The Saimiri Sciureus also known as the Common Squirrel Monkey, lives in tropical jungles and forests of Central and South America. They prefer to live in dense tropical regions that are close to bodies of water such as streams or rivers. They primarily live in the middle of the tree canopies so they will not get eaten by predators. However, in some areas they have been known to forage on the ground for food.
The dark-colored coat mice are found in areas with mostly dark rock so that they are able to blend in. Questions: What makes these Rock Pocket mice have a different colored coat? Did the mice start out with a light colored coat or with a dark-colored coat?
In his article, Hemmer points out that the snow leopard basically hunts on mountain wild goats and sheep. In the alpine meadows, in the middle belt of mountains and in the coniferous forest, the snow leopard hunts deer and boars. He also eats small animals, including marmots. In the Pamirs, it feeds mainly on Siberian mountain goats, rarely on argali. In the Himalayas, the snow leopard hunts mountain goats, wild rams, small deer, Tibetan hares.
Grey wolves, also known by their scientific name Canis lupus, have varying appearances. Their colors differ according to where they live, and their size varies based on gender and location. Grey wolves grow to be typically about 120 to 200 centimeters in length, and 70 to 80 centimeters tall. The smallest wolves can be about 20 kilograms while the largest are around 60 kg. They are found in many different habitats: grasslands, deserts, tundras, forests, etc. Grey wolves are located in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Wolves are carnivores, hunting both smaller and larger animals, such as mice, rabbits, squirrels, fish, crabs, deer, elk, moose, and caribou. They are able to swim and hunt for food in water, hence fish being a common
Chipmunks Chipmunks are related to the squirrel and are actually part of the squirrel family. Alternating light and dark stripes along their cheeks and backs help them hide from predators such as hawks, weasels, coyotes, etc. Chipmunks are small mammals and hibernate in their dens or “burrows” during the winter like bears but they do not use fat to keep themselves alive. They like to live alone in their dens and they are good at climbing trees and are great swimmers. One chipmunk can gather up to 165 acorns in one day which means that within just two days, that chipmunk would have enough food to last them the whole winter even though they typically more food than they need; safety precautions, am I right?!
Leopard Gecko 's get their name from the popular look of spots that resemble leopards they tend. Yet, leopard gecko 's can have many different ways of looking. They can range from a soft lavender color to as bright as an orange. Leopard geckos are very different from most of the rest of the lizard reptile community. Leopard geckos have eyelids that can actually blink and in general they are very sweet natured creatures. Leopard geckos can live up to 20 years in captivity and are a very common reptile pet.
River otters have beautiful coats and thus they have been hunted by many people. They mainly eat fish, but they eat many other easily accessible things, like shellfish, crustaceans, mollusks, oysters, birds, rodents, and frogs. Their population is hard to tally, but has been estimated to be over 100,000 based on harvest reports. River otters may be found in all states and territories of the U.S. and Canada. They will only settle into an area amidst concealing structures, generally consisting of foliage or rock piles. They are also very lively and good-natured creature. They are nocturnal. Their communal groups consist mostly of mature females and their cubs. The mating season for these creatures is between December and
The House Mouse is an invasive mammal that has a multitude of habitats within Florida. The scientific name is Mus musculus. The House Mouse is established statewide. Habitats usually surround populated areas. The search for food makes family homes and stores a common place for the House Mouse to live.
To where have all the black-footed ferrets disappeared? The black-footed ferrets have been endangered since 1967 in the southwestern corner of North Dakota due to loss of habitat and a depletion of their prime food source. First of all, the prairie dogs and the other animals that lived in their homes were the ferrets prime source of food. Secondly, the ferrets, like many other animals, used the prairie dogs’ burrows as homes. Last, the farmers and ranchers whose cattle land has been invaded by the prairie dogs are eradicating them. Although the loss of prairie dogs is the main logic behind the endangerment of the black-footed ferrets, a few other factors contribute as well. As well as most small animals, black-footed ferrets are prey.