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The African Spurred Tortoise also known as the Sulcata Tortoise is a species of tortoise inhabiting the southern edge of the Sahara desert in Africa. They can live to be over 100 years old!
Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Dwarf Goats are gentle, lovable and playful. Their calm, even temperament, and engaging personalities make them suitable companions for all, including children. Many Nigerian Dwarf goats share pastures peacefully with other livestock such as cattle, horses, llamas, and donkeys. In fact, they will often improve a pasture by removing brambles, undergrowth (including weeds) and ivy (even poison ivy) that other livestock won’t eat.
The Alpaca is a species of South American camelid descended from the vicuña. It is similar to, and often confused with, the Llama. However, Alpacas are often noticeably smaller than llamas. The two animals are closely related and can successfully cross-breed. Alpacas and llamas are related to the guanaco. Alpacas communicate through body language. The most common is spitting when they are in distress, fearful, or if they want to show dominance. Male alpacas are more aggressive than females, and tend to establish dominance of their herd group. Alpaca hair is commonly used in the textile industry.
A miniature donkey is affectionate, extremely comical and a joy to own. They are by nature people loving. Miniature donkeys are very intelligent and are easily trained. They are thinking and reasoning creatures. The average life span is 25 to 35 years but with good nutrition and proper care, miniature donkeys have been known to live longer. Mature height of a Miniature Donkey is 36" and under.
Peacocks are large, colorful pheasants (typically blue and green) known for their iridescent tails. Their tail feathers, or coverts, spread out in a distinctive train that is more than 60 percent of the bird’s total body length and boast colorful "eye" markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues. The large train is used in mating rituals and courtship displays.
Males vs. Females:
The term "peacock" is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks. Females are peahens, and together, they are called peafowl.
The emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its relative, the ostrich. It is endemic to Australia where it is the largest native bird. Emus are soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds with long necks and legs, and can reach up to 6.2 ft in height. Emus can travel great distances, and when necessary can sprint up to 31 mph. They forage for a variety of plants and insects, but have been known to go for weeks without eating. They drink infrequently, but take in large amounts of water when the opportunity arises.
Valais Black Nose Sheep
Valais Black Nose Sheep come from the Alpine region of Switzerland and are well-suited to climbing steep, rocky hillsides. Waterdrinker is one of the first farms on Long Island to have this kind of sheep!
the Dutch Bunny!
The Dutch rabbit, also known as Hollander is easily identifiable by its characteristic color pattern, and was once the most popular of all rabbit breeds. However, after dwarf rabbits were developed, the popularity of the Dutch rabbit dwindled. Nevertheless, the Dutch rabbit remains one of the top ten most popular breeds worldwide.