Native to the Australia, Emu grow to be the second largest bird on the planet. They area flightless bird whose ancestors lived at the same time as dinosaurs. Emu have 2 eye lids, one for blinking, and one for keeping the dust out. Emus can swim. Emus can run up to 31 miles per hour.
Red Fox :
Native to many parts of the northern hemisphere, red fox are nocturnal. They will sleep nine to ten hours during the day and hunt for their food at night. The red fox has been know to jump up t 6.5 feet in the air.
Native to South America, rheas are a ratites related to ostrich and emu. Even though they have large wings (8.2 feet), rheas are flightless birds. Unlike most birds, they only have 3 toes. Male rheas are responsible for sitting on the nest, hatching the eggs and caring for the young after they are born.
We would like to introduce you to some of our animal ambassadors.
Native to Australia, Red Kangaroos are the largest Kangaroo. They are a marsupial, which means they have a pouch. Kangaroos are known for their jumping. An adult red kangaroo can jump up to speeds of 35 miles per hour and cover 25 feet in a single bound. They reach heights up to 6 feet.
Pot-bellied Pig :
Native to Vietnam, pot-bellied pigs are not as small as many believe. They can grow to up to 150 pounds. Pot-bellied Pigs use their nose as an excellent tool for digging. These pigs have poor eye sight, so their sense of smell is stronger. Because of this higher sense of smell, law enforcement agencies have even used pot-bellied pigs in drug searches.
Native to Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa, ring-tailed lemurs are considered the most famous of the 101 species of lemurs. Unlike most species of lemurs, Ring-tails like to spend most of their time on the ground. In the wild, Ring-tailed Lemurs live in groups of 5 to 20, and the females lead the group.
White-Fronted Brown Lemur:
Native to Madagascar, white-fronted brown lemurs are arboreal, which means they spend most of their time in the trees. When the males mature to adulthood, the hair on their head turns white. Females will always be brown. White-Fronted Brown Lemurs can live up to 30 years.
African Spurred Tortoise :
Native to Africa, the spurred tortoise is the third largest tortoise in the world, up to 132 pounds and 2.63 feet. This tortoise digs burrows in the sand that can measure 30 to 35 inches deep and have underground tunnels extending 10 or more feet. African Spurred Tortoises can live 80 to 100 years.
Native to the Americas, peccaries are often mistaken for pigs, but they are not in the same family. While they typically live in a group of 6 to 12 they can live in groups up to 100. Peccaries are omnivores and normally come out in the evenings and early mornings to forage for their food.
Native to South America,Patagonian Cavies are a large rodent and seem to be a strange combination of several mammals. They can run fast like a rabbit, and they can jump 6 feet straight up when startled. Their face reminds you of a kangaroo. They walk like deer and even have the same coloring as a deer. They fold their front paws like a cat when resting in the sun.