Added on: 5th Dec 2013
THE PANDA ANT
The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps
(despite the names) whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants.
Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings,
hence the common name cow killer or cow ant.
Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their
hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda.
LOWLAND STREAKED TENREC
Found in Madagascar, Africa, this small tenrec is the only mammal
known to use stridulation for generating sound –
something that’s usually associated with snakes and insects.
The aye-aye is a lemur, a strepsirrhine primate native to Madagascar
that combines rodent-like teeth and a special thin middle finger to fill
the same ecological niche as a woodpecker.
The Patagonian mara, Dolichotis patagonum, is a relatively large rodent
in the mara genus. It is also known as the Patagonian cavy,
Patagonian hare or dillaby.
The Sunda flying lemur (Galeopterus variegatus), also known as the
Malayan flying lemur or Malayan colugo, is a species of colugo
(see below for notes on the common name "flying lemur").
Until recently, it was thought to be one of only two species of flying lemur,
the other being the Philippine flying lemur which is found only in the Philippines.
The Sunda flying lemur is found throughout Southeast Asia in
Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore
The Gobi Jerboa is a species of rodent in the Dipodidae family.
It is found in China and Mongolia.
Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and temperate desert.
The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern
Canada and the north eastern United States, with records extending along the
Atlantic coast as far as extreme south eastern Georgia