Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles do not get their white head feathers until fully mature-around 5 years of age.

The Bald Eagle is our national bird.


A Red-Tailed Hawk screech is often the sound used for any large bird in movies

Green Iguana

Iguanas use their long spiked tails for defense.

Iguana’s are the largest lizard in America

Blue and Gold Macaw/ Blue Throated Macaw

Macaws can fly up to 35 miles an hour

White Cheeked Turaco

Most commonly raised species of Turaco in captivity

They cannot fly very well, but can run very quickly through the tree canopy


The females dominate in lemur groups

Red-Tailed Hawk

A Red-Tailed Hawk screech is often the sound used for any large bird in movies


Caracals can jump 10 feet

There is no known reason for their ear tufts 

Golden Pheasant

Golden Pheasants can live as long as 20 years in captivity

They are a sign of good luck in China

Ne-Ne Geese

The Ne-Ne goose is the state bird of Hawaii


Elk’s will make a loud noise called a bellow.

Every year an Elk grows a new pair of antlers

Zebra Finch

Finches are one of the smallest commonly kept pet bird

They are very social and should be kept in pairs or groups

Red Fox

A fox will constantly hunt for food, even if they are not hungry


Only male peacocks have the long blue tail feathers or typical “peacock feathers”

Males don’t start getting their flashy peacock feathers until age 3


Some conures can learn words and mimic speech

A lynx has natural snowshoes for feet

The majority of their diet comes from snowshoe hairs


Porcupines can have up to 30,000 quills on their body

Diamond Dove

Diamond Doves like to live nearby water

They come from Australia


Coyotes parent their young together as a pair


The Pelican family is 30 million years old

Pelicans use the pouch on their gull to capture food, not to store food

Royal Ball Python

Royal Ball Pythons used to be worn by people  (alive) as an accessory to show signs of royalty

Sandhill Crane

They can travel more than 200 miles a day during migration

Sandhill cranes mostly eat plant material

Capuchin Monkey

A capuchin’s tail is the same length as its body

Wild Turkey

Male turkeys are called “toms” or “gobblers”

They have a wingspan of 6 feet

Soft Shell Turtle

There are about 25 different species of soft shell turtles


Bobwhites are very fast and hard to catch

They are a ground dwelling bird


These lizards will actually inflate themselves once in a tight spot to wedge themselves inside.

African Grey Crowned Crane

These cranes usually roost in trees, unlike other cranes

It’s the national bird of Uganda

Muntjac Deer

Muntjac males have small tusk like canines 

Great Horned Owl

Females are 20 percent bigger than males

Great Horned Owls are one of the heaviest owls

Sulcata Tortoise

The Sulcata Tortoise is the 3rd largest species of tortoise in the world

Black Swan

Black Swans are Herbivores 

They are very good fliers

Hotot Rabbit

Hotot rabbits are sometimes called “eyes of the fancy”


Tarantulas are actually really calm and rarely bite people

They have retractable claws on each leg, like cats

Russian Tortoise

A tortoise’s spine, ribs, and collar bone are all fused inside its shell

Musk Turtle

When scared or defending themselves, they emit a foul “musky” smell from a gland, hence the name Musk Turtle

Musk turtle hatchlings are the smallest North American turtle

American Box Turtle

Box turtles have a “hinge” in the middle of their shell that the use to close up the front of their shell, like a box

Bearded Dragon

They can run up to 9 miles per hour

Bearded Dragons wave their arms at each other to show recognition of others

Snapping Turtle

Snapping turtles are actually nocturnal 

They cannot retract into their shell, which is why the have the ability to “snap” and defend themselves

Asian Forrest Scorpion

All scorpions fluoresce under black light

Their venom is used to paralyze prey

Gopher Snake

These snakes are harmless (not poisonous) but are often confused for rattle snakes and killed

They are Native to North America

Senegal Parrot

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