CREATURE  FEATURES:        HOMEPAGE        WELCOME         CONCERT         FUNSTUFF         CONCLUSION


Animal Fun Fact & Quotes!

  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 http://www.firn.edu/

  Bobcats are very quick, but tire quickly.   http://www.austinlostpets.com/kidskorner/1September/ZZBobcats.htm

  Common hippos can run underwater, or "punt," at the river bottom at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour!  Source:  Page 35, Walker, Sally M. Hippos. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1998.

  The caterpillar of the monarch butterfly will eventually multiply its original weight by 2,700 times. If a 7-pound newborn human gained weight at the same rate, as an adult, it would weigh well over 9 tons.  Source:  http://www.funnyfact.com/html/Butterfly-weight-vs-Newborn.html

  Koala bears have finger prints that are almost identical to ours.  Source:   http://www.stunning-stuff.com/list-funny-facts/4.html?pg=6

  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, www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/

  The black-tailed prairie dog occupies less than 1 percent of the land it occupied a hundred years ago.  Source: http://www.prairiedogs.org/myth.html  Source:  Miller, B., G. Ceballos, and R.P. Reading. 1994. "The Prairie Dog and Biotic Diversity." Conservation Biology 8:677-681

  The black-tailed prairie dog employs a "jump-yip" display when staking out its territory.  Source:  Prairiedogs.org

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

Yesterday 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

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  ~ Rabindranath Tagore 

After 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

Animals are 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

Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass nocriticisms.   ~ George Eliot

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.  ~ Martin Buber

What is 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 connected.     ~ Chief Seattle

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened.  ~ Anatole France

To view the storytelling concert performance videos,
download FREE RealPlayer:
http://www.realone.com/

PERMISSIONS GRANTED FOR USE OF ALL MULTIMEDIA RECORDINGS.
ALL COPYRIGHT PROTECTED STORIES ARE TOLD WITH PERMISSION RECEIVED IN WRITING FROM
PUBLISHERS AND AUTHORS AS STATED IN THE VIDEOS AND ALL DOCUMENTS ARE ON FILE IN THE
SCHOOL OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS.

This Website Designed and Developed by Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D.
© Elizabeth Figa, 2006

Cave Graphic and Logo Designed by:
Melissa Licón
melartist@gmail.com

Photography in videos is copyrighted and used with permission from:
Tiffany
Licón
UpUpCanadian@gmail.com

Music in videos is copyrighted and used with permission from:
Dr. Mary Anne Clark:
http://whozoo.org/mac/Music/index.htm