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Bactrian camels were domesticated approximately in 2500BC, between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Throughout the centuries, they have had a central role in central Asian cultures, being useful for their wool, milk and, most of all, their strength. They can survive up to 5 days without drinking, but when they come across water they can drink a huge amount of water.Picture taken at Tallinna Loomaaed: tallinnzoo.ee/
This reptile, whose name translates to “yellow-bellied” in Russian, is a species of glass lizard. Glass lizards are a group of lizards which have no legs, slithering similarly to snakes, but like lizards they have mobile eyelids and eat once a day. They all have a segmented scale pattern, reminiscent of earthworm’s body shape.
Picture taken at CRARC: www.crarc-comam.net/
Parrots inhabit every continent, except for Antarctica, having evolved to cope with a variety of climates. The amazons comprise 30 species, which dwell the jungles of South and Central America, including the Caribbean Islands. All of them are primarily green in color, but have little patterns of bright color.Picture taken at Barcelona Zoo: www.zoobarcelona.cat/
This species is the largest marsupial alive, weighing up to 90kg. Most males have reddish fur, while most females are grayish in color. They’re able to inhabit the majority of Australia’s harsh deserts, avoiding the midday sun by resting under the shade of any tree they can find.Picture taken at Zoo de Barcelona: zoobarcelona.cat/
Today on Herpetography: Emperor newt (Tylototriton shanjing)
This brightly colored newt advertises a deadly toxicity; the orange warts on their backs can release venom that can kill 7.500 mice, though if handled gently they won’t be harmful. These amphibians from the southern Chinese mountain province of Yunan are well known for their high toxicity, but they’re not the most toxic salamander, being beaten by the North American rough-skinned newt.
Picture taken at Bronx Zoo: bronxzoo.com