Category: European Animals


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This photo was taken by wikipedia user Lori Mazzuca

The Fin whale is an fairly endangered animal. They are very large whales, and the ones that live in the northern hemisphere can be around 60 feet. The ones in the southern hemisphere tend to reach closer to 70 feet. It is the same for males and females. Fin whales can be found in all the major oceans, with water temps polar and tropical. Though the Fin whale can live in different temperatures, they are found more commonly in colder climates. The only known predator of the Fin Whale is the killer whale, and even so, there are not many sightings of attacks. The Fin Whale is a baleen whale, and it eats only small fish, squid and other little crustaceans. The gestation period for a calf is 11-12 months.

Fun fact: fin whales can live up to 140 years!

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Sperm Whale

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The Sperm whale is a very vulnerable animal. It mostly inhabits the Mediterranean sea and possibly the red sea. It has a very distinct look. it has a block shaped head, and a textured body. It’s diet consists of mostly krill and sometimes giant squid. On average, males are around 56 ft long, and females are usually around 36 ft long. Sperm whales weigh up to 57 tons.

Fun fact: “Moby Dick” was a sperm whale.

A pretty calm looking Chausie.

The Chausie can be three colors. Black, brown ticked tabby, and black grizzled tabby. They were bred from the wild Jungle cat. Males are usually 9-15 pounds, and females 7-10. These cats are very active and athletic, and like most cats, pretty intelligent. However, these cats do not like to be left alone, so either have a human companion or other cat with them.

Chartreux

This cat is similar to the British Shorthair, but it comes from France. Their coat is blue, and water resistant, and they have orange or copper eyes.

These cats are also known for a great smile!

Chartreux cats are not very noisy, with not too much meows and cries. They are playful as adults and kittens, and they are pretty intelligent. Some cats learned how to open screen door latches, and others can turn radios on and off. This cat also tends to bond with one person in the house, but stays friends with everyone else.