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Africa Wildlife

The rainforests of Africa are home to some of the most famous animals in the world, including gorillas and chimpanzees. Check out some fun facts about the…
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This Okapi's stripes may remind you of a zebra, but these animals are actually most closely related to giraffes! The stripes on their rump are thought to help them blend into the dense rainforest where they live by mimicking rays of sun shining through the trees. Amazing Animals, Unusual Animals, Rare Animals, Endangered Animals, Animals Beautiful, Animals And Pets, Animals Wild, Mammals, Melanistic Animals
Okapi
This Okapi's stripes may remind you of a zebra, but these animals are actually most closely related to giraffes! The stripes on their rump are thought to help them blend into the dense rainforest where they live by mimicking rays of sun shining through the trees.
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Rainforest Trust
With the longest legs of any bird of prey, Secretarybirds can stand over four feet tall! These long legs help them see over the grasses of the African savannas and grasslands as they stalk their territory in search of small mammals, reptiles, birds, and large insects to eat. Click the image to help protect habitat for this Vulnerable bird and other threatened species today! Endangered Wildlife, Africa Wildlife, Reptiles, Longest Legs, Provinces Of South Africa, Habitat Destruction, Any Birds, Tropical Forest
Secretarybird
With the longest legs of any bird of prey, Secretarybirds can stand over four feet tall! These long legs help them see over the grasses of the African savannas and grasslands as they stalk their territory in search of small mammals, reptiles, birds, and large insects to eat. Click the image to help protect habitat for this Vulnerable bird and other threatened species today!
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Rainforest Trust
"Typically weighing over 350 pounds, the Pygmy Hippopotamus may not be tiny, but they're still much smaller than the Hippopotamus. Pygmy Hippos weigh only about one-tenth the size of their larger relatives! Rainforest Trust has a new project protecting Liberia’s Upper Guinea Forest! Home to species including Endangered Pygmy Hippos and Chimpanzees, 70% of this forest has already been destroyed by human activity. Donate today and your gift will be matched 3:1! Amphibians, Rainforest Habitat, Liberia, Human Activity, Forest Park, Hippopotamus
Pygmy Hippo
"Typically weighing over 350 pounds, the Pygmy Hippopotamus may not be tiny, but they're still much smaller than the Hippopotamus. Pygmy Hippos weigh only about one-tenth the size of their larger relatives! Rainforest Trust has a new project protecting Liberia’s Upper Guinea Forest! Home to species including Endangered Pygmy Hippos and Chimpanzees, 70% of this forest has already been destroyed by human activity. Donate today and your gift will be matched 3:1!
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
The most distinctive feature of the oryx is its horns. All six oryx species bear long, slender horns that can grow up to almost five feet long! The Endangered Beisa Oryx is threatened by both hunting and the encroachment of settlements and livestock into their traditional habitat. Click the image to help protect habitat for this antelope in Kenya today! Strange Animals, Exotic Animals, Nature Animals, Exotic Pets, African Wild Dog, African Lion, African Elephant, Black Rhino Habitat
Beisa Oryx
The most distinctive feature of the oryx is its horns. All six oryx species bear long, slender horns that can grow up to almost five feet long! The Endangered Beisa Oryx is threatened by both hunting and the encroachment of settlements and livestock into their traditional habitat. Click the image to help protect habitat for this antelope in Kenya today!
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Rainforest Trust
Meet the Bongo! These antelopes are found primarily in the dense rainforests of tropical Africa. They may be large, but they are also very shy and flee at the first sign of danger. The largest forest antelopes alive, their large spiral horns can grow to be three feet long! Borneo Rainforest, Rainforest Animals, Species Extinction, Endangered Species, Pygmy Elephant, Tropical Africa
Bongo
Meet the Bongo! These antelopes are found primarily in the dense rainforests of tropical Africa. They may be large, but they are also very shy and flee at the first sign of danger. The largest forest antelopes alive, their large spiral horns can grow to be three feet long!
