Scientific Name: Dolichotis Patagonum
Conservation Status: Near Threatened

Habitat: Grassland, shrubland, forest, and desert
Height: 27.5"
Weight: 17.6 - 35.3 lbs
Life Span: 14 years in human care
Gestation Period: 98 - 100 days

-Also Known as Patagonian cavy or Patagonian hare
-They spend the greater part of the year traveling in male-female pairs, but live in large groups when rearing young
-These animals use a wide variety of vocalizations as a form of communication mainly grunts and screams
-When resting, they base themselves upon their haunches or fold their forelegs under their body like cats
-When threatened, Patagonian maras are able to take long leaps of up to 6 feet in the air

Saguinus oedipus 

Critically Endangered

Habitat Tropical Forests

Length 9.1"
Weight  15 oz
Average Lifespan 24 years
Gestation Period 140 days
Number of Young 2

Have sharp nails on all fingers except on the big toes which have flat nails
They are diurnal meaning active during the day
They are an arboreal animal and spend their entire life in the trees which provide food and shelter from predators
Females normally give birth to twins
Parents, siblings, and immigrant adults share young rearing duties for the breeding pairs young

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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.

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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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