wildlife

The Caique Parrot

The Caique Parrot

The Caique Parrot The Caique parrot is full of energy and has a large personality. They are not great for first-time bird owners, but they will always keep you entertained. They enjoy playing on their backs, hopping around the house, and just being comical. They are mischevious, stubborn, and need clear boundaries or they may become nippy. They aren’t good ...

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Bonobo

Bonobo

Bonobo The equatorial forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) house a truly special kind of ape and one of man’s closest relatives: the bonobo. Sharing 98.5% of the same DNA as humans, it is not surprising that bonobos possess very human-like qualities. Physically, they resemble chimpanzees, a close relative. In fact, bonobos are sometimes referred to as pygmy ...

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Green-headed Tanagers

Green-headed Tanagers

Green-headed Tanagers The Green-headed Tanager, Tangara seledon, is a colorful, medium-sized tanager that lives throughout Atlantic forests in South America Distribution / Habitat: This tanager is commonly found in south-eastern Brazil, far eastern Paraguay and far north-eastern Argentina . Even though it favors humid forests, this bird is also common in orchards and parks. It usually occurs at higher elevations. ...

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Pink Robin

Pink Robin

Pink Robin The Pink Robin is a small tubby bird, and is easily over-looked, being quieter than other robins. Males are brownish-black above, with a black throat and head. There is a small white spot above the bill, which is a buff spot on the female. Males have a diagnostic pink wash on the breast which extends right down under ...

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Indian Runner Ducks

Indian Runner Ducks

Indian Runner Ducks Indian runners are unusual-looking ducks with long, cylindrical bodies and upright stances. Their legs are positioned at the backs of their bodies, so they are literally able to run. Indian runner ducks are prolific layers and active birds who love foraging. History Indian runner ducks appear to have been around for a long time. Carvings on stones ...

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Arctic Foxes

Arctic Foxes

Arctic Foxes Arctic foxes have several adaptations that allow them to survive. Their round, compact bodies minimize surface area that is exposed to the cold air. Their muzzle, ears, and legs are short, which also conserves heat. The defining feature of the Arctic fox is their deep, thick fur which allows them to maintain a consistent body temperature. Arctic foxes ...

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Blanket Octopus

Blanket Octopus

Blanket Octopus If by any chance, you ever go scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, you’ll in all probability be amused by the colorful marine animals swimming along with you. But if you stumble across a blanket octopus, you’ll have a rare sight to behold and capture in your camera! This is because they have rarely been ...

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Golden snub-nosed monkey

Golden snub-nosed monkey

Golden snub-nosed monkey The beautiful golden snub-nosed monkey has blackish-grey shoulders, upper arms, back, crown, and tail, with the back being covered in a longer layer of fine silver hairs. In males, the sides of the head, forehead, and neck and underparts are bright golden in colour, hence the common name of this species. Females are generally similar in appearance ...

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Bergamasco Shepherd

Bergamasco Shepherd

Bergamasco Shepherd The Bergamasco, with its large matted coat, may seem rather imposing. However, it is a quiet and eager-to-please companion. Intelligent as it is versatile, the breed was developed from Asian sheepdogs brought to the Italian Alps. Physical Characteristics The Bergamasco is a muscular yet compact herding dog with a large head and long tail that curves slightly upward ...

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Downy woodpecker

Downy woodpecker

Downy woodpecker The smallest of all North American woodpeckers, the downy woodpecker is also one of the most common and widespread woodpecker species on the continent. It is named for the soft, downy white feathers on its lower back and is easily recognised by its compact size. Both the male and female downy woodpecker have black upperparts, with a broad ...

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