I got excited, and decided to post about an animal that was one of my absolute favorites to interact with while I worked at the zoo.
Unlike what you’d expect from porcupines, Mexican Porcupines are not completely covered in spines. These are mostly centered around the head area, and are somewhat evident along the body. It is possible to pet the porcupine with a bare hand, provided you go with the fur and stay away from the yellow spines. But the coolest part about them is that they have a prehensile tail, which is very strong, and prehensility is always awesome. There is little fur at the end of the tail, and even fewer spikes.
Species: S. mexicanus
I’ve decided to venture off on my own and start my own blog. One of my favorite things to do is learn quick, interesting facts about animals, and that’s exactly what this blog is for. Every day (more or less..), I will post a picture of an animal, and a few interesting facts about said beastie.
I see no further reason to expound on my intents, so, without further ado, I bring you the…
I figured it was fitting to start off with an ‘A’ animal. Aardvarks live in Africa, and one of the most interesting things about them are their teeth. They have no enamel, and are constantly growing to make up for wear. Babies are born with incisors and canines, but these teeth drop out, and adults only have cheek teeth.
Aardvarks are not related to Anteaters or Armadillos, despite their appearance. Aardvarks are part of their own order.
Species: O. afer