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    This page is all about animals. Right now it is currently under construction and will be for a while, but I will try my best to get information out to you as quick as possible and to make navigation as easy as I can! If there is an animal you do not see and would like information on it, I can see if I can get it for you. Please be patient as this might take a day or two after I get the e-mail! :) Thanks

    I know it has been a while since the page has been updated. Sorry! Not that a whole lot of people visit yet..but hopefully that will change soon. There is going to be lots of construction going on, so please 'bear' with me! I will be putting differing categories on the page now, making it easier for you to navigate through. There will be the main groups; Mammals and Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Then Fish. I hope that this makes it easier to find your animals that you need the information on. As always, if you have any suggestions, tips or information, drop the webmaster a line!     Please remember that all messages left to the webmaster will be read as soon as possible. While even after they are read, does not mean it will be got to right away. Though it will be gotten to when possible. Responses and changes will be slower during the construction phase since the form of the page will be different. P.S. You Might see names with very little or no information..that means I am currently getting it's information!(Yes..I know there are quite a few right now..)

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African Grey Parrot:Psittacus erithacus

Habitat: In the forests of Africa

Diet: Seeds, fruits, veggies

Length/Weight: 13 Inches

    Mature Grey Parrots grow to about 13 inches in length and it is the largest African parrot. They are all gray (darker on back and wings) but with a dramatically contrasting scarlet tail. Adult birds' eyes are pale yellow; young birds have brown eyes. Their bills, feet and legs are almost black in color. Males and females are alike in appearance. Grey Parrots can be found in primary and secondary lowland rainforests, also forest edges and clearings, gallery forests and other wooded riverine habitats. Depending upon the area in Africa, they may also be found inhabiting oil-palm plantations, gardens, cultivated land and montane forests up to 2,400 feet or about 2200 meters. Grey Parrots are found in villages of west and central Africa from Sierra Leone east to Cameroon, including Zaire, Uganda, West Kenya and northwest Tanzania, as well as on the Sesse islands in Lake Victoria.

Agouti:Dasyprocta aguti

Habitat: South and Central America and West Indies

Diet: Agoutis are strictly herbivorous and in nature live mostly on fallen fruits and nuts.

Length/Weight: Red-rumped agoutis are 16-25 inches long (including a one-inch tail), and weigh from two to nine pounds but is average between 1-3lbs.

    These agoutis range through Brazil and the Guineas north of the Amazon and east of the Rio Negro River. South of the Amazon they occur east of the Madeira. They are generally common, but shy and difficult to see in the wild.Agoutis are terrestrial and cursorial, which means ground dwelling and built for running with speed. They walk, trot or gallop on their toes, and can jump up more than six feet from a standing position.

Albatross:Diomedea exulans

Habitat: They are found around New Zealand waters. Breeds on South Georgia, Prince Edward and Marion Islands (South Africa), Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands (French Southern Territories) and Macquarie Island (Australia).These bitds are not endangered but they are vulnerable, their population numbering around 28,000.Can be found along seashores and by shrimping/fishing boats.

Diet: Birds are often seen scavenging scraps from fishing boats, but squid and fish are the preferred food. Galley refuse and floating waste also form part of the diet. Feeding is one of the few times that birds land, and this is mostly undertaken at night.

Length/Weight: 4ft, with a wingspan around 12ft

    The Albatross is a sea bird that can remain aloft for long periods of time, and have webbed feet for swimming. Both the wandering albatross and the royal albatross are the most oceanic of seabirds. They are both huge, with long, narrow wings spanning more than 3 meters. The wandering albatross has the largest wingspan of any bird, and is named so, because it is a great traveler. It sometimes spends several months in the air, without ever touching land. The wandering albatross has a long hooked bill, large webbed feet, and its weight ranges from 8 to 12 kg (the female weighs less). They use the winds to search for food and to return to their nesting islands. Nearly all species of Albatross live in the southern oceans, which are the windiest oceans, but the wandering albatross can still live up to 80 years of age. They feed mainly on squid, octopus, cuttlefish and crustaceans. The wandering albatross doesn’t start breeding until it is at least seven years old. At the beginning of the breeding season, which lasts from November to July, many males may be seen around one female. Once the female has found a suitable partner, which may take a few years, they will remain together until one of them dies. After the female laid one egg, it takes about 78 days for the chick to hatch. After a period of about nine months, its parents won’t take care of it anymore. That is when it takes off, circling the globe many times before returning to the breeding ground to look for a partner. p>

