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Bontebok

Bontebok were saved from extinction about 200 years ago by local farmers in South Africa who set aside land for...
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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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Screaming hairy armadillo

The brown armor that covers the body of an armadillo, known as a carapace, is made of keratin – the...
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Lesser hedgehog tenrec

There are 25 species of tenrec which are mostly found on Madagascar, but some are native to mainland Africa. The...
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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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Slender-tailed Meerkat

Meerkats are well-known to most people who enjoy animals because of their charismatic postures and social activities. They live in...
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Common Warthog

Common warthogs are a species of wild pig with many similarities to the domesticated pig raised by humans. They are...
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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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Crowned Lemur

Crowned lemurs, like all lemurs, are primates only found on the island of Madagascar, off the southeastern coast of Africa....
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Huacaya Alpaca

Alpacas are a domesticated, social species that live in herds. Although they originated in Peru, they have now spread worldwide...
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Nubian Goat

This breed was developed in England when British goats crossed with bucks of African and Indian origin. Goats were among...
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Oberhasli Goat

The breed was originally developed in Switzerland and, though relatively rare in the U.S., remains highly sought after for its...
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Red Panda

Red pandas are classified in their own family, Ailuridae, and are distantly related to raccoons. Unlike their name suggests,...
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Ring-tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed lemurs are named for the distinctive, alternating black-and-white bands along their tails. They reside in southern and southwestern Madagascar...
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Saanen Goat

Saanen goats are one of the largest and calmest of the dairy breeds. They tend to do well as family...
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Schmidt’s Guenon

Guenons are a diverse group of Old World monkeys, characterized by enormous cheek pouches that they stuff with food opportunistically...
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Southdown Baby Doll Sheep

Their name refers to their cute, teddy bear-like appearance and the fact that the breed was developed in the South...
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Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the tigers. Unfortunately, all subspecies of tiger are endangered (and three already are extinct)...
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Western Lowland Gorilla

Zoo Atlanta is currently home to one of the largest populations of gorillas in North America. Western lowland gorillas live...
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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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Gulf Coast Native Sheep

Among sheep breeds, these sheep are particularly robust in hot and humid climates such as the Gulf Coast of North...
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Kunekune Pig

Pigs were among one of the very first domesticated animals, and they have been part of human life as companions...
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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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Naked Mole Rat

The appearance and habits of the naked mole rat enthrall scientists and observers alike. Naked mole rats are eusocial mammals,...
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Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Goats were among one of the very first domesticated animals and have been part of human life as companions and...
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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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Giant Otter

As the name implies, these are the longest of all otter species. Like other otters, they are highly aquatic and...
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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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Black-and-white-ruffed Lemur

Black-and-white-ruffed lemurs are the largest of the lemurs, all of which are found only on the island of Madagascar. They...
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Bornean Orangutan

The word “orangutan” comes from “Orang Hutan,” meaning “Person of the Forest.” They are unique among the great apes in...
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Drill

Drills are very distinctive primates that are related to baboons. They live in complex social groups led by a single...
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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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Golden Lion Tamarin

These small monkeys live only in the unique Atlantic Coastal Forests of Brazil, where they are endangered mostly because of...
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Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth

Sloths are arboreal animals and are slow and deliberate rather than swift and agile. Specialized, enlarged claws enable them to...
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Sumatran Orangutan

The word “orangutan” comes from “Orang Hutan,” meaning “Person of the Forest.” They are unique among the great apes in...
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