The Reticulated Giraffe is a subspecies of Giraffe native to north-eastern Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. They are an endangered species with less than 5,000 living in the world. Fully grown Reticulated Giraffes can be between 16 and 20 feet tall and weigh up to 1,800 pounds! Living in savannahs, grasslands and woodlands, they live off of leaves and other vegetation.
The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle often used in beef and dairy industries. They are recognized by their distinctive horns, which can be up to 7 feet long and have an upward curve at the tip. A large species, they can weigh up to 2,200 pounds! Texas Longhorns are known for having diverse colorations and for being a very hardy breed. They are also considered easy to care for and have a gentle disposition.
The Black Buck Antelope is native to India but is now considered endangered due to sharply decreasing numbers. They have distinctive colorations with dark brown, black and white patterns. The males sport long spiral horns while the females have none. They live in herds of 15 to 20 and eat mostly grasses and fruit when it is available. Average life span is 12 years but in captivity they can live longer.
Native to Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan, Leopard Geckos are nocturnal and spend their days hiding under dry, rocky ground. Leopard Geckos’ unique ability to move their eyelids sets them apart from other geckos. Their diet is largely worms and insects like crickets. Their average lifespan is 10-20 years.
Basilisks live near rivers and streams in the Central and South American rainforests. They feast on insects, flowers, snakes, fish, birds and eggs. They earned the nickname “the Jesus Lizard” for their ability to run across the surface of water. Average lifespan is 7 years.
Bearded Dragon Lizards are one of the 7 species belonging to the Pogonagenus family of lizards. They are native to Australia, and they can be found in its rocky and arid regions. Bearded Dragon Lizards are omnivorous, consuming both insects and plants. Their average lifespan is 10-20 years.
The Tupinambis, more commonly referred to as the Tegu Lizard, is native to South America. There are many types of Tegu Lizards, such as Blue, Black & White, Gold, Red and Albino Blue. Their omnivorous diet includes both plants and animals, including eggs. They hibernate about 5 months a year, and they can grow to five and a half feet in length. Average lifespan is 10-15 years.
The Green Iguana belongs to an herbivorous genus of lizards native to tropical habitats throughout Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. There are several types of Iguana besides the Green Iguana, such as the Lesser Antillean Iguana and the Cayman Iguana. All are herbivores and they range from green to brown, depending on species. The Green Iguana is the most common and is often kept as a pet due to their calm nature.
The Blue Tongue Skink Lizard is the largest member of the Scincidae(skink) family. These lizards bare their blue tongue to scare away any potential enemies. They eat a wide variety of insects, fruits, flowers and berries. They are native to Australia, and they dwell near the ground. They can grow to 20 inches in length, and their average lifespan is 10-20 years
Yellow Fronted Amazon Parrots live in the tropical, lowland regions of Mexico and South America. They eat fruits, seeds, berries and nuts. Food that contains sugar and too much salt is very harmful to these birds. They typically grow to 15 inches in length, and as pets, they can be trained to be talkative. Average lifespan is 60 years.