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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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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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(Bos taurus)

Habitat: Savannahs
Life Expectancy: 20 - 30years
Height: 4-6 ft
Weight: 900 - 1500 lbs
Gestation Period: 9months
Number of Young: 1


- Watusi cattle hold the record for having the largest circumference on their horns.
- Their long legs, made for outrunning and out-jumping predators on the African savannah, give them outstanding athletic ability.
- They are a cross between an ancient Egyptian breed of longhorn cattle and the Zebu cattle from Pakistan and India.
- Their long legs, made for outrunning and out-jumping predators on the African savannah, give them outstanding athletic ability.


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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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