Wild Animal Safari – Georgia http://animalsafari.com/Georgia Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:23:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Animal Corner – The Short-Eared Owl http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/animal-corner-the-short-eared-owl/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/animal-corner-the-short-eared-owl/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:19:44 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6402 more »]]> Owl

Photo Credit: Tupulak

It is easy to guess how the Short-Eared Owl got his name! This owl is known for their extremely short ears, which are so short that they are barely visible. They still have excellent hearing and are actually great communicators. They make a range of sounds, such as hooting, barking, hissing and squeaking sounds.

The Short-Eared Owl can grow up 15 inches and are usually a mottled brown or tawny. They have large heads and short necks and powerful hooked bills. They live in open areas, like grasslands, where they will actually rest on the ground.

The Short-Eared Owl feeds on various insects, rats, rabbits and various other small mammals. Even though they tend to hunt at night, they will also hunt in the day when their prey is plentiful. They’ll fly just above the ground while they look for food, which is quite a site to see if you’re lucky enough to witness it!

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Sloth http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/sloth/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/sloth/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:45:50 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6431 Sloths are popular for being very slow-moving animals. They live in jungles in South and Central America, and they feast on leaves, buds and grass shoots. Their claws act as their main defense mechanism, and in many cases, algae grows on their bodies to provide camouflage.

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California Kingsnake http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/california-kingsnake/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/california-kingsnake/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:34:54 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6429 The California Kingsnake is found along the West Coast and even into Mexico. It is nonvenomous, and it comes in many different colors and striping patterns thanks to crossbreeding in captivity. The California Kingsnake’s most popular coloring and patterns are black-and-white and ruby red-eyed.

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Carpet Python http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/carpet-python/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/carpet-python/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:24:04 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6427 The Carpet Python is a very large type of Python, reaching between 6.5 and 13 feet long and weighing up to 33 pounds. They can be black- or olive-colored, with gold, cream or white markings and patterning all over. They can be found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia.

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Owl Monkey http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/owl-monkey/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/owl-monkey/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:12:12 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6425 Owl Monkeys are also known as Night Monkeys, because they are the only nocturnal monkey species. They are native to Panama and South America. They have large brown eyes which magnify their ability to see well at night. Owl Monkeys make up to eight distinct vocal sounds to communicate.

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Tamarin Monkey http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/tamarin-monkey/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/tamarin-monkey/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 19:05:18 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6423 Tamarin Monkeys can be found in Central and South American rainforests and other forest areas. Their colors range, from completely black to mixtures of black, white and brown. Many have facial hair that resembles mustaches. Tamarin Monkeys typically live in groups of 40, made up of one or two families.

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Serval http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/serval/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/serval/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:56:00 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6421 Servals are wild cats native to Africa. They have the longest legs of any cat relative to their body size. They are usually tawny-colored, with black stripes near their head and neck that transition into spots across the rest of their body. Servals hunt at night to avoid their predators.

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Pictus Gecko http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/pictus-gecko/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/pictus-gecko/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:42:35 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6419 Pictus Geckos are also known as Ocelot Geckos, Panther Geckos, Madagascar Ground Geckos and Malagasy Fat-Tailed Geckos. They have brown skin with black markings. Pictus Geckos live along the forest floor in Madagascar, and they are nocturnal creatures.

 

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Crested Gecko http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/crested-gecko/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/crested-gecko/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:36:32 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6417 Native to New Caledonia, Crested Geckos get their name from the crests over their eyes. These crests resemble eyelashes. They come in various shades of gray, yellow, orange, red and brown. Their colors grow brighter and more vivid at night. Crested Geckos mainly eat fruit and insects.

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Nile Monitor Lizard http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/nile-monitor-lizard/ http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/nile-monitor-lizard/#respond Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:27:42 +0000 http://animalsafari.com/Georgia/?p=6415 Nile Monitor Lizards are native to Africa, but they are not found in any desert regions. They thrive along and around rivers, and their nostrils are placed highly on their snouts, allowing them to do well in water. Nile Monitor Lizards are also fantastic runners and climbers.

 

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