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  Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja)
Posted by: epaiva - Yesterday, 05:31 AM - Forum: Reptiles and Birds - Replies (1)

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The Harpy eagle is the most powerful raptor in the World with females weighting from 6 to 9 kgs and males from 4 to 7 kgs, body length 89 to 105 cm and wing span 180 to 200 cm, they have huge talons that measure up to 7 cm long.
The Harpys major prey are, with out a doubt, the tree dwelling mammals, the two toed sloth and the Howler monkey.
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  Jabiru mycteria
Posted by: epaiva - 06-21-2017, 07:28 AM - Forum: Reptiles and Birds - No Replies

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The jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America and Central America, the adult jabiru is 120–140 cm (47–55 in) long, 2.3–2.8 m (7.5–9.2 ft) across the wings, and can weigh 4.3–9 kg (9.5–19.8 lb), sexual dimorphism is high, possibly the highest of any stork, with males being about 25% larger than females. Males weigh an average of 6.89 kg (15.2 lb) whereas females weigh an average of 5.22 kg (11.5 lb). Large males may stand as tall as 1.53 m (5.0 ft). The beak, which measures 25–35 cm (9.8–13.8 in), is black and broad, slightly upturned, ending in a sharp point, is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico to Argentina, except west of the Andes. It is most common in the Pantanal region of Brazil in the Llanos region of Venezuela and the Eastern Chaco region of Paraguay. The jabiru lives in large groups near rivers and ponds, and eats prodigious quantities of fish, molluscs, and amphibians. It will occasionally eat reptiles, bird eggs and small mammals. It will even eat fresh carrion and dead fish.
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  Podocnemis expansa
Posted by: epaiva - 06-20-2017, 10:16 PM - Forum: Aquatic Animals and Amphibians - No Replies

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The giant South American turtle is the largest river turtle in South America, females weight 30 to 45 kg and their carapace measures up to 90 cm long, males are smaller with carapaces measuring 50 cm. It has a broad, domed and streamlined carapace for active swimming in moderate river currents. The colour may be influenced by the algae that is attached to it, but is usually olive green to brown in colour. This turtle belongs in the family Pelomedusidae, which contains the side-necked turtles, and has a long neck which can be withdrawn horizontally within the shell, leaving it partly exposed, rather than retracting it in a vertical 'S' bend as in most other turtles).
Distribution: Caribbean drainages of Guyana and Venezuela, upper Amazon tributaries in Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil, Ecuador, Trinidad.
Type locality: South America.
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  Electric Eel (Electrophorus Electricus)
Posted by: epaiva - 06-17-2017, 07:33 AM - Forum: Aquatic Animals and Amphibians - No Replies

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Electric Eel (Electrophorus Electricus)
Electric Eels are found in the waters of South America, the bigger ones  are capable of generating more than 600volt  of electric shock through 28ft of still water. The shock that the electric eel produces is enough to harm any large mammal, including humans. Electric eels can grow up to 2 metres and weight up to 20 kg and only need to surface for air every 10 minutes due to the eels complex circulatory system. Electric eels tend to live in muddy beds in calm water, eating fish and small mammals.
Despite the name electric eel, the electric eel is actually related most closely to a catfish and not the common eel fish and many electric eel adults tend to be smaller than their eel fish counterparts.
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  Hoplias malabaricus
Posted by: epaiva - 06-16-2017, 09:57 PM - Forum: Aquatic Animals and Amphibians - Replies (2)

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Hoplias malabaricus, also known as the wolf fish, it is a predatory Central and South American freshwater ray finned fish of the characiform family Erythrinidae. The maximum length for this species is a little over 50 cm. Like other members of the genus Hoplias this species has a cylindrical body shape with a large mouth equipped with prominent teeth. It is a very aggresive fish always ready to attack, it is a smaller version of Hoplias aimara that grows up to 120 cm and weight up to 20 kg. Coloration is highly variable but is usually grey-brown with darker vertical strpes or a single horizontal stripe. Distribution: Southern Central America to Argentina. Found in most river systems and in the following countries; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela
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  Male lion bloodline
Posted by: pius222 - 06-13-2017, 10:13 AM - Forum: Questions - Replies (3)
Can anyone provide a complete timeline and bloodlines of Sabi Sands lions?  Who related or sired who?

Also on cannibalism, which offspring chased off/kill their elders/relatives?  I am reading a lot of different stories and curious.  When a male lion kills another, can't he detect (in a strange animal way) if his victim is blood related?  Thanks.
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  Goliath Tigerfish (Hydrocynusgoliath)
Posted by: epaiva - 06-10-2017, 08:55 PM - Forum: Aquatic Animals and Amphibians - No Replies

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Goliat African Tiger Fish are the largest species of African tiger fish. The average adult specimen will be two to three feet long and approximately 25 pounds. The current world record is 99 pounds, three ounces and was caught in 1987 by Daniel Neuville. In an aquarium, it is exceptionally rare to see a specimen larger than two feet. These things have attained huge popularity thanks to their inclusion in an episode of River Monsters with Jeremy Wade, you find them in the huge Congo River and  tributaries they are very difficult to catch they are very powerful, their jaws are armed with huge teeth almost as big as the ones of the Great White Shark. Pictures from Book River Monsters Jeremy Wade and information from MonsterFishKeepers.com
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  Pecari (Tayassu tajacu)
Posted by: epaiva - 06-07-2017, 06:46 AM - Forum: Carnivorous and Omnivores Animals, Excluding Felids - Replies (2)

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Pecari (Tayassu tajacu)
Head and body length excluding the tail 80-98 cm
Height at the shoulders 50 cm
Weight 17-30 kg
They are very social animals that live in groups of 5 to 15 individuals, they are very important prey of Jaguars, they are very aggresive when cornered, Jaguars always attack the last pecari of the group from behind because they have been known to attack Jaguars in groups and can really do a lot of damage. They can be dangerous to humans too, many hunters need to go high in a tree to avoid them and they wait sometimes for 20 minutes under the tree..
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Question Wild Botswana: Lion Brotherhood
Posted by: Stargaryen4 - 06-05-2017, 08:29 AM - Forum: Questions - Replies (1)
I have scoured the internet for any information concerning Tau and Banda from the Wild Botswana: Lion Brotherhood. 

Does anyone have any information about what happened after the documentary?
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  Toninas, River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis)
Posted by: epaiva - 06-04-2017, 02:38 AM - Forum: Aquatic Animals and Amphibians - No Replies

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Toninas, River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis)  they are the largest river dolphins in the world with males measuring from 2,32 to 2,55 mt with a very few reaching 2,80 mt and   weight from 154 to 180 kg, females are smaller  measuring up to 2,15 mt and 150 kg their average size is 2,00 m and 100 kg. They feed almost exclusively on fishes including piranhas, they are very good controlling piranha numbers, they feed on small turtles and crabs. They are doing very good in the Venezuelan Rivers because people don´t hurt them.
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