Macaw (Blue and gold)

The blue and gold macaw is a large South American parrot with mostly blue top parts and yellow underparts. Macaws are a large group of neotropical parrots. There are more than 350 parrot species, but macaws are the largest of them all. They are herbivorous, eating mainly nuts, fruits and seeds. Their tongues are scaly […]

Macaw (Scarlet)

Scarlet macaws are native to the tropical rainforest areas of Central and South America. Its preferred habitat is humid evergreen forests at elevations from about 1,000 to 3,000 feet. In the wild, it dwells mostly in the canopy and topmost layers of the trees. Widely regarded as the most beautiful parrot, scarlet macaws are among the […]

Marmoset (Pygmy)

Pygmy marmosets are the world’s smallest monkeys. They have fine, silky coats and long hairs on their cheeks and head which form a mane that conceals their almond shaped ears. They live in groups of up to 15 individuals consisting of an adult breeding pair and their offspring of various ages. They have special scent […]

Mara (Patagonian)

Mara are large rodents, closely related to the Guinea pig. They are also known as Patagonian cavies or hares. Maras inhabit dry arid grassland and brushlands where they feed mainly on grass, but will take any available vegetation. They are diurnal, or day active, and travel in pairs which gather into large groups containing up […]

Macaw (Military)

The Military macaw is a predominantly green coloured, medium-sized macaw with a discontinuous range from Mexico and Central America to Argentina. It is found in a range of habitats including dry forest, open woodland and gallery forests. It usually avoids tropical rainforest. Military macaws are normally seen in pairs or small flocks of up to […]

Meerkat

The meerkat or slender-tailed suricate is a member of the mongoose family native to Southern Africa Meerkats live in large social groups of around 20 individuals – it can be 50-plus – and are known as a mob, gang or clan. They live within a large underground network of burrows with multiple entrances which they […]

Monkey (Black Howler)

Howler monkeys are so called because of their amazing howling calls. Calls are very loud due to a special voice box and pouch in the throat that amplifies sound. Both sexes call, but the male’s voice is much louder and deeper. The call enables individuals to keep in touch with their group and, more importantly, […]