Diana Monkey

Diana monkeys are medium-sized primates that can reach up to two feet in height—not to mention their 30-inch tail. They have a white chest and brow, along with a black body and brown markings on their back and legs. Diana monkeys feed on fruits, flowers, and insects. They are vulnerable to a number of predators,…

Wood Turtle

Wood turtles have brown shells with distinct, ornately marked segments called scutes. Their underside and legs are flecked with yellow, red, or orange markings. They are sexually dimorphic; males have longer tails and claws than females. Both sexes can reach up to nine inches in length. Omnivorous amphibians, wood turtles eat plants, animals, insects, and…

Spotted Turtle

Spotted turtles have smooth, dark shells peppered with yellow spots. While their head is mostly dark, their face has lighter coloration and a few spots. Males and females differ in appearance. Males are more elongated, with larger tails, while females have rounder carapaces and are slightly larger than males overall. They eat a range of…

Blanding’s Turtle

Blanding’s turtles are medium-sized turtles with smooth, black or grey shells that can reach 11 inches in length. Some shells display white or yellow dots. These turtles have a rounded head and a yellow throat. Blanding’s turtles prey on crustaceans, insects, frogs, and fish. They use their long necks and jaws to capture prey. After…

Kagu

Kagus are large flightless birds that can reach up to two feet in height. Males and females both have blueish-gray plumage, orange beaks and legs, and red eyes. During courtship displays and territorial disputes, males display a large crest of feathers above their head. They feed on insects and lizards on the forest floor.

Helmeted Curassow

Helmeted curassows have dark plumage with a blue-green gloss across their back and breast, as well as a white belly and red bill. During the day, pairs and small family groups forage together for fallen fruit, seeds, grasses, and small vertebrates and invertebrates.

Francois’ Langur

Adult Francois’ langurs have black fur with a white stripe stretching from ear to ear acros their jawline, as well as a black crest atop their head. Young langurs are orange at birth but gradually darken over time, which may encourage adult females to care for and keep track of them. These primates, which feed…

Crowned Lemur

Crown lemurs were named for the crown-shaped patch of orange fur on their head. They are agile climbers and their slender limbs and a long tail, measuring up to 28 inches, helps with balance when moving through the treetops. These diurnal primates forage during the day for fruits, leaves, and insects.

Grevy’s Zebra

Like all zebras, Grevy’s zebras are covered in alternating black and white stripes. They are the largest zebra species, with adults standing up to five feet tall at the shoulder and weighing up to 900 pounds. Their belly and hindquarters are white, and their manes stands erect from head to shoulders. Grasses make up most…

Chacoan Peccary

Chacoan peccaries are pig-like mammals with bristly, brown-gray fur; tough, leathery snouts; a strong jaw and tusks used for crushing seeds and slicing plant roots; and scent glands on their ridged back that give off a strong, musky odor. Weighing 65–95 pounds, they are the largest and least common of the three peccary species. Chacoan…