In pursuit of prey, painted dogs can run up to 37 miles per hour.
Within minutes of its birth, a newborn gazelle takes its first few wobbly steps.
An impala can leap up to 10 feet high and more than 35 feet long in a single bound.
Warthogs are very vocal wild pigs that live in family groups called sounders. They communicate with each other through grunts, squeals, growls and squeaks. Males are easily recognized with two pairs of tusks protruding from their snouts. These tusks are rarely used, however, as warthogs are not territorial and only fight over females for a very short time during breeding season.
Sugar gliders are small possums that can glide more than 100 feet between trees thanks to a thin, furred membrane, known as a patagium, which stretches from the wrist to the ankle on both sides. Hand-like forefeet and hind feet with an opposable toe similar to a human thumb help them grasp branches.
Striped skunks are easily identified by their coloring pattern of white stripes on black. This pattern serves as a warning to would be predators that they can spray an extremely foul-smelling liquid when threatened. Scent glands at the base of the tail contain about one tablespoon of oily discharge at a time, enough for 5 to 6 sprays.
Chinchillas are small, soft rodents with bushy tails, large ears and long whiskers. With more hairs per follicle than any other mammal, chinchillas have a super soft coat that keeps them warm in the Andes mountains. Their red blood cells are able to carry more oxygen than other rodents, which is another adaptation to living in high altitudes.
The mini-Juliana pig is a small, colorful domestic breed that originated in Europe. The fur is always spotted but the base color can range from brown to red to silver. Mini-Juliana pigs have outgoing and friendly personalities.
A small forest-dwelling pig, the Visayan warty pig lives in a social group consisting of a single male (boar), several adult females (sows) and their young. Males tend to be much larger than females. The warts, or fleshy bumps, on a boar’s face are thought to protect it from sustaining a serious injury from a rival male’s tusk. Sows have litters of one to three piglets during the dry season of January through March.