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American Bison, Bison bison

The American Bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as American Buffalo, is a bovine mammal which once inhabited the grasslands of North Mexico, the United States and Canada in massive herds, ranging from the Great Slave Lake in the far north of Canada to Mexico and from eastern Oregon to the Appalachian Mountains. There are two subspecies of the American Bison: the Plains Bison (B.b.bison) and the Wood Bison (B. b. athabascae) in Canada. Main characteristics The American Bison have […]

Appaloosa, Equus caballus

The Appaloosa is a horse breed. The colour pattern that distinguishes the Appaloosa from other horses is of genetic origin and relates them directly to primitive horses. The earliest evidence of horses with a spotted coat pattern is from the cave paintings dating from more than 20.000 years ago. In ancient Persia, horses with this coat where highly appreciated and considered “the sacred horses of Nissea”. In China, the presence of horses with spotted coat was discovered around 100 BC. With […]

Six-Banded Armadillo, Euphractus sexcinctus

Edentulous mammal with dorsal armour, formed of overlapping scales which are organized in transversal lines. The armadillo has a large tail and short legs. The members of the Dasypodidae family have received different names, the most common is “armadillo”; they are also known as (sometimes depending on the species) “quirquincho” (from the Quechuan word “khirkinchu”), “cusuco”, “pichi” (in Chile), “mulita”, “tatú”, “gurre”, “cachicamo”, “toche”, “pirca” (“furry” in Argentina) or “cachicamo” in Venezuela. The most common species is the Nine-Banded Armadillo, […]

California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus

The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a marine mammal. It belongs to the Otariidae family and lives along the coast of the Northern Pacific Ocean. California Sea Lions are highly social and live in large social groups on beaches and rocky coasts, gather at marinas and wharves and may even be seen on navigational buoys. They are good examples for sexual dimorphism. Male California Sea Lions grow to 300 kg – 380kg and 2,4 meters long, while females are […]

Pumas

Cougar, Felis concolor

The cougar (Puma concolor), also puma, mountain lion, or panther, depending on region, is a mammal of the Felidae family, native to the Americas. This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from the Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in every major American habitat type. It is the second heaviest cat in the American continents after the […]

Donkey, Equus asinus

The domesticated donkey or ass is an odd-toed ungulate. This group of animals includes horses, rhinoceros and tapirs, of which there is no wild population in Europe. The donkey is a member of the Equidae or horse family, which is characterized by having only one toe with one large claw in each extremity. The ancestor of the modern donkey is the African wild ass (Equus africanus). Usually, donkeys or asses are used as pack animals in the southern parts of […]

Fallow Deer, Dama dama

The Fallow Deer is a medium-sized ungulate species, original from western Asia and southern Europe. You will find the Fallow deer in the Lilliput Farm at Rancho Texas Park in Lanzarote. The mayor difference between other deer species and the Fallow Deer is in their size. The Fallow Deer is of minor size and it’s coat colour is reddish-brown. Only the males, the bucks, have antlers. These are broad and shovel-shaped. Fallow deer have many colour varieties, but they are […]

Domesticated Goat, Capra hircus

The domesticated goat is a mammal species of approximately 1m of height. Goats proceed from Africa, where they live in wild herds in mountainous areas. They have been domesticated around 10.000 years ago. Goats have always been highly appreciated because of their milk and meat. Nowadays, due to their playful and kind-hearted character, they have gained popularity as pets and many of them live in farms and gardens. They have even been trained for street exhibitions and circuses. Main characteristics […]

European Rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus

Rabbit and hare are the common names for certain small mammals which are characterized for having a small body covered by soft fur, long ears and short tail. Although the names rabbit and hare are often used undifferentiated, there is significant differences between both species. Rabbit youngs are born naked, hairless and blind; rabbits are gregarious animals and live in medium-sized colonies called warrens (the only exception are the North American Cottontail Rabbits, which do not dig burrows and do […]

South American Sea Lion, Otaria byronia

This marine mammal is also exhibited in Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park. The South American Sea Lion is found along the coast of South America down to the Falkland Islands. The species owes its name to its physical appearance: Males have a very large head with a well developed mane making them the most lionesque of the eared seals. South American Sea Lions live in open and coastal waters as well as rocky coasts. They feed on fish, squid, octopus and […]