Weird Canadian Animals: Fascinating, Bizarre and Astonishing Facts from Canada's Animal Kingdom

May 19, 2009|
Weird Canadian Animals: Fascinating, Bizarre and Astonishing Facts from Canada's Animal Kingdom by Wendy Pirk
$14.95
Paperback
Earn 75 plum® points
Prices and offers may vary in store

Ships within 1-3 weeks

Ships free on orders over $35

Not available in stores

about

From strange behaviour to interesting prey-vs.-predator relationships to fantastical creatures, the animal world is full of fascinating facts about our furry, feathered and scaly friends: * The wood frog burrows into the leaf litter in winter; its heart, brain and eyeballs freeze, and they defrost again in the spring * In 2006, a hunter shot and killed a hybrid of a grizzly and a polar bear, dubbed a grolar or pizzly bear, the first to be found in the wild *The bombardier beetle protects itself by expelling a boiling hot chemical spray from its rear end * A woodpecker's tongue is so long that it rolls up in the bird's skull like a tape measure in its case * Rabbits produce two kinds of stool: one that the animal eats, which is rich in vitamins and nutrients, and another that is waste matter * Some clever crows drop nuts onto roadways so that passing vehicles drive over them and break the shells open * The horned lizard defends itself by squirting blood from its eyes * Canada was home to 2.5-metre-long giant sea scorpions 400 million years ago. * And so much more...
Wendy Pirk has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember. As a child, she dreamed of being a veterinarian but decided instead to pursue a degree in Ecological Anthropology. She is a serious environmentalist and has worked for the Western Canadian Wilderness Committee and headed the “Stop the Grizzly Hunt Campaign.” She now w...
Loading
Title:Weird Canadian Animals: Fascinating, Bizarre and Astonishing Facts from Canada's Animal KingdomFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:216 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:216 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0.6 inPublished:May 19, 2009Publisher:Blue Bike BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897278527

ISBN - 13:9781897278529

Appropriate for ages: All ages

Look for similar items by category: