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Ellie May

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The buffalo (American bison) is the official state mammal of Kansas.

Bats are the only flying mammals.

Jackrabbits can reach speeds of 30-40 miles per hour.

Other names for the Mountain Lion include cougar, puma, and panther.

The badger has been called the most ferocious mammal of the Great Plains.

Muskrats prefer to eat cattail roots and stalks.

A prairie dog’s main diet is grass.

Beavers are found in all states except Hawaii.

Antelopes have exceptional sight and speed. They are capable of bursts of speed of 60-70 miles per hour.

An opossum has 50 teeth – more teeth than any other mammal found in Kansas.

The oldest government-owned buffalo herd in Kansas can be seen at the Finney Game Refuge, one mile south of Garden City.

An active badger may dig a new sleeping burrow every day during warm weather, causing considerable damage to farm fields, conservation areas, and pastures.

250 prairie dogs can eat as much grass as one cow.

Mule deer are larger than white-tail deer and run with their talks down. Mule deer also have larger ears than white-tail deer, large enough to notice the difference at a distance.

In Kansas, beaver usually dig their dens in stream banks rather than building free-standing lodges.

An armadillo leaps straight up – not to the side or forwards or backwards.

The opossum is the only pouched marsupial native to the United States.

In Kansas, there are 50,000 – 75,000 acres of prairie dog towns.

Unless bitten on the nose, a badger is not harmed by a rattlesnake’s bite and often hunts these snakes as prey.

Ellie May
 

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