mammals

African Pygmy Hedgehog

African Pygmy Hedgehog

Scientific Name: Atelerix
albiventris
Habitat: Dry grasslands, scrubland, open woodlands
Lifespan: 3-4 years in the wild; 4-6 years in captivity

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Ferret

Domestic Ferret

Scientific Name: Mustela putorius furo
Habitat: Grasslands, wetlands, farmlands
Lifespan: 7-10 years

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Rabbit

Domestic Rabbit

Scientific Name: Oryctolagus cuniculus
Habitat: Kept worldwide as domestic animals
Lifespan: 8-10 years

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Domestic Rat

Domestic Rat

Scientific Name: Rattus norvegicus
Habitat: Urban areas, farmland
Lifespan: 2-3 years

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Domestic Rat

Hoary Bat

Scientific Name: Lasiurus cinereus 
Habitat: Woodlands, forests, grasslands 
Lifespan: 6-7 years

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Prehensile Tailed Porcupines

Prehensile-tailed Porcupine

Scientific Name: Coendou prehensilis
Habitat: Rainforests 
Lifespan: Up to 17 years in captivity; unknown in the wild

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Prehensile Tailed Porcupines

Striped Skunk

Scientific Name: Mephitis mephitis
Habitat: Forests, grassland 
Lifespan: 3-5 years in the wild; up to 15 years in captivity

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Prehensile Tailed Porcupines

Virginia Opossum

Scientific Name: Didelphis virginiana
Habitat: Grasslands, forests, wetlands, urban areas 
Lifespan: 1-2 years in the wild; 2-4 years in captivity

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