Naked Mole Rat – More Than Meets The Eye

The naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is a rodent, known for its burrowing and is indigenous to East Africa. The mole rat possesses a number of characteristics that allow it to survive in underground and harsh environments. The average naked mole rat is between 3 to 4 inches (8 to 10 centimeters) in length and […]

Northern Pudu – the World’s Smallest Deer

The Northern Pudu (Pudu mephistophiles) is the world’s smallest deer. This little inhabitant of the Andes Mountains weighs in at only 3 to 6 kg, or 7 to 13 pounds. The Northern Pudu lives and plays over Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. They prefer to stay in the higher elevations of the Andes Mountain range. Most […]

Guatemalan Black Howler Monkey

The endangered Guatemalan Black Howler (Alouatta pigra) (sometimes called the Yucatan Howler or Yucatan Black Howler) is one of multiple species of howler monkey, that is what is known as a ‘New World’ monkey. Its scope is throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, and includes the areas of Mexico, Belize, and of course Guatemala. The Guatemalan Black […]