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Melopsittacus undulatus
Conservation Status: Least Concern
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Habitat: Woodland and grasslands near water
Weight: 1 - 1.4 ounces
Average Lifespan: 3 - 6 years
Incubation Period: 18 - 20 days
Number of Young: 5 - 6

- A budgie can have up to 3,000 feathers covering their body
- They have a high resting breathing rate at 65 - 85 breaths per minute
- They also have high heart rates at 300 times per minute
- Budgies have monocular vision meaning that they can move and see out of each eye independently of the other one
- Their eyes are also interesting as they have a third, rarely visible eyelid which helps to keep the birds eyes clean and lubricated
- Budgies can swivel their heads up to 180 degrees

Bowser


Ambystoma mexicanum

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered

Habitat: Freshwater Lakes
Length: 6-18"
Weight: 2-8 Ounces
Average Lifespan: 10-15 Years
Gestation Period: 15 Months

-These aquatic amphibians are only found in the wild in one location. Lake Xochimiclo in the southern Mexico City
-Axolotls are carnivorous
-They can regenerate their body parts
-Also known as the Mexican Walking Fish
-Able to go weeks without water
-The feathery looking branches that extend from either side of its head are its gills
-This Axolotl does not chew its food, it feeds by using suction

Croc Monitor
Scientific Name: Varanus Salvadorii
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Average Lifespan: 10 - 20 Years
Length: Up to 8'
Weight: Up to 44 lbs
Habitat: Tropical Forests
Number of Eggs: 4 - 12 Eggs
Incubation Period: 28 - 42 Days

They use their tails as a whip for defense.
Monitors are the only reptiles other than snakes that have forked tongues/
Unlike most monitors that have curved teeth to hold their prey, crocodile monitors have flat, serrated teeth for slicing and tearing meat.
They are diurnal and generally solitary creatures.
They are great climbers. They use their tail for balance and to grab branches.

Armadillos


IMG 0380Six Banded Armadillo  

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Scientific Name: Varanus Salvator
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Average Lifespan: 12 - 20 Years
Length: Up to 10'
Weight: Up to 55 lbs
Habitat: Wetlands
Number of Eggs: Around 40 Eggs a Year
Incubation Period: 56 - 64 days

Their Nostrils are positioned near the tip of the snout which is uncommon in monitors.
They are also known as the rice lizard and the two-banded monitor.
Due to their powerful leg muscles they are quick runners and able to chase down prey at high speeds.
They swallow their food whole.
They can remain under water for up to 30 minutes at a time.

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