The Golden Lion Tamarin mother at the Paris Zoo has a new baby, about one month old, born in April 2022. The mother is pregnant for 120 days before giving birth to 1-2 young.
For the first month after birth, the baby will stay continually with its mother. By week five, the baby will begin to explore its surroundings while staying close to its mother. After four months, the baby will be a juvenile, and will become more social and playful with other young tamarins.
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The South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis) is an aquatic marine (saltwater) mammal in the Pinnipedia clade and Otariidae family of sea lions and fur seals. It is a pinniped (fin-footed) and an otariid (eared seal).
The South American Fur Seal has dark-grey or brown fur. The male has a mane of hair around its neck. It has a thick neck, broad chest, broad shoulders, and an upturned nose. It has white whiskers on its chin called vibrissae. It does not have external ear flaps.
It has flippers for swimming. Its movement in water is called aquatic locomotion. Its body is streamlined with oily fur for swimming fast underwater. It has a fatty body, called blubber, which keeps it warm and buoyant. It has a flexible spine (backbone). It has short fins, and on land, it has difficulty walking, so it crawls.
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The South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) is a marine (saltwater) mammal in the Otariidae family of sea lions and fur seals. It is an otariid, which is an eared sea lion. It is also known as the Southern Sea Lion and the Patagonian Sea Lion.
The South American Sea Lion has orange to brown fur. The male has a very large mane of hair on its back, like other sea lions. It has a sleek, slender build with a thick neck, broad chest, broad shoulders, and a long, protruding face and upturned nose. It has white whiskers on its chin called vibrissae. It has small external ears on the sides of its face.
It has flippers for swimming. Its movement in water is called aquatic locomotion. Its body is streamlined with oily fur for swimming fast underwater. Its fatty body has blubber, which keeps it warm and buoyant. It has a flexible spine (backbone). On land, it walks on its foreflippers (front flippers).
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What is the difference between the California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) and the South African Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus)?
The California Sea Lion and the South African Fur Seal are both marine (saltwater) mammals in the Pinnipedia clade and Otariidae family of sea lions and fur seals.
The California Sea Lion and the South African Fur Seal have external ear flaps. Therefore, they are both otariids.
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The Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) is an endangered mammal in the Callitrichidae family of small monkeys. It is also known as the Golden Marmoset.
The Golden Lion Tamarin has bright reddish-orange fur with a mane around its face and ears. Its face is dark and hairless. It has elongated hands and fingers, with claw-like nails which enable it to cling to tree trunks.
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The Lion-Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) is an endangered monkey. It is a primate mammal. It is also known as the Wanderoo.
The Lion-Tailed Macaque has black hair and a silver mane surrounding its head. It has a black hairless face. Its tail has a black tuft of hair at its tip.
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The Central European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa scrofa) is a medium-sized ungulate (hoofed) mammal, and a subspecies of the Wild Boar (Sus scrofa). It is also known as the Eurasian Wild Pig. Regionally, it is known as the Western Wild Boar. It is a suid.
The Central European Wild Boar is dark grey-black or rusty-brown in colour. Its fur is thick and coarse and it also has thick underwool. The male has a thin mane along his back, and the female does not have a mane. It has a high skull and a big head. It has a short, thick neck, and a hump behind its shoulders. Its eyes are small and dark. The male has canine teeth which protrude from its mouth, and the female has smaller canine teeth.
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The Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) is a small endangered primate. It is related to the Marmoset, Capuchin, and Titi Monkey.
The Golden-Headed Lion Tamarin has a lion-like mane of hair around its dark hairless face. It has black fur on most of its body, and golden fur on its head, mane, hands, feet, and tail. It has clawed nails, called tegulae, at the ends of its fingertips, instead of on top of its fingertips. It has small dark eyes.
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What is the difference between an African Lion and an Asiatic Lion?
The African Lion (Panthera leo leo) and the Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo persica) are both predatory mammals.
The African Lion is native to sub-Saharan Africa and the Asiatic Lion is native only to the Gir Forest in Gujarat in India.
The African Lion is bigger and heavier than the Asiatic Lion.
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The Asiatic Lion (Panthera leo leo) is an endangered lion, native only to the Gir Forest of India. It is also known as the Indian Lion.
The Asiatic Lion is a tawny beige colour, with some black speckles. The male has a mane of hair around its head, and the female (lioness) has no mane. It has a fold of skin along its belly, called a belly fold.
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The Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a medium-sized primate (mammal) in the monkey family.
The Hamadryas Baboon male has silver-white fur and the female has brown fur. Its face can be red, light-brown or dark-brown. The male has a large mane and brow over its eyes, whereas the female does not have a mane, nor a brow. Its tail ends in a small tuft (clump of hair). It has sharp canine teeth.
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The Shetland Pony (Equus ferus caballus) is an equine, that is taxonomically the same as a horse. It is from the Shetland Isles off the coast of Scotland. It is now found worldwide.
The Shetland Pony is a a strong breed of pony. It can be any colour, but it is generally black, chestnut, grey, and dark to light brown. Its fur is thick and heavy, and it has a long, thick mane and tail to protect it from the cold winters. It has a short, stocky body with a small head, widely-spaced eyes and small ears. It has short legs. It is an odd-toed ungulate (it has a hoof with one toe).
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The Grévy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) is an ungulate (hoofed) mammal in the Equidae family of horses and zebras. It is also known as the Imperial Zebra.
The Grévy’s Zebra is black and white striped, like the Common Zebra, with stripes all the way to its hooves, but it is taller and the stripes are narrower. It does not have stripes on its belly – its belly is white. It looks more like an ass or a mule, rather than a horse. It has a large head, with large ears. Its nose is pale grey to brown, and its lips have whiskers. Its mane is tall and stands up.
It is the largest of the wild equines. It can grow to 2.5 metres (8.2 feet) tall.
It is only found in the semi-arid grasslands of northern Kenya and Ethiopia.
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The Central African Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus massaicus) is a wild pig found in grassland, savanna, and woodland in Kenya and Tanzania.
The Central African Warthog is heavy-set, medium-sized black or brown hog, ranging from 1.0-1.5 metres (3-5 feet) long, with a mane of hair along its spine. The rest of the body has minimal hair.
It has two pairs of upward-curving tusks protruding from the mouth. One pair of tusks is the upper pair, and the second pair of tusks is the lower pair, which is shorter than the upper pair. The tusks, made of ivory, are used for digging, courtship, and fighting.
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What is a mane?
A mane is the hair on the back of the neck of many mammals, such as horses, zebra, lions, etc.
A mane can have short hair (like a giraffe’s or a zebra’s mane) or long hair (like a horse’s or lion’s mane).
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