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2 Alligators live in two places: the southern United States and eastern China. American alligators can be up to 11 feet long and weigh up to 1000 pounds. They are much longer and heavier than Chinese alligators.

3 When a butterfly comes out of its chrysalis, it must wait an hour or more for its wings to dry. The fastest butterfly can fly 12 miles per hour. Butterflies live on every continent except Antarctica.

4 The pea crab is smaller than a dime, but the Japanese Spider Crab is 12 feet long from claw to claw. Crabs walk and swim sideways. Female crabs lay between 1,000 and 2,000 eggs.

5 Dolphins communicate with each other using whistles, clicks, and other sounds. They eat fish, squid, and shrimp. The smallest dolphin is only about 90 pounds, but the largest can be 20,000 pounds!

6 The largest elephant ever weighed 24,000 pounds. That s as much as 12 cars! The elephant is the only land mammal who can t jump. Elephants can smell water up to 12 miles away.

7 A group of frogs is called an army. Frogs don t drink water; they absorb it through their skin. Some tree frogs can jump fifty times their length. That s like you jumping the length of a football field!

8 A newborn giraffe is taller than most humans. Giraffes sleep standing up. And did you know that no two giraffes have the same spot pattern? Giraffes can sprint up to 35 miles an hour.

9 The name hippopotamus means river horse. Hippos can easily outrun humans and are considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.

10 A green iguana can be up to seven feet long. That s longer than you! A green iguana can stay underwater for up to 30 minutes. It can live to be twenty years old The Measured Mom, LLC

11 The smallest jellyfish is smaller than the head of a pin. The largest is bigger than a person! Jellyfish don t have brains, but some have eyes. A group of jellyfish is called a smack The Measured Mom, LLC

12 Newborn kangaroos are very tiny. They weigh as much as a lima bean! Red kangaroos can move faster than a racehorse. There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia The Measured Mom, LLC

13 The average male lion weighs about 400 pounds, but the heaviest on record weighed over 800 pounds! In the wild, lions rest for about twenty hours a day The Measured Mom, LLC

14 A male moose s antlers can grow to be six feet long from tip to tip. Moose shed their antlers each year in the fall. Bears, wolves, and cougars like to hunt moose The Measured Mom, LLC

15 Newts are amphibians. They can live to be over 25 years old, so a newt could be your pet for a long time! Most newts lay just one egg at a time. Some newts pretend to play dead when threatened.

16 Orcas are often called killer whales. They don t usually attack people, but they kill large ocean animals like sea lions and whales. No animals hunt orcas! Orcas can live in both warm and icy ocean water.

17 The Emperor Penguin is about 4 feet tall, but the Little Blue Penguin is only about 18 inches in height. Penguins are very social and live in colonies of thousands The Measured Mom, LLC

18 Quails are short, plump birds that can fly only a short distance. Females can lay eggs at a time. They live on every continent except Antarctica The Measured Mom, LLC

19 Wild rabbits make their homes by tunneling up to nine feet underground. They have rooms for nesting and sleeping. Rabbits can look behind them without even turning their heads.

20 The longest snake is the Reticulated Python. It can be 33 feet long! The Thread Snake is the smallest and is the length of a toothpick. Snakes can t chew their prey, so they swallow it whole.

21 The largest turtle, the leatherback sea turtle, can weigh 2000 pounds! A turtle cannot crawl out of its shell. Most turtles and tortoises have a large, dome-shaped shell, but the African pancake tortoise has a flat, fexible shell.

22 The urial is a wild sheep with reddish brown fur. Urial males have large curling horns. Females have shorter horns. The urial lives in Asia The Measured Mom, LLC

23 There are 23 different species of vultures. They are social birds and often fly in large flocks. Vultures have excellent senses of sight and smell. They can find a dead animal from a mile or more away.

24 The blue whale is the largest animal the world. Its tongue can weigh as much as an elephant and its heart as much as a car. But even though it s so big, the blue whale eats tiny shrimplike creatures called krill.

25 The X-ray Tetra lives in the Amazon river. You can see its backbone right through its skin. It hunts fish, worms, and crustaceans that live close to the river bed.

26 Yaks are herd animals found in the mountains of central Asia. Many people use yaks to move heavy loads through the mountains. The yak eats grasses, herbs, and wildflowers.

27 No two zebras have the same stripes. A zebra s stripes work like camouflage, because when zebras stand in a group it s hard for predators to see how many of them there are.

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