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African Journey

Upcoming Events

Lion Training Demo

Wed.

Elephant Water Cannon Demo

Wed., Sat. @

Wed.

Penguin Feeding

Wed.

Leopard Keeper Chat

Friday @

Wed.

Chimpanzee Keeper Chat

Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu. @

Wed.

Pelican Feeding

Wed.

Warthog Keeper Chat

Tue., Thu. @

Wed.

Lemur Keeper Chat

Monday @

Wed.

Cheetah/Porcupine Keeper Chat

Mon., Sat. @

Wed.

Giraffe/Okapi Keeper Chat

Sun., Fri. @

Wed.

Penguin Keeper Chat

Wed.

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Addra Gazelle

nanger dama

Quick Facts

RANGE

Sahara desert, from Sudan to Mauritania

STATUS

Critically Endangered

DIET

Herbivore - Herbs, shrubs, coarse desert grasses

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 13 yrs
Wild: 10‑12 yrs

OFFSPRING

Single young per birth

LENGTH

55‑66 in (140‑168 cm)

WEIGHT

88‑187 lbs (40‑85 kg)

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Arctic Fox

alopex lagopus

arctic fox

Quick Facts

RANGE

Circumpolar Arctic and subarctic regions

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Human food, carrion, invertebrates, birds, fish, eggs

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 14 yrs
Wild: 14 yrs

OFFSPRING

6-12 per litter

LENGTH

18‑27 in (45‑68 cm)

WEIGHT

5‑9 lb (2.5‑4 kg)

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Bald Eagle

haliaeetus leucocephalus

Quick Facts

RANGE

United States, Canada, Northern Mexico

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Fish, mammals, birds, crustaceans, reptiles, amphibians, carrion

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 36 yrs
Wild: Up to 28 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-3 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

28‑38 in (71‑96 cm)
Wingspan: 168‑244 cm

WEIGHT

2.5‑6.3 kg

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Upcomings Events

Bald Eagle Keeper Chat

Thursday @
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Bobcat

lynx rufus

Quick Facts

RANGE

North America

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Rabbits, squirrels, and other small-to-medium prey

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

Male: 16.8 years
Female: 18.8 years

OFFSPRING

2-4 kittens/litter average

LENGTH

26‑41 in

WEIGHT

20‑30lbs on average

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Upcomings Events

Bobcat Keeper Chat

Sun., Tue. @
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Cheetah

acinonyx jubatus

Quick Facts

RANGE

Isolated populations in sub-Saharan Africa, mainly Eastern and Southern

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Carnivore - Small to medium sized ungulates, birds, hares, small mammals

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 19 yrs
Wild: 10‑16 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-8 per litter

LENGTH

44‑59 in (112‑150 cm)

WEIGHT

77‑158 lbs (35‑72 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Cheetah/Porcupine Keeper Chat

Mon., Sat. @
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Chimpanzee Forest

Upcoming Events

Chimpanzee Keeper Chat

Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu. @
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Kirk’s Dik-dik

madoqua kirkii

Quick Facts

RANGE

Eastern and Southwestern Africa

STATUS

Least Concern - Stable throughout range

DIET

Herbivore - Eaves, buds, shoots, fruits, grasses

ACTIVE

Crepuscular

LIFESPAN

5‑10 yrs

OFFSPRING

Single offspring per birth

LENGTH

14‑18 in at the shoulder

WEIGHT

6‑14 lbs

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African Elephant

loxodonta africana

elephant being sprayed with water

Quick Facts

RANGE

Central and East Africa, south of the Sahara Desert

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Herbivore - Grasses, leaves, branches, roots, fruits, treebark

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 70 yrs
Wild: Up to 70 yrs

OFFSPRING

Single young per birth (twins possible)

LENGTH

Male: Up to 12 ft (3‑75 m)
Female: Up to 9 ft (3 m)

WEIGHT

Male: Up to 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg)
Female: 9,000 lbs (4,082 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Elephant Water Cannon Demo

Wed., Sat. @
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Farmyard Exhibit

