Wednesday, 11 December, 2019

Tag: Wildlife

Hainan Gibbon

Hainan Gibbon

The Hainan black-crested gibbon or Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus), is a species of gibbon found only on Hainan Island, China. Its habitat consists of broad-leaved forests and semi-deciduous monsoon forests. It feeds on ripe, sugar-rich fruit, such as figs and, at times, leaves, and insects. They are currently identified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red

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Angelshark

Angelshark

The angelsharks are a group of sharks in the genus Squatina in the family Squatinidae, which are unusual in having flattened bodies and broad pectoral fins that give them a strong resemblance to rays. Most species inhabit shallow temperate or tropical seas, but a few species inhabit deeper water, down to 1,300 m (4,300 ft). Angelsharks are sometimes called monkfish, although this name is

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angonokatortoise

Angonoka Tortoise

The angonoka tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) is a critically endangered species of tortoise endemic to Madagascar. It is also known as the angonoka, ploughshare tortoise, Madagascar tortoise, or Madagascar angulated tortoise. Tortoises are reptile species of the family Testudinidae of the order Testudines. They are particularly distinguished from other turtles by being land-dwelling, while many (though not all) turtle species

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Black Leopard

Black Leopard

A black panther is the melanistic colour variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards (P. pardus), and those in the Americas are jaguars (P. onca). Melanism in the jaguar is conferred by a dominant allele, and in the leopard (Panthera pardus) by a recessive allele. Close examination of the colour of these black cats will show that the typical markings are still present, but are

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The Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) is an Old World monkey in the subfamily Colobinae. It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of Central and Southwest China. They inhabit these mountainous forests of Southwestern China at elevations of 1,500-3,400 m above sea level. The Chinese name is Sichuan golden hair monkey. Of the three species of snub-nosed

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The Long-Eared Jerboa

The Long-Eared Jerboa

The long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. It is distinct enough that authorities consider it to be the only member of both its genus, Euchoreutes, and subfamily, Euchoreutinae. They are found in the Palearctic ecozone in southern Mongolia to the Takla-Makan Desert, Mengxin,

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