ANIMALS YOU WILL ONLY FIND IN AMERICA
Added on: 28th Sep 2016
Scientifically known as Sistrurus Miliarius, the Pigmy rattlesnake
is a small venomous pit viper native to south eastern US.
Common only in the brushy woods, gardens, and meadows of
coastal California, the Allen’s hummingbird is a small bird, with
mature adults measuring only up to 9cm (3.5 inches). Like all
hummingbirds, the Allen’s hummingbird’s high rate of
metabolism requires it to feed frequently, about every hour.
It drinks nectar from flowers and eats small insects.
An endangered subspecies of cougar, the Florida panther
(sometimes also known as the mountain lion and by
several other names) is a big cat that lives in forests and
swamps of southern Florida. Almost driven to extinction in the
1970’s, its population is now estimated to be about 160
specimens. In 1982, the Florida panther was chosen as
the Florida state animal.
Named in honour of Frederick A. Potter, the former director
of the Waikiki Aquarium, the Potter´s angelfish is a small
colourful fish native to the Hawaiian Islands. These up to 10cm
(4 inches) long fish inhabit rocky ledges, where they feed
on algae and detritus.
Also known as the Brower’s, the Alaska marmot is a
medium-sized rodent living in the scree slopes of the
Brooks Range, Alaska. It can be recognized by its short
neck, small ears, short powerful legs and feet, densely
furred bushy tail, and a thick body covered in coarse hair.
Alaska marmots are very social animals, living in
colonies of up to 50 members.
GIANT GARTER SNAKE
The largest species of garter snake, the giant garter snake is a
harmless largely aquatic snake endemic to the Central Valley
wetlands of California. It is active when water temperatures
are at 68° F (20°C) or more, and is dormant underground
when its aquatic habitat is below this temperature.
Another animal endemic to the Central Valley of California,
the yellow-billed magpie is a large bird in the crow family.
It is closely related to the black billed magpie that can
be found in much of North America.
Found in Colorado, Utah, Arizona and some south western
United States, the Hopi chipmunk is a small abundant chipmunk
that feeds on nuts, seeds and fruits. Unlike some other
chipmunk species, the Hopi chipmunks are naturally timid
and even individuals born in captivity never become tame.