Happy Friday! In This Week’s Club Scientific Blog, We’re Sharing Our Favorite Weird Animal Facts!
We usually hear that mayflies, like the whiteflies of the Susquehanna River, have the shortest lifespan of any animal on Earth, just 24 hours for many species. Because of its excessive ratio of surface space to physique quantity, the Etruscan shrew has an extremely quick metabolism and must eat 1.5–2.0 instances its body weight in food per day. It feeds totally on various invertebrates, including bugs, larvae and earthworms, as well as the younger of amphibians, lizards and rodents, and can hunt prey of nearly the same physique size as itself. It prefers species with a delicate, skinny exoskeleton, so it avoids ants when given a alternative. It kills massive prey by a chunk to the head and eats it instantly, but takes small bugs back to its nest.
For example, canine rapidly be taught that their owners choose up the leash earlier than taking them on a stroll. Therefore, they’ll look ahead to that signal that a visit exterior is on its method. The similar is true for mealtimes, play sessions, automobile rides, and so much more. It’s so widespread that dog house owners usually name it “giving kisses” and consider it an indication of affection. Size and specific breeds aren’t the sole factors in figuring out the life expectancy of canines.
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