The name "bearded dragon" refers to the underside of the throat of this species which can turn black and puff out in times of stress or when threatened. Bearded dragons are found throughout much of Australia and prefer spending time in trees.
Golden Pheasants are not known for their flying skills. They are primarily terrestrial birds spending most of their time on the forest floors of Asia, though they are capable of short, fast bursts of flight.
The Red-Footed tortoise is known in Brazil as Jabuti and known is Venezuela as Morrocoy. Interestingly, tortoises are considered "fish" by the Catholic Church and during holy week, redfoots are consumed in huge numbers.
The red-tailed boa displays beautiful coloration with patterned brown or reddish brown "saddles" that become more pronounced towards the tail. The coloring works as effective camouflage in the jungles and forests of its natural habitat.
The Scimitar-Horned Oryx are magnificent animals in the antelope family that get their names from their elegant horns that curve backwards like a scimitar sword and can grow over 1 metre long. Both the males and females have horns.
Often called a “Tommie,” the Thomson gazelle is the most well-known of the gazelle species. They are predominately found in the African savannas and grasslands, specifically the Serengeti region of Kenya and Tanzania.
The African crested porcupine is the largest porcupine in the world. As adults these porcupines can measure 22-37 inches in length and weigh 22-66 pounds. The herbivores live in hilly, rocky habitats in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Italy.