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The ears, also known as the Binturong or Bearcat Asian.
Arctictis binturong


The Manturón (Arctictis binturong), also known as Binturong, the Asian bearcat, the Bearcat Palawan, or simply Bearcat, is a species in the family Eupleridae, which includes Civets and to the ginetas.

Es el único miembro de su género. The binturong It is neither a bear nor a cat, and the true meaning of the original name has been lost, así como el idioma local que le dio ese nombre.

The binturong It is nocturnal and sleeps on branches. It´s omnivorous feeding mainly on fruits, Although also has been known to eat alligators, mice, Rats, spiders, insects and beetles. They can live more than 20 years in captivity, knowing cases have come to the 26 years.

The deforestation ha reducido considerablemente su número.

You can make sounds laughing between teeth when she feels happy and an annoying sharp groan when he feels cornered.

Being burly and aggressive against any threat, to the binturong sometimes compared with a bear, Although it is considerably smaller than, being no bigger than a small dog. It´s, However, the largest living species of the family Eupleridae, matched only by the African civet.

Its length ranges between 60 and 97 cm., weighing between the 9 and 20 kg.
Its body is covered with coarse and thick black hair. The hairs are often white silver tip, giving the animal a somewhat hoary appearance. It has a clear or silvery Mane in the contour of your face to give the appearance of greater size. The tail, hairy and fully prehensile, It can act as a fifth hand and can measure between 50 and 84 cm.. The binturong es uno de los dos únicos carnívoros con una cola prensil (the other is the kinkajou). The ears of the ears are small and rounded, small eyes. Females are a 20% larger than males.


Its natural habitat is the forest canopy, in the dense tropical jungle primary or secondary, from sea level to the 400 meters above sea level.
While sometimes there may be small groups in logged forest, This species does not seem to adapt well to spaces modified with great human activity. Widely distributed in not very numerous groups, this species can be found in the Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesian, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo and Viet Nam.


Females give birth to 2 or 3 crías tras un período de gestación de 90 days. Parece que no hay época de cría definida durante el año, pero sí hay partos más frecuentemente entre febrero y abril. The females are breeding from the 30 months. It is believed that the female binturong es una de las pocas hembras de mamífero que puede retrasar la implantación del óvulo en la matriz (phenomenon known as embryonic diapause or delayed implantation), buscando así el momento más propicio para la época de cría.


The binturong It is solitary and nocturnal. It climbs trees and leaps from branch to branch, utilizando su cola y garras para aferrarse a ellas durante la búsqueda de alimentos. Puede girar las patas traseras hacia atrás de modo que sus garras todavía tienen agarre al moverse entre las ramas. It sometimes moves through the forest floor, ya sea para cruzar a otros árboles o para alimentarse de frutos caídos.

The binturong also it uses its tail to communicate through the scent glands. The females also have pairs of glands of odor on both sides of the vulva. Musk perfume binturong es a menudo comparado con el de la mantequilla caliente en las palomitas de maíz y el pan de maíz. Rozan its tail against trees and howl to announce its presence to other manturones.

The manturones They have stable territories, but they are not very territorial and often overlap in range with their peers. In Thailand, the estimated range of average territory for a female is of 4 km square and 4,7 to 20,5 km square for males.
Although they are sympatric with several potential predators, including leopards, and reticulated pythons, predation on manturones adults is very rare. It is believed that it is due in part to its arboreal and nocturnal habits. It also, aunque normalmente es bastante tímido, It can be notoriously aggressive when he is harassed. It is known that it uses urine and feces initially faced a threat to then emit a grunt showing teeth, en caso de no disuadir al acosador hará uso de sus poderosas mandíbulas en defensa propia. The binturong It is believed to be one of the animals with more character of nature.

Ecológicamente se considera un importante dispersor de semillas importante debido a su dieta frugívora.

The female has a pseudopene similar to that of hyenas. They have been domesticated and are common as pets, as they are very protective with children.

