Animals: Red Panda Facts and Photos

Animals: Red Panda Facts and Photos

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The Red Panda lives beneath the forest canopy in the mountains in Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, Laos and Myanmar. There are 2 subspecies, which live in slightly different geographical areas. The red panda has small features like a cat but the markings of a panda or raccoon. In fact it looks like a cross between all three. It is about the size of a raccoon and weighs 7 to 14 pounds. They are about 20 to 26 inches long with their tail an additional 12 to 20 inches.Red pandas live 12 to 14 years. It is an omnivore (eats both plants and animals). It mostly eats bamboo, but it also consumes fruit, roots, eggs and small mammals. Red panda is diurnal animal that is mostly active in the morning and late afternoon.

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Wonderful Zoominations At Lowry Park Zoo

Wonderful Zoominations At Lowry Park Zoo

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The luminescent creatures are all part of the Zoominations festival, which celebrates the ancient Chinese art of lantern sculpture at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo. This special event runs until the end of May. Hours are 6-10 pm on weekdays and 6-11 pm on weekends. The entrance fee is the same price as zoo admission. Zoominations features 30 unique and beautiful scenes inspired by Chinese folklore, inviting guests on a cultural journey that has toured London, Toronto, and Beijing. Millions of LED lights and lanterns illuminate the festival grounds, showcasing the ingenuity of skilled artists from the Sichuan Province in China. The art of Chinese lantern making began in the Han Dynasty. An art form that became principal to the Chinese Lantern Festival evolved. The lanterns were originally used for the utilitarian purpose of lighting. Lantern construction varied according to their purpose.

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Mysterious Tasmanian Devil

Mysterious Tasmanian Devil

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Tasmanian Devils are the largest carnivorous marsupials in the world today. Devils once occurred on mainland Australia, but have been confined to Tasmania since pre-European times. He is characterized by their black fur and the offensive odour the Tasmanian devil secretes when stressed. The Tasmanian devil is also known to making a horrible, loud screeching sound when the Tasmanian devil is distressed or feels threatened. Devils are not dangerous. They do not attack people, although they will defend themselves if they\’re attacked or trapped.

Type of Animal: Mammal
Diet: Carnivore
Average lifespan: Up to 5 years
Size: 51 to 79cm (20 to 31 in)
Weight: 4 to 12 kg (9 to 26 lbs)

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Facts About Komodo Dragons

Facts About Komodo Dragons

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These giant lizards belong to the reptile family. Their scientific name is Varanus komodoensis. Indonesia is the only place in the world to see Komodos in their natural habitat. Komodos have a life span of 50 years! Their length is about 3 meters (10 feet) and they weight around 70 kg ( 155 pounds). Komodo dragons are carnivores and scavengers. Young Komodo dragons feed on small prey such as lizards, snakes and small mammals. Adult Komodo dragons prey on larger animals such as deer, water buffalo and pigs. Komodo dragons are venomous and is the only lizard species to hunt and kill prey larger than itself.

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Tonis Zoo in Rothenburg near Luzern, Switzerland

Tonis Zoo in Rothenburg near Luzern, Switzerland

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Toni’s zoo is a Tierpark in the local part (Bertiswil) of the municipality Rothenburg, canton Luzern, Switzerland. About 480 animals are looking forward to your visit.

Opening Hours:
April – October — 9.00 – 18.00
November – Märch — 9.00 – 17.00

Admission:
Daily ticket: SFr.12.00
Children (between 4 and 16 years): SFr.6.00

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Best Things to Do in Los Angeles ( L.A. Zoo )

Best Things to Do in Los Angeles ( L.A. Zoo )

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The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. The L.A. Zoo has been welcoming visitors since 1966. The Los Angeles Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles from July 1, 1997 till present. The Zoo receives over 1.5 million visitors per year. L.A. Zoo is located in Griffith Park, Los Angeles CA.

Hours:
10:00am to 5:00pm daily except December 25

Admission:
Adults: $14.00
Children (2-12): $9.00,
Under 2: free
Senior Citizens (62 and older): $11.00
Parking: free

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Meerkats – Cute Funny Predators

Meerkats – Cute Funny Predators

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Surikat can not be missed in any major documentary film of Africa. Surikats are small creatures. Family is very important for them, and they live in large extended-family groups. Their community is 10 to 30 individuals. Every community defense and guarding their own territory. Surikats are usually desert-dwellers.

Weigth: 0,7 – 0,9 kg
Length: 30 – 35 cm
Life expectancy: 8 years
Diet: insects, spiders, skorpions

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