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Osprey hawk navigating its prey.

Osprey hawk navigating its prey.

The maned wolf is the largest canine species in South America and closely resembles a red fox on stilts because of its long legs. It is neither a wolf, fox, coyote, or dog  but rather a member of its own Chrysocyon genus, making it a truly unique animal. They possess a mane that runs from the back of the head to the shoulders which can be erected to intimidate other animals when displaying aggression or when they feel threatened. 

Unlike other wolves that live in packs, maned wolves do not form or hunt in packs but prefer to live alone.  Maned wolf is considered as the last surviving species of the Pleistocene Extinction, which wiped out all other large canids from the continent.

Can’t dance? Well, you’re not getting laid! A female Peacock Spider intensely judges males dancing ability before she accepts him for sex, once his dancing and tapping convinces the female, he will delicately move past her pointy fangs and reach around to fertilize her. 

Can’t dance? Well, you’re not getting laid! A female Peacock Spider intensely judges males dancing ability before she accepts him for sex, once his dancing and tapping convinces the female, he will delicately move past her pointy fangs and reach around to fertilize her. 

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

To ensure that mud and dirt doesn’t get tracked into their nice forest home, chipmunks are incredibly hygienic and will constantly groom themselves from head to tail.

A newly hatched baby caimans.

A 2 weeks old baby panda.

A 2 weeks old baby panda.

The bat-eared fox is named for its huge ears, which can grow to be more than five inches long and stand out much like the ears on a bat. These foxes live in family units and typically eat insects to survive. 
This amazing animal can eat more than a million termites per year and can actually help control the termite population. They rarely drink water because they are able to hydrate with all the bugs they eat.

The bat-eared fox is named for its huge ears, which can grow to be more than five inches long and stand out much like the ears on a bat. These foxes live in family units and typically eat insects to survive. 

This amazing animal can eat more than a million termites per year and can actually help control the termite population. They rarely drink water because they are able to hydrate with all the bugs they eat.

The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek ‘river horse’. They can sleep underwater and will automatically rise and breathe without waking. They are only territorial while in the water and the reproduction and birth occur in the water. 
Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs. They are  one of the most aggressive creatures in the world, although they look chubby, they can easily outrun a human.

The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek ‘river horse’. They can sleep underwater and will automatically rise and breathe without waking. They are only territorial while in the water and the reproduction and birth occur in the water. 

Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs. They are  one of the most aggressive creatures in the world, although they look chubby, they can easily outrun a human.

Great horned owls are one of several owl species that posses ear tufts. Some scientist suggest that the tufts serve some role in communication or recognition, enabling the owls to convey some kind of signals to one another.
Their large size allows them to feed on skunks with regularity which are sometimes such a prominent part of the diet that both bird and nest may smell of musk. They occupy the most extensive range of any owl species.

Great horned owls are one of several owl species that posses ear tufts. Some scientist suggest that the tufts serve some role in communication or recognition, enabling the owls to convey some kind of signals to one another.

Their large size allows them to feed on skunks with regularity which are sometimes such a prominent part of the diet that both bird and nest may smell of musk. They occupy the most extensive range of any owl species.

Six mouth to feed.

Harvest mice are Europe’s smallest rodents. It is easily identified with its blunt nose, short, rounded hairy ears and golden-brown fur. It posses a remarkable prehensile tail, which is used as a fifth limb that aids climbing through the tall, dense vegetation of their meadow, hedgerow and crop field homes.
 

Harvest mice are Europe’s smallest rodents. It is easily identified with its blunt nose, short, rounded hairy ears and golden-brown fur. It posses a remarkable prehensile tail, which is used as a fifth limb that aids climbing through the tall, dense vegetation of their meadow, hedgerow and crop field homes.

 

Raccoon dogs look very similar to raccoons but have no genetic similarities between them. They belong to the Canidae family, which are known to have distinct dog and wolf like characteristics and appearance. These animals are both carnivorous and omnivorous mammals.

They are monogamous and will mate for life. It is only if the mate dies or is killed, will the other search for a new mate. Two mates will hibernate in one den. During this period they will maintain close body contact to keep each other warm and will groom each other as well. This is a trait not practiced by canines, as dogs neither hibernate and nor are they monogamous in nature.

Baby brown bear.

Baby brown bear.


Sunset in Malawi

Sunset in Malawi

The Fennec Fox, also known as the desert fox, is the smallest fox, weighing only just over 2 pounds.  Fennecs have very acute hearing and can pick up the movements of their prey or enemies at a considerable distance, even underground. Their large ears, helps them regulate body heat, blood running near the skin in the ear dissipates heat allowing them to stay cool and not overheat on the hot desert sun.
Though cute, furry, and non-stinky, fennecs are very avid diggers. In the wild they build dens by tunneling in the sand, and are capable of digging 20 feet in one night.

The Fennec Fox, also known as the desert fox, is the smallest fox, weighing only just over 2 pounds.  Fennecs have very acute hearing and can pick up the movements of their prey or enemies at a considerable distance, even underground. Their large ears, helps them regulate body heat, blood running near the skin in the ear dissipates heat allowing them to stay cool and not overheat on the hot desert sun.

Though cute, furry, and non-stinky, fennecs are very avid diggers. In the wild they build dens by tunneling in the sand, and are capable of digging 20 feet in one night.