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Black Bears

Animal Corner – Black Bears

Did you know that  in spite of their names, black bears can also be brown, blue or grey and even cinnamon? These are the most common bears in America, in fact, they can be found in nearly any forested area but also live in mountains and swamps. Black bears mostly eat berries, grasses and roots, but they are omnivores so they also eat fish and nearly anything they can find.…

Animal Corner – The Short-Eared Owl

[caption id="attachment_2086" align="alignleft" width="277"] Photo Credit: Tupulak[/caption] It is easy to guess how the Short-Eared Owl got his name! This owl is known for their extremely short ears, which are so short that they are barely visible. They still have excellent hearing and are actually great communicators. They make a range of sounds, such as hooting, barking, hissing and squeaking sounds. The Short-Eared Owl can grow up 15 inches and…

Animal Corner – The Lechwe

[caption id="attachment_5550" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lechwe in the Delta[/caption] Lechwe are a type of antelope that are found in marshy areas around Botswana, Zambia, Congo and Namibia. They are typically brown with white underbellies. The males tend to be darker and larger, reaching up to 39 inches at the shoulder and weighting up to 260 pounds. The males also have long, spiral horns. Since lechwe live in marshy areas, they eat…

Animal Corner – The Giraffe

Few animals are as easy to love as the giraffe. These guys are beautiful, unique and generally friendly and eager to interact. The scientific name of the giraffe is  Giraffa camelopardalis largely because they have characteristic of both the camel and the leopard. They are also the tallest land animal, growing up to 20 feet tall! The giraffe comes from Africa but they are thought to have once also resided…

Animal Corner – The Unique Ostrich

Ostriches are unique looking flightless birds that come all the way from Africa. They are large in size with long powerful legs and extra long necks, making them very tall. They also have unusual faces and beaks, giving them a memorable appearance! They are the largest species of bird living today and they also lay the largest eggs, which can weigh over 3 pounds each! If an ostrich feels they…