Animal Superpowers: Episode 2 Killers

Video highlights from Animal Superpowers

Learn facts from Animal Superpowers, Episode 2: Killers

Unlike a shark’s tooth, an alligator’s tooth is surprisingly blunt. Despite this, the alligator manages to force its teeth into the flesh of its prey using its powerful jaw muscles.

Lloyd Buck, the falconer that owns Lucy, also owns a golden eagle, a goshawk, a raven, 2 owls, countless geese and many other birds. He’s been keeping birds for over 30 years and even has a starling that talks!

A peregrine falcon is one of the fastest birds in level flight. However, the peregrine generally falls into a high speed stoop from altitude to catch its prey and then reaches the fastest speed of any bird.

The Animal Superpowers crew filmed army ants close to Tiputini River in Ecuador. Just 200 miles east of this location there are rumored to be uncontacted tribes still living a native lifestyle.

The peregrine falcon has three eyelids.

Army ants ‘move house’ every night for 2 weeks of every month. During this time, 5 million ants can move over 100 meters in 6 hours!

Alligators can hold their breath for up to 8 hours in cold weather.

The peregrine falcon can reach speeds up to 200 miles per hour.

An alligator’s brain is the size of a walnut.
 

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