African Spurred Tortoise

Representing the 3rd largest tortoise species on the planet, the African Spurred Tortoise is capable of reaching weights close to 200 pounds! These reptiles are found in the sub-Sahara region of Africa where they graze on grasses and seek refuge from the heat in deep burrows they dig. African Spurred Tortoises are known for having Read more about African Spurred Tortoise[…]

Patagonian Cavy

Patagonian Cavy

This herbivorous animal is found in open and semi-open habitats in Argentina, including large parts of Patagonia. Diurnal creatures, Patagonian cavies are monogamous and travel in mated pairs. Patagonian cavies communicate with a number of sounds, from grunts to screams. When startled, the cavy can leap six feet in the air. It can run at speeds up to Read more about Patagonian Cavy[…]

Emerald Toucanet

Emerald Toucanet

Like other toucans, the emerald toucanet is brightly marked and has a large bill. This bird is commonly found in the rain forests of the Central and South America. They can be usually found in high elevation and especially in humid forest and woodland areas. The Emerald’s primary diet is fruit, sometimes insects, lizards, bird eggs or other Read more about Emerald Toucanet[…]

Bennett's Walllaby

Bennett’s Wallaby

The red-necked wallaby or Bennett’s Wallaby is a medium-sized macropod marsupial, common in the more temperate and fertile parts of eastern Australia, including Tasmania. While this guy may be one of the smaller species in the kangaroo family he still has the amazing power to not only jump high but also far at the same time. He has Read more about Bennett’s Wallaby[…]

Sonoran Desert Toad

Also known as the Colorado River Toad, this amphibian is the largest native toad in the United States reaching lengths up to 7.5 inches. However, this is not what makes this toad unique. Located on top of its head is a parotoid gland that produces poison strong enough to kill a grown dog. True survivors, Sonoran Desert Toads Read more about Sonoran Desert Toad[…]


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