Category: Mammals

  • Cheetah

    The cheetah is a large and powerful feline that was once found throughout Africa and Asia and even in parts of Europe. Today however, it is found in only a few remote regions of its once vast natural range, primarily due to growing human settlements and the hunting of them…

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  • Zebra

    The zebra is a large species of equine that is natively found roaming the grassy plains of sub-Saharan Africa. They are the largest and most distinctive wild horses with bodies that are patterned with white and black stripes, the exact placement of which is unique to each individual. There are…

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  • Yellow-Eyed Penguin

    The Yellow-Eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) or hoiho is a penguin native to New Zealand. The Yellow-Eyed Penguin is one of the few penguin species found north of the Antarctic Ocean, and as its name suggests, this species of penguin is easily identified by its yellow colored eyes and bright yellow band that…

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  • Vampire Bat

    Vampire Bats are bats whose food source is blood, a dietary trait called hematophagy. Three extant bat species feed solely on blood: The common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), the hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata), and the White-Winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus youngi). All three species are native to the Americas, ranging…

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  • Red Panda

    The Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List because the wild population is estimated at fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and continues to decline due to habitat loss, poaching, and accidental inbreeding.…

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  • Platypus

    The platypus, (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) sometimes referred to as the Duck-Billed Platypus, is a semi aquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth…

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  • Malayan Tiger

    The Malayan Tiger (Panthera Tigris Jacksoni) is a tiger population in Peninsular Malaysia.  This population inhabits the southern and central parts of the Malay Peninsula and has been classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List. The population was roughly estimated at 250 to 340 adult individuals in 2013,…

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  • Baboon

    Baboons are old world monkeys belonging to the genus Papio, which are only found in very specific areas of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The five species of baboons are among the biggest non-hominoid members of the primate order; only the madrill and the drill are bigger. All species of…

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  • Anteater

    Anteater is a common name for the four extant and toothless mammal species commonly known for eating Ants and Termites. Together with the Sloths, they are within the order Pilosa. They are found in tropical savannas and forests from southern Mexico to Paraguay and northern Argentina. They have long tails,…

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