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Equus Asinus

Conservation Status: Not Evaluated

Habitat: Savannas or grasslands
Height: 30-36"
Weight: 225-350 lbs
Average Lifespan: 25-35 years
Gestation Period: 11.5-13 months

-The term “donkey” comes from dun (the usual grayish-brown color) and the suffix “ky” meaning small

-Male donkeys are called “jacks” and female are called “jennets” or “jennies”

-Donkeys communicate by braying, a sound also known as a "hee-haw"

-Have small, cupped hooves allowing them to be very agile in climbing steep slopes

-Domestic donkeys interact well with other livestock animals

-Donkeys can go for a long periods without drinking, and can lose up to 30% of their body weight in water without negative consequences

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Coscoroba Coscoroba

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Habitat: Fresh water bodies
Size: 35-45"
Weight: 7-12 lbs
Wingspan: 61-63"
Average Lifespan: 18-20 years
Incubation Period: 40 days
Number of Eggs: 4-7

- They get their name from their loud, ‘cos-car-oo’ birdcall
- They employ typical swanlike threats like lifting their folded wings to make them appear larger and aggressive wing flapping.
-They are difficult birds to classify because it is swanlike overall, but has a honking voice and gooselike head.
- Unlike typical swans, Coscorobas do not have a triumph ceremony. A triumph ceremony is when a pair encounters another individual or pair.
One member of the pair will rush up to the stranger, immediately return to its mate and then the pair will preform a triumphant display with posturing and loud calls.


Scirentific Name: Tamandua Tetradactyla
Conservation status: Least Concern

Habitat: Savannahs, rainforests, & mangroves
Length: 4 ft
Weight: 3.5 to 19 lbs
Life Span: 9 years
Gestation Period: 130 - 190 days

-With a body temperature of 91 degrees farenheit, they have one of the lowest body temperatures of any active land animal
-Some people living in the Amazon have been known to use them to rid their house of ants
-They can use their tongues up to two feet long
-They have knifelike claws on their paws making them walk on their knuckles or wrists
-When they are scared, they rear back on their hind legs, use their tail for balance, and use their fistfuls of claws to protect themselves

Indoor Exhibits

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Six-Banded Armadillo
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Red-Footed Tortoise 
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Red-Handed Tamarin
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Squirrel Monkey
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Two Toed Sloth
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Hemigalus derbyanus

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Habitat: Forest, brush, savanna, or mountains

Length: 16-20”

Weight: 2-6 lbs

Average Lifespan: 11-13 years

Gestation Period: 32-64 days

Number of Young: 1-2

- Name "banded civet" refers to the broad stripes on the body.
- They are solitary creatures, with the male & female only coming together to breed.
- They have sharp, retractable claws.
- Banded palm civet is ground-dwelling creature, but it climbs on the trees with ease to find food and avoid predators.
- Banded palm civet is active during the night (nocturnal animal). It sleeps during the day hidden inside the caves, holes in the trees and man-made objects.
- To transport the young, the female will pick them up and carry them in their mouth.


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