Upcoming Events

Farmyard Keeper Chat

Sat., Sun. @
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Caribbean Flamingo

pheonicopterus ruber ruber

Quick Facts

RANGE

Islands and mainland coasts of the Caribbean Sea

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Omnivore - Small shellfish, fish, worms, insects, algae, aquatic seeds and plants

ACTIVE

Diurnal - Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

OFFSPRING

1-2 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

Body: 47‑57 in (120‑145 cm)
Wingspan: 55 in (140 cm)

WEIGHT

4.8‑6.1 lbs (2.2‑2.8 kg)

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Reticulated Giraffe

giraffa camelopardalis reticulata

Quick Facts

RANGE

Eastern, Central and Southern Africa

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Herbivore - Leaves

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 25 yrs
Wild: 10‑16 yrs

OFFSPRING

Single young per birth (twins are extremely rare)

LENGTH

Male: 18 ft (5.5m) tall
Female: 14‑15 ft (4‑4.5 m) tall

WEIGHT

Male: 2,425 lbs (1,100 kg)
Female: 1,540 lbs (700 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Giraffe/Okapi Keeper Chat

Sun., Fri. @
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Lemur Exhibit

Upcoming Events

Lemur Keeper Chat

Monday @
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Leopard

panthera pardus

Quick Facts

RANGE

Africa and Asia

STATUS

Near Threatened

DIET

Carnivore - Large and small mammals, birds, reptiles, arthropods

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 21‑23 yrs
Wild: 7‑9 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-3 cubs per litter

LENGTH

3.5 - 6.5 ft (1.0‑1.9 m)

WEIGHT

66‑155 lbs (30‑70 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Leopard Keeper Chat

Friday @
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African Lion

panthera leo

Quick Facts

RANGE

sub-Saharan Africa, mostly Eastern and Southern

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Carnivore

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 30 yrs
Wild: 15‑16 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-6 young per litter

LENGTH

Male: 5.5‑8 ft (1.5‑2.5 m)
Female: 4.5‑6 ft (1.4‑2m )

WEIGHT

Male: 330‑550 lb (150‑250 kg)
Female: 264‑400 lb (120‑181 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Lion Training Demo

Wed.

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Maryland Wilderness

Upcoming Events

Otter Keeper Chat

Thu., Sat. @

Hellbender Keeper Chat

Mon., Fri. @

Farmyard Keeper Chat

Sat., Sun. @

Marsh Aviary Keeper Chat

Wednesday @

Bobcat Keeper Chat

Sun., Tue. @
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Okapi

okapia johnstoni

Quick Facts

RANGE

Congolese Rainforest in Central Africa

STATUS

Endangered

DIET

Herbivore - Leaves, fruits, and seeds

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 33 yrs
Wild: Unknown

OFFSPRING

Single young per birth

LENGTH

5‑5.6 ft (150‑170 cm)

WEIGHT

462‑550 lbs (210‑250 kg)

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Ostrich

struthio camelus

Quick Facts

RANGE

Africa, North and South of equatorial forest belt

STATUS

Least Concern - Common

DIET

Herbivore - Green grass, browse on shrubs, succulents, seeds, few insects

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 40 yrs
Wild: 20‑30 yrs

OFFSPRING

Clutch averages 13
Multiple females lay in the same nest for incubation

LENGTH

Male: 6.5‑8 ft (2‑2.5 m)
Female: 5‑6.5 ft (1.5‑2 m)

WEIGHT

Male: 242‑330 lbs (110‑150 kg)
Female: 198‑242 lbs (90‑110 kg)

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Panamanian Golden Frog

atelopus zeteki

golden frog

Quick Facts

RANGE

Cordilleran mountains of Western-Central Panama

STATUS

Critically Endangered - Quite possibly extinct in the wild

DIET

Carnivore - Insects and other small invertebrates

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captivity: Up to 9 yrs
Wild: Unknown

OFFSPRING

200-600 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

1‑2 in (2.5 - 5.1 cm)

