Category: On the Ground


The Aardvark is a native animal of Africa and is called the ant bear as well as Aardvark. The aardvark is built like a small pig, and has coarse hairs scattered over his body. He is stocky with an arched back and long legs Aardvarks have just four toes on their front feet. The back

Tasmanian Pademelon

Tasmanian Pademelons are a species found in Australia that includes two separate types of animals. They are somewhat akin to a kangaroo, and are in fact a type of wallaby, which has one very interesting and unique thing to recommend it. They make runways or cleared aspects in the grassy areas surrounding their location. Pademelons

Spotted Quoll

The Spotted Quoll, also known as the Spotted Tailed Quoll or Spotted Quoll is the second largest marsupial which is a carnivore. The largest being the Tasmanian devil. The Spotted Quoll is sometimes called the Tiger Cat. Quolls are about the size of a domestic cat, and will range in color from red brown to


Lyrebirds are found along the coast of Australia. They also life in Tasmania, and love dampened forests or wetlands, which are hard to traverse. They are superb at imitating other birds and in many cases can fool even the most experienced bird watcher with the many bird cries they can imitate, so that they think


The Ocelot has many names, Painted leopard, Manigordo, (mainly in Costa Rica) or Mcnenneys’s Wildcat. It is a wild cat through South and Central America, as well as Mexico. It has a length of up to 35 inches, not including it’s 18 inch tail, and weighs around 30 pounds. This makes it the largest of


The Quokka is a small marsupial. It is very much like the wallaby and tree kangaroo of Australia. The Quokka is very active after dusk and during the night, and very often sleep in small groups during the where they find shelter in dense vegetation. At night time up to 150 adults converge on waterholes


A mongoose is a very small carnivore, related to cats as well as to weasels and ferrets. They live in Asia, Africa and Europe. There are more than thirty kinds of mongoose, who feed on crabs, insects, chickens and rodents. In Asia, there was a popular sport which pit the mongoose against a snake called


There are multiple species of oryx, some of which have become extinct in the wild today, while others have healthy populations. The Oryx as a rule ranges across much of Africa, including nearly all of eastern and southern areas of Africa. The Oryx is a social animal who will live in groups, called herds, which

Long Nosed Bandicoot

A Bandicoot is a marsupial, like opossums and kangaroos. This means that they carry their children in pouches. The reason for the Bandicoot’s name is fairly clear when you see the length of his nose. Two aspects of a long nosed bandicoot make it different from other marsupials. They have a great many incisor teeth,


The Greater Prairie-chicken is a short, medium sized Grouse, which measures around 18 inches in length. In adults, there is a very distinct bar pattern on the entire body and wings, with a dark brown to tan undercoating. On the cheeks, throats, and the area between the eyes and bill they are a light tan


The bobcat is one of the most common wildcats in North America, and is named for it’s short stubby tail, such as you would see in a domesticated Manx cat. They are a medium size, with a height of around 18 to 24 inches at the shoulder and a length of 24 to 40 inches


The wolverine is the largest land dwelling member of the weasel family (the giant otter is the largest member overall). The Latin name, Gulo, means glutton, but it is also called a Carcajou Their range is typically from the arctic and alpine regions of Alaska, Scandinavia, Siberia, and Canada, they can also be found in


The badger is a member of the family of animals that also contains the weasel, however it looks less than nothing like its cousins. A badger is a stocky animal with a shaggy coat, which is a rather tweedy grey and white, containing elements of brown. It’s nose holds a stripe that runs to the

Prairie Dog

In the early part of the 1900’s there were literally millions of Prairie Dogs, which ranged from prairies to plains to grasslands all across the United States and Canada. Their number have been decimated by disease and predation by humans. They range across the United States from Nebraska to New Mexico, and are actually not

Red Fox

The Red Fox is a small streamlined animal which ranges over most parts of the United States, Canada, and is also found in other countries, including England and Wales. In the United States as well as England and Wales they were at one time hunted quite heavily by the upper classes. Red Fox are solitary