Grassland AnimalsThese are the Animals•African Elephant •Meerkat•Bison •Lion•Black Rhinoceros •Ostrich•Black-footed Ferret •Prairie Dog•Brown Hyena •Pronghorn•Cheetah •Warthog•Giraffe •Zebra You will see pictures of them on the next 15 pictures•Greater Prairie Chicken (Info added).
First of all the African elephantAn African Elephant is the largest land Animal and a male is 3.2–4.0 m (10–13 ft) tallat the shoulder and weigh 4,700–6,048 kg, while females stand 2.2–2.6 m (7–9 ft) talland weigh 2,160–3,232 kg. Its ears act as a shade from the heat and the trunk is ansound amplifier and it acts as a fifth limb. The African elephant has have a similarcomplicated neocortex like Humans, Apes and a few species of dolphin. They have a lotof behaviors, those behaviors are playing, communicating, using tools, and possibly to have there own language and etc.
BisonA Bison lives in river valleys, prairies and plains. They weight about 318 to 1000kilograms and the heaviest Bison record was 1270 kilos. Both males and females havehorns and they both use as a defense system and there hind leg is powerful and deadly, they are usually peaceful and unconcerned but they can attack anything without anyreason. They can run up to 56 kph and cover up long distances.
Black RhinocerosA Black Rhinoceros is 52 to 71 inches tall at he shoulders and the female is smallerthan the male. The Black Rhinoceros has poor eye sight so the use their nose and earto help them survive. They have thick skin to help them protect them from thorns andsharp grass, not only that but parasites too. They have no mating season theirgestation last 15 to 16 month and they normally give birth to one calve.
Black footed FerretA Black footed Ferret weight 650-1400 grams and the y are endangered due tohuman activities. They mate around February till March and about 1 to 5 kits are born inJune or May. They hunt prairie dogs for food and you will see what they are soon.
Brown HyenaAn average weight for a male Brown Hyena is around 40.2 to 43.7 kg and the averageweight for the female is 37.7 to 40.2 and a oversize hyena will be 67.6 to 72.6 kg. Theyhave long shaggy coats that are dark brown like in the picture, they are scavengers andpoor hunters. They have 1 to 5 cubs and have strong jaws.
CheetahA Cheetah is a large feline that can run quickly run from o kph to 100 kph in about 3seconds. They are the fastest land animal and they can run about 112 to 120kph, they live in Africa and some parts of the middle east. The name Cheetah camefrom the word citrakāyaḥ which meansCheetah King variegated which means varied inappearance or color marked with patches or spots of different colors. There is aCheetah named King Cheetah and is a mutated cheetah. A normal cheetah will haveabout 3 to 5 cubs and a cub will weight about 150 to 300 gram at birth.
The average height is 5 to 6 meters high and theyuse that height to eat the high leafs of the Acacialeafs. They are eaten by lions and the calves wereeaten by leopards, Spotted hyena and wild dogs.The spots on them, they use that ascamouflage, especially calves. The giraffegestation last at least 400 to 460 day and theynormally have one baby. Giraffe
Greater Prairie Chicken The Greater Prairie Chicken eats seeds and fruits and during the summer they eat insects and plants. They are endangered due to human activities and those are hunting and habitat loss. They don’t migrate and they lay 5 to 7 eggs and they hatch within 23 to 24 days.
MeerkatMeerkats are insectivore which means they eat insects, but they don’t only eatinsects but they also eat lizards, snakes, scorpions, spiders, eggs, plants andsmall birds but rarely. A Meerkat stands guard while others look for food.They are very social and they have 1 to 5 pups, their gestation last 11 weeks.
LionA male lion weights 150 to 250 kg and the female weights 120 to 182 kg. An averagemale will weight 181 kg and the average female is 126 kg. They live up to 10 to 14years, they lioness which is the female hunt for the lion which is the male. Thelioness sneaks up at least 30 meters to the prey and catch it by surprise. There is alion called White lion and they have morph and a genetic problem called leucismwhich make them look white, they are not albinos.
OstrichAn ostrich is the fastest land bird and it can run at top speed of 70 kph. Theirweigh is around 63 to 145 kg, they are the largest bird and they lay the largesteggs. Their height is 2.1 to 2.8 meters high and one stride is 3 to 5 meterslong, a male is black and a female is brown like the picture shown above.
Prairie DogA Prairie Dog is a type of a ground squirrel, they are highly social andthey live in colonies which has about 15 to 17 Prairie Dogs. When thereis a predator they alert the group with a high pitch noise. They eat a bitof insects , grass, roots, seeds, fruits and buds. When the female ispregnant in the winter, the eat the snow for extra water.
PronghornPronghorns run really fast and at top speed is 70 to 112 kph. The horn of thePronghorn is really special because they are not the same as the res. Theirhorns are a flatten blade of bone and on the bone they shed and grow hair onit. The male horns are well developed and the females have smaller horns.
WarthogA Warthog will identifiable by the two tusk sticking out, they have twopairs of tusks and the lower one is sharper because they are beingsharpen every time they open and close there mouth. They eatgrass, roots, berries and other fruits, bark, fungi, insects, eggs andcarrion. There gestation will last5 to 6 month and 2 to 8 piglets areborn.
ZebraA Zebra is highly social and they walk, trot, canter and gallop like anormal horse accept slower. They eat grass and when they arecornered by a predator they bite or kick. Like normal horses they sleepstanding up.
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