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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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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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[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

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