All posts by Mackenzie

Alligators

There are two different types of alligators, the American alligator and the Chinese alligator; this article is about the American alligator. 

Alligators are fierce reptiles that live in parts of Georgia, South and North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and all of Florida and Louisiana. It’s not unheard of for people in Florida, especially near the Everglades or a canal, to find alligators in their backyards, pools, in the street, or at surrounding parks. Continue reading Alligators

Bears

Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears! Bears!Bears!

They are planning to take over the world! Oh wait that’s me, never mind. Bears are cute until you  meet one up close and personal then you’re fucked. Would you like to know why well here’s a fact for you, Grizzly bears have a bite-force of over 8,000,000 pascals, enough to crush a bowling ball. Here have another fact, During hibernation, the bear’s metabolism slows down, its body temperature decreases slightly, and its heart rate slows from a normal value of 55 to just 9 beats per minute. Continue reading Bears

Caterpillars

Before the beautiful butterflies and moths that we know and sometimes love, there were the caterpillars. Caterpillars eat leaves and flowers using their strong jaws. Usually they start eating the tree they hatched on, but caterpillars are picky eaters and will sometimes only eat one kind of leaf for their entire life. 

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Ostrich

Ostriches are the world’s largest bird; they can grow up to 9 feet tall and can weigh up to 320 lbs. Ostriches are flightless birds which means that like penguins they can’t fly, but unlike penguins, they don’t swim, they run. In fact the ostrich can run up to 40 mph.

Male ostriches are the ones with the bold black and white feathers, while the females have light browns feathers. Ostriches are omnivores, which means they eat both vegetation and meat. Although they prefer plants, especially roots, seeds and leaves, they also eat locusts, lizards, snakes and rodents. Continue reading Ostrich

Sharks

Did you know that there are 375 different kinds of sharks?

The Bull Shark is one of the only sharks that can live in both saltwater and freshwater, it has been known to attack people in rivers hundreds of miles upstream from the ocean. Bull sharks get their name from their tendency to head-butt their prey before attacking as well as other things according to National Geographic. Bull Sharks are also one of the three most likely sharks to attack humans along with The Great White and Tiger shark. They can also grow from 7-12 feet long and weigh up to 200-500 lbs. The average lifespan of a Bull Shark is 12 years. Continue reading Sharks

Zebras

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Zebras, white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

Zebras are mammals that live in the grasslands of Africa. They are herbivores and have an average lifespan of 20 years and can weigh up to 770 lbs. There are three different kinds of  zebras: plains, mountain, and grévy’s zebras. Zebras are members of the horse family and can run speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Continue reading Zebras

Snails

For those of you who are wondering why I am writing an article about snails I will tell you, it’s because they are cute and fun to take care of and yes they are a little slimy but I love my pet snails. I have five snails. Their names in order from largest to smallest are: Hades, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Ares and Dionysus. Dionysus is my newest snail; I found him on the door frame of my house and kept him, but the other four I have had since December. hey are awesome to hang out with (I know it sounds weird). They like to crawl around on my arms, but when they are being assholes (mostly Hades) they like to  bite me. Continue reading Snails

Wolves

For you dog lovers out there this is somewhat for you–somewhat considering that wolves are the ancestor of the domestic dog. Wolves eat large hoofed animals such as elk, deer, moose and caribou, as well as beaver, rabbits and other small prey. Wolves live, travel and hunt in packs of 7 to 8 animals on average. Packs include the mother and father wolves called the alphas, their pups and older offspring. Continue reading Wolves

Pythons

I lived and grew up for most of my life in Florida and if you don’t know the three animals or insect you can almost always find are either Alligators, Mosquitoes, or Pythons. There are so many different types of pythons, Ball pythons, Reticulated pythons, Burmese pythons, African rock pythons, Carpet pythons, Boa constrictors, Green tree pythons, and so much more. They are beautiful creatures and my favorite animals, ever since I was little I have had a bond with snakes.  Continue reading Pythons