Physical Description Edit
Jaculus is an omnivorous animal who lives in the cool and moist forest of Nebula. Jaculus are 4 to 5 feet in height. Jaculus is a four-legged animal with scaly skin and warmed blood like most earth animals. Their scaly skin changes color to blend into its surroundings. They give birth to youngs instead of laying eggs. They are able to give birth to 5-6 youngs at a time, which happens when its environment warms in the summer months.
Behavior == Jaculus’ are animals that stay in a pack of ten to fifteen individuals. When playing around, they mimic the behaviors of earth dogs. The male Jaculus tends to be a little more aggressive especially when it comes to their pack as a result of evolving in that environment. During mating time which on planet Nebula is in the summertime when its warmer, they mate like normal earth dogs.
Jaculus’ live on the planet Nebula. The planet’s climate is cool and moist. Daytime temperatures are warmer than night time tempuratures. Night time reaches a freezing temperature so most Nebulan animals are diurnal. The small biosphere has a short food chain: the Tarasques are the predators on Nebula along with the Mingwas, Huldras, and Araxas, the omnivorous bears, the herbivorous wolves, and few reptile species.The average temperature is around 35 degrees celsius. Because there is a high percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere, fires are common, and both animals and plants have to adapted to frequent fires.
Physical Adaptations Edit
Jaculus evolved over time to adapt to the harsh environment of Nebula. Those adaptation includes scaly skin to protect them from getting burn when there is a fire, extreme hearing and sensitive nostrils to let them know when predators are close by. They are able to dig trenches or holes to hide in when there is a fire. One of their most important adaptation is eyesight and intelligence to let them know if a fire or predator is close. Jaculus are number one prey for Mingwas and Huldras. They use camouflage to hide from their predators and speed to escape them (they're able to run up to 95 mile-per-hour to escape predation and survive the wild fires).
Behavioral Adaptations Edit
Jaculus sleep mostly during the night to avoid cold daytime temperatures. Even Though wildfires can take place at night while they’re asleep, jaculus are able to sense how close the fire is and wake up just in time to burrow underground or run away.