Welcome to the amazing animal kingdom!

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Weird Pokemon Movie

I found this video on YouTube. A weird version of Pokemon's first episode. Watch it. You will laugh after looking at the Pikachu specimen.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Long Beaked Echidna

The Western Long-Beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bruijni) is one of the four extant echidna and one of the subspecies of echidna that occur in New Guinea.This echidna is present in New Guinea, in regions of elevation above 1300 m and up to 4000 m, it is absent from southern lowland and north coast.Not like the short beaked one that eat ants and turmites,the long beaked eat earthworms.The long beaked is larger than the short beaked up to 16,5 kg.The species is listed in endangered list by IUCN, numbers have been decreased by reduced habitat due to human activities and hunting.Altough the hunting has been banned by the goverment of Indonesia and New Guinea, the traditional hunting is permitted.Platypuses and Echidna are the only known mammal species to lay egg.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Grizzly Bear

The grizzly bear (ursus arctos horribilis) is one of the many members of the brown bear family. It consists of the kodiak bear and the brown bear itself. They live in the woods of North America. Like other bears, the grizzly bears are omnivores, meaning that they can eat plants and meat, as well as non-plant food source, such as honey. They enjoy eating salmons, and when eating, they squeeze the salmon so the eggs come out of the salmon. The bear then eats the salmon and the eggs! That is one expensive meal for humans!

Sadly, they are now endangered because of incontrollable deforestations and a rather low reproduction rate. They are now protected by the USA and Canada.