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Subhana’llah: Horse Birth (Video)

info-pictogram1 The mother horse, or mare, is pregnant (or “in foal”) for 11 months. Most mares give birth in the spring to a single baby (foal) although twins are not uncommon. Mares produce milk for their young and will feed them for several months. Within 1-2 hours of birth a foal is able to stand up and walk. When foals are born their legs are almost the same length as they are when they are fully grown – their legs are so long they find it difficult to reach down to the grass to eat! Foals can focus their eyes almost as soon as they are born and cut their first teeth within a week. They are fully grown by 3 – 4 years of age.

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).