American Alligator:Alligator mississippiensis

Habitat: Found in Alabama, Arkansas, North & South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas.Primarily freshwater swamps and marshes, but also in rivers, lakes and smaller bodies of water. They can tolerate a reasonable degree of salinity for short periods of time, being occasionally found in brackish water around mangrove swamps, although they lack the buccal salt-secreting glands present in crocodiles. Construction of burrows is well documented in this species. The burrows are used for shelter and hibernation when the seasonal temperatures fall. Even outside their burrows, they can tolerate limited periods of freezing conditions. They modify their habitat through the creation of 'alligator holes', which provide a refuge for other animals during dry periods. These are excavated using both snout and tail. Once these dry out, however, the alligator crosses land in order to find another body of water. Alligators near human habitation are often seen crossing roads, entering suburbs and finding shelter in swimming pools during the drier months.

Diet: Juveniles eat a wide variety of small invertebrates, particularly insects, and small fish and frogs. As they grow larger, their dietary range increases to include consequently large prey. Eventually, large adults can tackle nearly all aquatic and terrestrial prey that comes within range, although mostly this includes fish, turtles, relatively small mammals, birds and reptiles including small alligators. Alligators are, like all crocodilians, opportunistic feeders and will take carrion if it becomes available and they are sufficiently hungry. They may also expand their choice of prey to include small dogs and other pets. Alligators have been known in rare instances to attack children and even occasionally adults, usually because they mistake the human for much smaller prey, or they are provoked. In some areas, alligators are fed by humans, which is extremely dangerous and encourages alligators to approach humans aggressively expecting food. When left alone, alligators will stay away from humans and pose little threat. Feeding activity is governed by water temperature, with foraging activity ceasing if the temperature drops below 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F).

Length/Weight: approximately 13 to 14.7 feet, females are approx. 9.8ft. Weight varies

    The alligator lives in the Southeastern US and eastern China. They prey mostly upon the food around thier habitat along the riverbanks and such, rarely do cases of aggresiveness occur. Never feed an alligator--they will associate humans with food and this is never a good thing.

Arabian Onyx:

Habitat: Eastern African Deserts

Diet: Vegatation

Length/Weight: About 4ft at shoulder

    These desert animals travels in herds feasting upon the desert vegetation, the lead male of the heard often traveling at the end of the pack to protect the females and calves. Calves are sometimes seen resting on the side of sand dunes while the mothers are out grazing, to us in plain view but hidden from the predators as long as they remain still. As the young males grow they play fight in preparation for the years to come. Rivals among upcoming males are often, challenging the current male for the lead role.

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Bald Eagle:Haliaetus leucocephalus

Habitat: The Bald Eagle is found over most of the North American taiga but eighty percent of them are in Alaska. They build several kinds of nests that can be very large and can be in trees, on cliffs, and on the ground.

Diet: The Bald Eagle prefers to eat dead animals but will also eat live chickens or fish. They hunt in pairs and will steal food from other Eagles. They do not need to eat every day and will change their diet depending on where they live.

Length/Weight: 2.5ft. with a wings span around 7.5ft.

    This large eagle inhabits the U.S. and canada, and with its distinct white head and tail it is easily distinguishable. They live around mountains and streams, usually making their nest high up above ground level in crevices on a montain side or in a high branch.

Ball Python:Python regius

Habitat: Tropical areas

Diet: Small rodents

Length/Weight: They can get around 5ft or so, weight varies with each snakes diet

    Ball pythons can live to be around 20-40 years old, so they should not be taken lighlty when being bought as a pet. They have a wide range of colors or 'mutations' and can vary in length from 4ft to 6ft depending on the breeding. Most can be found in the lower americas or South America. Ball Pythons are among the most docile of the snakes and when handled properly and taken care of, they make excellent pets.

