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tiger trivia

The Sabor-tooth tiger was not in the cat family, it was a bear-like creature called a smilodon


There is no evidence that the smilodon was striped, but we do know it had only a 9 inch tail.  

The Fascinating Truth:  Lion Fun Facts

King of the Jungle? Of the 20,000 lions in the wild, only 250-300 highly endangered Asiatic lions
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live in the Gir jungle of India. The familiar African lion lives in savanna grasslands.

The Fascinating Truth:  Elephant Fun Facts

African elephants regularly make sounds that are too low for humans to hear.....
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 yet loud enough for elephants miles away to respond to!

The Fascinating Truth:  Baboon Fun Facts

Baboons have long tails but they are not prehensile and don't help them grip when climbing.
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A group of baboons is known as a troup, a cartload or -wait for it- a congress.

The Fascinating Truth:  Grizzly Bear Fun Facts

The massive grizzly bears of Yellowstone Park often snack on extremely tiny prey....
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obtaining 20% to 50% of their caloric requirement by eating colonies of moths and ladybugs!

The Fascinating Truth:  Dolphin Fun Facts

Dolphins use echolocation to figure out the size and location of fish, boats and even people....
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People who have been "echo-located" by dolphins report having felt a strange vibration!

The Fascinating Truth: Urban Coyote

The amazingly adaptive coyote population in North America seems unaffected by human expansion
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 The Urban Coyote has been spotted in Central Park, N.Y. and (as in this photo) Hollywood California!




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The Fascinating Truth: Kangaroo Fun Facts

A male red kangaroo can be the size of a professional basketball player and can jump 10 ft high!
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 That means if he were on a basketball court he could jump over the rim!

The Fascinating Truth:  Rhino Fun Facts

The horn of the rhinocerus is made of keratin- not matted hair as once believed.
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Usually only about 20 inches long, the longest horn on record was almost 5 feet!           
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