RATUFA BICOLOR Living in Southern Asia the Black Giant is the largest of the squirrels. It lives in temperate forests and is possibly endangered although science isn’t quite certain due to its secretive behavior The Black Giant has a coat that is pale yellow on its underbelly and is black on the top, has short
The Galago is an animal that is known by many names such as bush babies or nagapies. The term nagapies actually means “little night monkeys” in Afrikaans, so it is quite fitting. These beings are actually small primates that are nocturnal in nature. Many people refer to these primates as bush babies because of the
Also known as the Cape Baboon, the Chacma Baboon is a member of the Old World monkey family. This species is one of the largest in size and weight of all of the baboons measuring about 115 centimeters and weighing 15 to 31 kilograms. The Chacma Baboon is usually dark brown or gray and has
The Vervet Monkey, which is sometimes known as the green monkey, is a medium sized primate that is actually a member of the Old World monkeys. The Old World monkeys make up six different species and the Vervet Monkey makes up the whole genus Chloroecbus. These monkeys are quite unique, having dorsal fur colorings that
The tree kangaroo is a macropod that has truly been adapted for living life in the trees. The species is seen in many areas and may be known either as the tree kangaroo or the lowlands tree kangaroo. The interesting thing about this species is that they are thought to have evolved from a creature
The Eleutherodactylus frog is one of the smallest known frogs to date. It is a relatively recent discovery as it was found and identified in 1966 and as of yet does not have a universal or common household name as many other frog species do, though in some areas it is known as the Coqui.
The Red Panda is often mistaken for a cat or even a fox because it is quite small being that it is just a little bit larger than your average house cat. The species is classified as endangered with an estimated population of just 2,500 left. The reason for the declining population has to do
Also known as the Monyet Belanda, Bangkatan, or even the Long-nosed Monkey, the Proboscis Monkey is an arboreal Old World monkey. The monkey is most well known for its very large nose as well as its reddish brown color. The nose is the first thing to be seen on this monkey and that is because
The Pygmy Marmoset is one of the smallest known primates and is the smallest monkey. The tiny primates measure just 14 to 16 centimeters in length and the males weigh about five ounces and the females weigh in at just over four ounces. The primate is not only known by its small size, but also
The Saki Monkey is one species of the New World monkeys, which is a part of the genus Pithecia. This species is thought to be very closely related to the bearded Saki monkeys, though they are their own separate species. These monkeys are recognized by their small size and their long bushy tails. They are
The Philippine Tarsier is an animal that not very many outside of the Philippines are familiar with. This creature is thought to be more than 45 million years old and was named for the tarsus bone, located in the ankle. The Philippine Tarsier is an endangered species and there is a foundation that has just
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
Rosy Boas are a larger heavy bodied boa constrictor, which is the family of snakes that constrict their prey to kill it rather than eat it live. Rosy boas are among the smallest snakes in the boa family, usually not growing longer than three feet in length. The female Rosy Boa is larger than the
The Reticulated Python is a non venomous species of python that is located in southern Asia. It is also considered the longest snake in the world, with the longest specimen that has been recorded to date to be about the same , or a bit larger than the longest anaconda at about 32 feet long.
The Flying Dragon, native to the rain forests and rubber plantations of Asia and the Indies, is a small lizard that can, when spreading a move able flap of skin that is attached to its movable ribs, form wings for gliding from tree to tree, and is able to cover distances up to 25 feet.