As promised to the many school teachers and children that have visited the Museum, here's another "Guess Who?" blog--this time dedicated to animal tails. We'll start off with an easy one--a large crustacean:
VLM Family Safari to the National Zoo on March 24th:
Wildlife Response, Inc. located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Many thanks to Suzanne and all the dedicated folks at Wildlife Response--keep up the good work!
You probably already know that a beaver's tail is used to help it swim. Also, to warn other beavers of danger, it may slap it's tail on the water's surface. Usually our beavers don't do that--they're used to people being around. However, I've heard wild beavers do this and the sound is extraordinarily loud--it almost sounds like a loud gunshot!
National Zoo located in Washington D.C. When a cheetah runs, it uses its tail as a counterbalance: