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Subhana’llah: Grasshopper (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 Grasshoppers have ears on their bellies. Grasshoppers jump by catapulting themselves into the air. They sometimes “spit” brown liquid to defend themselves.

Cats playing with bubbles (IMAGES)

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info-pictogram1 A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.

JUMP SPIDER (IMAGE)

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The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Though they normally move quietly and fairly slowly, most species are capable of very agile jumps, notably when hunting, but sometimes in response to sudden threats. Both their book lungs and the tracheal system are well-developed, and they use both systems (bimodal breathing). Jumping spiders are generally recognized by their eye pattern. All jumping spiders have four pairs of eyes with one pair being their particularly large anterior median eyes.

SQUIRRELS USE THEIR TAIL AS AN UMBRELLA TO PROTECT FROM SNOW (IMAGE)

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  • Squirrels use their tail as an umbrella to protect from snow.
  • A squirrel has padded feet that helps it jump from high distances, even as much as 20 feet (6 meters).
  • Gray squirrels bury their acorns all over the place, often forgetting where they put them, causing the seeds to become oak trees.
  • The eyes on a squirrel are high on their head, on each side, so they have a wide range of vision without having to turn their head back and forth.
  • The gray squirrel comes in many different colors, such as shades of grey, shades of brown or even black.
  • Squirrels can communicate with each other through various sounds. Some types of ground squirrel warn each other of predators by a whistling sound.
  • Squirrels can run as fast as 20 mph (32 kph).
  • Flying squirrels actually glide. They have a muscle membrane between their legs and body that allows gliding from a higher point to a lower point at a distance of up to 160 feet (48 m).