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Rainforest Trust
The Slender-snouted Crocodile is named for— you guessed it— its slender snout! This snout may look delicate, but it's perfect for plucking fish from holes and other small crevices in the waters they live in. 🐊 Olive Ridley, Leatherback Turtle, Turtle Habitat, Marine Turtle, Continental Shelf, Marine Reserves, Marine Ecosystem
Slender-snouted Crocodile
The Slender-snouted Crocodile is named for— you guessed it— its slender snout! This snout may look delicate, but it's perfect for plucking fish from holes and other small crevices in the waters they live in. 🐊
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Rainforest Trust
This brightly colored monkey is a Upper Guinea Red Colobus. They live in the forests of Western Africa, where they can be found in large groups of up to 90 individuals! These groups are often targeted by chimpanzees, which hunt these monkeys. Butterfly Species, Bird Species, Deforestation, Chimpanzee, Animals Of The World, Forestry, Biodiversity
Upper Guinea Red Colobus
This brightly colored monkey is a Upper Guinea Red Colobus. They live in the forests of Western Africa, where they can be found in large groups of up to 90 individuals! These groups are often targeted by chimpanzees, which hunt these monkeys.
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Rainforest Trust
Happy International Zebra Day! 🦓 Monk Seal, Sea Otter, Modern Artwork, Zebras, Marine Life, Dog Design
Happy International Zebra Day!
Happy International Zebra Day! 🦓
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Rainforest Trust
Sharks have been swimming around the oceans for around 400 million years! That makes them older than trees, the earliest of which appeared around 350 million years ago. 🦈
Sharks
Sharks have been swimming around the oceans for around 400 million years! That makes them older than trees, the earliest of which appeared around 350 million years ago. 🦈
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Rainforest Trust
Leatherbacks are different than all other sea turtles- they don't have a hard shell! Instead, as their name suggests, their shell is somewhat flexible, almost like leather. Sea Turtle Diet
Leatherbacks
Leatherbacks are different than all other sea turtles- they don't have a hard shell! Instead, as their name suggests, their shell is somewhat flexible, almost like leather.
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Rainforest Trust
Meet the White-necked Rockfowl! This striking bird lives mostly on the steep slopes of the forests of West Africa. They rarely fly long distances, preferring instead to hop and bound through their forest habitat. Steep, West Africa, Slopes
White-necked Rockfowl
Meet the White-necked Rockfowl! This striking bird lives mostly on the steep slopes of the forests of West Africa. They rarely fly long distances, preferring instead to hop and bound through their forest habitat.
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Rainforest Trust
Extremely intelligent, Chimpanzees are believed to use tools for more purposes than any other species except humans! Chimpanzees have been seen using tools for all kinds of different purposes, from cracking open nuts with rocks to using leaves as an umbrella to shelter from rain. 🌧️ Nature Adventure, Gorilla
Chimpanzee
Extremely intelligent, Chimpanzees are believed to use tools for more purposes than any other species except humans! Chimpanzees have been seen using tools for all kinds of different purposes, from cracking open nuts with rocks to using leaves as an umbrella to shelter from rain. 🌧️
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust
Lions may not start to become effective hunters until around two years old, but they start to practice their stalking at as young as three months! 🦁 Ios 7 Wallpaper, Wallpapers, Lion Cub, Two Year Olds, Pet Birds
Lion
Lions may not start to become effective hunters until around two years old, but they start to practice their stalking at as young as three months! 🦁
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Rainforest Trust
Scaly armor isn't the only protection pangolins have. When threatened, pangolins can emit a foul-smelling chemical from specific glands, much like the spray of a skunk! Most Endangered Animals, Weird Animals, Beautiful Creatures
White-Bellied Pangolin
Scaly armor isn't the only protection pangolins have. When threatened, pangolins can emit a foul-smelling chemical from specific glands, much like the spray of a skunk!
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Rainforest Trust
Weighing over 350 pounds, the Pygmy Hippopotamus may not be tiny, but they're still much smaller than the Hippopotamus. Pygmy Hippos weigh only about one-tenth the size of their larger relatives! Adorable Animals, Hungry Hippos, Hungry Hungry
Pygmy Hippopotamus
Weighing over 350 pounds, the Pygmy Hippopotamus may not be tiny, but they're still much smaller than the Hippopotamus. Pygmy Hippos weigh only about one-tenth the size of their larger relatives!
Rainforest Trust
Rainforest Trust