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Binturong

About binturongs. This animal has a peculiar smell, similar to the buttered popcorn you buy in movie theaters. This smell comes from a chemical compound in their urine (2-AP), that is the same that gives popcorn its scent when it pops because of the heat. When they urinate, their tail and...
British cat sitting on the edge of parapet. By Anna Lurye | Shutterstock.com

British shorthair cat

About the British shorthair cat. It is probably one of the oldest breeds in Great Britain. Its ancestors were brought to the islands by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. The most common and popular color for this breed is blue (grey, a dilution of black), variant called "British Blue",...
Snow leopard (Uncia uncia) observing prey. By Vladislav T. Jirousek | Shutterstock.com

Snow leopard / ounce

About snow leopards or ounces. Snow leopards are the only big cats that don't roar. Despite having a vocal tract similar to that of other felines like the leopard, the lion or the tiger, their vocal chords are shorter and prevent them from roaring. They have large legs full of hair...
Sloth in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. By Nacho Such | Shutterstock.com

Brown-throated sloth

About the brown-throated sloth. It is the most common existent three-toed sloth species. Its relatives from the other genus have only two toes. Their front arms are longer than the back legs, with three big claws that allow them to keep a strong grip on the trees where they live their entire...
Sheeps. By Monika23 | Shutterstock.com

Common sheep

Sheep are domestic mammals, descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia (Ovis orientalis). Within this species, apart from domestic sheep, there are mouflons and urials. They are all quadrupedal ungulates, which means they walk on four legs and use the tip of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their body...
Portrait of a young Cheetah in Masai Mara, Kenya. By Maggy Meyer | Shutterstock.com

Cheetah

About the cheetah. Although they are felines, Cheetahs are unable to roar. They emit a bird-like croaking sound they use to identify themselves or call their cubs or other cheetahs. It is the fastest terrestrial animal, reaching top speeds of 95-115 km/h in runs of 400-500 m. Female cheetahs can have up...
Long-eared hedgehog. By Kefca | Shutterstock.com

Long-eared hedgehog

About long-eared hedgehogs. Like rest of the hedgehogs, these animals protect their body with a dense layer of brown spines, white at the tip. They can roll into some kind of ball to protect themselves from predators. These animals are nocturnal and they can cover up to 9 km in just one...
Six-week-old baby of a Western lowland gorilla. By Marek Velechovsky | Shutterstock.com

Western lowland gorilla

About western lowland gorillas. Lowland gorillas are endangered, but they are a little more common than their relatives, the mountain gorillas. They are smaller in size, their hair is shorter and their arms are longer. They live in communities of around 30 individuals. These groups are led by a dominant older...
Celebes crested Macaque, detail portrait of black monkey, sitting in the nature habitat, dark tropical forest, wildlife from Asian Tangkoko on Sulawesi in Indonesia. By Ondrej Prosicky | Shutterstock.com

Celebes crested macaque

About the macaque. It is one of the smallest existing macaque species. They are entirely black, with the exception of some white areas around their shoulders and their striking reddish-brown eyes. These are diurnal, terrestrial animals (they spend 60% of the day on the ground). At night they return to the trees to...
Ostriches on the african savannah. By Andrzej Kubik | Shutterstock.com

Common ostrich

About common ostriches. Ostriches are the worlds largest and heaviest living birds, so they cannot fly. But they are fast runners. It is the world's fastest two-legged animal and the third of all species, after the cheetah and the pronghorn antelope. They can maintain a speed of 70 km/h (43.5 mph)...
Giraffe Ithala KZN South Africa by Luca Galuzzi | [CC BY-SA 2.5]

Northern giraffe

About northern giraffes. There are 4 distinct species of giraffe and 4 subspecies of the northern giraffe. The main difference among all of them is the shape, tone and pattern of the spots found on their fur, as well as less noticeable differences in body shape and size. It is the...
American black bear. By Scott palmeri | Shutterstock.com

American black bear

About American black bears. Despite being called black bear, the color of this species ranges from black (blue-black) to brown, light brown and, in rare cases, white. Despite their size and weight, black bears can easily climb trees. They are extremely solitary animals that travel long distances every day. Black bears do not...
Cassowary portrait on green grass. By Andrea Izzotti | Shutterstock.com

Southern cassowary

About the southern cassowary. The cassowary is the second largest bird on earth, after the ostrich, but it is the most dangerous. It has powerful legs with claws that enable it to attack with kicks at high speed. It is a remarkable looking animal with bright colors in neck and head (that change depending on its...
American bison. By Georgii Shipin | Shutterstock.com

American bison

About American bisons. There are two subspecies of American bison: the plains bison and the mountain bison. The latter is more endangered than its relative. This species has its origin in Europe and it moved to North America over the Bering Strait. It can reach speeds of 57 km/h (35.4 mph) when running. Today...
Griffon vulture in flight. By Veselin Gramatikov | Shutterstock.com

Griffon vulture

About griffon vultures. The are two subspecies of griffon vulture: Gyps fulvus fulvus (northwest of Africa, Iberian peninsula to the Middle East) and Gyps fulvus fulvescens (Afghanistan, Pakistan and north of India to Assam). The largest flying bird is one of the griffon vulture subspecies: the Rüppell's griffon vulture. These animals can eat up to...