Category: In the Trees


Found widely across Australia, the Goanna is a type of Monitor Lizard. In the northern part of Australia they are active all year around; they are great tree climbers and very strong swimmers. A Goanna has a flattened body, a tail ready to strike at enemies, stout limbs, long digits and sharp claws. Goannas have

Chlamydosaurus Kingii

Chlamydosaurus kingii is one of the most familiar of Australia’s dragon lizards. It is thick limbed with a long tail and averages about 30 inches in length. The tail is striped with a deeper colored tip. Chlamydosaurus kingii are considered to be what is called a dragon lizard. Their mouth and tongues are pink or

Emerald Tree Boa

Are an amazing color of deep green with a white stripe that runs down their backs, and a bright yellow underbelly. They are very distinctive not only in South America, but also in general. Dependent upon where they live, they can grow to about 9 feet, although generally they don’t surpass 6 feet in length.

Red Tailed Boa

Boas are a primitive order of snake, which bear vestiges of limbs, perhaps illustrating the truth of what some scientists say that boas are descendants of burrowing lizards. The Red Tailed Boa is only one subspecies of a larger group of snakes known as Boas. Boas live primarily in trees in the wild, and will

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