WEIGHT

Under 1 lb

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Penguin Coast

Upcoming Events

Penguin Feeding

Pelican Feeding

Penguin Keeper Chat

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Polar Bear Exhibit

Upcoming Events

Polar Bear Watch Keeper Chat

Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. @
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Polar Bear Watch

Upcoming Events

Bald Eagle Keeper Chat

Thursday @

Polar Bear Watch Keeper Chat

Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. @
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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

cynomys ludovicianus

prairie dog

Quick Facts

RANGE

Narrow bands of short-grass prairie from Central Texas north to the U.S.-Canada border

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Herbivore - Wheatgrass, grama, buffalo grass, scarlet globemallow, rabbitbrush, prickly pear cactus, thistle

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 5‑8 years

OFFSPRING

3-4 per litter

LENGTH

14‑17 in (350‑425 mm)

WEIGHT

1‑3 lbs

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Common Raven

corvus corax

raven

Quick Facts

RANGE

Throughout Northern Hemisphere

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Animal carcasses, rodents, grains, seeds

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 24 yrs
Wild: Unknown

OFFSPRING

4-6 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

22‑27 in (56‑59 cm)

WEIGHT

24‑58 oz (689‑1,625 g)

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Black-tailed Prairie Dog

cynomys ludovicianus

prairie dog

Quick Facts

RANGE

Narrow bands of short-grass prairie from Central Texas north to the U.S.-Canada border

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Herbivore - Wheatgrass, grama, buffalo grass, scarlet globemallow, rabbitbrush, prickly pear cactus, thistle

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 5‑8 years

OFFSPRING

3-4 per litter

LENGTH

14‑17 in (350‑425 mm)

WEIGHT

1‑3 lbs

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North American River Otter

lontra canadensis

north american river otter

Quick Facts

RANGE

Throughout North America

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Fish, frogs, crayfish, crabs, rodents, rabbits, insects

ACTIVE

Diurnal - Diurnal and nocturnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 21 yrs
Wild: 8‑9 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-6 per litter

LENGTH

18‑32 in (460‑830 mm)

WEIGHT

6‑31 lbs (3‑14 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Otter Keeper Chat

Thu., Sat. @
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Common Warthog

phacochoerus africanus

Quick Facts

RANGE

sub-Saharan Africa

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Herbivore - Grass, roots, berries, bark of young trees, occasionally carrion

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: Up to 18 yrs
Wild: 12‑15 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-8 per litter

LENGTH

35‑59 in (900‑1500 mm)

WEIGHT

110‑331 lbs (50‑150 kg)

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Upcomings Events

Warthog Keeper Chat

Tue., Thu. @
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Southern White Rhinoceros

ceratotherium simum simum

southern white rhino

Quick Facts

RANGE

South Africa

STATUS

Near Threatened

DIET

Herbivore - grasses

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 40 yrs
Wild: 35 yrs

OFFSPRING

Single young per birth

LENGTH

118‑150 in (300‑380 cm)

WEIGHT

Male: up to 6,000 lb (2,721 kg)
Female: up to 4,500 lb (2,041 kg)

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Plains Zebra

equus quagga

Quick Facts

RANGE

Eastern and Southeastern Africa

STATUS

Near Threatened

DIET

Herbivore - Grasses

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Captive: 35‑40 yrs
Wild: 15‑20 yrs

OFFSPRING

Single young per birth

LENGTH

Up to 59 in (1.5 m) at shoulders

WEIGHT

500‑800 lbs (227‑363 kg)

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Three-toed Box Turtle

terrapene carolina triunguis

turtle hiding in shell

Quick Facts

RANGE

South-central U.S. in marshes, grasses, and wetlands near shallow water

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Omnivore - Insects, plant matter, carrion, various small animals

