Thursday, October 14, 2010

Science Gallery: Fota Wildlife Park Picture Special

Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) are 'near threatened' in the wild and thought to be the oldest living representatives of all the primates.

Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
European Bison (Bison bonasus) with Fota House in the background.

Red Lechwe (Kobus leche kafuensis)

Agile Gibbons (Hylobates agilis) -one of the most acrobatic of all the primates. The animals are endangered in the wild.

A pair of Lion-tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) feeding. These animals are critically endangered in the wild, with small pockets remaining in India.
Harbour Seal  (Phoca vitulina)

Rotschild Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) at Fota Wildlife Park. These animals are endangered in the wild and are the tallest land mammals. The males can reach up to 5.9 m in height.

An illusive Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) at Fota. A relative of the racoon and also known as the Firefox.


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