To celebrate the 10th annual International Red Panda Day 2019 here is this year’s original red panda art. To learn more about the original panda, discovered nearly 50 years before the giant panda, you can listen to the Amazing Wildlife podcast episode:
Found only in the forests of northwestern Colombia, this tiny monkey is known locally as “Tití Cabeciblanco” or simply “Tití”.
The cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) weighs no more than a pound (0.45 kg) and is named for the tuft of white hair on its head. (read more)
An amazing animal athlete that can reach a top speed of 70 mph (110 kmh) in just 3-4 seconds, the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is renowned for being the fastest animal on land.
These fast felines are designed for speed! A flexible spine, long limbs and shoulder blades unattached to the collarbone allow the cheetah a stride of 22 feet (6.7 meter) – the same length as a thoroughbred racehorse. (see image…)
You know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and of course you recall the most famous reindeer of all…but did you know reindeer are also known as caribou?!
Reindeer and caribou are the same species – Rangifer tarandus. Reindeer is the name used when referring to the animals in Europe and Asia as well as domesticated individuals, while caribou is the name used for wild populations in North America. (see image…)
This “beast of burden” is said to have been domesticated 6,000 years ago for their strength, milk, companionship and have even been used to protect other livestock from wolves, coyotes and foxes. (see image…)
When thinking of life in the desert, this instantly recognizable animal more than likely comes to mind. (see image…)
Despite what is sung in a classic Christmas song (that drives many people crazy), you’re not likely to find a partridge in a pear tree, or any tree at all, since they are ground dwelling birds that can’t fly very well! (see image…)