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🐿️ 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)
Reticulated Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)
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
Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
❕ If excited, they may perform a behavior called the "weasel war dance", characterized by frenzied sideways hops, leaps and bumping into nearby objects. Despite its common name, it is not aggressive but is a joyful invitation to play. It is often accompanied by a unique soft clucking noise, commonly referred to as "dooking".
🐖 Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
❕ One boar lives with a harem of up to 30 ladies.
Indian Grey Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi)
🐆 Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)
Asian Small-Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinereus)
❕L̶o̶v̶e̶d̶ ̶b̶y̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶i̶n̶t̶e̶r̶n̶e̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶s̶o̶n̶. In Singapore, female Asian small-clawed otters were found to have created a hybrid species through interbreeding with males of the larger smooth-coated otter, resulting in the first documented case of hybridization between otters in the wild.
Rock Hyrax (Procavia capensis)
❕The closest living relatives to hyraxes are the modern-day elephants.
🦔 Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Coendou mexicanus)
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.
🐭 Round-Eared Elephant Shrew (Macroscelides proboscideus)
🐄 South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
❕ In Spanish it is called sachavaca which literally means "bushcow".
🦌 Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii)
Hi! Here's a lovely picture of a small fox watching the sunset in the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen.
Pic by Inge Duijsens: https://www.vogeldagboek.nl/
Yellow-Footed Rock-Wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus)
Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)
Siberian Musk Deer (Moschus moschiferus)
❕ Has rad fangs but is actually a herbivore.
Animals are good, okay? No need to justify making a bot about them. Get off my back!
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