About the Tour Guide
Tigers are the largest of the big cats.
The Bengal Tiger, shown below, is the second
largest of the species, weighing 480 pounds
and reaching a length of around 9 feet.
The tigers are the most endangered of the
big cat species.
Female lions often do most of the hunting
and care taking of the cubs, compared to
A pride, or a group of lions, usually has no
more than 2 males.
A male lions roar can be heard for up to 5
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal.
They can go from 0-60 mph in only 3
Cheetahs are found in Eastern and
Bears hibernate during the winter months.
Before hibernation begins, they must eat
plenty of food, sometimes around 90 pounds
a day, so they can store food and survive
Brown Bears, shown here, are also called
Gorillas are the largest living primates.
Gorillas normally walk by putting their feet
flat and walking on the knuckles of their
Gorillas are very intelligent, capable of
understanding spoken language and actually
speaking with sign language, demonstrated
in the video link.
A male camel is called a bull; A female is
called a cow.
Camels can go for days or weeks with little or
no water or food.
Camels live in deserts, and are mostly found
There are more than 2,700 species of snakes
in the world.
Garter Snakes are the most harmless snakes
The most dangerous snake on earth is
Russell's Viper (pictured below).
Penguins can walk faster than Humans.
They spend most of their lives in water.
They can hold there breathe for 20 minutes
Also, Penguins waddle when they walk, as
shown in this video clip.
Sharks have been on Earth for
around 400 million years!
On average, there are only
about 100 shark attacks each
year and only 10 of those
result in a human
The most dangerous types of
sharks are the Tiger, Bull,
Mako, and Great White.
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