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If you do, you just aren’t looking at a gharial. Their long, oddly-shaped snout is a dead giveaway! General: The gharial is second only to the saltwater crocodile in size, growing up to 21 feet in length! It is found … Continue reading
Alligators! They could come up the plumbing and into your bathtub! Right? Well, in case the picture above has you concerned, there’s no hard evidence that there are gators in the sewers of New York. Why not? It’s too cold … Continue reading
Crocodiles certainly have a fixed grin, but do they also cry? Crocs do shed tears, but not for the reasons we do. When a crocodile has been out of the water for a long time, his eyes will start … Continue reading
Yes, donkeys and zebras can breed and have babies! The above foal was born to a donkey mother, fathered by a zebra. I like this little guy, half horse, half zebra. The flank stripes make me think the zebra was … Continue reading
The photo above shows the quagga, a subspecies of the plains zebra that became extinct when the last one died in the London Zoo in Regent’s Park in 1870. This photo is a modern Plains zebra that is part of the … Continue reading
Sometimes, zebras are born with some strange stripe patterns. These zebras are called black zebras. These photos all illustrate the variety possible in the stripes or, in the bottom photo, “spots” of the zebra.
Top: Zebras are sometimes born with tan stripes. These are called white zebras. This one is not a true albino, but leucistic…like a white tiger. They have a tan muzzle and dark eyes. Middle: This little guy was reported in 2004 … Continue reading
How did you do? Pretty fun, huh? Better than listening to that same old song on your iPod, right? Mountain zebras are a threatened species. The Grevy’s zebra is endangered. You can help the endangered Grevy’s zebra here.