Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pink fairy armadillo

The pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) is the smallest species of armadillo known, which is also known as the Pichiciego.

  • This species normally ranges from 90mm to 115 mm in length, not including its tail, and its weight is less than a pound. At the same time this is the only kind of armadillo that is having a dorsal shell almost completely separated from its body.
  • This unique animal usually resides in dry grasslands and sandy plains. This sandy environment makes it comfortable since they are known as excellent diggers. They have the ability to completely conceal them in a matter of seconds if they are threatened.
  • The pink fairy armadillo uses their digging abilities to burrow in areas beside large ant colonies. Ants provide a constant food source for this species of armadillo. As well, they may also forage on worms, snails and plant matter but ants are their number one choice.
  • It tends to live a lonely life in which it use to stay protected underground only to come out and feed during the night time.
  • They are solitary; and believed that when it comes for mating, it is polygamous. The female will give birth for only one young, whose shell will not become wholly toughened until it gets matured.
  • Similar to a Mole it mostly spends time under the ground. Large front claws help them to naturally move the sand. In fact they move underground as if they were swimming through the water. The aerodynamics of the armadillo as well as the safeguarded head makes them move smoothly.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bactrian camel

General Characteristics :

Length of the Body: 300 cm / 10 ft.

Shoulder Height: 180-230 cm / 6-7.6 ft.

Length of the tail: 50 cm / 20 in.

Weight: 600-1000 kg / 1320-2200 lb.

Diet: Leaves, grasses, shrubs.

It is long, wooly coat differs in their color from dark brown to sandy beige. There are tresses and beard of long hair over the neck and throat, with hairs up to 25 cm / 10 in long. The hairy winter coat is shed extremely rapid, with a large sections shedding off at once, almost as if it were shorn off. The special feature is, they have two humps on the back, which are composed totally of fat (not water as sometimes thought).

Face of the camel is long and rather triangular, with a split in the upper lip. There have long eyelashes, along with the sealable nostrils, which helps to protect from the dust in the frequent sandstorms which occur in their regular place. They have two broad toes and on each foot they have undivided soles and it helps them to adapt to walking on sand.


Gestation Period: 12-14 months.

Young per Birth: 1 or 2 rarely

Weaning: 1-2 years.

Sexual Maturity: Females - 3 to 4 years, males - 5 to 6 years.
Life span: 40 years.

Peaks Month is from March-April.

Behavior :

Bactrian camels are extremely adaptable at withstanding in temperature - from freezing cold to sweltering heat. Remarkable ability is to roam without water for months at a time, but when water is obtainable they possibly will drink up to 57 liters at once. Like a giraffe, the rolling gait of the camel is accomplished by stepping forwards with both legs on the same side.

Speeds of up to 65 kmph / 40 mph under extreme pressure. They are said to be good swimmers. Their sight is well developed and the sense of smell is extremely good.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cat-fox Creature

Grouping: Cryptid

Data: First reported 2003

Country: Indonesia

Region: Borneo

Habitat: Forest

The cat-fox is a likely new species of carnivoran Found at the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo.


This cat is having fox-like appearance; it is a medium-sized, lean, and with a muscular build. The back of this Fox-cat is slightly domed; making it appear like it is getting ready to dive into the air. Head is a slightly rounded wedge. The markings of the face create the appearance of a mask and smile.

The eyes are much larger and the ears are hefty and rather pointed. They do have long and thin legs .Tail is of moderate length, Use to be thick at the base, and slightly tapers.

They weight of the cat is approximately 9 to 16 pounds and Life span is approximately of 12 years.

These are having semi-long coat with a thick undercoat. Each strand of the coat has different band colors,.

Breeding/Reproduction are litters usually contain 3 or 4 small, dark kittens. Kittens develop slowly, reaching their full size and obtaining their long coat and permanent color at about 18 months.


First discovered by Swiss-based environmental group WWF in the year 2003, By utilizing night-time camera trap in Kayan Mentarang National Park. This is a mammal,Which is slightly bigger than a cat, with a long tail, and hind legs that are longer than the front legs.

"Overall appearance is something between a cat and a fox."