The Koala – Australia

The Koala is an iconic Australian animal that is often incorrectly called a Koala “Bear”. Koalas are cute animals with thick wool-like fur, small eyes, large hairy ears and a big nose. They have large sharp claws with four fingers and a thumb which allows them to grip tree branches. They usually live in loosely…

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Japanese Macaques

Japanese Macaques are the northern most non-human primate. They live exclusively in the Japanese Islands and are found in three of the four main islands (Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu but not in Hokkaido). They are also known as “snow monkeys” because they live in areas where snow covers the ground for months each year. These…

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Barbary Apes – Gibraltar

The Barbary Apes live on the upper portion of the Gibraltar Rock. While many people call them apes they are actually Macaques and are officially Barbary Macaques. The Barbary Macaques are probably Gibraltar’s most popular tourist attraction because they are the only wild monkey population in Europe. Barbary Macaques are normally found in North Africa…

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Red-Shanked Douc – Vietnam

The Red-Shanked Douc is a critically endangered primate species that is endemic to Indochina. They are only found in North and Central Vietnam and Laos. The largest population of Red-Shanked Doucs are in Son Tra Nature Reserve and are estimated to be around 1300 individuals. They are called the “Queens of the primates” and very…

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Kangaroo Island Kangaroos – Australia

Kangaroo Island has its own subspecies of Kangaroo which are aptly called Kangaroo Island Kangaroos. These kangaroos are closely related to the common Western Grey Kangaroo but they are shorter, stockier and are a chocolate brown in color. Kangaroos move as a “mob” which is the term used for a group of Kangaroos. So they…

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Echidna – Australia

I feel fortunate to have seen this Echidna. I knew about these animals but I did not expect to see one while I was in Australia. When we saw this one, I couldn’t believe that I actually was able to see an Echidna in the wild. A lot of the wildlife in Australia are different…

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Bonnet Macaque – India

The Bonnet Macaque is common to the southern part of India and it is characterized by the hair on its head being parted in the middle. The Bonnet Macaque has clumps of hair on top of their heads that looks like they wearing a toupee. The person that named these monkeys thought that they looked…

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Green Monkeys – Barbados

The highlight of my wildlife experiences in Barbados was seeing the green monkeys. Being able to see the green monkeys in Barbados was exciting. Sometimes I have to work very hard to see wildlife and even harder to get quality pictures. The green monkeys in Barbados live in the forest areas throughout the island and…

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