The Hercules Beetle (Dynastes hercules) is an insect in the Dynastinae family of rhinoceros beetles.
The Hercules Beetle is a long beetle with six legs and elytra (wing cases) that covers its wings. The male has two horns – one on its head and one on its prothorax. The male has a black body with iridescent olive-green elytra. The female is usually all black.
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The White-Belted Ruffed Lemur (Varecia veriegata subcincta) is an arboreal (tree-living) primate mammal in the Lemuridae family of lemurs. It is a sub-species of the Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur. It is also known as the Northern Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur.
The White-Belted Ruffed Lemur has fluffy black and white fur. Its stomach, tail, hands and feet, forehead, face, and crown are black. It is white on the sides, back, and back legs. It has a distinct white belt around the middle of its body. It has a black nose, small ears, and bright orange eyes. Its tail is long, black, and bushy.
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The Red-Bellied Lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) is a medium-sized strepshirrhine mammal. It is quadrupedal and arboreal – moving on four limbs and living in trees.
The Red-Bellied Lemur has thick chestnut-brown fur, with lighter and redder fur on its belly. Its tail, nose and head are black. It has patches of white skin below the eyes, which look like teardrops (the male has more pronounced teardrops). The female has more creamy-white patches of fur.
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