Nine-Banded Armadillo Facts, Pictures & In-Depth Information

nine banded armadillo facts

The nine-banded armadillo Dasypus novemcinctus is a mid-sized burrowing mammal with flexible, bone-plated armor covering its head, back and tail. The species, one of 21 living armadillos, is found in South, Central, and southern North America, and is the only armadillo regularly found in the USA.

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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, Louisiana and Mississippi. 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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Scary Animals List With Pictures & Facts Plus FREE Printable Halloween Animal Quiz

scary animals list

A list of scary animals for Halloween.

To celebrate Halloween we’ve made a list of some of the world’s scariest animals. Continue reading… if you dare!

Free Printable Halloween Animal Quiz To Download

Halloween Animal Quiz
FREE Halloween Animal Quiz: Click Image To Download

Test your knowledge of dangerous, creepy and scary animals with this FREE quiz!

Click here or on the image above to download your copy. All of the answers can be found on this page!

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Mosasaur Facts, Pictures & Information: Get The Lowdown On A Fearsome Prehistoric Marine Reptile

Mosasaur Facts

Mosasaurs were the dominant marine predators of the late Cretaceous Period. With long jaws and powerful tails, they looked like a cross between a crocodile and a whale. Some mosasaurs were as big as whales, too–at 30-60 feet, the largest species were longer than all but the largest modern whales.

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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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