The Ethiopian wolf is known as one of the world’s rarest canids. This particular species of wolf is only found in the areas of Africa, namely Ethiopia which is where their namesake comes from. Occasionally the wolves will band together to hunt young ungulates such as the duiker, mountain reedbuck and mountain nyala but for the most part the Ethiopian wolf is a solitary hunter. They subsist mainly on the abundant rodent population found in the afro-alpine grasslands. Sixteen (16) species of rodent have been documented in the Bale Mountain highlands including the black-clawed brush-furred rat, the vlei rat, Blick’s grass rat and the wolves favorite food, the giant mole-rat.
Five snow leopard were trapped using leg-snare traps by locating 16 different sites in Langu valley, Mugu, Nepal (Jackson 1996), where radio collar was given to the captured snow leopards. After analyzing 78 scats in Langu valley, primary prey species was found to be blue sheep followed by voles and pikas as supplementary diets. Khatiwada et al. (2007) found 1102 blue sheep individuals from 43 herds with average herd size of 25.63 individuals in KCA. He found 0.90 (90 males per 100 females) and average recruitment rate was found to be 0.56 (56 lambs per 100 females) confirming a stable blue sheep
Habitat Luna moths can be found in the deciduous forests and woodlands where there are plenty of walnut, hickory, persimmon and sweetgum to feed on. In some areas, populations have declined due to habitat destruction and use of bright lights during the night, the lights disturb the luna moths mating cycle. Reproduction The luna moths eggs incubate for 8–13 days before hatching. Female luna moths produce 100 – 300 eggs, and lay them 4-7 at a time on the undersides of leaves over several nights. The caterpillars feed and grow larger, then pupate in a thin, silken cocoon spun among leafs on the ground.
Pit vipers are nocturnal animals which means they are active by night and are resting by day. In the winter period pit vipers takes shelter in dens that can protect them from the harsh environment. Pit vipers will often group up into a large group to conjoin body
The are gorgeous bird with their amazing looking tail. The superb lyrebird will eat both meat and insects. The male superb lyrebird will mate with multiple females. They contribute nothing to caring for the babies. The female will build a messy looking nest.
The foxes are thought of to be responsible for the killing off most of the ground living animals in the last 130 years. (Red Fox) Any animal that is smaller that 5.5 kilograms is prey to the foxes, a single fox is estimated to eat about 400 grams each night. (Red Fox) Sometimes a fox will kill many animals during the night but not eat all of them, this can lead to serious food shortage for other native animals. I single fox can kill thousands of mammals, reptiles and birds every year. (Red Fox) Red Foxes are constantly is competition with other native animals on Australia, the more they eat the less food there is for the native animals.
According to National Geographic, "North Americas most common bear is the black bear." They are most commonly found in forests and mountains. Black bears can climb trees and wander 15 – 80 square miles away from their home. Black bears eat enormous amounts of food so that they have body fat to feed off of in the winter when they go into hibernation. There are an estimated 600,000 black bears in North America, 300,000 in the United States.
During the day, they remain near water and salt ponds cubes. At night, their territory is used for hunting. This beautiful cat lives in band. This usually consists of one male to ten females, but sometimes we find bands composed of three males to fifteen females over their young. male lion at the zoo in Lyon male lion at the zoo in Lyon SUB-SPECIES According to the current classification, ITIS recognizes eleven subspecies distinct
Female great white sharks are thought to give birth to new litters every 2 or 3 years. They usually give birth in warm coastal regions where the pups have safe nursery ground in which they can grow. However, nursery grounds are being degraded because of