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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

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- 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.


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Hemigalus derbyanus

Conservation Status: Vulnerable

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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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

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  • Habitat: Temperate; Saltwater; freshwater
    Height:5.7 - 6.2”
    Weight: 17-32 lbs
    Wingspan: 6.5-8’
    Average Lifespan: 30-40 years
    Incubation Period: 36-38days
    Number of Young: 5-7 eggs


    - The Mute Swan is the national bird of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  • - The familiar pose with neck curved back and wings half raised, known as busking, is a threat display.
    - The blows from their powerful wings can be dangerous to childrenand are capabale of maiming or killing some of the larger predators.
    - The phrase ‘swan song’ refers to this swan and to the legend that it is utterly silent until the last moment of its life, and then sings one achingly beautiful song just before dying; in reality, the Mute Swan is not completely silent.
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