The Red Hills Salamander is a large species of lung-less salamander that are adept at burrowing and spend the majority of the day underground, only emerging at night to hunt for food. The Red Hills Salamander is currently listed as endangered as its losing its forest habitat to pine and timber harvesting firms. The Red
The Purple Frog is a product of isolated evolution that has been taking place for over 130 million years. Evolving from the amphibian family Nasikabatrachidae, the Purple Frog is a very recent discovery, having being discovered in India in 2003 making the Purple Frog the first new family of frogs to be discovered since 1926.
Cantor’s giant softshell turtle is native to Cambodia and Vietnam and is extremely rare, leading to the amazing turtle being recently classed as an endangered species. One of the largest species of turtle in the world, Cantor’s giant softshell turtle is also one of the strangest to look at. The majority of turtles have an
Green and brown or either one, the Darwins frog is about 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters long. The colors of the frog help to camouflage it as it hunts for its food but it is sometimes mistaken for a leaf and eaten by vegetarian animals as well as predators.
Monitor lizards are quite large and slender. There are many varieties of Monitor Lizards, but the Panay Lizard is unique among these for several reasons. More slender than the average Monitor is still heavy bodied. The Panay is semi aquatic, and is at home in the water.
The Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus Principalis) was though to extinct until a recent discovery.The elusive Ivory-billed Woodpecker is now classed as critically endangered with sightings of this beautiful bird still as scarce as always. The Ivory-billed woodpecker is classed as an American Woodpecker but there are actually two distinct sub-species of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, those being
The Mhorr gazell is the largest of the true gazelles, and is a brown red color on the neck and back, with white underbelly and tail. Both the male and the female have very curvy ridged horns that are quite distinctive in nature. Mhorr Gazelle The Mhorr gazelle once ranged in vast herds, but living
The African Wild Ass is one of the truly wild donkeys which inhabit the African plains. They are medium grey in summertime and iron gray in the winter, with a mane that stands upright although it is not very thick in nature. It features stripes on its lower legs not unlike those of a zebra.
The Kouprey, also called the Cambodian Forest Ox is one of the most mysterious animals alive today. It was unseen and unheard of until late 1937, and since then has been seen a bare handful of times by scientists. The Kouprey is a greyish colored forest oxen, with frayed looking horns and a long dewlap
The Dwarf blue sheep is a smaller wild sheep, weighing in at about 25-40 KG, or about 50-90 pounds. It lives mostly on rocky slopes generally at very high altitudes, such as between 8500 and 9500 feet above sea level. The dwarf blue lives mostly on grasses but also other plants such as club moss.
One of the most impressive predators in the world, the Scottish Wildcat is intelligent, patient, agile and powerful, pound for pound as powerful as any other cat alive, large or small. Until as short a time ago as 1950, Scotsmen believed them to be mankillers. The Scottish Wildcat They hold the distinction and legend of
The Yangtze River Dolphins were at one time widely spread and were found in one place only.. in the three gorges that live in the mouth of the Yangtze River of China The Yangtze River Dolphin can grow to be as large as a large man, one of the biggest of dolphins, and one of
The Southern Pudu is one of the smallest of all deer species, as well as being one of the smallest of the ungulates as well. It is close in appearance to its relative, the Northern Pudu, but is smaller still than that diminutive animal. Their coats are rough and thick, and colored a brown black.
The Przewalski Horse is an herbivore that is about 7 feet long from head to tip of tail, and may weight about 700 pounds. It will stand approximately 4 or 4 and a half feet tall. The Przewalski Horse has a coat that is reddish in color, but can vary to a light tan, or
The Bornean big cat is also known as the Bornean Clouded Leopard or Diard’s Leopard. Whatever you want to call it, this is a medium sized wild cat that is found in the areas of Borneo, Sumatra, and the Batu Islands. This is a truly beautiful cat that has irregularly shaped markings that have dark