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Animals...

 


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Over sixty species of wildlife

Animals that we provide homes for just about cover the alphabet including but not limited to Alligator, Beaver, Cougar, Deer, Elk, Frog, Gibbon, Hawk, Iguana, Kangaroo, Lemur, Macaw, Newt, Owl, Porcupine, Raccoon, Serval, Tortoise, Vulture, Wolf, and Zebra.

Click on any of the animal categories below to learn about some of the creatures that Wild Things has the privilege of caring for:

Birds - Birds are bipedal, warm-blooded, oviparous vertebrate animals characterized primarily by feathers, forelimbs modified as wings, and (in most) hollow bones.

Birds range in size from the tiny hummingbirds to the huge Ostrich and Emu. Depending on the taxonomic viewpoint, there are about 8,800-10,200 living bird species (and about 120-130 that have become extinct in the span of human history) in the world, making them the most diverse class of terrestrial vertebrates.

Mammals - The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of mammary glands, which in females produce milk for the nourishment of young; the presence of hair or fur; and endothermic or "warm-blooded" bodies. The brain regulates endothermic and circulatory systems, including a four-chambered heart. Mammals encompass some 5,500 species (including Humans).

Reptiles - Today they are represented by four surviving orders:

  • Crocodilia (crocodiles, caimans and alligators): 23 species
  • Sphenodontia (tuataras from New Zealand): 2 species
  • Squamata (lizards, snakes and amphisbaenids ("worm-lizards")): approximately 7,600 species
  • Testudines (turtles): approximately 300 species