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Red-handed Howler Alouatta belzebul
2014-05-05 10:47:10

The red-handed howler (Alouatta belzebul) is a New World monkey that is native to Brazil and can be found in southeastern areas of the Amazon and in the area of the Atlantic forest between Sergipe and Rio Grande do Norte. It prefers to reside in thick forests within these areas. This species was once thought to hold three subspecies, but studies conducted regarding the appearance of the...

African Wild Ass Equus africanus
2014-04-30 11:15:27

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) is a species within the Equidae family that is thought to be that ancestor of the domestic donkey. This species resides in arid habitats in a range that includes the Horn of Africa, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. This species hold four subspecies, including the Somali wild ass and the Nubian wild ass. The African wild ass reaches an average body length...

Southern Marsupial Mole Notoryctes typhlops
2014-04-30 10:58:40

The southern marsupial mole (Notoryctes typhlops) is a species of marsupial that can be found in southwest Australia. It has been recorded in desert habitats with soft sand and spinifex grasses, but the habitat preferences of this species is currently unknown. Its range is thought to include northern areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as the Gibson and Great Victoria...

Monito del Monte Dromiciops gliroides
2014-04-30 10:08:55

The monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides), Spanish for little bush monkey, is a species of marsupial that can only be found in southwestern areas of South America, specifically in Argentina and Chile. This species prefers to reside in Valdivian temperate rain forests and mountain bamboo forests. It was once thought that this species is descended from marsupials living in Australia, but...

Pika
2014-04-30 09:56:14

The term pika is used to refer to small mammals in the Ochotonidae family, which holds one genus known as Ochotona. This genus holds thirty species, sometimes referred to as whistling hares, which can be found in cold areas of North America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Most of the species within this genus reside in rocky areas, although some can be found in steppe environments. Pikas reach an...

Appalachian Cottontail Sylvilagus obscurus
2014-04-29 10:48:26

The Appalachian cottontail (Sylvilagus obscurus) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in eastern areas of the United States. It prefers to reside in upland, mountainous areas at elevations between 2,001 and 2,500 feet. Its range extends from New York to South Carolina, where it resides in a number of vegetation species including greenbriar, blackberry, and mountain laurel plants....

New Forest Pony
2014-04-28 11:52:25

The New Forest Pony is a native breed to the British Isles. Although written records of the pony date back to around 1066, bones discovered 50 miles from the New Forest area date back to 500,000 BC, show the pony was around before the last ice age. In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England and shipped more than 2,000 ponies across the English Channel when grazing rights was granted to...

Peruvian Spider Monkey Ateles chamek
2014-04-28 10:03:07

The Peruvian Spider Monkey (Ateles chamek), known also as the Black-Faced Black Spider Monkey, is a species of spider monkey that resides not only in Peru, but also in Bolivia and Brazil. At 2 feet long, they are rather large among the species of monkey, and their strong, prehensile tails can be up to 3 feet long. Unlike many other species of monkey, they have only a vestigial thumb, an...

Brown Spider Monkey Ateles hybridus
2014-04-28 09:58:59

Brown Spider Monkeys have long and thin limbs with their forelimbs being longer than their hind limbs. They also have a distinctive 75 centimeter long flexible and thin prehensile tail which at times acts like a fifth limb. The tip is hairless with ridged skin for better grip. All of these features of their body make it possible for them to climb trees and high elevations, hang and swing from...

Patula Pine Pinus patula
2014-04-27 09:00:21

Patula pine (Pinus patula) is native to the Highlands of Mexico and have been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, as well as southern and eastern Africa. The tree is considered invasive in Kenya and Uganda. This pine is also known as the Mexican weeping pine due to the long drooping needles. This pine is closely related to the Gregg pine also...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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