What is a paw?
A paw is the bottom of a mammal’s foot. It is the soft hairless part of the foot.
There are five parts of the paw: (1) claws, (2) front pads (usually 4), (3) metacarpal pad (the large pad behind the front pads), (4) the dew claw, and (5) the carpal pad (like a heel). The dark-colooured pads act like cushions.
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What is a group of thrush called?
A group of thrush is called a mutation of thrush.
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What is a group of rats called?
A group of rats is called a colony of rats, a pack of rats, a plague of rats, or a swarm of rats.
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What does the White Stork nest look like?
The White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is a large bird in the Ciconiidae family of storks.
The White Stork migrates from Europe to Africa or Asia to breed, travelling long distances. It breeds in open farmlands near water.
The male and female White Stork build their nest together. They build a very large nest, made of twigs, in tall trees, on the top of chimneys, and on tall posts or platforms. The nest is extra large and on an extra tall structure for extra safety. They re-use the nest each year.
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What colour are bird legs?
The legs of birds can be many different colours.
The common colours are black, grey, brown, beige, white, yellow, orange, red, and pink.
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The White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is a large mammal in the Rhinocerotidae family of square-lipped rhinos.
The White Rhino has a wide, straight mouth.
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Why does a bird lose its neck feathers?
There could be several reasons for the loss of neck feathers.
A bird can lose its neck feathers through natural moulting. Most birds lose some feathers over a period of two months in which new feathers emerge. The bird might also pull out its own feathers during the moulting period.
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BBC Wildife magazine reported zero rhino deaths due to poaching in 2020, the “year of the COVID-19.”
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What is a group of rattlesnakes called?
A group of rattlesnakes is called a rhumba of rattlesnakes.
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What is a group of teal called?
A group of teal is called a spring of teal.
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How does a Python eat?
The jaws of a python are not like a human’s jaws. Humans cannot open their mouth very wide, but a python can.
The jaws of a python are extremely flexible because they are not fused together and they are not connected to the back of its mouth.
A python can open its jaws so wide that it can eat a medium-sized animal whole – such as a deer, antelope, pig, cat, or dog.
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The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a large reptile in the Varanidae family of monitor lizards. It is an ectotherm varanid.
The Komodo Dragon has sharp teeth and a long, yellow, deeply-forked tongue.
It eats invertebrates, birds, and mammals, such as monkeys. It uses venom to kill its prey, because the toxins stop the prey’s wound from clotting. The animal loses blood pressure and lots of blood. The Komodo Dragon takes a bite out of an animal, even a large animal, and the animal dies within a few days.
The Komodo Dragon can eat a monkey or a deer whole. So, why does it need a long tongue?
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What is a group of partridges called?
A group of partridges is called a covey of partridges.
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What is a group of hornets called?
A group of hornets is called a nest of hornets or a bike of hornets.
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What is arachnophobia?
An arachnid is a creature with eight legs, such as a spider, scorpion, tick, or mite.
An intense fear of spiders or scorpions is called arachnophobia.
Arachnophobia is common in people. A reader commented that he thought spiders were “very creepy” which is a natural feeling.
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What is a group of porcupines called?
A group of porcupines is called a prickle of porcupines.
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Organic mulch is a thin layer of natural material placed on top of soil to keep it moist, and to prevent the soil from drying out. People usually buy it from a plant nursery or garden shop.
Organic mulch can be leaf litter, bark chips, manure, hay, straw, kitchen food scraps, wool, shells, sawdust, pine needles, coconut husks, and grass clippings.
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How does a giraffe eat thorns?
A giraffe likes to eat the branches and leaves of the Acacia tree. The Acacia tree in Africa has thin, sharp thorns, which protect its small, oval-shaped leaves, called pinnate leaves.
To eat the Acacia leaves, a giraffe has to pick them amongst the thorns. How does the giraffe do this?
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What is a group of herons called?
A group of herons is called a sedge of herons or a seige of herons.
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The hippopotamus can lie submerged in freshwater rivers or lakes for up to 16 hours a day.
The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) has its small ears, small eyes, and large nose at the top of its head and can submerge itself underwater, with only these parts of its body showing above the water.
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