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Assortment of Others
Black Cheeked Lovebirds
Agapornis nigrigenis

Romantic birds that mate for life and feed each other. Native to Zambia they will gather in flocks of up to 800 in the dry season.

Conservation Status
IUCN Vulnerable
Due to habitat loss and reduced water sources due to drought.
Grey Parrot
Psittacus erithacus

Highly intelligent bird that mimics sounds and human speech. It's popularity as a pet has led to a sharp decline in it's wild population.

Conservation Status
IUCN Endangered
Due to unsustainable trapping for the pet trade (many birds die while being transported) and habitat loss.
Laughing Kookaburra
Dacelo novaeguineae

The largest of the Kingfisher family and rarely eats fish. Its distinct human-like laugh is used to mark their territory not because it likes your jokes.

Conservation Status
IUCN Least Concern
Emu
Dromaius novaehollandiae

An ancient species, its skeleton is very similar to the Tyrannosaurus rex. Emu's are the second largest bird after its ratite cousin, the ostrich.

Conservation Status:
IUCN Least Concern
Castlemilk Moorit Sheep
A rare breed of domestic sheep created in Scotland. It resembles a deer but both male and female are horned. The breed was saved from extinction in the 1970's.

Conservation Status:
Endangered
Indian Peafowl
Pavo cristatus

The largest members of the pheasant family. Males get their full train at age 4. At age 1 they begin to practice displaying and working on their dance moves to impress the ladies.

Conservation Status:
IUCN Least Concern
Red-Necked Wallaby
Macropus rufogriseus

This Australian marsupial gives birth at just 30 days to a jellybean-sized, blind foetus. It crawls into its mother's pouch and stays there for 280 days. Females can also pause a pregnancy!

Conservation Status:
IUCN Least Concern
Greater Rhea
Rhea Americana

An ostrich's South American ratite cousin. Males sits on eggs and females go find another mate. Rheas need to produce a lot of babies due to heavy predation.

Conservation Status:
IUCN Near Threatened
Due to hunting and habitat loss.
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