Butterflies

Lepidoptera Butterflies are flying insects with colorful wings that vary in colors and patterns from species to species. The colors on their wings are created by a dense mosaic of tiny scales. They have a head, abdomen and thorax with their skeletons on the outside of their bodies. There are thousands of species of butterflies. …

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Burrowing Owl

Athene Cunicularia The burrowing owl is a ground-dweller, nesting in underground holes or borrows. They are small, long legged birds with a cream colored chests. Their bodies are covered in brown and white spotted feathers. The borrowing owl does not have ear tufts like most owls. But with their bright yellow eyes and white brows, …

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Bobcat

Lynx rufus Bobcats are common wildcats found in North America. They are named for their short, bobbed tail.  A bobcat is about twice the size of an average house cat with their coats varying in color from shades of brown to beige fur with lined or spotted markings in black or dark brown. Their fur is …

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Black-Footed Ferret

Mustela nigripes Native to North America, the black-footed ferret is a member of the weasel family. This long, slender mammal has pale yellowish or tan colored coat, with lighter hair toward the neck and face. They have short little blacklegs with black feet, a distinctive black “mask” on their face, and a black tipped tail. A very quick, …

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Black Bear

Ursus americanus The American black bear is the smallest, most common bear found in North America. Black bears have small eyes, a long snout, a short tail and rounded ears. Their sharp claws allow them to climb trees with very little difficulty. They can run quickly up to 30 mph. and swim well. Despite the name, …

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Bats

Bats are the only mammals capable of flying. They have very long finger bones with a wing membrane stretched between, covered by strong skin. There are nearly 1,000 species of bats found worldwide. A nocturnal creature, bats have excellent night vision. Size Bats are divided into two categories: the large bat, and the small bat. The larger bats can have …

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Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus The Asian Elephant has thick, gray skin sparsely covered with coarse hairs. The trunk of the Asian elephant has two outgrowths at its tip to making it possible for the animal to perform both delicate and powerful tasks. Male Asian elephants have long tusks, females have either very small tusks or none at all. They have …

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Asia

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