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Cougars are an ambush predator, waiting for the optimal moment to strike and capture their prey. They can reach top speeds of 40 mph and hunt ungulates up to 10x their body weight.

Bengal Tiger

Less than 4,000 tigers remain in the wild, occupying roughly 7% of their historic range.

Gray Wolf

Gray wolves have a jaw crushing bite force of 406 pounds, which is strong enough to bite through a moose femur.

Siberian Reindeer

Reindeer have the longest migratory route of any land mammal, with some subspecies traveling upwards of 3,000 miles a year.

Ring-tailed Lemur

A group of lemurs is known as a “conspiracy” or “troop”. Depending on resources, ring tailed lemurs can have as many as 30 in one troop.


Alpacas are the smallest domesticated camelid, with its closest relative being the wild “vicuña” found in South America.

Swamp Wallaby

The swamp wallaby is typically a solitary species but will group together when foraging around dusk. A group of wallabies is known as a “mob”.