(The Cuban Tody - Is a tiny, about 11cm bird native to Cuba and adjacent island. It has a small body but relatively large head. Their appearance is beautiful with glossy green body, white under parts, bright red throat and thin bill. Their body is adorned with cotton like pink feathers on lower part.)
Females den by digging into deep snow drifts, which provide protection and insulation from the Arctic elements. They give birth in winter, usually to twins. Young cubs live with their mothers for some 28 months to learn the survival skills of the far north. Females aggressively protect their young, but receive no help from their solitary male mates. In fact, male polar bears may even kill young of their species.