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Buffon’s macaw

22/10/2017|Animals|

BUFFON’S MACAW Ara ambiguus WEIGHT : 1,2 to 1,4 kg FOOD : Fruits and seeds THREATS : Deforestation, poaching (illegal pet trade, meat and feather). RED LIST : Endangered MORE INFO : Family : Psittacidae Habits : pairs or gregorious Egg-laying : [...]

Hyacinth macaw

22/10/2017|Animals|

HYACINTH MACAW Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus The Hyacinth macaw is the biggest parrot of the world.   WEIGHT : 1,3 to 1,7  kg FOOD : Fruits and seeds THREATS : Deforestation, poaching (illegal pet trade, meat and feather). RED LIST : Vulnerable MORE INFO : Family : [...]

Fouegian steamer duck

22/10/2017|Animals|

FOUEGIAN STEAMER DUCK Tachyeres pteneres This owl his duck cannot fly but it is an excellent diver !   WEIGHT : 3,5 to 7 kg FOOD : seaweeds shellfish, shells, fishes… MORE INFO : Family : Anatidae Habits : pairs Egg-laying : 4 to 11 eggs Incubation : 28 to 40 [...]

Southern Ground Hornbill

22/10/2017|Animals|

SOUTHERN GROUND HORNBILL Bucorvus leadbeateri WEIGHT : 3 to 6 kg FOOD : Insects, frogs, lizards and small rodents THREATS : Habitat loss and destruction, hunting, collisions with power lines. RED LIST : Vulnerable MORE INFO : Family : Bucorvidae Habits : gregarious Egg-laying : 2 eggs [...]

Capybara

22/10/2017|Animals|

CAPYBARA Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris The Capybara is an excellent swimmer. It’s the biggest rodent in the world !   WEIGHT : 30 to 80 kg FOOD : Plants THREATS : Poaching (meat and skin), habitat destruction (noticeably because of gold washing). ECO-GESTURE [...]

Bush dog

22/10/2017|Animals|

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

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. [...]

Prehensile-tailed porcupine

22/10/2017|Animals|

PREHENSILE-TAILED PORCUPINE Coendou prehensilis Semi-tree-dwelling, it possesses a prehensile tail, which is as the fifth member to hang on to branches.Its characteristic shout looks like a child’s groan. WEIGHT : 3 to 5 kg FOOD : Fruits, leaves et buds [...]

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 : [...]

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 [...]