Reticulated Python

Reticulated pythons are known for being the longest snake in the world! Their color pattern is made up of a complex network of diamond-shaped patterns. In fact, “reticulate” literally means “network.” This nonvenomous species is native to the rainforests of … Continued

King Cobra

The king cobra is one of the most iconic venomous snakes on the planet. They can reach up to 18 feet in length, making them the longest of all venomous snakes. King cobras are even able to stand up and … Continued


Although binturongs are sometimes called “bearcats,” they are not actually related to bears or cats. These strange creatures are native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Because they spend the majority of their lives in the canopy, their bodies are … Continued


The jaguar is the largest of the New World cats— out of all big cats, only the lion and tiger are larger. They can reach up to six feet long and weight up to 249 pounds! Jaguars are known for their … Continued

White-Cheeked Gibbon

White cheeked gibbons are a lesser ape from southeast Asia— including Laos, Vietnam, and southern China.  They can reach 18–25 inches in height and weigh up to 12.5. Gibbons have extremely long arms and legs that were adapted for living … 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


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

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

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

Rock Hyrax

These squat, furry animals are native to Africa and the middle East where they reside in rock formations and cliff nooks. The rock hyrax has short, brown fur with longer hairs called “guard hairs” that stick out around the body. These … Continued

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