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Red-crested turaco

 Red-crested Turaco

(Tauraco erythrolophus)

red turaco

The Red-crested Turaco is a large, colorful, long-tailed regal bird. It is easily identified by its vivid red crest, white face and yellow beak. Eyes are red, and the beak is yellowish-green. Its plumage is overall green. They measure […]



(Panthera Leo)


Unlike other cats, lions are very social animals. They live in groups, called prides, of around 30 lions. A pride consists of up to three males, a dozen related females, and their young. Pride members keep track of one another by […]

African Crested Porcupine

 African Crested Porcupine

(Hystrix cristata)


The African crested porcupine is usually found in rocky, hill country but they are very adaptable animals who make their home in most types of environment, though there are a few exceptions. Although they have been found at altitudes […]


 Cougar (Mountain Lion)

(Puma concolor)


Cougars are also known as mountain lions or pumas.  Cougars are carnivores (meat eating animals). They are very good at hiding and are rarely seen in the wild. Adult males weigh up to 200 pounds (about the weight of […]

Siberian Tiger

 Siberian Tiger

(Panthera tigris altaica)


The Siberian tiger or Amur tiger is the largest subspecies and the largest cat in the world.  The Siberian tiger has a thick layer of fat and a very dense fur, paler and with fewer dark stripes compared to […]



(Vicugna pacos)


Alpacas are members of the camelid family.  While closely related, llamas and alpacas are distinctly different animals. First, llamas are much larger, about twice the size of an alpaca, with an average weight of about 250 to 450 pounds, compared to […]




Here’s an animal you may not have seen before. It’s called a zedonk and is a cross-breed between a zebra and a donkey. It is also sometimes called a zeedonk, zebronkey, zonkey, zenkey, zebadonk, zebrass, zebroid, deebra, or a Golden Zebra. When a zebra […]

Sicilian donkey

 Sicilian Miniature Donkey

(Equus africanus asinus)

mini donkeys

Sicilian donkeys, also known as Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys, Sardinian donkeys, or miniature donkeys, are from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia in Italy. They are nearly extinct in their land of origin, but are now prevalent in […]

Scottish Highland Cow

 Scottish Highland Cow

(Bos taurus)

highland cow

The Highland breed has lived for centuries in the rugged remote Scottish Highlands. The extremely harsh conditions created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the breed. Originally […]



(Lama glama)


The llama is a South American relative of the camel, though the llama does not have a hump.

Llamas graze on grass and, like cows, regurgitate their food and chew it as cud. They chomp on such wads for some time before […]