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Pterois volitans - Pez escorpion - red lionfish

Pterois volitans - Pez escorpion - red lionfish
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aquarium--- Morelia Zoo Morelia, Mexico The red lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a venomous coral reef fish in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. P. volitans is natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become a huge invasive problem in the Caribbean Sea and along the East coast of the United States along with a similar species, Pterois miles. Red lionfish are clad in white stripes alternated with red, maroon, or brown. Adults can grow as large as 17 inches (43 cm) in length while juveniles may be shorter than 1 inch (2.5 cm). They can live up to 10 years. The fish has large venomous spines that protrude from the body like a mane, giving it the common name of the lionfish. The venomous spines make the fish inedible or deter most potential predators. Lionfish reproduce monthly and are able to quickly disperse during their larval stage for expansion of their invasive region. There are no definitive predators of the lionfish, and many organizations are promoting the harvest and consumption of lionfish in efforts to prevent further increases in the already high population densities. 117_1087

Tupinambis teguixin

Tupinambis teguixin
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English common mane: Gold tegu, common tegu, black tegu or Colombian tegu Spanish common mane: lagarto overo, tegú overo, mato de agua or iguana overa the herpetarium, Morelia Zoo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico Gold tegus grow to be approximately 2 to 3 feet on average with a glossy body, powerful limbs and a thick tail. They have many black and gold stripes down their body. Gold tegus live in the tropical forests of northern and central South America. They feed on insects, invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as fish and sometimes fruit. 117_1047



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Aratinga solstitialis - Sun parakeet (or) Sun Conure - Cotorra solar ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ a medium-sized brightly colored parrot native to northeastern South America. The adult male and female are similar in appearance, with predominantly golden-yellow plumage and orange-flushed underparts and face. It is commonly kept in aviculture. The species is endangered, threatened by loss of habitat and trapping for the pet trade. ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ Morelia: Zoológico de Morelia 117_1116

Morelia Zoo ~ Ocelot

Morelia Zoo ~ Ocelot
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[Leopardus pardalis] a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico, but has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. North of Mexico, it is found regularly only in the extreme southern part of Texas,[3] although there are rare sightings in Southern Arizona.[4] The ocelot is similar in appearance to a domestic cat. Its fur resembles that of a clouded leopard or jaguar and was once regarded as particularly valuable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of ocelots were once killed for their fur. 117_1142

Python molarus bivittatus (albino)

Python molarus bivittatus (albino)
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English common mane: Burmese Python Spanish common mane: pitón birmana the herpetarium, Morelia Zoo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico the largest subspecies of the Indian Python and one of the 6 largest snakes in the world, native to a large variation of tropic and subtropic areas of Southern- and Southeast Asia. They are often found near water and are sometimes semi-aquatic, but can also be found in trees. Wild individuals average 3.7 metres (12 ft) long, but may reach up to 5.8 metres (19 ft). 117_1038

"Iguana iguana"

"Iguana iguana"
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The Green Iguana or Common Iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana native to Central and South America. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands; and in the United States as feral populations in South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Hawaii, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Tropical Mexico, Central + S. America Morelia zoo Morelia, Mexico 117_1011

Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata (rat snake possibly)

Elaphe obsoleta quadrivittata (rat snake possibly)
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Spanish common name: Culebra ratonera English Common name: rat-snake, Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta) Morelia Zoo, Morelia Mexico Elaphe is one of the main genera of the rat snakes, which are found in many regions of the northern hemisphere. Elaphe are medium to large constrictors by nature. Most species are nonvenomous. Like most of the rat snakes, Elaphe generally have slender but sturdy bodies, square heads and extremely flat bellies. 117_1018

Crotalus atrox

Crotalus atrox
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English common mane: Western diamondback rattlesnake Spanish common mane: cascabel diamantina del oeste the herpetarium, Morelia Zoo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico Home: The United States from central Arkansas and southeastern California, south into Mexico as far as northern Sinaloa, Hidalgo and northern Veracruz. Disjunct populations exist is southern Veracruz and southeastern Oaxaca. A venomous rattlesnake 117_1033

Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture
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Cathartes aura - Spanish name: aura gallipavo ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ a bird found throughout most of the Americas. It's also known in some North American regions as the Turkey Buzzard (or just Buzzard), and in some areas of the Caribbean as the John Crow or Carrion Crow ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ ◙ Morelia: Zoológico de Morelia 117_1113

Bitis gabonica @ Morelia Zoo

Bitis gabonica @ Morelia Zoo
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English common mane: Gaboon viper, butterfly adder, forest puff adder, swampjack Spanish common mane: Vibora del Gabon the herpetarium, Morelia Zoo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico a venomous viper species found in the rainforests and savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa. Adults average 122–152 cm (4 to 5 feet) in length with a maximum of 205 cm (81 in) for a specimen collected in Sierra Leone. 117_1040

Puma

Puma
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The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount or panther, depending on the region, is a mammal of the family Felidae, native to the Americas. This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America. MORELIA ZOO MORELIA, MEXICO 117_1162

Elaphe Guttatta / Corn Snake / Red Rat Snake

Elaphe Guttatta / Corn Snake / Red Rat Snake
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North American species of Rat Snake that subdues its small prey by constriction.[1] The name Corn Snake is a holdover from the days when southern farmers stored harvested ears of corn in a wood frame or log building called a crib. Rats and mice came to the corn crib to feed on the corn, and Corn Snakes came to feed on the rodents Morelia Zoo, Morelia Mexico 117_1014

Taurotragus oryx, Common Eland

Taurotragus oryx, Common Eland
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also known as the southern eland or eland antelope, is a savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa. It is the largest antelope in the African continent. Native to a band of land from Kenya to Namibia the excellent zoo in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico July 2011 117_1174

Linda tristeza

Linda tristeza
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Pequeños en un pequeño espacio, con pequeñas rocas, pequeños troncos y una pequeña malla que los separa de los pequeños traviesos que los observan del otro lado. Pequeño seguirá siendo el espacio, y los pequeños que ahora, pequeños ya no más serán, mas como pequeños vivirán.

Oryx dammah

Oryx dammah
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English common name: Scimitar Oryx The Scimitar Oryx, or Scimitar-Horned Oryx, (Oryx dammah) is a species of oryx which formerly inhabited the whole of North Africa. It has been classified as extinct in the wild by the IUCN. -wikipedia Morelia Zoo Morelia, Mexico 117_1186

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus
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MORELIA ZOO MORELIA, MEXICO Despite their physical resemblance to pigs and other terrestrial even-toed ungulates, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whales, porpoises, etc.) from which they diverged about 55 million years ago. [wikipedia] 117_1153 [repaired]

Por siempre jamás

Por siempre jamás
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Esperar hasta el último día en el mismo lugar; Esperar hasta el último día con la misma panorámica; Esperar hasta el último día saboreando la misma comida; Esperar hasta el último día sobre la misma piedra; Esperar hasta el último día esperando ya no esperar.

Pituophis sp. (Cincuate)

Pituophis sp. (Cincuate)
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Morelia Zoo, Morelia Mexico Pituophis is a genus of nonvenomous colubrid snakes commonly referred to as gopher snakes, pine snakes, and bull snakes. Species within the genus are found throughout the United States and Mexico. 117_1016

Tupinambis teguixin

Tupinambis teguixin
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English common mane: Gold tegu, common tegu, black tegu or Colombian tegu Spanish common mane: lagarto overo, tegú overo, mato de agua or iguana overa the herpetarium, Morelia Zoo, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico 117_1045

Boa constrictor imperator

Boa constrictor imperator
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Spanish common boa común / mazacuata English Common names: common northern boa., common boa or BCI Morelia Zoo, Morelia Mexico Boa constrictor imperator is a nonvenomous boa subspecies found in Central America. 117_1022



Nearest places of interest:

Seminario Diocesano de Morelia
Fraccionamiento Colonial Morelia
Hospital Star Medica
Vista camelinas
  Soriana
MERCADO INDEPENDENCIA
Plaza Carrillo
Panadería Los Ángeles

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