Animal Gallery

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

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Using a repetitive series of warning barks, prairie dogs can provide detailed descriptions of a predator by varying the frequency and pitch of their barks. For example, prairie dogs can communicate not just that the predator is a human, but also whether the human is short, fat, skinny or tall. 

Pink-toed tarantula

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The pink-toed tarantula is a small, arboreal species native to the rain forests of South America.  It has a dark body with pink coloring at the tips of its legs. 

Panther Chameleon

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Many people think chameleons change color to blend in with their surroundings.  Studies show that light, temperature and mood cause chameleons to change color. 

Vinegaroon (aka Whip Scorpion)

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Although looking very much like a scorpion, the vinegaroon is not closely related to the scorpion at all.  They are  more closely related to spiders. 

African Spurred Tortoise

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The African Spurred tortoise also known as the Sulcata, is a species of tortoise, which inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in Africa.  It is the third largest tortoise in the world and the largest main land tortoise. 

Hedgehog

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Did you know hedgehogs are largely immune to snake venom.  This means that, although their typical diet consists of insects and berries, they can take down a snake in a fight and eat it, too. 

Lionhead Bunny

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The Lionhead rabbit has a wool mane encircling the head, reminiscent of a male lion as its name implies. 

Bearded Dragon

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The name "bearded dragon" refers to the "beard" of the dragon, the underside of the throat which can turn black if they are stressed or see a potential rival. 

Chinchilla

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Native to the Andes mountains in South America.  These extremely soft animals take dust baths not water baths.  Do you know why?

Angora Rabbit

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The Angora rabbit, which is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, is bred for its long fibers of its coat, known as Angora wool, that are gathered by shearing, combing, or plucking. 

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

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The Madagascar hissing cockroach is one of the largest species of cockroach reaching 2-3 inches at maturity. 

Ferrets

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The word "Ferret" is from the Latin fur, meaning "little thief".  Indeed, one of the ferret's favorite activities is stealing  and hiding things. 

Ball Python

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Ball Pythons are named after their defensive behaviors.  They tend to curl up into a ball with their head toward the center of the ball when threatened. 

Box Turtle

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Imagine if you could make your body turn into a box and hide in it just for a bit.  Well, a box turtle can do just that!

Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Ring-tailed lemurs are known for their communal sunbathing, where they sill sit upright in the Lotus Position, supported by a tree trunk and facing their underside, with their thinner white fur towards the sun. 

Coatimundi

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Coati's use their long, flexible nose to probe gaps between rocks and search under piles of leaves for grub (food). 

Skinny Pig

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The Skinny Pig is truly a unique breed of guinea pig that you most likely wont see around.  To be honest, I'm not even sure how many people know this odd critter even exists. 

Flemish Giant Rabbit

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They are the largest rabbit bread. They are routinely known to weigh up to 20 pounds. 

Leopard gecko

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Most geckos cannot blink, but they often lick their eyes to keep them clean and moist. 

Kinkajou

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The kinkajou is a rain forest mammal also known as the "honey bear".  They are related to raccoons and coatis but have been mistaken for ferrets and monkeys in which they are not closely related. 

Black and White Argentine Tegu

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The black and white tegu, also called the giant tegu, is the lagest species of tegu lizard. They can grow up to 4-1/2 feet in length. 

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