Patagonian Cavy

The Patagonian cavy, also called the Patagonian mara, is the fourth largest rodent species in the world. It is native to central and southern Argentina. Their long legs allow them to reach speeds of up to 25 mph to escape … 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

Pot-Bellied Pig

Though pot-bellied pigs are tiny when first born, this breed of pig are about the size of a medium or large-breed dog and reach up to 200 pounds!  They also have a snout that is composed of cartilage which provides the pig … Continued

Blue-Headed Macaw

This species was named for its striking blue head that stands out from its bright green body. Until recently, these parrots were considered quite common in the wild; however, they are now considered an endangered species. In the wild, this species’ … 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

North American Bison

The North American bison is the largest land mammal on the continent. Before European settlement, they were also the most abundant animal in North America. This species had a huge effect on shaping the ecology of the Great Plains— by … Continued

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Like all species of lemurs, the ringtail lemur can only be found on the island of Madagascar and its neighboring islands. This lemur species live in troops of 10 to 30 members and is led by a dominant female. Although ringtail lemurs … Continued

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