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

30‑50 years on average

OFFSPRING

3-8 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

4.5 to 6 inches on average

WEIGHT

1‑2 pounds

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California Kingsnake

lampropeltis californiae

snake

Quick Facts

RANGE

California and neighboring states, from southern Oregon to northern Mexico

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and eggs

ACTIVE

Crepuscular

LIFESPAN

10‑15 years on average

OFFSPRING

3-24 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

2.5‑3.5 ft on average

WEIGHT

Up to 3.3 pounds

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Central Bearded Dragon

pogona vitticeps

Bearded dragon held in hand

Quick Facts

RANGE

Eastern and Central Australia in desert, dry forest, scrubland

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Omnivore - Plants, insects, occasional small rodent or lizard

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

4‑10 years

OFFSPRING

Up to 2 dozen eggs/clutch

LENGTH

13‑24 inches, including tail

WEIGHT

10 to 18 ounces

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Gopher Tortoise

gopherus polyphemus

Quick Facts

RANGE

Southeastern U.S. - longleaf pine forest; variety of other forest types; coastal dunes

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Herbivore - Grasses and other low-growing plants

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

40‑60 years in the wild; 90+ in captivity

OFFSPRING

5-9 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

9‑11 inches on average

WEIGHT

12 pounds on average

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Emperor Scorpion

pandinus imperator

Quick Facts

RANGE

West Africa, Tropical forests

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Termites, other invertebrates, small mammals and reptiles

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

5‑8 years on average

OFFSPRING

10-12 live young on average

LENGTH

8 in

WEIGHT

Up to 1 oz

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Mexican Redknee Tarantula

brachypelma smithi

tarantula

Quick Facts

RANGE

Central Pacific coast of Mexico - Arid habitats such as desert, scrubland, and dry forests

STATUS

Near Threatened

DIET

Carnivore - Insects, frogs, small lizards, and mice

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

Males: 5‑10 yrs; Females: 25‑30 yrs

OFFSPRING

200-400 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

5 inches

WEIGHT

0.5 oz

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Marine Toad

rhinella marina

toad being held

Quick Facts

RANGE

Central and South America - wide variety of tropical and sub-tropical habitats

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Insects and other invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, small mammals, carrion, garbage

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

5‑15 yrs

OFFSPRING

8,000-30,000 eggs/clutch on average

LENGTH

4‑6 in on average

WEIGHT

Up to 3 lbs

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Red-footed Tortoise

chelonoidis carbonaria

Quick Facts

RANGE

Central and South America; several Caribbean islands

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Omnivore - Primarily fruit; grasses, fungi, carrion, invertebrates

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

50+ yrs

OFFSPRING

2-15 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

12‑16 in

WEIGHT

Up to 11 lbs

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Iranian Eyelid Gecko

eublepharis angramainyu

Quick Facts

RANGE

Iran, Iraq, northern Syria, southeastern Turkey

STATUS

Data Deficient

DIET

Carnivore - Insects, spiders, other arthropods, possibly eggs and small reptiles

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

Unknown

OFFSPRING

Unknown

LENGTH

8‑9.5 in

WEIGHT

55‑70 g

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Egyptian Tortoise

testudo kleinmanni

Quick Facts

RANGE

Libya, desert and semi-desert

STATUS

Critically Endangered

DIET

Herbivore - Leaves and flowers of desert plants

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Wild: unknown; captivity: 20+ yrs

OFFSPRING

1-5 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

Up to 5 in (12.7 cm)

WEIGHT

5.5‑12.5 oz (156‑354 g)

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Military Macaw

ara militaris

Quick Facts

RANGE

Fragmented range from Mexico to Argentina

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Herbivore - Seeds, nuts, fruits, berries

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

Wild: Unknown. Captivity: 50‑60 years

OFFSPRING

2-3 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

27‑30 in.

WEIGHT

2‑2.5 lbs.

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Indian Peafowl

pavo cristatus

Quick Facts

RANGE

Native to India and neighboring countries

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Omnivore - Seeds, fruit, insects, occasional reptile or small rodent

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

20 years

OFFSPRING

4-6 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

6‑7.5 feet

WEIGHT

6‑13 pounds

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Chinese Alligator

alligator sinensis

Quick Facts

RANGE

Lower Yangtze River basin, China

STATUS

Critically Endangered

DIET

Carnivore - Fish, snails, clams, occasional duck or rodent

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

50‑70 yrs

OFFSPRING

10-40 eggs/clutch

LENGTH

Up to 5 ft.

