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Moholi Bushbaby

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Moholi bushbabies are small primates with grayish-brown fur that is lighter on their limbs and trunk. They use their oversized ears and eyes to detect both predators and their insect prey. Their long tails help with balance as they jump from tree to tree, aided by long back legs ideal for vertical climbing and leaping.…

Animal Fact Sheet

Naked Mole Rat

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Shaped like tubular mice with a gnarly set of choppers, naked mole rats actually have some fur. Whiskers on their face and tail help them navigate their dark, underground tunnels, while hairs between their toes help them sweep soil. Their pink skin is nearly translucent. Almost completely blind, they rely on hearing, smell, and touch…

Garden Fact Sheet

Nature Boardwalk

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Nature Boardwalk, once a simple manmade pond, is now a lush, natural, prairie-style garden filled with native plants and brimming with birds, frogs, fish, turtles, insects, and other wildlife.

Animal Fact Sheet

Nicobar Pigeon

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Nicobar pigeons have a metallic green back and wings, a white tail, and a gray chest and head. Long, elaborate feathers stream down their neck, giving them a distinctive look. They nest in trees, where they build nests from sticks, and they often sleep on offshore islands to avoid predators. Females lay one egg each…

Animal Fact Sheet

North American River Otter

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North American river otters have long, streamlined bodies that help them move easily through the water, propelled by their webbed feet. Their brown waterproof fur helps them retain heat. These otters feed on fish, crayfish, insects, turtles, frogs, and other water animals. They live alone or in family groups consisting of a female and her…

Animal Fact Sheet

North American Ruddy Duck

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North American ruddy ducks are sexually dimorphic species, meaning males and females differ in appearance. During breeding season, males display a bright blue beak and reddish-brown plumage. After breeding season, males shift to the grayish-white feathers displayed by the female, although they retain their white cheeks and dull blue bill. Like all ducks, ruddy ducks…

Animal Fact Sheet

Northern Blue-tongued Skink

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Northern blue-tongued skinks are terrestrial lizards measuring up to 22 inches in length with a stout body, large head, and relatively short legs. These skinks range in color, but they usually have a banded pattern. They are omnivores with a diet primarily consisting of plants, insects, small mammals, reptiles, birds, and carrion. Their larger rear…

Animal Fact Sheet

Northern Pintail

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Northern pintails were named after their long, pointed tail feathers, which can reach up to four inches in length. They are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females differ in appearance. Males have a dark brown head and a white breast that darkens to gray and black along their back and wings. Females have a more…

Animal Fact Sheet

Northern Walkingstick

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Northern walkingsticks are wingless insects with a cylindrical, elongated body and a small, square-shaped head supporting long antennae. They can reach up to three and a half inches in lemgth. Males are brown, and females are green. Both sexes feed on tree and shrubbery foliage, with a preference for oak and hazelnut trees. Before winter,…

Animal Fact Sheet

Oriental Fire-bellied Toad

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As their name implies, oriental fire-bellied toads have a flame-colored belly that contrasts against their bumpy, green-and-brown speckled legs and back. Females are larger than males, though males grow larger forearms during breeding season. They detect prey through movement, lying in wait until an insects scamper by. During colder months, they hibernate inside rotten trees,…