Bandicoot:Peremeles nasuta

Habitat: East Indian

Diet: Insectivorous and herbivorous

Length/Weight: Total length is 2ft, tail is 8 inches.

    Any of the large marsupials in the East Indian region, Australia and New Guinea. They feed upon insects and plants. These large rodents are for the most part nocturnal.

Barracuda:Spyhraena barracuda

Habitat: Sub-tropical and tropical oceanic regions.

Diet: Smaller fish

Length/Weight: 6ft

    Certain types of these species are used for food. They live mainly in the tropical regions of the ocean and feed upon smaller prey.

Bat:Desmodus rufus

Habitat: Throughout many continents

Diet: Depending on species;fruit, insects.

Length/Weight: About 3.5in. with a wingspread of about 14in.

    Most of the bats seen around the U.S only come out during the evening or night time. Most active around the late evening hours they use their sonic echo-location to hunt down the insects to eat.

Beaver:Castor canadensis

Habitat: Rivers of the U.S. and Canada

Diet: Herbivorous

Length/Weight: Total length is 3.5ft., tail is 1ft.

    These amphibious rodents build dams in rivers, making homes for their families.

Bison:Bison bison

Habitat: North America

Diet: Herbivorous

Length/Weight: 7ft. at shoulder, 12ft. from head to tail, tail being 1.5ft.

    Once was an abundant soucre and main staple for the native American Indians. The bisons have a large head and high humped shoulders. The European Bison is less shaggy then the Amrican Bison.

Black Bear:Ursus amricanus

Habitat: Across the U.S.

Diet: Omnivorous

Length/Weight: #ft. high at the shoulder, 5ft. long

    Heavy set bodies and short limbs and an almost rudementary tail. The heavy coat of fur keeps them warm and insulates them while the wade in cold streams for fish.

Boa Constrictor:Constrictor constrictor

Habitat: In the tropicals of the Americas

Diet: Small to large rodents and mammals

Length/Weight: Average 10ft.

    These snakes are located in the tropical regions of the Americas. They have strong muscles and coil around their prey to suffocate it. After the prey is suffocated they are able to dis-locate their jaw so they may consume their prey.

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Caracal:Caracal caracal (Felis caracal)

Habitat: It is found mainly in dry savannah and scrub but avoids the sandy deserts of Africa.

Diet: Birds, rodents, and other small mammals

Length/Weight: Head and body length are as long as 35 inches, weight a maximum of 40 pounds

    Sometimes this animal is called a desert lynx or an African lynx. Experts disagree on whether or not a caracal is truly a lynx.The caracal ranges through drier portions of Africa and into Arabia, Afghanistan and India. It has become scarce in North Africa, South Africa, and parts of Asia.This handsome small cat has dense short reddish-brown fur. Under parts of chin and body are white, and a narrow black line runs from the corner of the eye to the nose. Its ears are long, narrow and tipped with long black tufts of black hair. A juvenile has black on the outside of the ears which disappears as it becomes an adult. The pupils of a caracal's eyes contract to form circles rather than the slits found in most small cats.

Cheetah:Acinonyx fubatus

Habitat: Cheetahs are found in southern and eastern Africa with Namibia having the largest population of about 2,500. Their range is confined to narrowing islands of savanna and similar vegetation zones south of the Sahara. A relic population of a few hundred may exist in the northern Arabian Peninsula and Northwest Afghanistan.

Diet: The Cheetah preys mainly on small gazelles and antelope, hares, and ground birds

Length/Weight: A cheetah weighs between 88-143 pounds (39-65 kg). Its head and body together measure 44 to 53 inches (112-135 cm). The tail is 26 to 33 inches (66-84 cm). Males tend to be slightly larger than females.

