Archive for January, 2012

Harpy Eagle

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This photo was taken by Wikipedia user Clement Jacquard

The Harpy eagle is one of the most powerful birds of prey in the world. It has huge talons and is extremely fierce. Female Harpy eagles weigh 14-18 pounds while male eagles weigh 10-16 pounds. The Harpy eagle can be found in Mexico,  throughout Central America, and in parts of South America. The Harpy eagle is a carnivore, so it eats a variety of small rodents, sloths, porcupines and opossums. Their population is unknown.

Fun fact: The harpy eagle’s talons are the size of grizzly bear claws!


British Longhair

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This photo taken by Wikipedia user Clomic.

This cat has a dense and long coat, that comes in a variety of colors, although blue is the most popular.There are also a wide variety of patterns. The eyes are either gold to copper, blue, or green. They weigh from 9-18 pounds, but be careful because they get overweight more easily than most cats. British Longhairs are friendly, and calm. They like to be near you, though not always on your lap, and are good for people who work, because they don’t mind laying around.

British Shorthair

This is a British Shorthair, picture taken by Wikipedia user BritishEmpire.

British Shorthairs have a variety of colors. The most popular one is blue, but others include lilac, red, black, white, cream, choclate, cinnamon, and fawn. They have many patterns, including solid tortoiseshell, and colorpoint, and have short thick coats. Their eyes can be many colors, but most have copper or gold ones. Males weigh 5-10 kilograms, and females 5-7. The British Shorthair’s cheeks are chubby, and they have round chins. They aren’t known for speed, but they are intelligent, and are easy for trainers to train. They are loyal, too.

Brazilian Shorthair

A picture taken by Wikipedia user J.Jazz

This cat was bred in Brazil, and is believed to be the descendants of European cats brought there by colonists. They are very affectionate, and they’re good for people who give them lots of attention. They’re also very intelligent and active, and are known for being good hunters. To be an official Brazilian Shorthair, they should have eyes that match the color of their short coats, which come in a wide variety of colors. They are medium sized, and male’s heads are bigger than female’s heads. These cats might become extinct, because not too many people breed them.