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Southern White Rhinoceros The name White Rhino is a corruption of the Afrikaans word weit, which means wide, a reference to its wide mouth. There are two sub-species of White Rhino, the southern and northern races. The northern is the rarest rhino, taxon numbering only 25 in the wild and 9 in captivity. The rarest Rhino species is the Javan which numbers only a hundred in the wild and none in captivity. The most spectacular decline in recent years has been suffered by the Black Rhino in Africa, down from 60,000 in 1970 to approximately 2,600 today, due to poaching for its valuable horn.
Squirrel Monkey Like most of their New World monkey relatives, squirrel monkeys are diurnal and arboreal. Unlike the other New World monkeys, their tail is not used for climbing, but as a kind of "balancing pole" and also as a tool. Their movements in the branches can be very rapid. They live together in multi-male/multi-female groups with up to 500 members. These large groups can, however occasionally break into smaller troops. They have a number of vocal calls, including warning sounds to protect themselves from large falcons, which are a natural threat to them. Their small body size also makes them susceptible to predators such as snakes and felids. For marking territory, squirrel monkeys rub their tail and their skin with their own urine. Squirrel monkeys are omnivores, eating primarily fruits and insects. Occasionally they also eat seeds, leaves, flowers, buds, nuts, and eggs. In the wild, they can live up to around 15 years, and can live into their twenties in captivity.
Wolverine The wolverine, also referred to as glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch, is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae (weasels). It is a stocky and muscular carnivore, more closely resembling a small bear than other mustelids. The wolverine, a solitary animal, has a reputation for ferocity and strength out of proportion to its size, with the documented ability to kill prey many times larger than itself.
Yellow Mongoose Normally found in groups of around 10 individuals, one group of 50 has been observed in the wild. One individual at San Diego zoo lived to over 15 years, the normal lifespan is around 10 years.

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