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Coatimundi

Animal Corner – Coatimundi

Coatimundi are members of raccoon family that come from tropical and subtropical areas in  South America. They usually live in forests where they search for fruit,insects, small rodents and bird eggs.They weigh up to about 15 pounds and can be up to 44 inches long from head to the tip of their tail. Coatimundi females live in groups called "bands" but the males are usually solitary. They can communicate through…

Animal Corner – Alpaca

[caption id="attachment_2619" align="alignleft" width="200"] Alpaca from Canada[/caption] Alpacas are members of the camel family, native to the mountainous areas of South America such as the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador and northern Chile. They can stand up to 99 cm at the shoulder and weigh up to 180 pounds. They have thick, long hair which is prized for making clothing and other textiles. Alpaca no longer live in…

Animal Corner – The Red Brahma

The Red Brahma, sometimes called the Brahman, originally came from India. They are one of the most popular cattle breeds around the world as they are very hardy and do well even under adverse conditions, even in tropical environments. They came to the United States in the early 1800's and were the result of breeding 4 different Indian Zebu breeds. These cattle have short coats, a hump in between their…

Animal Corner -Leopard Geckos

This form of gecko was first found in 1954. They live in grasslands and desert areas, including places in south Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and areas within India and Iran. The Leopard gecko can actually go into a special type of hibernation when they are in areas that have very cold seasons. The Leopard gecko is large for a gecko, reaching up to 11 inches and 65 grams under good conditions.…

Animal Corner – Giraffe

The giraffe is always one of the most popular animals people stop by to see when they visit us. Few animals are as easy to love as the giraffe. They are unique, beautiful and they tend to be friendly and eager to interact with people.Their unique look makes them memorable as it combines the look of a camel with the stripes of a leopard. Their scientific name actually reflects this;…

Seasonal Changes and Animals

Before summer arrives most people change out the items in their closet in preparation for warmer weather. In the fall a similar change happens as people get sweaters and coats ready for the cold. Animals don't have closets but some do a good job of preparing for the coming seasons through changing their coats! One thing you might notice when you visit a park like ours is that animals with…

Animal Corner — The Peacock

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Credit: Wouter Beckers[/caption] What comes to mind when you think of a peacock? You likely think about the brightly colored and decorative plumage of the male peafowl. There are two Asiatic and one African species of peafowl. Only the males get the colorful feathers, the females are generally grey or brown. Peacocks have a long train of feathers in bright, iridescent colors. They can display…

Animal Corner — The Arctic Wolf

[caption id="attachment_962" align="alignleft" width="300"] Courtesy: Gunnar Ries[/caption] Have you wondered how animals survive in the harsh environments, like in the Arctic? Today we’re going to talk about the Arctic wolf, who has adapted to live in one of the harshest climates on earth. The Arctic wolf lives in the Arctic Circle where it is freezing or below freezing all of the time. How do they do it? They put on…