Duck feathers have evolved to be highly waterproof. Even when they dive underwater, their underlayer of downy feathers will remain dry.
Migratory animals are those that migrate – move from one location to another, usually seasonally. Migrations are long-distance, and occur as a result of changing temperatures, food availability or to relocate to suitable breeding habitats.
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Eagles are admired the world over as living symbols of power, freedom, and transcendence.
Hawksbill Turtles are able to feast on sponges that are toxic to other animals.
Some hummingbirds are so small, they have been known to be caught by dragonflies and praying mantis, trapped in spider’s webs, snatched by frogs and stuck on thistles.
The defense mechanism of adult Least Terns when intruders enter the nesting area, is to divebomb and defecate on the offender. This style of attack led them to be called “little striker.”
The Leatherback Turtle is the 4th largest reptile in the world. That is heavier than some rhinos!
Big, agile and very fast, these relatives of swordfish share their long upper jaw which they use to catch fish.