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slow loris

Pygmy Slow Loris

Nycticebus pygmaeus

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2 bushbabies sitting next to each other

Garnett’s Galago (Greater Bushbaby)

Otolemur garnetti

Bushbabies spend the day resting in a tree hole or among the vines, hiding from snakes.

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front view of Potto climbing


Perodictus potto

The potto is so quiet and stealthy that it is sometimes referred to as the “softly-softly”.

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mom and baby sifaka

Coquerel’s Sifaka

Propithecus coquereli

The sifaka is a large lemur built for a specialized type of locomotion called vertical clinging and leaping.

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cape barren goose with mouth open

Cape Barren Goose

Cereopsis novaehollandiae

The Cape Barron goose is primarily terrestrial, spending very little time in the water.

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Burmese Brown Mountain Tortoise

Burmese Brown mountain tortoise

Manouria emys emys

Due to its large size—it’s the fourth largest tortoise in the world—and slow nature, the Burmese brown mountain tortoise is a relatively easy target for hunters.

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side view of buff cheeked gibbon

White-Handed Gibbon

Hylobates lar

Gibbons have leather-like soles on their feet and an opposable big toe that help it grasp and walk upright on branches.

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white faced saki3

White-Faced Saki

Pithecia pithecia

The males are all black except for the white fur around their faces while the females are overall brown.

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bonobo laying in the trees


Pan paniscus

Also called the pygmy chimp, the bonobo is slightly smaller than the common chimpanzee.

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harley macaw

Blue-Throated Macaw

Ara glaucogularis

The blue-throated macaw was once thought to be extinct.

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2 howler monkeys close together

Black Howler Monkey

Alouatta caraya

Living in extended family groups, howler monkeys spend most of the day feasting on leaves in the treetops.

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aye aye with big eyes

Aye Aye

Daubentonia madagascariensis

Like a woodpecker, the aye-aye is a percussion forager.

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Front View of Angolan Colobus Monkey sitting

Angolan Colobus Monkey

Colobus angolensis

Colobus monkeys are adapted for a life in the trees.

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male orangutan sitting in grass

Sumatran Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus abelii

The only truly arboreal ape, the orangutan is also the largest tree-dwelling animal.

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Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

A ruddy shelduck pair nests in a tree hollow, among stone piles, or in an abandoned burrow.

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Henkel's Leaf-tailed gecko blends in with log it is layin gon

Henkel’s Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Uroplatus henkeli

Henkel's leaf-tailed gecko is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is found in Madagascar.

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