Penguins ancestor evolved from "regular flying birds" for approx. 60 million years ago. They then lost his ability to fly, and perfected qualities that made them good swimmers instead. What we call modern penguins have been developed over the last 3 million years to the present 17 different penguin species. All these penguin species are relatively similar, they have a compact body, short and stiff wings, and they look like they go with smoking. And it is precisely these common characteristics that make them outstanding in their natural habitat - the water! The heavy, dense body makes them clumsy on land, but once they are in the ocean transform into streamlined torpedoes hurtling through the water as fast as they hunt for fish. Experiments have shown that penguins body shape is the most streamlined of all animals, even humans can not create vessels that are more streamlined than a penguin! The short, stiff wings works great to swim with (but that said they are useless when it comes to flying), and the characteristic color suit camouflages them effectively in the water. If you see a penguin swimming above you can see the dark back to the darker depths or bottom, but you can see the bottom you will see the bright belly against the lighter surface. This is a good trick to avoid being seen, and if one thinks about it there are many other havlevende animals that have exactly the same color combinations.
We believe that the seals are a little smarter than dogs.
Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) is a species in critical danger of extinction, and it is believed there are less than 200 left in the wild. Locals in the Philippines is the biggest threat on the habitats of the crocodile will be converted into residential areas for people.
It is initiated several conservation projects to help the Philippine crocodile, and the aquarium is part of an international breeding program. With so few animals left in the wild, we hope that what we have here and in other zoos may eventually multiply so you get to see Philippine crocodile in the future. We have long had a female crocodile of this species, and now also a male from crocodile zoo in Denmark. So then you just have to cross our fingers and hope that it becomes love in the crocodile exhibit! CROCODILLE LOVE!!
There are only five "Norwegian" reptile: adder, buorm, Smooth snake, lizard and stålorm.
At the aquarium you may be familiar with snakes and other reptiles from all over the world.
Elaphe quatuorlineata or Tiger Python
Molurus bivittatus..i am not sure about this snake!
Down the toilet was this black and white tegu that had crept through the pipes from another apartment.
Black and White Tegu (Tupinambis merianae) live in the rain forests of South America when they crawl around in the toilets in Norway ..
If you go far enough back in time, all organisms related to each other. Life originated in the sea for at least 3.8 billion years ago and it took a long time for some animals began to live on the land. It happened in at least two stages: some shellfish were ancestors of insects and other arthropods on land and later some fish ancestors to the large land animals.
For 360 million years ago, there lived a group of fish in areas constantly dried up. Eventually they spent more time on land than in water. They had both lungs and gills and four fins that served as legs. Not too many years ago it was discovered that one of these species had fingers and toes before they started to live on the land.
On land, they had no natural enemies and a whole new world was ready to be inhabited. Four-foot boat fish were relatively quick rise to many new species specialized to live on land.
When May-Britt came to the Aquarium in early 2008, she quickly became boyfriend bachelor Gunnar. Both are hvitørete marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) - a species that live in South America. It is common that white ear silkeape federation fraternal twins, and it was not long before May-Britt and Gunnar got two beautiful apebabyer. After this, they have received several sets of twins, it was later than two apebabyer born July 14, 2010.
White ear silkeape are social animals that live in herds, and it is common for the entire group helps with the upbringing of the kids. It is difficult for the female to take care of the kids alone, so she gets help from the rest is the herd is important for the kids to survive. From kids are born they carried around on the backs of the others in the herd, a task the adults can argue about to do! As kids get older they will start to explore on their own. First a little careful climbing, then they think it's fun to play in the treetops and in the end they are as good as their parents to jump from tree to tree.
It is important for animals that live in groups that they can talk to each other and this makes apes in many different ways. They communicate through facial expressions, body language, sounds and even smells! Odour Communication is important to tell others apeflokker that this site is ours, they can tell other companies how dominant they are, or they can simply advertise for boyfriend via smell! When the monkeys communicate within a herd, they often use facial expressions or sounds. Like those sounds and phrases can mean different things because the situation monkey is in.
Sharks have been around for the last 450 million years, and swam in the seas before dinosaurs walked the earth. Over the past decades, however, many haipopulasjoner experienced a drastic decline. The decrease is mainly due to fish for shark's valuable find; shark caught up, Shark fins are cut off and thrown back into the sea again to die. Shark fins are used in traditional Asian shark fin soup rights, and environmental organizations around the world urging people all over the world to boycott this dish.
To obtain has the problem it was determined that one needed to physically in shark aquarium and removing algae from the windows using a soft scrub. This could only be done by diving and shark aquarium with a modest size, we expect that there would not be a problem to get an exemption from the regulations on diving and searched Labour Inspectorate about this. It turned out that diving work was a far more complicated affair than we had previously imagined, and after the rejection of the application, it was agreed a further meeting with the Labour Inspectorate. It was a process of the Labour Inspectorate and an independent consultant dive they recommended, and ended with the Bergen Aquarium got some exemptions in the regulation of diving, against some adjustments were made. Jon Bjarte Bruland who was passionate sport diver and zookeeper at the Aquarium was sent diving in Egypt, aquarium staff was specially trained in diving medical emergency, in addition to some changes were made. Overall get enough conversions, course reductions, equipment and procedures to have a budget of around 600 000. And all this just to get clean windows in the shark aquarium.
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