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Bush dog

2018-01-27T10:46:15+00:00Animals|

BUSH DOG Speothos venaticus This semi-aquatic canidae dives and swims easily.   WEIGHT : 5 to 7 kg FOOD : birds and rodents MENACES : Poaching. Destruction of its habitat for  livestock and human developpement humain. Diseases transmitted by domestic dogs. MORE INFO : Family : Canidae Habits : pairs Gestation [...]

Burrowing owl

2017-10-22T14:47:32+00:00Animals|

BURROWING OWL Athene cunicularia This owl is the only one of its family to live in underground burrows.   WEIGHT : 120 to 250 g FOOD : insects, small reptiles, ruddents… THREATS : habitat destruction (use of pesticides in agriculture and destruction of burrows), car accidents. [...]

Kirk’s dik-dik

2017-10-22T14:40:04+00:00Animals|

KIRK’S DIK-DIK Madoqua kirkii The name of this small antelope comes from the alarm cry it emits in case of dangers.   WEIGHT : 3 to 5 kg FOOD : Leaves and fruits THREATS : Poaching. Habitat destruction. MORE INFO : Family : Bovidae Habits : couples Gestation : [...]

Cuban Flamingo

2017-10-22T14:36:36+00:00Animals|

CUBAN FLAMINGO Phoenicopterus ruber ruber Its color comes from seaweed, plankton and small water invertebrate animals’ pigments.   WEIGHT : 2 to 4 kg FOOD : Seaweed THREATS : Pollution ECO-GESTURE : Use eco-friendly products, such as : – sodium [...]

Giant Anteater

2017-10-22T14:33:45+00:00Animals|

GIANT ANTEATER Myrmecophaga tridactyla It uses very  powerful claws to rip ant-hills and defend itself against jaguars.   WEIGHT : 18 to 60 kg FOOD : It can eat 1000 insects a minute thanks to its 65 to 90cm-long tongue. [...]

Kordofan Giraffe

2017-10-22T14:21:41+00:00Animals|

KORDOFAN GIRAFFE Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum WEIGHT : 800 to 1500 kg FOOD : With no upper incisors, it uses its tongue and lips to feed. THREATS : Poaching, habitat destruction. RED LIST : Critically endangered. ECO-GESTURE : Prefer trips organised [...]

Eclectus parrot

2017-10-22T14:14:02+00:00Animals|

ECLECTUS PARROT Eclectus roratus This species presents a sexual dimorphisme of color, rare in the parrots family: males have a green plumage while the females have a red and blue one. WEIGHT : 350 to 500 g Food :  fruits,  berries et seeds. MORE [...]