Category: Mammals

Central America Wooly Opossum

The woolly opossum, which is a good bit smaller than its cousins, the North American possums is a tree dweller, primarily found in arboreal forests in both Central and South America. This opossum is an omnivore, and will eat fruit, berries, insects, smaller vertebrates and also carrion when they are taking food. The wooly opossum


The Kinkajou lives in the subtropics or tropical rain forests, in Central and South America, where most of their life is spent in trees. This is a lot easier for them than for many other animals as they have several quite interesting adaptations, one of which is an incredible tail, and the other being some


The Aye-aye is found only one place in the world. On the Island of Madagascar, this rarely seen animal lives exclusively, and although it doesn’t look like an ape of any kind, its related to a chimpanzee as well as a human. The Aye-aye is dark brown or black in color and has a huge

Clouded Leopard

The Clouded Leopard is a medium sized wild cat that is native to Asia, the clouded leopard is not as rare as it is secretive, which makes it difficult to know a great deal about their habits in the wild. Much of our understanding of this cat’s natural history and behavior is a result of

Capuchin Monkey

Capuchins are part of the group of monkeys called New world Monkeys. The name comes from their color which is likened to the Franciscans cowls, and they were called after the monks they looked like. The Capuchin monkey ranges from the Honduras into South America, and Peru. Capuchin very much looks like the friars they

Delmarva Squirrel

The Delmarva Squirrel is an arboreal animal that lives primarily in smaller woodlands of big trees with open under areas. It does not like dense underbrush and will avoid those because of the competition with the gray squirrel. It is a great deal like the gray squirrel, but has larger teeth. The Delmarva Fox can


The koala is rather like the wombat in the way it looks but is a great deal more furry and Koalas are built with extremely long and very sharp claws which help them to climb and to protect themselves. They may weight about 30 pounds for a male, to 10 pounds for a female. Although

Sugar Glider

Sugar Gliders arboreal, which means it, is a tree dweller. It is actually a gliding possum, and a marsupial, which means that it carries its young in a pouch. Their name came from their interaction with the early bushman who watching them and taming them found out that they liked sweets like honey and sugar


The Mandrill is a primate and is considered an old world monkey being very closely related to baboons. The Mandrill holds the distinction of being one of the largest species of monkeys in the world. They can weigh in at close to 60 pounds for males and forty pounds for the females who are a

Crab-eating Macaque

A crab Eating Macaque is a native primate to south East Asia and is also known as the long tailed macaque. These small monkeys have been used a great deal in experiments for medical research, and neurological drug research in particular. The Crab-eating Macaque ranges in a wide variety or areas and can live in


Gibbons are very involved social animals who are extremely territorial and will defend their places of residence amid vast displays of vocalization and a great deal of movement. The vocalization can be heard for up to a mile, when they become enraged, but also at other times. One very different and unique thing about Gibbons

Flying Fox

Flying foxes are a species of fruit bat. They are named flying foxes because of their fox-like heads and reddish brown fur. There are over 160 species of flying fox found widely through South East Asia and North East Australia where they inhabit tropical rainforests. The numbers of flying foxes are declining due to hunting


Sloths are medium-sized mammals that live in South America and Central America belonging to the families Megalonychidae and Bradypodidae, part of the order Pilosa. Most scientists call these two families the Folivora suborder, while some call it Phyllophaga. Sloths are omnivores, eating mainly vegetation. Sloths may also eat insects and small lizards and carrion. Sloths