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Zoo Guide

Zoo Guide

Make your next visit to the zoo more than just fun—make it factual and fascinating too! You could even start a personal “creation zoo tours” ministry. Featuring more than 100 animals, our long-awaited Zoo Guide includes beautiful pictures and explores the amazing facts and design features that point to our awesome Creator. Excellent gift for any one who loves animals!

Contents

    • Arctic Fox
      pp. 15–16

      The arctic fox is also known as the polar fox or the white fox. The arctic fox is distinctive because of its furred paws.

    • Brown Bear
      pp. 27–28

      The brown bear has small ears and high shoulders. It can range in color from cinnamon to almost black. It is also known as the Kodiak bear.

    • Camel
      pp. 31–32

      The most prominent difference between the Bactrian and Dromedary camels is their humps.

    • Ferret
      pp. 39–40

      The ferret has a long, flexible body, short limbs, and a good set of teeth.

    • Giant Panda
      pp. 43–44

      The panda is known for its distinct black and white coloring. The eyes, ears, arms, legs, and shoulders are all black while the rest of the body is white.

    • Gray Wolf
      pp. 49–50

      Gray wolves can vary in color from white to dark gray based on where they are found.

    • Koala
      pp. 57–58

      The koala has dense fur that is colored from gray to a reddish-brown. The pouch opens in the rear and extends upward and forward.

    • Meerkat
      pp. 63–64

      The meerkat is a member of the mongoose family and is recognized for its long, thin body.

    • Moose
      pp. 67–68

      The moose is the largest member of the deer family and is known for its tremendous antlers, which occur only on the bulls.

    • Polar Bear
      pp. 75–76

      The polar bears are known for what appears to be their pure white fur and its massive size. Polar bears are the largest of the bear kind.

    • Reindeer
      pp. 81–82

      Caribou and reindeer are the same species, reindeer being a domesticated, smaller variety or caribou and classified scientifically as a subspecies.

    • Rhinoceros
      pp. 83–84

      Rhinos have either one or two horns on its heads, which are used in fighting with other rhinos and for protection against predators.

    • Walrus
      pp. 97–98

      The walrus is known for its large size and pink–reddish brown coloring. It is also easily recognized by its large tusks.

    • Yak
      pp. 107–108

      The yak has blackish brown hair that covers the entire body and tail. It also has large, curving horns.

    • Andean Condor
      pp. 111–112

      The condor has weak feet that are used more for walking than clutching food. Feathers are absent from most of its head and neck.

    • Bald Eagle
      pp. 113–114

      The term bald eagle comes from the word “balde,” which in Old English means “white.” This species is known for its white head and tail and its dark brown body.

    • Macaw
      pp. 137–138

      Macaws are known for their large, curved beaks; loud, squawking calls; and bright, bold colors.

    • Peregrine Falcon
      pp. 145–146

      The adult peregrine has bluish gray wings, a pale underbelly, and a black head.

    • Snowy Owl
      pp. 151–152

      The snowy owl is more agile than other owls and is able to capture birds while in flight.

    • Wild Turkey
      pp. 159–160

      The trukey is known for its round body, fan-shaped tail, long neck, and large size.

    • Bobcat
      pp. 161–162

      The bobcat can be distinguished from other cats by its ear tufts and ruffs of hair on the sides its face.

    • Cheetah
      pp. 163–164

      The cheetah is known by its distinct spots and white patches on its stomach. Its spots are round or oval and usually measure about an inch in diameter.

    • Tiger
      pp. 173–174

      Tigers are easily distinguished from other large cats by their black stripes against their orange and tan backgrounds and white underbellies.

    • Ring-tailed Lemur
      pp. 185–186

      The ring-tailed lemur is recognized by its long tail with distinctive black and white bands, which are unique among all the lemurs.

    • Chameleon
      pp. 195–196

      The chameleon is distinctly different from other lizards.

    • Crocodile
      pp. 201–202

      The crocodile is larger than the alligator and has a longer, more narrow snout. It has a streamlined body and webbed feet, which make it an efficient swimmer.

    • Inland Bearded Dragon
      pp. 207–208

      This species is called “bearded” because the throat has a region that is flared when it is angry or excited, giving it a beard-like appearance.

    • Komodo Dragon
      pp. 211–212

      It is the world’s largest lizard, out of over 3,000 lizard species. The adult Komodo dragon is mostly green, gray, or black with white or yellow patches.

    • Poison Dart Frog
      pp. 215–216

      The different species vary in color and size. Most species are bright orange, yellow, green, or red.

    • Rattlesnake
      pp. 217–218

      The most prominent feature of the rattlesnake is the rattle at the end of the tail. This rattle is made of a hard substance called keratin.

    • Osprey

      The osprey was created by God during creation week.

    • Jaguar

      To catch fish, the jaguar will attract them by tapping the surface of the water with its tail.

    • Mole

      The claws of the mole are specifically designed to tear through and remove dirt.

    • Galápagos Tortoise

      The shell of the tortoise is not solid; it is made of hollow structures that are like air chambers.

    • Finch

      The finch has been used by many to support the doctrine of evolution.

    • Prairie Dog

      Prairie dogs live together in large groups called towns.

    • Okapi

      The unusual appearance of the okapi provides this animal with excellent camouflage in the forests.

    • King Cobra

      When the king cobra is scared or excited, it spreads the loose skin on its neck into the shape of a “hood.”

    • Cougar

      A cougar cannot roar; it has a unique scream.

    • Antelope

      The hooves of the antelope vary greatly between species.

    • Humboldt Penguin

      The humboldt penguin has claws on the toes of its webbed feet.

