Central America


 

Roadrunner - Fine Running Legs

greater

Greater roadrunner

 

There are two species of roadrunner within the Geococcyx genus. This group includes all cuckoo birds and the two species of roadrunner: the greater and the lesser roadrunner. They are both indigenous to Central America and Mexico.

 

lesser

Kinkajou - Noisy Nighttime Honey Bear

kinkajou honey bear

 

The kinkajou has the most useful tail of the panda/raccoon family that is up to 27 inches (68 cm) in length. This nocturnal animal (sometimes called a honey bear (it likes sweets)) uses its long tail to hold on to tree branches while its hands remain free to eat berries, mangoes, honey, and small insects.

 

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