Alligators can go a year without eating if necessary.
During the colder months, they can stay underwater
without breathing for 24 hours. Florida Department of Education website, 2005
The Leatherback Sea Turtle is the
largest living turtle. The average curved shell length
for an adult male is 61 inches long and its weight ranges
between 400-1540 pounds. Source: OAA Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries
Service, Office of Protected Resources,
The black-tailed prairie dog occupies less than 1
percent of the land it occupied a hundred years ago.
Source: Miller, B., G. Ceballos, and R.P. Reading. 1994. "The
Prairie Dog and Biotic Diversity." Conservation Biology
The black-tailed prairie dog employs a "jump-yip"
display when staking out its territory.
One has but
to observe a community of beavers at work in a stream to
understand the loss in his sagacity, balance,
co-operation, competence, and purpose which Man has
suffered since he rose up on his hind legs. He began to
chatter and he developed Reason, Thought, and
Imagination, qualities which would get the smartest
group of rabbits or orioles in the world into
inextricable trouble overnight.
~ James Thurber
To err is
human, to forgive, canine. ~ Unknown
I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably
still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for
advancement. ~ Snoopy
butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time
enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore
scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized
by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And
has filed it for reference.
~ Charlotte Gray
such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they
pass no criticisms.
~ George Eliot
If all the
beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness
of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also
happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever
befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.
~Chief Seattle of the Suwamish Tribe
are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they
~ George Eliot
animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language. ~ Martin Buber
man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men
would die from loneliness of spirit. For whatever
happens to the beasts happens to man. All things are
~ Chief Seattle
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul
remains un-awakened. ~ Anatole