Duncan Menge

Animals


Bison, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming
Heaviest land animal native to North America. Not a buffalo



Dassie, Cape Point, South Africa
Known elsewhere in Africa as a hyrax, its closest relative is the elephant



Kea, Franz Josef Glacier, Westland NP, New Zealand
World's only alpine parrot, known for striking poses and destroying cars



Moose, Grand Tetons NP, Wyoming
Tallest animal native to the Americas



Square-lipped (white) rhinos, Hluhluwe
Mfolozi NP, South Africa
Heavier and less rare than the hook-lipped (black) rhino



Koala, New South Wales, Australia
So cute, even when pooping



Tasmanian devil, Tasmania, Australia
Sadly, Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD), a transmissable cancer, is decimating devil populations



Short-beaked echidna, New South Wales, Australia
Along with the platypus and three species of long-beaked echidna, one of the few extant (in existance) monotremes (egg-laying mammals)



Bennett's wallaby and joey, Freycinet NP, Tasmania, Australia
Kangaroos and wallabies look and act a lot like deer, but are more closely related to Tasmanian devils and koalas
There are such many examples of convergent evolution between monotremes, marsupials, and placentals,
such as echidnas and hedgehogs or antechinus and mice



Giraffe, Hluhluwe Mfolozi NP, South Africa
Baby giraffes begin life with a 2 meter drop to the ground



Lion, Kruger NP, South Africa
The only cat that lives in organized social groups



Jackass penguin, Boulders Beach, South Africa
Also known as the African penguin, it never sees snow or ice.  In fact, many penguins don't, including the tropical Galápagos penguin



Nile crocodiles, Kruger NP, South Africa
The crocodilian body plan has not changed much for millions of years



Yellow-bellied marmot, Whitney Portal Trail, Inyo National Forest, California
It really wanted my sandwich



Pronghorn antelope, Lamar Valley, Yellowstone
NP, Wyoming
North America's only species of antelope


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