Skink (Solomon Island)

Found only on the Solomon Islands archipelago, a group of islands in the south-west Pacific Ocean, the Solomon Island skink spends most of its time in the canopy. They are herbivores, feeding on flowers, leaves, fruits and shoots. They are even able to eat plants that would be toxic to humans, without any ill effects. […]

Swan (black)

Black swans may be found on their own but they also often form loose groups consisting of several hundred or sometimes thousands of birds. They usually move in flocks, sometimes nest in colonies and are the least territorial of swan species. Unlike the white mute swans, black swans have black feathers and red beaks, except […]

Sloth (Linne’s Two-Toed)

Sloths originate from Central and South America. Their razor sharp, long claws make it difficult to walk on the floor so they spend most of their time hanging around high up in trees. Their internal organs, such as heart, spleen and liver are all specifically positioned to enable sloths to eat, sleep and even give […]

Saki (White-faced)

White-faced sakis are New World monkeys. Males are black with distinctive white faces while females have grey fur with a hint of white facial markings. These differences are known as sexual dichromatism. Sakis spend most of their lives in trees, rarely going down to the ground. They have long fingers and long nails to help […]

Snow Leopard

The snow leopard is a moderately large cat species native to the mountain ranges of Central Asia. They live between 3,000 and 5,500 metres above sea level on rocky mountain slopes. Snow leopards show several adaptations for living in a cold mountainous environment. Their bodies are stocky, their fur is thick, their ears are small […]

Sea Lion

Males are much larger than females with a thick, maned neck and large head, giving them a lion-like appearance. Both sexes have upturned snouts and external ears. They are large and fearsome predators, but are preyed upon themselves by killer whales, which go so far as to beach themselves in pursuit of a sea lion […]

Snail (Garden)

The garden snail is one of the best-known species of snail (gastropod mollusc) in the world.. It is so common, that it is one of the most widely distributed terrestrial mollusc. Garden snails are normally active at night or in the early mornings when the atmosphere is damp and protects them from dehydration. They can […]

Spider Monkey (Colombian Black)

They get their name from their spider-like appearance, due to their disproportionately long limbs and long prehensile tail. Spider monkeys live and move agilely through the small branches of the high forest strata using their four limbs and tail to grasp. They are entirely day active and live in groups of variable size, depending on […]

Sheep (Barbary)

Barbary Sheep (or Aoudad) are rock or mountain sheep native to North Africa and parts of the Sudan. They have short, bristly reddish brown coats and both males and females have a heavy fringe of hair on their throats. Both sexes have powerful horns that have numerous fine rings on them and they curve into […]