WEIGHT

Up to 90 lbs

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Tawny Frogmouth

podargus strigoides

Quick Facts

RANGE

Australia and Tasmania

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Primarily insects; also invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, frogs, and birds

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

15‑20 years on average

OFFSPRING

1-3 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

13‑20 inches; Wingspan: 25‑38 inches

WEIGHT

Up to 1.5 pounds

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Kunekune Pig

sus scrofa scrofa kunekune

Quick Facts

RANGE

Worldwide

STATUS

Domesticated - Rare but rebounding

DIET

Herbivore - Grass, hay, grain

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

8‑16 years

OFFSPRING

6-12 piglets per litter

LENGTH

Up to 4 ft.

WEIGHT

130‑220 lbs.

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American Badger

taxidea taxus

Quick Facts

RANGE

Central and western North America, from southern Canada to Mexico

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Rodents, birds, bird eggs, reptiles, amphibians, insects

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

4‑10 yrs

OFFSPRING

1-5 cubs per litter

LENGTH

16‑28 in.

WEIGHT

8‑26 lbs

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Spur-winged Lapwing

vanellus spinosus

spurwing lapwing bird standing

Quick Facts

RANGE

Central, sub-Saharan Africa; eastern Mediterranean

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Primarily insects, insect larvae, and small invertebrates

ACTIVE

Diurnal - Variably diurnal or nocturnal

LIFESPAN

17 yrs on average

OFFSPRING

2-4 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

10‑11 in
Wingspan: 27‑32 in

WEIGHT

4.5‑6 oz

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Prehensile-tailed Skink

corucia zebrata

Quick Facts

RANGE

Solomon Islands, tropical rain forest

STATUS

No Listing

DIET

Herbivore - Leaves and fruit

ACTIVE

Crepuscular

LIFESPAN

Up to 15 years

OFFSPRING

1-2 offspring

LENGTH

2.5 ft

WEIGHT

Approximately 2 lbs

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North American Ruddy Duck

oxyura jamaicensis

Quick Facts

RANGE

Summer: Mid-Western U.S. and Canada, and much of Central America; Winter: along Atlantic, Pacific

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Carnivore - Aquatic insects and invertebrates; pondweed, algae, wild celery, seeds of other aquatic plants

ACTIVE

Diurnal

LIFESPAN

5‑10 yrs

OFFSPRING

8 eggs/clutch on average

LENGTH

13–17 in

WEIGHT

10–30 oz

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Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine

coendou prehensilis

Quick Facts

RANGE

North/Northwest South America

STATUS

Least Concern - Stable

DIET

Herbivore - Bark, leaves, fruit, buds, root vegetables

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

About 15 yrs

OFFSPRING

Usually single offspring

LENGTH

30 to 40 in, including tail

WEIGHT

4‑11 lbs

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Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

gromphadorhina portentosa

cockroach sitting on palm of hand

Quick Facts

RANGE

Madagascar

STATUS

Least Concern

DIET

Omnivore

ACTIVE

Nocturnal

LIFESPAN

2‑5 yrs

OFFSPRING

20-60 per brood

LENGTH

2‑3 in

WEIGHT

0.8 oz

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Marbled Teal

marmaronetta angustirostris

Marbled Teal

Quick Facts

RANGE

Scattered across Northwest Africa, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East, and Central Asia

STATUS

Vulnerable

DIET

Omnivore - Mall seeds, aquatic invertebrates

ACTIVE

Crepuscular

LIFESPAN

Unknown

OFFSPRING

4-12 eggs per clutch

LENGTH

15‑19 in (38‑48 cm)

WEIGHT

8.5‑21.5 oz (240‑600 g)

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Eastern Milksnake

lampropeltis triangulum

Eastern Milksnake

Quick Facts