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The rare loris of probe, Slow Loris or loris Pygmy sloth
Slow Loris

loris de Sonda

Primitive primates called prosimians that are in the tropical forests of Laos, Viet Nam, China and Cambodia. These arboreal primates become extinct almost during the Viet Nam war. Gran parte de los bosques donde vivían los loris fueron destruidos. After the war, deforestation remains a threat. Due to numerous environmental hazards, the species is classified as “vulnerable” by the Programme of the United Nations to the Centre global environmental monitoring of conservation

To help the repopulation of the species, Moody Gardens, an accredited member of the Association of zoos and aquariums (AZA), teamed with the AZA to participate in a Plan of survival of species (PS3). El nacimiento en los jardines de Moody fue un gran éxito de esta cooperativa de cría y programa de conservación, to help ensure the survival of the species, both in the natural environment such as captivity.

Icarus parents and Luyen have 11 and 15 años de edad y han sido una parte integral en la reproducción de animales Moody Gardens en los últimos siete años.

“The twins are very young, por lo que pasan el día al lado de Luyen para la lactancia”, said Kolvig.

loris de Sonda

loris de Sonda

Via: zooborns

Photo credits: Moody Gardens

The probe loris

It measures 30 to 38 cm long and weighs 1 to 2 kg. The hair is dense, woolly, short and smooth, tawny colour with tones ranging from greyish or yellowish brown to reddish brown, and in the ventral area is white to yellowish or grayish. Along the back, the nape of the neck and up to the forehead has a narrow black band. The snout is short. Between the forehead and the nose it presents whitish hair around the eyes, you are surrounded by dark brown rings.

There is a tendency of the dorsal band to grew as it goes from North to South of the area of dispersion of the species, so close to the ears and becomes confused with facial mask.

The toes are short and the second finger of the hand is very low, but in the hind limbs, the second toe presents a long fingernail specialized for mutual grooming.

De hábitos nocturnos y arborícolas. Mark territory with urine to avoid conflicts with other individuals of their own species. Vive solo o en pequeños núcleos familiares. During the day, duerme en el interior de una cavidad de algún tronco o simplemente sobre las ramas. Night moves slowly through the trees, step by step, and only hurry with your hand to catch a prey. Si percibe algún peligro, se queda completamente inmóvil y puede permanecer así por horas.

Como caso raro entre los mamíferos, can you give a poisonous bite: the toxin, a polypeptide of inflammatory effects, It is produced by a brachial gland located in the center of the elbow and the loris is responsible for bring it to your mouth. If it is threatened, inoculates the toxin with a bite, por medio del peine dental característico de los estrepsirrinos. With poisonous saliva, the female spread your puppy to repel predators.
Has numerous vertebrae dorsals, which allows you to rotate the trunk with respect to the abdomen.

Consumes mainly insects, but in addition it eats small vertebrates, leaves and fruit. Unlike the funny loris, I plucked not captured birds but is limited to pass the lip on the feathers before eating the prey.

La hembra tiene dos períodos de estro al año. Gestation lasts from 5 to 6 months, tras los cuales nace una cría, that breastfeeding with 4 nipples, until the 8 or 9 months of age, aunque es raro que la abandone antes del año, When it reaches sexual maturity. In captivity live up to 26 years.

Source: Wikipedia

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The strange fish drop
Psychrolutes marcidus

Pez Gota

The species Psychrolutes marcidus, best known for fish drop, smear fish, Pez sapo or Janira, It is without a doubt one of the fish more ugly from the ocean. These saltwater fish have what resembles a large nose and appear to be frowning. Its length is about 30 cms. Found at extreme depths off the coast of Tasmania and Australia. For this reason the drop fish is very difficult to see in its natural state..

Fish drop has the ability to withstand the high pressure of these depths because your body is actually a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than the water of the sea. This gives him the ability to float and swim on the seabed without spending much energy..

They are not very active. In fact, most of the food, sea urchins, molluscs and crustaceans, simply floats next to them. This deep-water fish, simply pick and choose what to eat. Drop fish are often caught in trawl nets, What makes it an endangered species and is currently in danger of extinction.

A strange in the drop fish fact is that playing sit on their eggs until they hatch.

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The tenrec

The tenrec son de la familia de los mamíferos y se encuentran en Madagascar y en partes de África. They resemble hedgehogs, shrews, weasels, mice and even, otters, as a result of convergent evolution.

