5. The Peacock
One of the most stunning looking creatures that can also be fully appreciated without leaving the UK, Peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects, plants, and small creatures. There are two familiar peacock species. The blue peacock typically lives in India and Sri Lanka, while the green peacock is typically found in Java and Myanmar (Burma).
4. The White Lion
The trust estimates that there are no more than 300 white lions in existence. In recent years it has reintroduced the animals to a nature reserve within Greater Timbavati in an effort to eventually reintroduce the gene to wild lions. White lions were recorded as being sighted for the first time in 1938 in the Timbavati region, where locals regard them as being divine.
3. The Toucan
Although they spend a lot of time in trees, this fantastic bird is not very good at flying. Toucans mainly travel among trees by hopping. When they do take flight, they flap their wings vigorously and glide, traveling only short distances. Because toco toucans can live in a variety of habitats, they are not as susceptible to rainforest destruction as other species. Their population has not been determined, but it is thought to be large due to the frequency of sightings within their range.
2. The Chameleon
Chameleon are a very unique branch of the lizard group of reptiles with about 160 different species in existence, special color pigment cells under the skin called chromatophores allow some chameleon species to change their skin color, creating combined patterns of pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, yellow and purple.
Chameleon change color for camouflage but this is not always the main reason. Some show darker colors when angry, or when trying to scare others. Males show light multi-colored patterns when vying for female attention. Desert varieties change to black when its cooler to absorb heat, then a light grey to reflect heat.
1. The Fennec Fox
This lovely little fox variation is small and nocturnal, typically found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat. The fennec has a life span of up to 14 years in captivity. Its main predators are the African varieties of eagle owl.
There’s simply no shortage of beautiful animals on this earth, and this list touches on just a few of them, we hope you enjoyed these fantastic creatures.