Africa


Gray Crowned Crane - Colorful Swamp Prancer

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The gray crowned crane is an elegant bird that lives in Africa in the swamps south of the Sahara. The crane is about 3 1/4 feet tall (1 m) and has a magnificent yellow feathered crest on its head. The feathers on the body are gray while the wings are white and there are some yellow and orange-brown feathers on the tail. It has blue eyes and a red patch of skin on its throat.

 

 

Red River Hog - Bush Pig Will Eat Your Crops

red river hog

 

The red river hog or bush pig from Africa (Guinean and Congo forests) and Madagascar has a brown-red bristley coat with a white shaggy whiskers and a notable white stripe running down its back. It also has a long snout and long tufted ears and can weigh up to 250 lbs (115 kg).

 

three orange bush pigs

 

Hyrax - Semi-bulky Unique Mammal

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A hyrax is the name of any one of the four species of small, semi-bulky mammals in the order hyracoidea; the four different species are the rock hyrax, the yellow-spotted hyrax, the western tree and the southern tree hyrax. They can be extremely noisy at times uttering all kinds of screams, grunts and squeals.

 

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Zebra - Why White with Black Stripes?

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mountain zebras

 

Members of the equid (horse) family, zebras are any member of three different species who all can be identified by their distinctive black and white striped pattern.

 

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