Armadillo (Six banded)

The six-banded armadillo is an omnivore having a varied diet consisting of mostly leaves fruits and tubules while also eating small invertebrates and carrion. Their eyesight is poor and so when searching for food use their strong sense of smell to hunt. Their sticky tongue, strong legs and large claws on their forelimbs make them […]

Aracari (Green)

Green aracaris are found in tropical forests in northeast South America, specifically Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela. They spend the majority of their time living in small groups of up to five adults in the tree canopy where they forage together for food. They are omnivores that eat fruit, insects, nuts, eggs and […]

Asian palm civet

The Asian palm civet is found throughout much of Asia and (despite their cat-like appearance) are not felines at all but are in fact more closely related to other small carnivores – including weasels and mongooses. Unlike other civet species, the tail of the Asian palm civet does not have rings, but the face of this species is banded […]

Anteater (Giant)

Anteaters are found in Central and South America, where they prefer tropical forests and grasslands. There are four different species which vary greatly in size. The silky anteater is the size of a squirrel, while the giant anteater can reach 7 feet (2.1 meters) long from the tip of its snout to the end of […]

Arctic Fox

Arctic foxes are very hardy animals and can survive Arctic temperatures as low as 58°F in the treeless lands. Arctic Foxes have furry soles, short ears, a short muzzle and thick fur — all of which help to minimize heat loss. Thick brush-like tails, similar to a cat’s, help them to balance and are also […]


Axolotls are found only in Mexico and are often known as Mexican Walking Fish – they are not fish but amphibians which never metamorphose and retain their larval body features, including external gills. The axolotl, like all amphibians, is carnivorous, capturing small prey such as worms, insects, and small fish in the wild. Officially an […]