Opossums are marsupials. That means they carry their young in a pouch. After they are 67 days old, they can leave the pouch for the first time. Opossums are usually 15-20 inches in length, and weigh 4-12 pounds. Opossums have 50 teeth more than other mammals. Opossums are omnivores which means they eat plants and animals. A group of opossums is called a passel. Opossums live up to two years in the wild, but in captivity they can live up to 4 years old. A litter of opossums consists of about 20 babes, but only a few survive. Males produce a sound to attract females. They also have a prehensile tail!
The average life span for the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake in the wild is 10 to 20 years. The size of the average Rattlesnake is 6 feet long and weighs 5 pounds, but some can grow to be 8 feet long and weigh 10 pounds. Baby Rattlesnakes are often more dangerous than adults because baby Rattlesnakes have less control of their venom. Rattlesnakes shed their skin a several times year.
Irish Wolfhounds are the tallest dogs on average, standing between 32 to 35 inches tall, and weighing between 110 to 125 pounds. Life span is 5 to 7 years. Family is sight-hound. They are known as the gentle giants. They run between 30 to 40 mph!
Border Collies are the smartest dogs ever! The height of an average male Border Collie is 20 to 23 inches tall. A female height is 18 to 21 tall. The weigh of a Border Collie is 30 to 45 pounds. They are very energetic dogs. Their family is livestock dogs and herding dogs. They can run from 30 to 35 mph!
Red Kangaroos can jump six feet high and 25 feet long! They can grow to be 5 feet tall. Their top speed is 38 mph. Males specialize in kickboxing. Red Kangaroos live in Australia. Baby Kangaroos are called Joeys.
The average size of a hairy frog fish is 22 inches. They also have super fast gulp, so fast it can’t be seen by the human eye! Hairy frog fish don’t really swim; they walk on the bottom of the sea. Hairy frog fish are cannibals! They also have a lure that looks like shrimp. They are masters of camouflage. It can instantly expand its mouth 12 times its size and suck down fish bigger than its self! All in six milliseconds!
German Shepherds are very cool dogs. Their life span is 10 to 12 years. A male German Shepherd’s height is 24 to 26 inches tall. Females are 22 to 24 inches tall. They weigh 75 to 95 pounds. They are longer then they are tall. They can run up to 20 to 30 mph.
Red Tailed Hawks can fly at 121.2 mph! Their wing span is 4 feet 9 inches! They can weigh up to 3.5 pounds! They can grow to be 26 inches long!