• Kea

    The kea population has declined 50-80% over the last 3 generations, or 36 years, largely due to persecution, and continues to decline rapidly.

  • Kea

    As opportunistic, generalist omnivorous foragers, kea are primary, secondary, and higher-level consumers and only compete with the kaka for food resources.

  • Kea

    After a female kea initiates copulation by inviting play or being submissive, the male will feed her a regurgitated meal before mounting.

  • Kea

    The kea’s diet varies by season as it feeds on plants during flowering seasons and relies on trash heaps, flesh, and bone marrow in the winter when foods are scarce.

  • Kea

    Kea have decurved upper bills, or culmens, and females have shorter, less curved culmens.

  • Kea

    Kea have a polygynous mating system in which males fight for dominance to become part of the 10% that is allowed to breed in certain years.

  • Kea

    Kea are diurnal and call and forage in the morning, roost in the middle of the day, and forage again before sleeping in the trees.

  • Kea

    Kea are colorful birds with bronze olive-green bodies, dull blue primaries, red-orange coverts, and a dull red lower back.

  • Kea

    Due to a life in an extreme alpine environment, kea are encouraged to opportunistically and inquisitively explore their surroundings and will commonly investigate and destroy human belongings.

  • Kea

    Kea are opportunistic, generalist, omnivorous foraging parrots that rely on the leaves, buds, and nuts of southern beeches as an important part of their diet.

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)

Sarah

Do you think you know the slender-snouted-crocodile? Test your knowledge of slender-snouted crocodile FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Slender-Snouted Crocodile (Mecistops cataphractus)

OrangeDrawer

Do you think you know the crested porcupine? Test your knowledge of crested porcupine FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata)

Orange

Do you think you know the tiger shark? Test your knowledge of tiger shark FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Vetrina Nicole Art

With 2019 coming to an end and 2020 starting, the 3rd annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade has concluded! This year, 18 different artists participated, helping to spread cheer throughout the season. Each artist created artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant, secret Santa style. With a variety of media and styles, it was a pleasure to view each entry and every artist received a surprise gift in return. Thanks… Read More

Do you think you know the red fox? Test your knowledge of red fox FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

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Do you think you know the curl-crested araçari? Test your knowledge of curl-crested araçari FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Curl-Crested Araçari (Pteroglossus beauharnaisii)

Zoe

Do you think you know the barn swallow? Test your knowledge of barn swallow FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

Sarah

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer!

Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork yourself, “Secret Santa” style!

Do you think you know the leopard? Test your knowledge of leopard FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

H. McGill

Do you think you know the spotted hyaena? Test your knowledge of spotted hyaena FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta)

Shadowind

Do you think you know the butterfly viper? Test your knowledge of butterfly viper FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Butterfly Viper (Bitis nasicornis)

Draws With Kitties

Do you think you know the weedy seadragon? Test your knowledge of weedy seadragon FaunaFacts with this trivia quiz!

Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)