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

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

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

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

Warthog

This species may not be as cute as other African animals, but they are one of the most intelligent animal species! Unlike many other animals from Africa, the warthog is not endangered due to its superior adaptability skills. For example, … Continued

Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkeys are small primates that live in the canopy layer of tropical rainforests in South America. Measuring as little as 10 inches from the top of the head to the base of their tail, these tiny primates are one of … Continued

Fennec Fox

These little foxes are cute and full of charm, making them a fan favorite! Native to the Sahara Desert, this fox species is the smallest of the canine family, only growing to about 12 inches and weighing just over 3 pounds. … Continued

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