The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east.
New world monkeys like the spider monkey are more primitive than old world monkeys. Their brains are less complex, their thumbs are not opposable and their nostrils are further apart.
The Honolulu Zoo acquired two black rhinos through the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan in March of 1999.
Its eyes are physically adapted for speed, enabling it to spot distant prey and follow it with pinpoint precision before racing in to kill.
Giraffes inhabit savanna country where there are Acacia and climbing leguminous plants. They are found in Africa south of the Sahara to Cape Town.
Goats were domesticated earlier than cattle, the family to which they belong, and the history of their use by man goes back about 3,000 years.
The Golden lion tamarin is a very active and vocal little primate. However, except for squeals of alarm when threatened by superiors, all of the vocalizations are soft, faint calls.
Like other rodents, the guinea pig has long incisors, which grow constantly to compensate for wear. Only the front surfaces bear enamel and, since the inner surfaces of the incisors wear down more quickly, they remain bevel-edged.
Hippos arrive at the water pool before sunrise and leave after dark. In the grass the hippos spread out and graze alone, except for females and their calves, who stay close together most of the night.
The best places to look for klipspringers are the kopjes of the savannas, rocky prominences that jut up from the plains, islands of stone anchored in seas of grass.