    The Cheetah's name comes from the Sanskrit word "chita" meaning "spotted one". A cheetah has a long streamlined body, flexible spine, long legs, a long tail that acts as a rudder, an enlarged heart, large lungs and semi retractable blunt claws which aid the cats traction and turning ability at high speed. Its eyes are physically adapted for speed, enabling it to spot distant prey and follow it with pinpoint precision before racing in to kill. The cheetah has a small rounded head with a delicate skull and jaw compared with the lion and leopard.

Chipmunk:Tamias striatus





Civet:Civettictis civetta



Length/Weight: Total length 4ft, tail being 1.5ft.


Coati:Nasua narica



Length/Weight: 1ft. high at shoulder, total length 4ft, tail being 2.5ft.


Cobra:Naja naja



Length/Weight: To 6ft.


Corn Snake:Elaphe guttata





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Dingo:Canis Lupis Dingo





Donkey:Perissodactyla Equidae Equus asinus

Habitat: The true wild ass is found only in northern Africa.

Diet: Herbivores.


    Donkey is a nickname for the ass, used in all parts of the world. The small gray donkey of northern Africa was the progenitor of the Spanish burro, which accompanied the conquistadors to Mexico and South America, and later played such an important role in the settlement of the West. Donkeys are slower in their movements than horses and are still used as beasts of burden, especially in areas where horses do not thrive or where poverty prevents their purchase.They have been domesticated for centuries, and it is generally accepted that asses, or donkeys, were domesticated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. From there they found their way east and later, to all parts of the world. The Donkey is essentially a southern animal partial to hot and dry climates.

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(Indian)Flying Fox:Pteropus giganteus





(Lesser dog-faced)Fruit Bat:Cynopterus brachyotis





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Hippopotamus:Hippopotamus amphibius

Habitat: Hippos arrive at the water pool before sunrise and leave after dark. In the grass the hippos spread out and graze alone, except for females and their calves, who stay close together most of the night. Hippos will travel great distances to establish their natural grazing area.

Diet: An adult hippo eats more than 150 pounds of grass a night

Length/Weight: A mature bull is about 13 feet long, nose to tail, and measures five feet high at the shoulder.

     Hippos have a thin epidermis, and the rate of water loss through the skin in dry air is several times greater than in other mammals. Hence, the hippo must stay in the water or in a very humid habitat to prevent dehydration.They have a set of massive, razor sharp tusks found in the corners of the jaw and hidden away inside the folds of their fatty lips. The two tusks of the lower jaw can grow to a foot or more. Sharp incisors also line both jaws.Although hippos might look docile, they are probably the most dangerous African animal. They are not only aggressive and easily enraged, but they are also very unpredictable. On land, this 1-3 ton animal, over a short haul, can easily outrun a man.

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Indian Wolf:Canis lupus pallipes





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    The Jird is a fairly good sized rodent, looking much like an oversized gerbil. Their diet consist mainly of seeds and such and they do not drink that much water, like gerbils since they are a desert animal.

Jaguarundi:Herpailurus yagouarundi (Felis yagouaroundi)





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Red Kangaroo:Macropus rufus

Habitat: Red kangaroos are found throughout Australia. Primarily they are found in the dry grassy plains and stay away from the wetter grasslands.

Diet: Red kangaroos survive on grass and other vegetation. They are also able to go for long periods without water as long as they have access to green plants. They are able to draw enough moisture out of their food to survive.

Length/Weight: The Red Kangaroo is approximately 5 feet long and has a tail that is about 42 inches long.

    Red kangaroos are one of the largest species of marsupial.They use their tail as a balance mechanism. Red Kangaroos can't walk and are limited to hopping as a means of locomotion. However, they are able to jump 29 feet in distance and 6 feet in height. For short periods they can attain a speed of 35 mph. They can maintain a speed of 12 mph for hours. The male Red Kangaroo is usually a reddish color and the female is bluish-gray. However this is not always the case. Kangaroos have long, strong hind legs and short, weaker forelimbs.
The primary predators of the Red Kangaroo are the dingo and man. Sheep farmers will often shoot kangaroos on sight because they graze on the same land their sheep do. At one time, the Tasmanian Devil used to be a predator of the kangaroo, though not so much anymore since the animal is so rare it has become a lesser concern.
Red kangaroos travel in groups called mobs. They tend to be semi-nomadic and are led by an older male, resting in the mid of the day and eating at night. When threatened, kangaroos will usually flee although they will fight when necessary.
Young kangaroos are born partially developed after 30-40 days. They are born hairless and blind and, immediately after birth, they crawl up the outside of the mother kangaroo to the pouch,eating as soon as they get there. While in the pouch, for the next 225 days or so, they eat, sleep, and develop the rest of the way and once they reach full development they can leave the pouch. A young kangaroo that can leave the pouch is called a joey.

