Pinned toot

Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
❕ Participates in symbiotic relationships. It contributes to the propagation and dissemination of the plants that it feeds on. Often maned wolves defecate on the nests of leafcutter ants. The ants then use the dung to fertilize their fungus gardens, but they discard the seeds contained in the dung onto refuse piles just outside their nests. This process significantly increases the germination rate of the seeds.

🐿️ Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica) 

❕ Adult head and body length varies around 14 inches (36 cm) and the tail length is approximately 2 ft (0.61 m)

🦏 Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) 

❕ About 50% of males and 30% of females die from combat-related injuries.


Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)
❕ One aardwolf can lap up as many as 250,000 termites during a single night using its long, sticky tongue.

:sloth: Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus) 

❕ Whilst on the ground, and vulnerable, if the Linnaeus's sloth encounters such a predator, they will rear up on their hind legs and 'run' backwards, away from the predator. This defensive behaviour, however, often results in injuries for the sloth as they cannot see where they are running, and will 'crash' into trees and other obstructions.


Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
❕The closest living relatives to hyraxes are the modern-day elephants.


Kirk's Dik-Dik (Madoqua kirkii)
❕ The lifespan of Kirk's dik-dik in the wild is typically 5 years. In captivity, males have been known to live up to 16.5 years, while females have lived up to 18.4 years

Hi! Here's a lovely picture of a small fox watching the sunset in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen.

Pic by Inge Duijsens:

🐄 South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) 

❕ In Spanish it is called sachavaca which literally means "bushcow".

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