Aye-Ayes have many sharp claws but no claws on their big toes. They cling to trees in the night. They are lemurs who curl up into balls during the day. One of their fingers is long, and the others are normal.
Pere David’s Deer, also known as the milu or elaphure, was discovered by Pere David in 1866. Once the Chinese emperor owned all the deer but now they are only found in zoos. Pere David is also deceased. The deer has luscious guard hairs in its winter coat and hooves that can click.
Glass lizards look like snakes but are lizards. They have moveable eyelids but very stoic jaws. They can break their tails into many pieces, which quiver to distract the enemy. Sometimes Glass lizards lay eggs and sometimes they don’t.
The Poitou donkey is affectionate and comes from France. It’s long, soft hair becomes matted easily. King Louis XV once described some Poitou donkeys as “large.” They are very prized animals and have no stripes.
The cuscus is an Australian marsupial with red, orange, or yellow eyes much like a snake’s. It is shy, slow, and secretive. It may kick or scratch its predators, and mates freely and frequently all year round.
Resplendent Quetzals are found in places called cloud forests. Cloud forests are cloudy tropical forests. Resplendent Quetzals have extremely long tails made of shining feathers. They eat avocados, lizards, and frogs, mostly in Central America.
Peccaries are also called skunk pigs or javelinas. Their skin is remarkably both sturdy and firm, and soft and gentle. They eat cacti and small animals, are the same size as human children, have a robust odor, and live in the desert. They are far too wild to be kept as pets.