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A-Z Animals

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Amanda Boozer

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F: Fennec Fox
(Vulpes Zerda)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Deserts and Semi-deserts
Diet: Carnivorous
Fun Fact#1: They have amazing hearing (obviously)
Fun Fact#2: Their large ears help dissipate excess body heat
Fun Fact#3: The fox's thick fur helps insulate heat during cold nights
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/fennec-fox/
G: Greater Kudu
(Tragelaphus Strepsiceros)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: stony, forest, or mountainous areas
Diet: Leaves, grass, roots
Fun Fact#1 : Largest antelope
Fun Fact#2 : Produce the loudest sound
Fun Fact#3 : Spiral horns interlock when males fight
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/greater-kudu/
H: Hyacinth Macaw
(Anodorhynchus Hyacinthinus)
B: Black Swan
(Cygnus Atratus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves
Habitat: Lakes and ponds
Diet: Aquatic Vegetation (Herbivore)
Fun Fact #1: Male swans are called cobs, females are pens, and young are cygnets.
Fun Fact #2: Swans in general have the largest eggs of any flighted bird.
Fun Fact #3: Swans have far more neck vertebrae than mammals, with 24 or 25 vertebrae; most mammals only have seven.
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/birds/black-swan/

D: Dorcas Gazelle
(Gazella Dorcas)
A: Arctic Fox
(Vulpes Lagopus)
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C: Canebreak Rattlesnake
(Crotalus Horridus Atricaudatus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Reptilia
Habitat: Marshes, swamps, heavy timber, dead tree hollows
Diet: small mammals and birds
Fun Fact #1: Rattlesnakes have a special feeding system based on venom, injected into prey through teeth called fangs.
Fun Fact #2: They are venomous
Fun Fact #3: They have a heavy body
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/reptiles/canebrake-rattlesnake/
E: Edward's Lorikeet
(Trichoglossus Haematodus Capistrasus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves
Habitat: Rainforest/forest
Diet: Fruit, seeds and nectar
Fun Fact#1: Constantly active and noisy
Fun Fact#2: 70% of their day is spent feeding
Fun Fact#3: They nest in high hollow limbs and trunks
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/birds/edwards-lorikeet/
Phylum: Choradata; Class: Aves
Habitat: Tall trees, forests, rivers
Diet: Seeds, fruit, nuts, and berries
Fun Fact#1: Largest macaw species
Fun Fact#2: Flight speeds of up to 35 mph
Fun Fact#3: Endangered
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/birds/hyacinth-macaw/
By Amanda Boozer
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Arctic and Alpine Tundra
Diet: small mammals, insects, sea birds, seals, and berries
Fun Fact #1: During the Summer, they store food
Fun Fact #2: The foxes form small bands and scavenge for food together
Fun Fact #3: Their coat color changes from white to grey
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/en/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/arctic-fox/
I: Indian Muntjac
(Muntiacus Muntjak)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Rainforests and monsoon forests
Diet: Leaves, fruit, bark, fungi, herbs
Fun Fact#1: Smallest member of the deer family
Fun Fact#2: Make a deep bark when alerted
Fun Fact#3: Males have upper canine teeth that act as tusks
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/indian-muntjac/
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Desert and Sub-Desert zones
Diet: Browser, especially Acacia leaves
Fun Fact #1: Horns are present on both male and female
Fun Fact #2: Smallest gazelle, yet longest limbed
Fun Fact #3: They are endangered
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/dorcas-gazelle/
J: Jaguar
(Panthera Onca)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Forests and Savannas
Diet: Peccaries, capybaras, tapirs, crocodilians, and fish
Fun Fact#1: Males are known for wandering away from their home range
Fun Fact#2: They are endangered
Fun Fact#3: Jaguars can be found in the U.S.
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/jaguar/
K: Komodo Dragon
(Varanus Komodoensis)
Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia
Habitat: Forests and Savannas
Diet: Major Carnivores
Fun Fact#1: They are only found on four different islands in Indonesia
Fun Fact#2: After hatching, they climb up trees to avoid being eaten
Fun Fact#3: They have a forked tounge
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/reptiles/komodo-dragon/
L: Lionfish
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Osteichthyes
Habitat: Ocean (duh); rarely found in freshwater
Diet: Small fishes
Fun Fact#1: The dorsal fins are sharp
Fun Fact#2: They are also venomous
Fun Fact#3: Most of the time slow moving
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/bony-fish/lionfish-scorpionfish-stonefish/
M: Monk Seal
(Monachus Monachus)
Phylum: Choradata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Coastal areas
