Wednesday, 11 February 2015



This is an animal you do not want to have contact with. They are ratites (a type of flightless bird) that live in the tropical forests of New Guinea. Male Cassowaries are overprotective parents who will kill if they and their young ones feel threatened. Try hiding and holding still as you see one of these animals. Usually they will walk away.

Cassowaries are predominantly frugivorous. Besides fruits, their diet includes flowers, fungi, snails, insects, frogs, birds, fish, rats, mice, and carrion. Fruit from at least 26 plant families has been documented in the diet of cassowaries.

                                               Gila Monster

The gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is a venomous lizard. The gila monster is closely related to the Beaded Lizard and they are the only venomous lizards in the world.

Size: The average size of a gila monster is about eighteen inches.

Color: They are mottled pink or orange and black with bead-like tubercles instead of scales.

Habitat: The gila monster lives in desert country throughout Arizona and Mexico.

Food: This carnivorous lizard eats eggs, birds, reptiles, and small mammals.

Reproduction: The female gila monster digs a hole in sandy soil and lays three to eight eggs, two months after mating. Hatchlings are from 3.5 to 4.5 inches long and will reach adult size in one to three years.

They eat rats,mice and sometimes when they feel threat they kill.

They life in different biomes ,one is carnivorous and the other is a herbivorous.


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