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Wattled crane

Cranes are a family of birds comprising 15 species that live across five continents (North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and...
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Southern three-banded armadillo

Armadillo is a Spanish word meaning “little armored one,” referring to the bony plates that cover much of an armadillo’s...
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Patagonian Mara

Although sometimes called Patagonian cavies or Patagonian hares, these unique animals belong in the mammalian Order Rodentia. Their closest living...
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Plains Zebra

Zebras are among the most recognizable of all animals, with their distinctive striped color pattern. They are closely related to...
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Giraffe

Giraffes are Earth’s tallest living mammals and specialize in browsing leaves and flowers from the tops of trees. Newborns may...
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African Elephant

This is one of the most distinctive animals on the planet. African elephants are the largest of the three elephant...
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Southern White Rhinoceros

These easily recognizable creatures are native to middle and southern Africa. They are some of the largest land-dwelling mammals in...
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Aldabra Giant Tortoise

Aldabra tortoises are the second-largest species of tortoise in the world and, like their larger relatives on the Galapagos Islands,...
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Wolf’s Guenon

The word “guenon” means fright in French and refers to the monkeys’ appearance (exposed teeth or grimacing) when excited. ...
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Malayan Sun Bear

These highly arboreal bears have exceptionally long claws and tongues to help them forage for honey, insects, and other small...
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Clouded Leopard

The intricate color patterns on these medium-sized cats provides excellent camouflage across a variety of habitats in southeastern Asia. Clouded...
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Fossa

Fossas are the largest carnivores on the island of Madagascar, where they feed on a varieties of mammals, including lemurs....
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Blue Crane

Like most cranes, the beauty, grace, and dramatic ritualized mating dances of the blue crane make them iconic and popular...
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Chilean Flamingo

One of the Zoo’s most recognizable bird species, the Chilean flamingo is a robust bird species native to the southern...
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Southern Ground Hornbill

These birds, like all species of hornbill, have distinctively large, down-curved bills that they use to grab small animals from...
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African Lion

African lions are unique among cats in that they live in social groups called prides. Prides hunt together to bring...
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Angolan Colobus Monkey

These strikingly-patterned monkeys have very long tails that help them balance as they move quickly through trees. They feed primarily...
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Binturong

These medium-sized mammals may weigh sometimes up to 50 pounds. They use their prehensile tails and specialized wrists and ankles...
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Kori Bustard

Kori bustards are very large, ground-dwelling birds that that eat a variety of insects, small animals and some plants. The...
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Giant Panda

Giant pandas are very unusual animals that eat almost exclusively bamboo, which is very low in nutrients. Because of this,...
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