Interesting facts about forest animals

Forests cover a fair share of our planet and, as is known, are its “lungs” that provide us the oxygen that we breathe. Nevertheless, in the forests life is not only vegetative, but also animal, regardless of what kind of forest it is – the humid tropical jungle or the harsh boundless taiga, which stretches in the northern regions of Russia and Canada.

Wolves live in almost all types of forests.

The hedgehogs live only in the forest.

In the forests of Russia, a lot of squirrels live, but very few people know that a squirrel’s nest is properly called “gayno”. This nest always has two outputs – the second one is needed in case of emergency evacuation of the squirrel.

In a hare, a typical forest inhabitant, one hind leg is shorter than the other. That’s why the rabbit runs, looping, which helps him to dodge the predator attacking him at that moment.

The fox is not without reason considered a cunning beast. She can lie for hours in front of a mouse hole, pretending to be dead to weaken the vigilance of her potential prey, and then suddenly attack.

The owner of the forest, a bear, likes to eat ants. He puts his tongue in an anthill, we wait for him to become angry ants, then draws his tongue back and swallows them.

Lenivets is one of the most “forest” animals. Almost all of their life sloths spend on trees, going down on average no more than once a week.

The most common forest animals are rodents of various species.

The saying “do not wake a sleeping bear” appeared not on an equal footing. The bear, awakened in winter, is especially scary, as it attacks everything that moves.

Living in forest ponds and rivers, frogs dig into the mud for the winter.

Beavers begin to store branches for the construction of huts from autumn.