    • Black Bear

      God designed the female black bear with something called “delayed implantation,” when her fertilized eggs do not begin to develop until the fall.

    • Gorilla

      The gorilla’s arms are extremely long, enabling it to walk on all four limbs while keeping its head up.

    • Elephant

      Since the elephant uses its trunk for numerous reasons, God designed it with over 100,000 muscle units.

    • Ball Python

      The ball python hunts and captures its prey by following it into its burrow.

    • Boa Constrictor

      The boa constrictor has a strong tail that can cling to tree branches, enabling it to swing by its tail from a tree and swat a bird from the air.

    • White-Cheeked Gibbon

      The white-cheeked gibbon has extremely dense fur, which protects it from the rain of its habitat.

    • Bat

      Bats are the only truly flying mammals and are in an order all their own.

    • Jackal

      Jackals help keep the numbers of vermin down, such as rodents and insects, which eat crops.

    • Rabbit

      Even secular biologists claim that rabbits are hardly different from the earliest rabbit fossils.

    • Dingo

      The dingo is commonly referred to as a wild dog.

    • Giraffe

      The unique design of its lungs, heart, capillaries, and birth process all play vital roles in the giraffe’s survival.

    • Kangaroo

      Kangaroos like to box. Young kangaroos do this as play while adult males use this action to show dominance.

    • Northern Coral Snake

      From the tip of its snout to just behind the eye, the head of the Northern coral snake is black.

    • Toco Toucan

      The body plumage of the Toco toucan is black with a white patch on its throat.

    • Striped Skunk

      Originally the skunk kind did not use its musk to protect itself from its enemies because it had no enemies.

    • Marmoset

      Younger marmosets will help care for the young of others in their group while waiting to establish families of their own.

    • Baboon

      Baboons are social animals. They live in large groups called troops.

    • Great Horned Owl

      The great horned owl is mostly nocturnal, hunting and eating during the night and sleeping during the day.

    • Wombat

      The wombat is designed with powerful legs and extremely strong claws, which it uses for efficient digging and feeding.

    • Ostrich

      Because of the desert environment where the ostrich lives, it has the ability to store enough water to go for months without drinking.

    • Sloth

      Both species of sloth have long forearms and strong hind limbs.

    • Spotted Hyena

      Some consider the hyena to be the link between cats and dogs, but this is not true.

    • Hippopotamus

      Hippos are very neighborly.

    • Beaver

      Most beaver species are recognized by the large flat, paddle-shaped tail.

    • Hummingbird

      Hummingbirds are known for their long bills, dazzling colors, and speedy wings.

    • Pileated Woodpecker

      The woodpecker is designed with small tufts of feathers covering its nostrils.

    • Tasmanian Devil

      The Tasmanian devil is the scavenger of the forest, eating left-over carcasses and other dead animals.

    • Orangutans

      The orangutans has powerful hands and arms but weak feet.

    • Llama

      The llama has a long, graceful neck and a relatively small head with large eyes and ears.

    • Common Snapping Turtle

      The snapping turtle is known as a scavenger.

    • Armadillo

      Since the armadillo is almost blind, God equipped it with an excellent sense of smell and good hearing so it can locate food and escape predators.

    • Giant Anteater

      The anteater is important to the area where it lives.

    • Peafowl

      The tail feathers of the peafowl are used to attract a mate and to ward off enemies.

    • Lion

      Lions live in groups called prides.

    • Leopard

      After killing its prey, the leopard may drag the carcass up a tree to keep it from being eaten by other predators.

    • Zebra

      The stripes of a zebra are designed to give it protection from predators.

    • Coyote

      A coyote will sometimes hunt larger prey with other coyotes and with badgers.

    • Gila Monster

      The Gila monster has the ability to consume large amounts of food at one time.

    • California Sea Lion

      Sea lions use a system of echolocation to navigate while underwater and to find food.

    • Wolverine

      The wolverine is specifically designed for cold, snowy habitats.

    • Trumpeter Swan

      The trumpeter swan is known for its white plumage and black bill.

    • Cockatiel

      The cockatiel has a sharply bent beak, which is perfectly designed for eating seeds and berries.

    • North American Elk

      This species is often called “wapiti,” which is a Shawnee word meaning “white rump.”

    • Emu

      The emu is designed to cope well with the extreme temperatures of its habitat.

    • Badger

      Badgers eat many small mammals and pests that can quickly overpopulate areas.

    • Tokay Gecko

      The Tokay Gecko is a fascinating creature made by God.

    • White-tailed Ptarmigan

      The white-tailed ptarmigan molts twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

    • Warthog

      The warts on this animal actually protect its face during attack.

    • Cottonmouth

      Since the cottonmouth spends much of its time in the water, it needs to bask in the sun throughout the day to maintain a constant body temperature.

    • Greater Roadrunner

      The greater roadrunner has a dark brown, streaked appearance with lighter brown on its breast.

    • Demoiselle Crane

      This bird like many others will pretend to be injured in order to lure predators away from its nest.

    • Wallaby

      If the wallaby didn’t have such a long, thick tail, it would probably fall over on its nose.

    • Chimpanzee

      Chimpanzees have recently been classified in the same family as humans; however, they are two very different and separate creatures.

    • Alligator

      The American alligator has vertical pupils in its eyes.

    • Porcupine

      The porcupine does not throw its quills, but it uses its strong tail to push its quills into an attacker.

    • Wildebeest

      Less than an hour after birth, a young wildebeest can keep up with the herd.

    • Grant’s Gazelle

      The belly of the gazelle is the perfect color to reflect the heat of the sun’s rays away from the body.

    • Great Blue Heron

      The long legs of a heron allow it to effectively fish in the wetland areas where it lives.

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