Hornam

Hornam are vegetarians through and through.  A group of ten can strip an areas fruit trees in less than a day.  It's a taxing appetite for us to keep up with here at the zoo.  Their horns are hollow, and are actually pressure sensors that help them know when the weather is changing.

Scather

 Scather scutter around the dirt plains of Proto.  They tend to stay in groups, always on the lookout for danger.  The creature almost always have a single fully developed feather on its head, and proto-feathers on its tail.  It's a strange development for a single species to have feathers at different stages of development, but it works well for scathers.

Morstiz

Morstiz roam the plains of Senti V, grazing on whatever vegetation they can find.  They are mostly solitary creatures, joining in groups only when a threat is detected.  Their muscular hind legs can inflict a lot of damage on any attacking predator.

Norbol


Norbol live on the open plains of Lami.  Despite their large tusks and clawed face appendage, they are grazing animals.  The tusks are for defense, and the claw is used to grab grass and bring it up to the animal's mouth so it doesn't have to bend over.  There is a thick hair on the creature's back which reflects the rays of Lami's twin suns, keeping the animal cool.

Slipner

Here we have a slipner from Ronoh.  The planet itself is very muddy, and this creature has adapted to it well.  It can skim the top of the mud without sinking too far in, which makes it quite a fast mover.  It often looks like it is just sliding on the mud.  Slipners use their scoop shaped head to clear any exceptionally large clumps of dirt or debris from their path.

Behemacea


Behemacea are the giants of the Florn oceans.  They eat by filtering out small lifeforms through a series of perforated skin sheets that cover their mouths.  Unlike earth whales, this mammal has developed gills, enabling it to remain under water indefinitely.

Floatane


A cousin of the floatare, floatane made an easy transition from shallows to land.  They must still return to the water to keep hydrated, and to lay its eggs.  These creatures lay next to water sources, just lounging all day.  Floatane are distantly related to the floatax on Proto.

Thunder Claw


The "thunder claw" is named after it's famed tiny arms.  At the end of each one, there is a claw, much like a crab or shrimp's claw.  This claw serves the same purpose as the Earth bound pistol shrimp.  The thunder claw is able to create a loud "POP" sound using its claws, stunning its prey.

Leomat

Leomat are nocturnal creatures who prowl the darkness on Uvon.  The night/day cycle on Uvon is quite long, which allows leomat ample time to hunt.  They have a hard growth at the end of their tails that they use as a club to subdue their prey.  They hunt in groups, ensuring that everyone gets their fill before the light of day reemerges.  They then go into a mini-hibernation until night comes again.

Drowt

The deserts of Abri are home to the large drowt.  The bulk of the creature's body is a water holding organ, which helps it survive in the harsh environment.  It has no true predators, but still feels safer in small groups of 5-10 members.  It has several skin flaps on its nose, which acts as a heat sink, transferring body heat to the air.

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