"Racing Stripes" The King Cheetah has a recessive fur pattern mutation. First discovered in Zimbabwe in this very rare animal has been seen in the wild only 6 times. About years ago, the population of cheetahs plummeted. Photo by: Steve Jurvetson
The Meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and SW Angola, and in South Africa. I love Meerkats!
Chinchilla Lifespan: years Origin: Andes mountains, South America Fun fact: Chinchilla fur is so dense that it’s very difficult for water to penetrate to its skin. To clean themselves, chinchillas bathe in dust, which absorbs.