Toco Toucan

The toco toucan, also known as the common toucan or giant toucan, is the largest and probably the best known species in the toucan family. They are found in semi-open habitats throughout a large part of central and eastern South America. Their bright colors provide good … Continued

Ostrich

Measuring up to 8 feet tall and weighing as much as 350 pounds, it’s no surprise that the ostrich is the world’s largest bird. This flightless bird is characterized by its long neck, sturdy legs, and bulky body that is … Continued

Common Brown Lemur

The common brown lemur is found on the island of Madagascar and its neighboring islands. This species of lemur lives in troops of 3-12 members. Unlike most other lemurs, the common brown lemur does not show signs of female dominance … Continued

Blue-Throated Macaw

The blue-throated macaw is a critically endangered parrot species native to Bolivia and one of the most rare species in the world! Due to the pet trade and habitat loss, it is estimated that there are less than 300 individuals … Continued

Rose Breasted Cockatoo

The rose breasted (or galah) cockatoo is an Australian cockatoo species with distinctive pink and grey plumage. They are a highly intelligent, social and adaptable animal— bonded pairs have strong lifelong bonds with their partners. Like other cockatoos, the rose … Continued

Texas Tortoise

There are 30 recognized species of turtles in Texas, but only the Texas Tortoise, or Gopherus berlandieri, is truly a tortoise. Unlike most turtles, Texas tortoises inhabit dry land and lack webbed feet. They use their claws to scrape out shady resting places … Continued

Dromedary Camel

The dromedary camel, also known as the Arabian camel, is a one-humped, desert-dwelling mammal. They are native to Africa and the Middle East as well as Australia, where they are considered “feral” animals. These camels are nicknamed “ships of the … Continued

Coati

The coati is commonly mistaken as a raccoon— and for good reason! This animal is a close relative of the raccoon, as well as the ringtail cat and kinkajou. Unlike their raccoon relatives, the coati is a diurnal animal, meaning … Continued

Six-Banded Armadillo

Though the six-banded armadillo looks more like a robot than an armadillo, this species is actually related to sloths and anteaters!  Their tough protective shell is made of bony plates and covered in horny skin that defends the animal from … Continued

Red Ruffed Lemur

The red ruffed lemur inhabits deciduous tropical forests in the northeast area of Madagascar. This lemur species lives in trees and can be found in branches up to 3,300 feet in elevation! The red ruffed lemur is the largest species … Continued

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