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Yellow-Throated Marten (Martes flavigula)
❕Eats small deer which is pretty impressive for an animal that weighs 5.7 kg at the most.
📷 flickr.com/photos/burnett0305/

: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.
📷 flickr.com/photos/dogsey/

🐖 Red River Hog (Potamochoerus porcus) 

❕ One boar lives with a harem of up to 30 ladies.
📷 flickr.com/photos/die_nicky79/

🦏 Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) 

❕ About 50% of males and 30% of females die from combat-related injuries.
📷 flickr.com/photos/wellsie82/

🐄 South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) 

❕ In Spanish it is called sachavaca which literally means "bushcow".
📷 flickr.com/photos/anatae/

:ms_opossum: Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) 

❕ The scientific name translates from Latin as "short-headed rope-dancer", a reference to their canopy acrobatics.
📷 flickr.com/photos/jpmckenna/

Moose (Alces alces)
❕A̶r̶e̶ ̶f̶u̶c̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶h̶u̶g̶e̶. Can stand 2 metres (7 feet) tall at the shoulder.
📷 flickr.com/photos/dannymccread

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