According to National Geographic, moose follow an herbivore diet, which means they are capable of eating many types of plants or fruits. Their diet varies depending on the season.Know More
During winter months, moose eat shrubs and pine cones. They also use their hooves to clear snow, allowing them access to lichens and mosses. Food is more abundant in the summer, and moose usually feed on aquatic plants at the surface, as well as below it. Up to half of the moose's diet consists of aquatic plants, as they are needed to compensate for a lack of sodium in the rest of their diet.
Moose usually eat higher grasses and shrubs because they are so tall that bending over is a struggle. Their lips, tongue and gums are extremely tough, allowing them to chew through dense vegetation.
Moose are surprisingly excellent swimmers, despite their large size. National Geographic reports that moose have been seen paddling for several miles, and can even submerge for over 30 seconds at a time. Moose are also surprisingly fast on land. Over short distances, they are capable of running up to 35 miles per hour. For long-distance sprawls, they can average a steady 20 miles per hour.Learn More
There is no official or generally accepted term for a baby platypus. Some people refer to baby platypuses as puggles, but that is more of a nickname than a proper title. Another name commonly used is "platypup."Full Answer >
Meerkats live in large families and depend on teamwork and their underground homes for survival in their habitat. Meerkats are small animals that would be good prey for many predators, but with family cooperation, they are able to survive in the Kalahari Desert.Full Answer >
The red kangaroo can jump the highest and can jump as high as 10 feet while bounding as far as 25 feet in a single leap. The red kangaroo is known scientifically as Megaleia rufa.Full Answer >
Hippos eat plant foods, particularly grasses, shoots, leaves, reeds, flowers, stems and bark. They've been known to scavenge, though they are herbivores, and their digestive systems haven't evolved to eat meat. Biologists believe that mostly sick or malnourished hippos eat meat.Full Answer >