National Polar Bear Day

Animal PlanetAs one of the many animals currently classed as endangered (living predominantly in Africa) the Cheetah is thought to be the quickest land animal presently dwelling on our planet. With speeds of as much as a hundred and twenty km/h (75 mph) and a zero- 100km/h acceleration normally of around 5- 10 seconds there’s actually some validity to the claims stating it to be the quickest land animal on the planet. If we consider it purely in acceleration terms, the Cheetah might be said to have a sooner acceleration than some cars. However, as a result of quantity of energy that it takes to achieve speeds this quick, the Cheetah can solely preserve a dash for a most of around 500 metres. This works to the advantage of the a lot slower prey of the Cheetah for it would tire out in a short time when looking.

The Przewalski horse is a tough to search out and onerous to pronounce animal, moreover it’s a wonderful creature as effectively. The natural habitat of the horse is central Asia (China and Mongolia). As a result of unstoppable hunting, it has disappeared from the wild. Thanks to the profitable reproducing initiatives within the zoos all over the world, they could take the horses back to their homeland, the infinite steppes of Asia.

The Greeks also had the same fantasy, however as a substitute of Atargatis, she was named Derketo. To add on to the legend, they believed that Alexander the Great’s sister, Thessalonike, changed into a mermaid after her dying. When she got here up a ship, she would ask the sailors if King Alexander was nonetheless alive. If the sailor’s reply happy her, she would calm the waters and bid the ship farewell; if their reply enraged her, she would fire up a horrible storm, dooming the ship and every sailor that was on board.

Germany and Scandinavia: As early as 1180 to 1210 the German Nix or Nixe is said to lure folks into the water to drown. A Nixe is a kind of mermaid and mermen who’re linked to the Danube River in central Europe. The males are shape shifters taking the form of fish, snake and human. The female is said to be lovely with a fishtail. The Scandinavians call the merman a Nix who performs an enchanting violin song to entice ladies and youngsters into the lake to drown. The Nix can also be a shape shifter.

No they do not live lengthy, about 6-12 months on common IIRC. And they’re incredibly excessive upkeep, require a specialised atmosphere, excellent filtration, frequent water modified, etc. They may be saved quite efficiently nevertheless most of those that are profitable of their endeavors are very skilled in salt water aquaria. I’ll follow my large ‘ole goldies for now and possibly some puffers once more sometime 🙂 Although I actually have to say my dwarf puffers were deceptively high upkeep, which simply goes to point out that you need to be ready for surprises with any species with particular wants.