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Binturong
Arctictis Binturong
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Habitat: Dense, Moist Tropical Forest
Length: 24 - 38”
Weight: 30-50 lbs
Average Lifespan: 10 - 25 years
Gestation Period: 92 days
Number of Young: 2


-They smell like popcorn
-Their tail is very thick and muscular at the base, with the last third of it prehensile
to be used like an extra hand when climbing around in the treetops
- Binturongs can swim fairly well and have good vision day or night, so they can be active at any hour they choose
-Binturongs spend most of their time in the trees, but they usually have to climb
down to get from tree to tree
-Binturongs are also called bearcats, but that name is rather misleading since these animals are not related to bears OR cats
-Despite belonging to the carnivorous mammal group, the Binturong is mainly frugivorous meaning that it survives primarily on a diet that is comprised of fruit

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[Chlenodois Carbonaria]

  Habitat: Rainforests, savannahs, & dry forests
  Height: 12 - 14 "
  Weight: 9 - 23 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 50 - 60 Years
  Gestation Period: 120 - 190 days

  Conservation Status: Vulnerable


-They are diurnal and stay active during the day time
-They play a major role in the ecosystem being active dispersers of seeds from the fruit they eat
-Even without teeth they have very powerful jaws
-They ingest sand throughout the day to help aid their digestion process
-Their metabolism slows down significantly during the winter, allowing them to survive on very little food

Red Tortoise Coloring Sheet

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[Paleosuchus Palperbrosus]

  Habitat: Swamps, Mangroves, and Flooded Savannahs
  Height: 4.6ft
  Weight: 13-16 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 30 - 40 Years
  Gestation Period: 90 days

  Conservation Status: Least Concern


-Caimans are armor-plated, which means that parts of their bodies are covered in bony plates or scales, overlaid with horn. These are called “scutes.”
-The temperature in the nest determines the sex of baby caimans.
-There are calcium rivets on the scutes of caimans, which makes their hide stiffer than alligators and crocodiles, and therefore less valuable to humans.
-In particularly dry summers or droughts, the caiman may dig a burrow, seal it, and go into a form of summer hibernation called “aestivation.”
-Caimans are well adapted to the life in water. They can swim at speed of 30 miles per hour

 
Dwarf Caiman Coloring Sheet #2

Dwarf Caiman Coloring Sheet


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[Euphractus sexcinctus]

  Habitat: Savannahs & dry areas
  Height: 16" - 20"
  Weight: 7 - 14.3 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 18 - 20 years
  Gestation Period: 60 - 64 days

  Conservation Status: Least Concern


-They have very powerful legs they use for digging, piling dirt underneath itself with its front claws and throwing the dirt behind itself with its hind claws
-They can jump upward about three to four feet in the air
-Their “armor” is made out of keratin
-Also known as the yellow armadillo
-Armadillos are the only other species on the planet (along with humans) that can catch leprosy

 Six Banded Armadillo Coloring Sheet

  [Cuniculus paca]


  Habitat: Tropical forests
  Height: 23-32"
  Weight: 15-26 lbs
  Average Lifespan: 13 years
  Gestation Period: 115-120 days
  Number of Young: 1-2
  Conservation Status: Least Concern

  Cuniculus paca range

- Also known as spotted paca
- They are terrestrial mammals, preferring the wooded banks of streams and ponds
- They are good diggers, constructing burrows in banks, slopes, or among tree roots or rocks
- They are nocturnal so they forage at night, following well-defined paths to feed on foliage, roots, nuts, seeds, and fruits
- They are excellent swimmers, using water as a means of escaping predators


Lowland Paca Coloring Sheet

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