Gray Kangaroo:Macropus giganteus

Habitat: Eastern grey kangaroos are found in the eastern parts of Australia and in Tasmania. They live on grasslands or in open woodlands.

Diet: They primarily eat shrubs, leaves, grass and herbs.

Length/Weight: 60 - 72 inches ,72 - 135 lbs

    The grey roo looks very similar to the red roo but is slightly smaller though they may be heavier, and have a small head with large ears. They are usually a steel grey color on top and the underside of their tail and their belly is a lighter color. They have a long tail (up to 4 feet long) that is used for balance and as a prop when standing. They are very powerful jumpers and can jump 30 feet in one bound. When grey kangaroos are not jumping they move on all four limbs. The front limbs of the grey kangaroo are much smaller than their hind legs and have five digits that they can use to grasp objects. Their social structure is much like that of the red roos.

Kinkajou:Procyonidae Potos flavus

Habitat: The kinkajou can be found in tropical forests from Southern Mexico to Southern Brazil.

Diet: They feed mostly on fruit, insects and flowers and nectar.

Length/Weight: Their body length is about 16-22 inches (42-57cm) and they weigh up to 6 pounds (2.72kg).

    The kinkajou belongs to the raccoon family and is directly related to the red panda that lives in the Himalayas and China, the olingo, the civet or ring-tailed cat and cacomistle, which are New World residents. The kinkajou and olingo are very similar in appearance, often being difficult to tell apart when seen in the wild. It has a rounded head, small ears, sharp teeth, a long body, short legs, long tail and a soft, thick, uniform brown fur. The kinkajou has a long prehensile tail that is used for balance, as a fifth hand for climbing and for snuggling as it sleeps. It is the only member of its family with a prehensile tail. Their tails are about 15-22 inches (40-56cm) in length. But unlike some monkeys, it does not use its tail to grasp food. Monkeys' tails have sensitive "tactile pads" that kinkajou tails lack.

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Sand Boa:Eryx colubrinus




    Not too many know of this snake. It slide beneath the sands of the desert to stalk it's prey.

Sand Cat:Felis margarita




    Rarely ever seen, the Sand Cat usually comes out during the nite-time and hunts upon small animals such as the Jabir and insects like locusts. Its paws have hair between the digits so that the may stay up on the sand and not sink in.

Serval:felis serval

Habitat: Servals are found in many parts of Africa, but not in the equatorial jungles or the Sahara. It is most commonly found in East African savannas, usually near water. They prefer areas of scrub bush, tall grass and dry reed beds that are near streams. They will not be found hunting in an open dry savanna where there is inadequate cover. They have also adapted to higher altitudes in Kenya. Black servals can be found in Kenya's high country provided there is a source of water near by.

Diet: Rodents, small ungulates, birds, lizards, frogs and insects.

Length/Weight: A serval weighs between 29 and 41 pounds (13.5 - 19kg). It's body length is 27 -39 inches (70 - 100cm) with an added tail length of about 13 - 17 inches (35 - 40 cm). The height at the shoulder is about 23 inches (60cm).

    The serval is one of seven species of small to medium-sized African cats. It has a slender build with long legs. Its back legs are longer than its front legs. It has a small head, large erect rounded ears and a long neck. Its coat is yellowish tan with black spots, bands and stripes. The tails has black rings and its underside is white or light tan. The pattern of every serval's coat is different.

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Wallaby:Macropus agilis

Habitat: Western Australia through northern Northern Territory to north and eastern Queensland.

Diet: It is mainly a browser, eating branches and leaves.



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