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Tag: Meet the Animals

  • Red Kangaroo

    Red Kangaroo

    Red Kangaroo Range Red Kangaroos range throughout western and central Australia. Facts Red Kangaroos are the largest species of kangaroo. A mother kangaroo can produce milk of two different types to feed two different babies at the same time. One for young that has emerged from the pouch but is still nursing and one for…

  • Bennett’s Wallaby

    Bennett’s Wallaby

    Bennett’s Wallaby Range Originally from Eastern Australia and Tasmania, this species has been introduced to New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Germany. Facts Bennett’s Wallabies are mainly solitary, but will group together when there is an abundance of resources. When they come together, they create a social hierarchy similar to other species of…

  • Holland Lop Rabbit

    Holland Lop Rabbit

    Holland Lop Rabbit Range Holland lop rabbits originated in the Netherlands. Facts The Holland lop is one of the smallest breeds of rabbits and is one of the most popular rabbit breeds in the United States. In the 1950s a Dutch breeder named Adriann de Cock created the breed by combining three different rabbit breeds.

  • Kunekune Pig

    Kunekune Pig

    Kunekune Pig Range Kunekune pigs originated in New Zealand. Facts Kunekune means “fat and round” in Maori. Kunekune pigs were almost extinct by the early 1970s. Some wildlife biologists gathered up the 17 pigs that were left on the island and began a breeding program in the attempt to save the breed. The captive breeding…

  • Miniature Zebu

    Miniature Zebu

    Miniature Zebu Range Miniature Zebu originated in Southern India. Facts Miniature Zebu are also called Nadudana which is a hindi word meaning small cow. They are one of the smallest cattle species in the world. Miniature Zebu were first brought to the US in the 1920’s to be exhibited in zoos. They also have a…

  • Pygmy Goat

    Pygmy Goat

    Pygmy Goat Range Pygmy goats originated in West Africa, but is now a domesticated popular breed found around the world. Facts Pygmy goats most commonly have twins, but they can have singletons, triplets, or even quadruplets. Both male and female pygmy goats can have horns. The first pygmy goats were brought to the United States…

  • Watusi


    Watusi Range The primary homeland of the Watusi are Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda. Facts The horns on the watusi exist for one main purpose….body temperature regulation. The horns are mostly hollow, but have a plethora of blood vessels circulating through them that aid in dispersing heat. Watusi’s horns can span up to eight feet in…

  • Donkey


    Donkey Range Donkeys are native to the Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia and were first imported into the United States in 1929. Facts The donkey was first domesticated about six thousand years ago. A donkey’s long ears have an excellent blood supply, which is a desert adaptation for cooling the body. Donkeys have both…

  • Sika Deer

    Sika Deer

    Sika Deer Range Sika deer are native to much of East Asia. Facts Sika deer are excellent swimmers and will readily enter the water in order to escape from predators or for other reasons. They are also highly vocal animals, with over 10 different individual sounds.

  • Fallow Deer

    Fallow Deer

    Fallow Deer Range Originally native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Asia Minor, this species has since been introduced to other continents across the globe. Facts Fallow deer are the most widely kept deer and are now found on every continent around the globe. Fallow deer are the sole survivors of the Megacerines, a…

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