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Kordofan Giraffe


KORDOFAN GIRAFFEGiraffa camelopardalis antiquorumThe giraffe is the largest terrestrial mammal in the world. WEIGHT : 800 to 1500 kgFOOD : With no upper incisors, it uses its tongue and lips to feed.THREATS : Poaching, habitat destruction.RED LIST : Critically endangered.ECO-GESTURE : Prefer [...]

Rainbow lorikeet


RAINBOW LORIKEET Trichoglossus moluccanus Its tongue is covered with corneal papillae, allowing it to collect nectar. FOOD : Fruits, berries, nectar. THREATS : Habitat destruction, pet trade. MORE INFO : Family : Psittacoidea Habits : gregarious Egg-laying : 2 to 3 [...]

Maned Wolf


MANED WOLF Chrysocyon brachyurus It’s the biggest canid of South America ! It can oversee pampa’s long grass thanks to its long legs. WEIGHT : 23 kg It’s the biggest canine of South America ! FOOD : Fruits, rabbits, mice, [...]

Lemur Catta


LEMUR CATTALemur cattaDuring “smell fights”, males shake their tail on top of their head to secrete smell. WEIGHT : 3 kgFOOD : Fruits & insectsTHREATS : Poaching (meat and illegal pet trade), deforestation (pasture and charcoal).RED LIST : EndangeredECO-GESTURE : Recycle paper and [...]

Cape Penguin


CAPE PENGUINSpheniscus demersusUnlike auks or "pingouins", penguins  do not fly. WEIGHT : 3 kgFOOD : Small fishTHREATS : Pollution, reduction of food (overfishing).RED LIST : Endangered.ECO-GESTURE : Buy MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified fish, which uses environmentally-friendly fishing methods.MORE INFO :Family : SpheniscidaeHabits : [...]

Dwarf mangoose


DWARF MANGOOSE Helogale parvula As its name suggests, it is the smallest species of mangoose. It is also the smallest carnivore of Africa.   WEIGHT : 210 to 350 g FOOD : Ruddents, insects, scorpions, reptiles… MORE INFO : Family : Herpestidae Gestation : 55 days [...]

Red Panda


RED PANDA Ailurus fulgens The Red Panda is listed on the IUCN Red List as an “endangered” species. Since 2013, Les Sables Zoo has been subsidizing the salary of a forest ranger in Nepal every year through the Red [...]

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