Friday, April 24, 2009

Any Color Animal

Nice animal who can change its body color to any color of the environment. It takes very little time to change the color.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brown Lemur

Scientific Classification

Eulemur fulvus albifrons

Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae

Brown Lemurs are good climbers and spend most of their time in trees. Males and females differ in coat color and facial pattern. They are active in day and night. They live in pairs or in small groups of adult males and females that rarely exceed 20 members. They have most omnivorous diets, including locally available fruits but also flowers and leaves during other seasons. They have also been observed eating various arthropods and some small vertebrates. Female usually give birth to a single infant after about 120 days of gestation. They carry their young on their body. Life span of a brown lemur is about 35 years in captivity.

South American Tapir

Scientific Classification

Class : Mammalia
Order: Perrissodaotyia
Sub Order: Ceratomorpha
Family: Tapiridae

Tapirus terrestris

Tapirs belong to the odd toed hooped animals or perissodactyla and are related to the Hippopotamus and Rhinoceros.

Today Tapirs are found in certain parts of Asia Chiefly Malayasia, Thailand and Sumatra and are known as Malayan Tapirs. Another 03 species-the South American Tapirs, one of which you see here comes from Brazil, Amazonia and Centrat America.

They feed mainly on leaves fresh sprouts and small branches. Though mainly found on land, Tapirs also spend a lot of time in water to cool off.

They become very active during dawn and dusk.

The gestation period of a Tapir is 8-10 months and gives birth to one cub at a time. Life span extends up to 30 years.