21 Jan 2023 Military macaw

The military macaw gets its name from its predominantly green body which resembles military uniforms. Found in Mexico and South America, these spectacular birds have a wingspan of up to one meter. They are often mistaken for great green macaws but are smaller and live in deciduous forests rather than humid forests. They travel in […]

Andean titi monkey

The Andean titi monkeys are endemic to the dry woodlands of Peru. They have a chestnut brown coat, and a grey tail which cannot be used to grasp tree branches. They mostly feed on insects, fruit and leaves and their ability to successfully catch insects allows them to survive in periods of food scarcity. They […]

Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkey

Peruvian yellow-tailed woolly monkeys are one of the rarest neotropical primate species, found only in the Peruvian Andes. They have thick and long fur which helps them adapt to their cold montane environment. Their yellowish tails are only present in adults and allow them to hang and swing from trees. These monkeys have the ability […]

Martial eagle

One of the largest and most powerful species of eagle, the martial eagle is an opportunistic predator, feeding on a variety of prey from mammals to reptiles and birds. Their wingspan measures an incredible 2.6m which helps them fly at high elevations and speeds. They are native to the open savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa. They […]

Abbott’s starling

The Abbott’s starling is a rare species of starling found in the tropical and subtropical moist montane forests of Kenya and Tanzania. It is the smallest of the starlings, measuring only six inches in length. These birds feed on insects and fruits. They are threatened by habitat loss due to the expansion of human settlements […]

Fringe-eared oryx

A subspecies of the East African oryx, the fringe-eared oryx is native to southeastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania. Their horns are covered in rings and measure four feet in length. They travel in herds of up to 40 individuals and feed on grasses. They are threatened by habitat destruction due to the expansion of human […]

Mountain reedbuck

A species of antelope found in the mountainous regions of Sub-Saharan Africa at elevations of up to 5,000 meters. They are sexually dimorphic as males are bigger than females and have horns. They mostly graze on grass and are highly dependent on water. They are threatened by the habitat loss due to the expansion of […]

Black rhino

The black rhino is native to eastern and southern Africa. They are the smaller of the two African rhinos and have a distinct hooked lip which helps them to pick leaves from trees. Black rhinos have up to three horns which they use to protect against attackers. They are notoriously aggressive, often fighting and chasing […]

17 Dec 2022 Long-tailed Pangolin

Also known as the African black-bellied pangolin, this species is the smallest of the pangolins. They are native to west Africa and mainly reside on trees, using their long tails to hang from branches. They are covered with hard protective scales and roll up into a ball to deter predators. Pangolins have no teeth and […]

Giant ground pangolin

The giant ground pangolin can be found across the African continent from Uganda to west Africa. They are the largest species of pangolins, stretching more than four feet long and are covered with protective scales which deter predators. When faced with danger, they curl up into a ball exposing their hard protective surface. Giant ground […]