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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Did you know…
Greetings! Shayna &
Clancy at your service. Today it’s MY turn to pick the blog topic, so I chose
interesting facts about some of the animals featured in Gallery Giclées (mainly
so I could stump Clancy and feel superior). But we hope you’ll find these facts
Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same coat pattern. And, did you know, giraffes require more than 75 pounds of food a day, mostly leaves. And just like humans, giraffes have only seven vertebrae in their necks! (But in giraffes each vertebra is up to 10 inches long.)
Unlike other animals, scientists found
that elephants have a greater sense of self-awareness and can recognize
themselves in a mirror. In one
study, an elephant named “Happy” repeatedly touched an ‘X’ painted on her
forehead while looking in the mirror, indicating that she knew she was seeing
her own reflection (and evidently approved of the make-up)!
Apes, such as gorillas and
chimpanzees, are closely related to humans with 98% of their DNA being
identical to Homo sapiens. They are also handy with tools, using sticks to retrieve insects and
leaves to soak up drinking water. (This is true, despite Clancy’s protest: “If
they’re so smart, where’s their tool belt?”)
Penguins have the amazing ability to dive 1,600 feet! They can remain
underwater for up to five minutes when hunting for fish. Their favorite food is
the lantern fish, but they also nosh on small fish, krill, squid and various
have only one partner for life. In fact, swans can die prematurely if they
suffer the loss of their partner. This is why they are often used as the symbol
of true love.
We hope you’ll stop in to see us as well as these and other
pieces. There’s a fascinating story for each of them. And don’t miss our huge clearance sale, now in progress.There are originals, signed and numbered
prints, giclées, posters and sculpture, with sale prices from only $25!
Items are MINT...we're just so crowded with inventory that we
cannot begin to show everything. If you are bargain hunting, this sale is for
you. The holidays will be here before you know it, so go to our home page and
click on the Clearance Sale.