The smallest species are the size of the shrews, with a body length of around of 4,5 centímetros y un peso de sólo 5 g., While the largest, el común o tenrec tailless, is of 25 to 39 centimeters in length, and you can weigh more than one kilogram. While they may resemble shrews, sea urchins, or otters, they are not closely related to any of these groups, sus parientes más cercanos son otros mamíferos insectívoros africanos como los topos de oro y musarañas elefante.

La mayoría de las especies they are nocturnal and they have vision problems. Their other senses, However, they are well developed, they have especially sensitive whiskers. As with many of its other functions, la disposición dental de los tenrecs varía mucho entre las especies, they may have of 32 to 42 teeth in total. Inusual para los mamíferos, the permanent dentition in the tenrecs is unlikely to erupt fully until long after that his adult body size has been reached. Esta es una de las características anatómicas comunes a, hyraxes, sengis and Golden moles (but apparently not the aardvarks), en consonancia con su descendencia de un ancestro común.

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The Echidna's short snout

The short snout Echidna es la única especie de equidna de Australia. It is easy to recognize by their sharp spines, short legs and long snout.

Measured between 30 and 45 cm.. and weigh between 2 and 5 kg. Found on Australia, including Tasmania. While found in all Australia, no es tan común en Sydney como lo era antes. The body, with the exception of the bottom, the face and the legs, It is covered with cream-coloured spines. These thorns, that it reach 50 length mm, they are actually modified hairs.

It lives in forests and woodlands, grasslands, heathland and arid environments.

The Echidna es tímido y se mueve lentamente. Is solitary most of the year, but in time of mating several males may follow a female. Sus patrones de actividad difieren según la ubicación y temperatura – in the warmer areas of Australia is completely nocturnal, pasando el resto de el día descansando del calor. It usually took refuge in rotten logs, stumps or Burrows, either under bushes. In more temperate areas activity occurs at sunset, mientras que en el sur de Australia los equidnas son a menudo activos durante el día, especially during the winter.

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The Fossa

The Fossa, un raro carnívoro nativo de Madagascar, It is the largest predator of the island. With only 2500 surviving individuals, It is considered one of the most endangered species in the world.

The fossa is an animal of the family of the Mongoose, with a length of almost 2 meters from snout to the tip of the tail and a weight of up to 12 kg.

Reserved, like a cat, they are expert climbers and well-equipped to pursue the lemurs in the forest, hunting down even the largest of the lemur species.

On the island of Madagascar, el fosa es el carnívoro más grande y de hecho es el mayor depredador de toda la isla. As predator eats practically everything, from lemurs to wild pigs and poultry. Unlike its cousin the Mongoose, esta especie tiene muchas características que lo hacen parecer a un gato, such as retractable claws and sharp teeth. It has a reddish brown layer and its snout is similar to that of a dog.

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Honduran white bat

murcielago blanco

The Honduran white bat se encuentra sólo en unos pocos países de América Central. With luck you can find in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and, of course, en el país del que recibe su nombre, Honduras. However, is extremely rare and, otherwise, es minúsculo – the largest examined have never exceeded the 5 cm length. Not only that, but his white skin has been developed for a reason: camouflage.

This species lives in primary and secondary forests, in groups of 4-8 individuals, they live in leaves of Heliconias, that builds a kind of shops, donde duermen y se protegen durante el día. When resting, is hanging together upside down in the center of the blade.

White pelage serves to reflect the green light that is filtered through the platanilla sheet. Así se esconden agrupados, between the sheets, and is protecting predators that can attack from the ground.

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Aye-Aye Aye!


The aye-aye is the only living member of the Daubentoniidae family., and is considered to be the most unusual of all primates.

Key data

Conservation status: Near-threatened


Aye-ayes have a unique method of feeding: A large percentage of its diet consists of insect larvae that live in dead wood inside. They find the larvae by tapping in the branches and listening to the echo. When is a cavity in the wood (that may contain insect larvae), the aye - aye bites through the outer layers of bark to then get a long finger at the bottom of the hole to remove the dam. He also often uses this third finger to drink liquids quickly and to wash himself..

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