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Corn Snake

Corn snakes, or red rat snakes, are one of several species of rat snakes that live in the United States. They are powerful, nonvenomous snakes that feed on a variety of prey items, which they overpower by constriction. Some of … Continued

Reticulated Python

Reticulated pythons are known for being the longest snake in the world, with the world reaching a whopping 32 ft and 9 ½ inches! Their color pattern is made up of a complex network of diamond-shaped patterns. In fact, “reticulate” … Continued

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

Striped Skunk

Though these black and white mammals are cute as can be, they are most commonly known for the smelly order they shoot from their rear. When frightened, a skunk will life its tail, stomp its foot and— when necessary— spray a … Continued

Raven

Ravens are the largest passerine— or  perching— birds in North America. They can live in a variety of habitats, from snow to desert to mountains to forests. Because they are so adaptable, they are able to live throughout the Northern … 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

Peacock

While they are usually called peacocks, the correct name for this bird species is peafowl. Peacocks is the name for male species, while female peafowl are called peahens. In addition to the name confusion, there are actually three different species … 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

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

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