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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.

Saiga is a type of antelope. They are known for their huge, inflatable, and humped nose which help them to filter out airborne dust during the dry summer migrations, and filter out cold air before it reaches their lungs during winter. They are a migratory species, migrating in the summer and winter and can run up to 80 km per hour in a short time.

Local people kill saiga because of its meat and horns. Horns are used in traditional Chinese medicine. Saiga is listed as critically endangered species and were once in the millions but today only less than 50,000 left in the wild.

A young tarsier prowling at night.

A young tarsier prowling at night.

The Black Heron also known as the Black Egret,  is found south of the Sahara Desert, including Madagascar, and prefers shallow open waters, such as the edges of freshwater lakes and ponds. 

The Black Heron has an interesting hunting method called canopy feeding— it hunches over and spreads its wings just like an umbrella, thereby creating a shady patch to block sunlight allowing them  to see better. It also lulled fish into a false sense of security by making them think that either night has fallen or the shady area is a safe refuge [x].

The Lion Queen.

The Lion Queen.