Emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator)

The emperor tamarin is a species of tamarin allegedly named for its resemblance to the German emperor Wilhelm II. It lives in the southwest Amazon Basin, in east Peru, north Bolivia and in the west Brazilian states of Acre and Amazonas. The animal reaches a length of 23–26 centimetres, plus a 35–41.5 cm long tail. There are two subspecies of the emperor tamarin, the Back-chinned emperor tamarin and the Bearded emperor tamarin. Emperor tamarins consume a wide range of specimens in their daily dietary routine. They eat fruits and flowers, many of which are readily available due to their flourishing vegetational habitats. The average size of the group tamarins live in is two to eight individuals, but it can range from four to eighteen. They reside in the form of an extended family group, usually with only one breeding female. Emperor tamarin society is based on a dominance hierarchy lead by a dominant female and her mate. Emperor tamarins behave actively, rapidly, gracefully, friendly, and playful in the wild.

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Green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta)

The green vine snake is a slender green tree snake found in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is diurnal and mildly venomous. The reptile normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. They are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage. The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat.

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White-necked rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus)

The white-necked rockfowl is a passerine mainly found in rocky forested areas at higher altitudes in West Africa from Guinea to Ghana. Its distribution is patchy, with populations often being isolated from each other. The rockfowl typically chooses to live near streams and inselbergs. These rockfowl feed primarily on insects, though parents feed small frogs to their young. One feeding strategy involves following army ant swarms, feeding on insects flushed by the ants. Rockfowl move through the forest primarily through a series of hops and bounds or short flights in low vegetation. This species rarely flies for long distances. The white-necked rockfowl is monogamous. This species is classified as Vulnerable as its dwindling and fragmented populations are threatened by habitat destruction.

photo credits: wiki, afrotropicalbirds, The Field Museum, Division of Birds, Ben Marks and Jason Weckstein

Edible dormouse (Glis glis)

The edible dormouse is found throughout much of western Europe. It is the largest of all dormice, being around 14-19 cm in head-body length, plus a 11-13 cm tail. The edible dormouse is capable of limited autotomy: if another animal grasps the tail, the skin breaks easily and slides off the underlying bone, allowing the dormouse to escape. They prefer dense forests with rocky cliffs and caves, but may be found in maquis vegetation, orchards, and urban margins. Edible dormice are primarily herbivorous, feeding mainly on berries, apples, and nuts. Edible dormice are nocturnal, spending the day in nests taken from birds, or located in hollow trees or similar shelter. They are good climbers, and spend most of their time in the trees, although they are relatively poor jumpers.

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Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

The arctic fox is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. It is well adapted to living in cold environments. It has a deep thick fur which is brown in summer and white in winter. They prey on any small animals they can find, including lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, fish, and seabirds. They will also eat carrion, berries, and seaweed. They form monogamous pairs during the breeding season and usually stay together in family groups of multiple generations in complex underground dens.

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King bird-of-paradise (Cicinnurus regius)

The king bird-of-paradise is a passerine bird of the Paradisaeidae (Bird-of-paradise) family. The king bird-of-paradise is distributed throughout lowland forests of New Guinea and nearby islands. The diet consists mainly of fruits and arthropods. An extraordinary courtship display is performed by the male with a series of tail swinging, fluffing of its white abdominal feathers that makes the bird look like a cottonball, and acrobatic movements of its elongated tail wires.

photo credits: Dubi Shapiro, Doug Janson, bbc