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Peromyscus

Peromyscus

Peromyscus The genus Peromyscus contains the animal species commonly referred to as deer mice. This genus of New World mice is only distantly related to the common house mouse and laboratory mouse, Mus musculus. Although superficially resembling Mus musculus, Peromyscus species have relatively larger eyes, and also often two-tone coloring, with darker colors over the dorsum (back), and white abdominal ...

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Otter

Otter

Otter Otter is a common name for a carnivorous mammal in subfamily Lutrinae. The 13 extant otter species are all semiaquatic, aquatic or marine, with diets based on fish and invertebrates. Lutrinae is a branch of the weasel family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, martens, minks, polecats, Eurasian and American badgers, honey badgers and wolverines. An otter’s den is called ...

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Fossa

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Fossa   The fossa superficially resembles an elongate cat in appearance.  A relative of the mongoose, the fossa is unique to the forests of Madagascar, an African island in the Indian Ocean. The animal is 6 feet long from nose to tail and weigh up to 12 kilograms. It is the largest carnivore and top predator native to Madagascar. It ...

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Arctic Marble Fox

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Arctic Marble Fox The stunning “arctic marble” fox is a mammal that is bred and sold exclusively for profit. This “man-made” tinge does not generally arise in the wild, and it is a creation of human interference. “Ozzie” an arctic marble (red) fox was not intuitive in the wild. “Roxy” is one more variant of color. The “arctic marble” fox ...

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Aye-aye

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Aye-aye Aye-aye is a type of Lemur that is only found on the island of Madagascar. The worlds largest nocturnal primate uses woodpecker like strategies, tapping on the bark of a tree up to 8 times per second to listen for insects inside of the trees. Then after chewing a hole in the wood, it digs out the grub or ...

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Walrus

Walrus

Walrus Walrus, a large, seal-like marine mammal that lives chiefly north of the Arctic Circle. A bull (male) walrus may grow 11 feet (3.4 m) long and weigh 3,000 pounds (1,360 kg). Walruses are protected from cold by a thick layer of fat called blubber and by a thick, wrinkled, almost hairless, tan skin. Both male and female walruses have ...

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Arctic Fox

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Arctic Fox The arctic fox is known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. They live in most of the frigid extremes on the planet. Average size of this species is 85.3cm (33.6 in) in body length. It has a deep thick fur on its ...

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