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A to Z challenge: V is for Vicuna April 29, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,animals,mammals,Uncategorized — Cynthia @ 2:48 am

The Vicuna is one of two wild South American camelids that lives in the Andes. The rarest finest fiber comes from this animal. It was reduced almost to extinction at the end of the Inca empire in 1572 and again in 1970’s. It now has made a come back and is protected for it’s fiber.

Vicuna

Vicuna

 

 

https://www.loropiana.com/en/our-world-Loro-Piana/product-origin/vicuna
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicuna
 

A to Z Challenge: U is for Uakari

Filed under: A to Z challenge,mammals — Cynthia @ 1:42 am

The Uakari is a species of the New World Monkey . There are three. The Bald Red Uakari has a distinct red face with red fur, the Bald White Uakari has a red face and white fur and the Black-headed Uakari that has a black face and gold fur. The Bald-faced Red is on the brink of extinction.

bald-uakari

https://joelraymondcu.wordpress.com/the-weird/
http://www.konicaminolta.com/kids/endangered_animals/library/field/bald-uakari.html
 

A to Z challenge: S is for Sirenia

Filed under: A to Z challenge,mammals — Cynthia @ 12:01 am

Sirenia are commonly known as “Sea Cows”, Manatees and Dugongs. They are aquatic, herbivorous mammals that inhabit swamps, rivers, estuaries, marine wetlands, and coastal marine waters. They are named after the sirens of Greek mythology. Sirenia are closely related to elephants.

Dugong

Dugong

manatee

Manatee

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirenia
http://thewebsiteofeverything.com/animals/mammals/Sirenia
 

A to Z Challenge: P is for Pika April 28, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,mammals — Cynthia @ 9:40 pm

 Pika are small rodent-looking mammals that are actually related to rabbits. They inhabit piles of rocks close to meadows and are herbivores. It’s main predator is the weasel. It’s is also known as the “whistling hare”, as it make a high pitch sound as a warning.

pika

 

 

http://a-z-animals.com/animals/pika/
 

 
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