RED PANDA - Endangered
Scientific Name: Ailurus fulgens
The bamboo forests of the Himalayan mountains of China.Diet:
Berries, mushrooms, grasses and barkReproduction:
Red pandas reach sexual maturity when they are 18-20 months old. Breeding season occurs from early January to early March. Life Span:
Red pandas are exceptional tree climbers and love bamboo as a snack!
Scientific Name: Suricata suricatta
South African savanna, rocky grasslands, intense heat, little rain Diet:
Worms, crickets, grasshoppers, small rodents, lizards, small snakes, birds, eggs, fruit, and ant larvae ... yum!Reproduction:
Meerkats become sexually mature at about one year of age and can have 1 to 5 pups in a litter. Life Span:
With their excellent sense of smell, meerkats can find their food even when it is hiding underground.
Scientific Name: Capra hircus
High altitudes in Southwest Asia and Eastern EuropeDiet:
Grains and hay Reproduction:
Goats can breed any time of the year, and usually produce twins or triplets. Life Span:
Goats were the first animals domesticated by man in 10000 B.C.
NORTH AMERICAN PORCUPINE
Scientific Name: Erethizon dorsatum
Porcupines live all over the world. The American porcupine lives in the grasslands and forests of Canada. Diet:
Roots, leaves, and berriesReproduction:
Female porcupines become sexually mature at about 18 months of age. The breeding season occurs between September to November and females may cycle more than once a year. Gestation varies from 205 to 215 days. One pup or "porcupette" is born in the spring. Life Span:
Porcupine vision is poor, but they have an excellent sense of smell.