Photo: Flow Communications, Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Tshwane, South Africa Zebras are African equines with distinctive black-and-white striped coats. Videos WikipediaZebra Planeta


Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Carnivora Mammals are the vertebrates within the class Mammalia, distinguished from reptiles (including birds) by the possession of a neocortex (a region of the brain), hair, three middle ear bones, and mammary glands. Females of all mammal species nurse their young with milk, secreted from the mammary glands. – Wikipedia HeadlinesWhat …

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Photo: Unexpected giraffe Links related to giraffes Recommended ListeningGiraffes – the forgotten megafauna – Conservationists are putting renewed energy into saving the giraffe, whose population has plummeted by 40 percent in just 16 years… there are just 80 thousand left. This rapid loss has prompted the creation of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation – headed by …


Photo: Sam West Quokka = Australian marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) Quokkas are found on some smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia, particularly Rottnest Island, just off Perth, and also Bald Island near Albany, and in isolated scattered populations in forest and coastal heath between Perth and Albany. A small colony exists at the eastern …


Photo: Ajit Huilgol/USFWS, Manis crassicaudata Pangolin = an African and Asian mammal that has a body covered with horny overlapping scales, a small head with elongated snout, a long sticky tongue for catching ants and termites, and a thick, tapering tail HeadlinesCoronavirus should be a wake-up call to our treatment of the animal worldMystery deepens …


Photo: Biodiversity Heritage Library, Voyage dans l’Amérique Méridionale Crab = a crustacean with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first pair of which are modified as pincers HeadlinesHorseshoe crabs are crucial to creating vaccines, but they are facing extinctionThis Crab’s Blood Is the Reason You’re Alive WikipediaCrab Planeta.com


Photo Ocelot = medium-sized wild cat that has a tawny yellow coat marked with black blotches and spots, and ranges from southern Texas through South America. Embedded Tweets WikipediaOcelot Planeta


Poster Zoo = an establishment that maintains a collection of wild animals, typically in a park or gardens, for study, conservation, or display to the public Accreditationhttps://www.whyanimalsdothething.com/how-to-understand-zoos-accrediation/https://www.aza.org/accreditationhttp://zaa.org/accreditationhttps://www.sanctuaryfederation.org World Association Zoos and Aquariums – @waza Features Planeta.com