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Burrowing owl

22/10/2017|Animals|

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

22/10/2017|Animals|

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

22/10/2017|Animals|

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

22/10/2017|Animals|

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. [...]

White-cheeked Gibbon

22/10/2017|Animals|

WHITE-CHEEKED GIBBON Nomascus leucogenys The male gibbon is black and the female is beige.   WEIGHT : 5 to 7 kg FOOD : Fruits THREATS : Poaching (meats, illegal trade commerce and medicine), deforestation (palm oil plantations). RED LIST : [...]

White-handed Gibbon

22/10/2017|Animals|

WHITE-HANDED GIBBON Hylobates lar Comme les autres gibbons, c’est le champion incontesté de la « brachiation » : déplacement de branche en branche grâce au balancement des bras ! POIDS : 5 kg ALIMENTATION : Fruits, scarabées, vers de terre MENACES : Braconnage (pour [...]

Kordofan Giraffe

22/10/2017|Animals|

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 [...]

Victoria crowned pigeon

22/10/2017|Animals|

VICTORIA CROWNED PIGEON Goura victoria It is the biggest species of pigeon of the world.   WEIGHT: 1,5 to 2,4 kg Food :  fruits, berries , seeds ans occasionally some invertebrates. THREATS : poaching (for meet and feathers) and deforestation (for palm oil trees [...]

Eclectus parrot

22/10/2017|Animals|

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 [...]

Rainbow lorikeet

22/10/2017|Animals|

RAINBOW LORIKEET Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus FOOD : Fruits, berries, nectar. THREATS : Habitat destruction, pet trade. MORE INFO : Family : Psittacoidea Habits : gregarious Egg-laying : 2 to 3 eggs Incubation : 24 to 26 days Longevity : 15 to 20 years [...]

Maned Wolf

22/10/2017|Animals|

MANED WOLF Chrysocyon brachyurus 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, birds. THREATS : Habitat destruction (intensive agriculture) [...]

Oriental Small-clawed Otter

22/10/2017|Animals|

ORIENTAL SMALL-CLAWED OTTER Aonyx cinerea WEIGHT : 4 kg FOOD : Fish THREATS : Pollution (pesticides), reduction of food (pollution), habitat destruction (aquaculture, coffee and tea plantations), poaching (fur). RED LIST : Vulnerable ECO-GESTURE : Buy bivalve molluscs (oysters, mussels, clams, [...]

Lemur Catta

22/10/2017|Animals|

LEMUR CATTA Lemur catta During “smell fights”, males shake their tail on top of their head to secrete smell.   WEIGHT : 3 kg FOOD : Fruits & insects THREATS : Poaching (meat and illegal pet trade), deforestation (pasture and [...]

Cape Penguin

22/10/2017|Animals|

CAPE PENGUIN Spheniscus demersus WEIGHT : 3 kg FOOD : Small fish THREATS : 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 : [...]

Dwarf mangoose

22/10/2017|Animals|

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 [...]

Reeve’s Muntjac

22/10/2017|Animals|

REEVE’S MUNTJAC Muntiacus reevesi The males have long superior canins in a shape of a hook.   WEIGHT : 12 to 17 kg FOOD : Grass, fruits, seeds, eggs THREATS : Poaching (skin and meat), deforestation. ECO-GESTURE : Do no buy [...]

Red Panda

22/10/2017|Animals|

RED PANDA Ailurus fulgens WEIGHT : 3 to 6 kg FOOD : This carnivore eats bamboo because of the poverty of its environment. THREATS : Deforestation (urbanization, agriculture and firewood), poaching (fur). RED LIST : Vulnerable ECO-GESTURE : Reducing energy [...]

Dalmatian Pelican

22/10/2017|Animals|

DALMATIAN PELICAN Pelecanus crispus It can stock fish and transport materials for building its nest in his pouch.   WEIGHT : 10 to 13 kg It’s the biggest pelican out of 7 species. FOOD : Fish THREATS : Environment drying out, [...]

Red river hog

22/10/2017|Animals|

RED RIVER HOG Potamochoerus porcus African cousin of the wild boar, it uses its tusks to turn the ground and defend itself. Its massive body allows it to force the passage in bushes. WEIGHT : 45 to 115 kg FOOD : Grass, fruits, roots, [...]

Lillac-breasted roller

22/10/2017|Animals|

LILLAC-BREASTED ROLLER Coracias caudatus With its short legs, this bird prefers stealing, even on short distances. Its flight is fast and circling during courtship displays. WEIGHT : 100 to 135 g FOOD :  insects (beetles, locusts…) et small vertebrates (lizards, frogs…). MORE INFO [...]

White-faced saki

22/10/2017|Animals|

WHITE-FACED SAKI Pithecia pithecia The female is completely grey and the male is black with a white face.   WEIGHT : 1 to 2 kg FOOD : Fruits, seeds, insects THREATS : Poaching, deforestation ECO-GESTURE : A tree is [...]

Suricate

21/10/2017|Animals|

SURICATE Suricata suricatta There is always one who stands sentry in a group.   WEIGHT : 600 g to 1 kg FOOD : Lizards, spiders, mice, roots ECO-GESTURE : Save water by closing the tap while brushing your teeth. Take  [...]

Cotton-top Tamarin

21/10/2017|Animals|

COTTON-TOP TAMARIN Saguinus oedipus The tamarin’s tail is twice or three times longer than its body. Therefore, it has a great balance.   WEIGHT : 400 g FOOD : Fruits, beetles … and gum from trees. THREATS : Deforestation (agriculture and [...]

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