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    • InterestingFacts AboutVertebratesBy Mason Gaddis
    • Facts Amphibians became the first vertebrates to live on land.
    • Facts Some turtles and tortoises, including the Eastern box turtle, can live for more than a century.
    • Facts Frogs can breathe not only with their lungs, but also through their skin. A frogs skin is thin and contains many mucous glands that keep it moist. Oxygen can be absorbed through this thin, damp skin.
    • Facts Averaging ten to 12 feet in length, the king cobra is the largest venomous snake in the world.
    • Facts Thereare 8,240 species of reptiles in the world, inhabiting every continent except Antarctica.
    • Facts The oldest bird was known as an Archaeopteryx and lived about 150 million years ago. It was the size of a raven, was covered with feathers, and had wings.
    • Facts The now-extinct elephant bird of Madagascar laid an egg that weighed 27 pounds.
    • FactsA female Pacific Grey Whale gestates and delivers a 2000 pound baby, migrates over 10,000 miles, and produces 6 tons of breast milk without eating a bite of food - using just her blubber for fuel.
    • Facts Shrewshave so little body fat they cannot go more than a couple of hours without food. Missing a meal is a sure way to a quick death. A good nights sleep could be fatal.
    • Facts Hooded Seals go from infancy to childhood to adolescence to adulthood in just four days - the shortest childhood of any mammal.
    • Facts Stingraysuse electric sensors to find food. This enables it to find its prey even if it is buried in the sand.
    • Facts Hagfish and Lampreys are the only remaining jawless fish in the world.Hagfish Lamprey