MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
The Murre is an arctic bird that can dive up to depths of 590 feet and can hold their breath for roughly three minutes.
- They dive deep to hunt for squid
- The Murre is a member of the Auk family, and isn’t related to the penguin in spite of its appearance and certain similarities
- After breeding, both the male and female Murres molt and become flightless for one or two months
- Babies can regulate their body temperature after 10 days, and can dive as soon as they leave the nest 20 days after hatching
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.