Meet The Gliding Rodents Of North America!

Flying Squirrel Facts

Flying squirrels are true squirrels, but they don’t actually “fly”. Instead these ingenious rodents glide from tree to tree, using a membrane of thick skin stretched between their arms and legs to slow and control their fall.

On this page you’ll find amazing facts on the three flying squirrels found in North America.

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Rodent Facts: The Ultimate Guide To The Order Rodentia

Rodent Facts

As the old saying goes, you’re never more than six feet away from a rat, and there is probably some truth in that statement; rodents–the group of mammals that includes rats and mice–are a hugely successful group of animals. Rodents are found–often in large numbers–in a wide range of habitats and on every continent except Antarctica.

On this page you’ll find rodent facts and information that will provide you with an excellent introduction to these fascinating animals…

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American Bison Facts, Pictures & Information: Discover The National Mammal of the United States

American bison facts

North America has plenty of famous mammals: the towering moose, the nimble flying squirrel, the blisteringly fast pronghorn–but the most iconic by far is the American bison (scientific name: Bison bison). This huge mammal–the largest North American land animal by weight– is the National Mammal of the United States.

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Types Of Snakes: Well-Known Snake Families & Notable Species, With Pictures & Facts

Types of Snakes

Types of snakes include: constrictors such as pythons and boas; venomous snakes such as vipers and elapids; and non-venomous predators such as colubrids. Notable snake species include the reticulated python (the world’s longest snake), the Mojave rattlesnake (one of North America’s most dangerous snakes), and the inland taipan, the world’s most venomous snake.

On this page you’ll discover the different types of snakes within the suborder Serpentes (the animal group in which all snakes are found)…

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