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Old 09-04-2013, 06:38 AM   #31
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #34
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Can change their gender

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In a group of clownfish, there is a strict dominance hierarchy. The largest and most aggressive female is found at the top. Only two clownfish, a male and a female, in a group reproduce through external fertilization. Clownfish are sequential hermaphrodites, meaning that they develop into males first, and when they mature, they become females. If the female clownfish is removed from the group, such as by death, one of the largest and most dominant males will become a female. The remaining males will move up a rank in the hierarchy.


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Old 09-04-2013, 11:33 PM   #36
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:47 AM   #37
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Poison frogs are tiny, terrestrial, diurnal frogs that live primarily in leaf litter on the forest floor, but some species live high in the forest canopy and may never come down. All are native to warm Central and South American rain forests near streams or ponds. The frogs’ poison is found in their skin, making them too toxic to touch.

The poisons in these tiny frogs come from their diet in the wild: mostly ants, termites, centipedes, and tiny beetles. This diversity of food items is required to create the chemical toxins by the frog. Specific toxins are passed from each bug to the frog when eaten, which then collect in glands in the frog’s skin. Frogs hatched at zoos aren’t poisonous, because they don’t eat the same food as their wild counterparts. Poison frogs brought from the wild into zoos and fed a regular zoo diet eventually lose most, if not all, of their toxicity.

At the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, poison frogs are fed pinhead crickets, fruit flies, and young springtails.

Each poison frog species produces a different kind of toxin made up of different alkaloids and other chemicals. Scientists have been investigating medical uses for frog poisons and have discovered that some of these alkaloids may be beneficial for people with certain heart and circulatory conditions. One laboratory has developed a new painkiller from the substances produced by the phantasmal poison frog Epipedrobates tricolor. Named “epibatidine” in honor of the frog, it is 200 times more effective than morphine, without all of the bad side effects! Poison frog secretions also show promise for the development of muscle relaxants and heart stimulants.


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Old 09-05-2013, 03:39 AM   #38
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #41
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The Peregrine Falcon reaches faster speeds than any other animal on the planet when performing the stoop,[7] which involves soaring to a great height and then diving steeply at speeds of over 320 km/h (200 mph), hitting one wing of its prey so as not to harm itself on impact.[6] The air pressure from a 200 mph (320 km/h) dive could possibly damage a bird's lungs, but small bony tubercles on a falcon's nostrils guide the powerful airflow away from the nostrils, enabling the bird to breathe more easily while diving by reducing the change in air pressure.[53] To protect their eyes, the falcons use their nictitating membranes (third eyelids) to spread tears and clear debris from their eyes while maintaining vision. A study testing the flight physics of an "ideal falcon" found a theoretical speed limit at 400 km/h (250 mph) for low altitude flight and 625 km/h (390 mph) for high altitude flight.[54] In 2005, Ken Franklin recorded a falcon stooping at a top speed of 389 km/h (242 mph).[9]


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Klipspringer is the highest jumper among all mammals compared to body size.
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