These attractively coloured canids differ from other species of fox in that they are adept at climbing, rather than spending all their time on the ground. Their range continues down the western side of Central America to northern Colombia.
Grey seals live across the North Atlantic. As well as on the coast of Canada’s maritime provinces, the grey seal is found from Iceland to the coast of northern Europe and in the Baltic Sea. A few colonies even exist as far south as northern Spain and Portugal.
This species was one of the most widely distributed mammals in the northern hemisphere, but hunting pressures and increasing urbanization have greatly reduced its range. All domestic dogs are descended from grey wolf, which began living alongside humans.
Many subspecies are covered by the scientific name U. arctos, including the Kodiak bear and the grizzly bears. This particular race of the brown bear is characterised by its ‘grizzled’or greyish fur, thanks to the colouration at the tips of its hairs.
The guanaco is a slender, long-limbed animal, which is capable of fast movement over rugged terrain and is able to leap nimbly up mountain trails. It is adaptable to heat or cold and lives in open country and feeds on grass.
Also known as the gray or common langur, this species is named after the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, and is regarded as sacred in India. These monkeys live in a wide variety of habitats, from hot tropical forests to cold mountain habitats.
This species is also known as the common seal, because it is often seen in these surroundings, not infrequently venturing up into river estuaries, too. The harbor seal is found along the northern coasts of North America, Europe and Asia.
These hares face many dangers, and their senses are acute. They can run at speeds of up to 60 kph (35 mph), changing direction frequently to escape pursuing predators. Hares do not live in burrows, but rest in hollows in the ground.
The harp-shaped pattern on the backs of adults explains the common name of these seals. Young pups are still controversially hunted for their fur. Harp seals are extremely social animals, congregating in huge numbers to give birth on ice floes.
Hartebeests look a little unusual because their horns grow from a single boney plate on top of the head. This antelope used to be widely distributed. Today, the species’ habitat has been turned over to cattle pasture.