Mine, All Mine
A prehensile-tailed porcupine guards a tasty treasure.
These nocturnal, tree-dwelling rodents, native to Central and South America, use their long tails for hanging and grasping.
Everyone Loves Flowers
The monkeys are native to the rainforests of South America, and spend most of their lives high in the trees, where they live in small groups and communicate with high-pitched cries.
Another native of South America, these small, armored mammals use strong front claws to dig for termites and ants. When they are born, these armadillos are the size of a golf ball.
Living on the Edge
Bird eggs are actually part of the regular diet for these strikingly-colored squirrels in their native habitat, lowlands and dense forests in Southeast Asia. Prevost's squirrels also eat fruit, nuts, seeds, flowers, and insects.
These Chilean rodents look like oversize gerbils, and grow to about 5 inches (13 centimeters) in length. If a degu is caught by the tail, it will sometimes escape by spinning until the skin comes loose.
These Brazilian monkeys live in family groups, and fathers and siblings help out with the little ones. They feed on fruit, insects and small vertebrates.
Very Interesting ...
These small mammals, native to southern Africa, are members of the mongoose family.
Work it, baby.
Meerkats live in large groups, and feed mostly on insects, but also eat small reptiles and even scorpions.
Hide and Seek
These rodents are more closely related to porcupines and guinea pigs than to moles or rats. They are one of only a handful of mammals whose social structure mimics that of bees or termites. A single breeding female, a queen naked mole rat, is attended by breeding males and a host of non-breeding soldier and worker mole rats.