Animal Facts

AJHQ&A – Sharks

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Fabulous Fastdog asks Tierney Thys in this week’s AJHQ&A ‘do all sharks eat meat?’

Did you know Almost 50 different shark species have light-emitting organs called photospheres. Sharks can use their light for camouflage!

Electroreception (ee-lek-tro-per-sep-shun) allows sharks to notice changes in saltwater electricity. Blood changes the electric currents and sharks can smell it.

AJ Academy – Eagle Facts

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Do you need to know more about eagles? The study of birds is called ornithology (or-ni-thall-o-gee). Check out this fun fact sheet, at Animal Jam Academy for you to print and color!!

Creature Feature – Lions

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The biggest lion on record weighed in at 826 pounds! That’s almost half of a ton! Imagine 7 moms all rolled into one giant cat, and you’ve got an idea or how big this lion was.

Lions can run up to fifty miles per hour, and their roar can be heard from 5 miles away!!

They also sleep twenty hours a day. We guess that’s a perk of being King of the Jungle. Even though they don’t live in jungles. They live in the plains of Africa in areas called savannas.

Tigers are actually the largest of the feline (cat) family, and they live in the jungles of Asia. Maybe the tiger should be the King of the Jungle?

Watch this video from Dr. Brady Bar with more info about lions!