Diet: Fish and octopuses
Fun Fact#1: Two species: Hawaiian and Mediterranean
Fun Fact#2: More social in water than land
Fun Fact#3: Most critically endangered mammal species in the world
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/monk-seals/
N: North American Bullfrog
(Rana Catesbeiana)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Amphibia
Habitat: Along edge of bodies of freshwater
Diet: Voracious appetite
Fun Fact#1: Can leap 1 to 2 meters
Fun Fact#2: They are territorial
Fun Fact#3: Smooth skin
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal- info/animal-bytes/amphibians/north%20american%20bullfrog/
O: Ostrich
(Struthio Camelus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves
Habitat: Open country, desert, dry savannah
Diet: Fruit, seeds, leaves, shrubs, lizards, small vertebrae
Fun Fact#1: One ostrich egg equals to 24 chicken eggs
Fun Fact#2: Can get up to 40 mph
Fun Fact#3: Largest and heaviest bird on earth
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/birds/ostrich/
P: Pufferfish
(Tetraodontiormes Diodontidae)
Phylum: Chrodata; Class: Osteichthyes
Habitat: Shallow water and ocean
Diet: Mollusks
Fun Fact#1: They inflate their bodies with water or air
Fun Fact#2: They can inflate up to three times their size
Fun Fact#3: Four super strong teeth
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/bony-fish/pufferfish-porcupinefish/
Q: Queen Angelfish
(Holacanthus Ciliaris)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Osteichthyes
Habitat: 1-70 meters in tropical and subtropical water
Diet: Sponges, algae, tunicates, hydroids
Fun Fact#1: Can eat jellyfish
Fun Fact#2: Get as big as 45cm
Fun Fact#3: weigh 3 and a half pounds
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/bony-fish/queen-angelfish/
R: Rhinoceros Iguana
(Cyclura Cornuta)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Reptilia
Habitat: Dry, rocky areas and savannahs
Diet: Omnivore-will eat vegetables and invertabrates
Fun Fact#1: Can be over twice the weight of the common green iguana
Fun Fact#2: Rarely found in trees forested areas
Fun Fact#3: Males have horns hence the name
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/reptiles/rhinoceros-iguana/
S: Seahorse
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Osteichthyes
Habitat: Shallow waters
Diet: Plankton and fish larvae
Fun Fact#1: Roughly 35 species of seahorses worldwide
Fun Fact#2: Hippocampus means "bent horse"
Fun Fact#3: They are well camouflaged
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/bony-fish/seahorses/
T: Toco Toucan
(Ramphastos Toco)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Aves
Habitat: Tropical rainforests
Diet: Fruit, insects, reptiles
Fun Fact#1: The toucan is a poor flyer
Fun Fact#2: Its tounge is like a feather catching food then flicking it down its throat
Fun Fact#3: Have a loud frog-like call
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/birds/toco-toucan/
U: Uganda Kob
(Kob Thomasi)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Savannahs, flood plains, woodlands
Diet: Tender green grasses
Fun Fact#1: Males mark territory by whistling
Fun Fact#2: Generally have one offspring
Fun Fact#3: In order to avoid a predator, they will leap into the air or water
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/uganda-kob/
V: Vaquita
(Phocoena Sinus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Close to shore and shallow water
Diet: Grunt, Gulf croakers, and squid
Fun Fact#1: Extreamly endangered
Fun Fact#2: Was placed on Mexico's endangered list in 1978
Fun Fact#3: Only a few hundred live today
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/vaquita/
W: Western Gray Kangaroo
(Macopus Fuliginosus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Grasslands
Diet: Grass and shrubs
Fun Fact#1: Kangaroos live in groups called mobs
Fun Fact#2: When defensive, females will growl
Fun Fact#3: Can run up to 12 mph
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/western-gray-kangaroo/
X: X-Ray Tetra
(Pristella Maxillaris)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Actinopterygii
Habitat: Amazon coastal waters
Diet: Worms, insects, small crustaceans
Fun Fact#1: Incredibly peaceful
Fun Fact#2: It is nearly transparent
Fun Fact#3: It is recently having habitat loss
Bibliography: http://a-z-animals.com/animals/x-ray-tetra/
Y: Yellow Baboon
(Papio Cynocephalus)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Savannahs and arid zones
Diet: Omnivorous
Fun Fact#1: 8 to 200 baboons in each group
Fun Fact#2: Baboons do not have a tail
Fun Fact#3: Baboons will eat almost anything
Bibliography: http://seaworld.org/animalinfo/animal-info/animal-bytes/mammals/yellow-baboon/
Z: Zebra
(Equus Zebra)
Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia
Habitat: Grasslands or Savannah
Diet: Herbivore
Fun Fact#1: No two zebras are alike
Fun Fact#2: Can get up to 25 mph
Fun Fact#3: Average of one offspring
Bibliography: http://a-z-animals.com/animals/zebra/
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