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Just arriving in South America for your daily dose of some interesting animals. Endangered creatures week isn’t over yet.

Feast your eyes on these beauties..

Golden Lion Tamarin

Hakuna matata.  (song from the Lion King) Don’t they look like they should be one of the animated characters on the Lion King? You know with Timon and Pumbaa. I actually just googled how to correctly spell Pumbaa. ha. I like their silky gold hair and mane. They are from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. They prefer to stay with their family in their rain forest habitat. And females typically give birth to twins.

Short haired chinchilla

These little creatures are hunted for their fur. It takes 400 to make 1 fur coat. Too cute and sweet to be hunted. the end.

Bald Uakari

Very unique looking animal, the Bald Uakari’s red face means good health. If their face is pale that signals they may be sick. They weigh between 4 to 7 lbs. They are intelligent and live in large social groups. Most friends on Facebook and Pinterest?

Jaguar

Often mistaken for the leopard, the Jaguar has a larger head and more powerful build. The Jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas weighing in at up to 250 lbs. Although they are typically seen with the above coat, it is not uncommon for a Jaguar to have an all black coat.

See you tomorrow from Down Under!

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