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

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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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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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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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Background

Hemigalus derbyanus

Conservation Status: Near Threatened

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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