Two Amazing Animal Facts From National Geographic

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The Illustrated Compendium of amazing animal facts is a colorful and beautifully colorful compilation of amazing animal facts about their amazing adaptations and antics. Each inspiring fact contains a fascinating description, a useful facts dictionary and a cute photo to see what an animal really looks like! In this new, updated edition the authors tirelessly gather together the best of the animal facts from many sources, including books, magazines, zoo magazines, scientific journals, government websites, the internet and more. With a wealth of information now available at fingertips, this book will astound and amaze you with its beautiful illustrations and clear text.

About Authors Of The Book

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Authors E. Franklin Frazier and R. A. Penfold, both from the University of Michigan, have extensively studied the strange and wonderful creatures of the animal kingdom and have assembled into one book, an “Inclusive Guide to Amphibians & Other Freshwater Insects”. They have gathered together the most complete and most exciting range of information on underwater fishes, aquatic invertebrates, aquatic plants and marine insects. It might surprise you, for example, just how many varieties of butterfly there are. Even more amazingly, some of these winged beauties fly!

The illustrated compendium of amazing animal facts, volume 1, includes detailed descriptions and specimens of over one hundred fish, forty-five amphibians and fifty-two reptiles. In volume two, titled “Amphibians and Other Freshwater Insects”, the authors cover the wide variety of insects that live in the freshwater habitats of the American continents, from the tiniest water fleas to sharks. You’ll also learn about bugs that are pests to plants, such as aphids. In the third volume, titled “gae”, you’ll learn that not all algae are bad, and in volume four, “Mollusks & Their shells”, you’ll discover the diversity of mollusk shells and what animals are drawn to them. All these incredible natural facts and the stories behind them will impress even the most serious researcher.

What Illustrated Compendium Of Amazing Animal Facts Include?

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Other pages in the illustrated compendium of amazing animal facts include the astounding diversity of birds, with over three hundred species documented. There are, surprisingly, whales among the bird species, which number nearly one hundred and forty species. Whales are a unique section of the animal kingdom, not quite comparable to any other group of animals. Of course, the blue whale is the largest known creature in the sea, but all of the other species of whales are astonishing in their own right.

One of the most fascinating species of all, however, might be the Sea otter. The little spotted sea otter has an interesting life span: it lives for five years on earth, but up to fourteen years in captivity. The fact that it can live this long may be owed in part to the fact that it has a rather amazing system for dealing with threats and predators. A paper published by National Geographic Travelers last year in their Magazine on the March issue included a story about a study published in the journal Nature that had been done by a group of scientists at the Woods Hole Ocean Science Center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

This study published in the March issue of the journal included a species called the leatherback turtle, or Neornithes carrara. In their study, the scientists had noted that this turtle had lived for over two hundred years in captivity, and that they were starting to get curious. They did not know, however, that there might actually be a hatchling inside the shell. The hatchlings that would come out of the shell would turn into adults, and the oldest of the turtles could reach the age of two hundred and ten. The study published in the March newsletter of National Geographic Travelers included a story about the hatchlings and how the parents and the hatchlings started to bond.


The study published in the March newsletter of National Geographic Travelers also included an article about the eighteen baby turtles that were born in the hatchlings. These turtles were born in the waters of Belize, and they ranged in color from white to a creamy yellow. While swimming these turtles learned to walk with their legs, and this was the research that led to the study published in the March newsletter of National Geographic Travelers. There were some who were worried that the turtles would become extinct, but thanks to the careful work of these researchers, this did not happen.

Final Thoughts

There are many amazing animal facts that can be found around the world. Many of these animals share a habitat that is similar to one of ours, so they can be used as research subjects. Animals do not have to be human for us to benefit from their knowledge, as well. Many animals have been domesticated for our use in science, medicine, and wildlife rehabilitation.

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