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Indian Grey Mongoose (Herpestes edwardsi)
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.
🦏 Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)
❕ About 50% of males and 30% of females die from combat-related injuries.
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
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.
🦌 Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii)
🐄 South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
❕ In Spanish it is called sachavaca which literally means "bushcow".
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)
🦔 Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine (Coendou mexicanus)
🐆 Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)
Siberian Musk Deer (Moschus moschiferus)
❕ Has rad fangs but is actually a herbivore.
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
❕Also called a zebra giraffe because of course.
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".
Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps)
❕ The scientific name translates from Latin as "short-headed rope-dancer", a reference to their canopy acrobatics.
🐿️ Asian Tri-Colored Squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii)
🐖 Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
❕ One boar lives with a harem of up to 30 ladies.
Animals are good, okay? No need to justify making a bot about them. Get off my back!
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