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Hangin' with Sylvestermouse and Her Favorite Animals

Updated on May 26, 2016
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I love all animals, domestic & wild. I have studied many species and find each & every one fascinating. We support shelters & pet adoption

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So many beautiful animals are endangered or threatened. It is quite sad to realize that some of the animals featured here are very close to extinction.

Our world will certainly be a drearier place without them.

Other animals in this article are not threatened. They just stand out for other reasons like being very intelligent or really cute.

Walk with me down this path as we take a closer look at their lovely little faces and their lifestyles.

Each introduction paragraph is followed by a link to more information.

Authorship: Sylvestermouse


Threatened ~ are vulnerable to extinction in the near future

Endangered ~ at risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers, or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters

Critically Endangered ~ have an extremely high risk of becoming extinct in the wild or completely extinct in the immediate future

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Luna Moth ~ Endangered

If you have never seen a Luna Moth, you have really missed a treat. These large, beautiful moths live very short lives. They only fly when it is dark, so when you happen upon one, be sure to slow down and take a close look. There is so much to see. Be sure to look at his long tail, discover for yourself why he is called a Luna Moth and compare him to the size of your hand. Unless you touch him, he will be perfectly content to let you gaze upon his beauty.

Okay, here's a hint: What does Luna mean? Look at his lower wings. What do you see? I personally think they look more like eyes than moons but that is still the origin of the name Luna Moth.


The Snowshoe Hare

Yes, you are right, I selected the Snowshoe Hare mainly because she is beautiful and harms no one. She simply adds beauty to the landscape and is an absolute delight.

I am always so impressed with the natural camouflage and adaptability to the environment.

Did you know the Showshoe Hare changes color?

For more information on why she is called a Snowshoe Hare, visit the link below.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Snowshoe Hare

    Do you know the difference in a hare and a rabbit? Find that answer and more amazing photos and facts about the Snowshoe Hare on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)



If you live in the right place and you want an unusual pet, the Hedgehog could be a great choice. If you need pest control in your garden, the Hedgehog just may be your answer. If you want to meet Punxsutawney Phil's rival or if you just want to see a really funny and cute video, you will want to read Hangin' with Hedgehogs.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Hedgehogs

    Don't we all need a smile to start our day? You can always defend on a Hedgehog to make you smile! Find out more about Hedgehogs and see Hedgehog photos on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)



Who doesn't love Meerkats! Thanks to a very popular series on tv, we all know more about Meerkats. Long before Meerkat Manor, my daughter was crazy about these little guys. Anytime I have ever taken a picture of a Meerkat, I would swear the little fellow posed for his snapshot. More than likely the one I am photographing is the families guard for the day and is trying to decide if I am a potential predator.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Meerkats

    We all know how adorable Meerkats are to watch. Join me here to learn the facts about Meerkats. You will also find photos of Meerkats from my own personal scrapbook on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)


Mouse Lemurs ~ Endangered

Did you know the Latin word lemures means "ghost." It is true and there are plenty of reasons why the natives of Madagascar would think these little guys resemble ghosts. Because of their eyes, they have a rather "spooky" appearance that can be haunting. Since they are nocturnal, they are mostly active at night and they move from limb to limb of the trees and rarely have need to touch the ground.

What do you think? Do you think they look "ghostly?"

  • Hangin' With Mouse Lemurs

    Facts and photos about the little Mouse Lemur on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)

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The Red Panda ~ Endangered

I don't even want to think about our world being without this beautiful, serene little baby! In case you can't tell, this really is one of my favorite animals. Not only are they pretty, but they just don't do anything offensive. They are just peaceful creatures who help make earth a living paradise.

  • Hangin' With A Red Panda

    The Red Panda is such a pretty little animal and is sadly endangered. Join me to discover more about the Red Panda and see some fabulous photos of this precious creature on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)


The Arctic Fox ~ Endangered in Scandinavia only

Survivor. That is the best one word description for an Arctic Fox. They are considered nomadic because they will move from place to place and live where they can find food. Their beautiful coats change colors with the seasons in order to blend in with their surroundings and they can endure the harsh elements of the Arctic

Like so many Arctic inhabitants, the Arctic Fox is among the animals most affected by the dramatic changes in the Arctic due to climate change.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Arctic Fox

    Interesting facts and beautiful photos of the Arctic Fox on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)


Poison Dart Frogs ~ Critically Endangered

Some of the most beautiful creatures in the world can also be some of the most deadly. Poison Dart Frogs are stunningly gorgeous with their lovely natural mix of colors. In the wild, these frogs are considered one of the most dangerous animals on earth. But are they all really dangerous? You might be surprised at what you can learn about Poison Dart Frogs in the article below. Just click on the link.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Poison Dart Frogs

    The facts about Poison Dart Frogs are almost as interesting and impressive as their fabulously bright and unique coloring. Sadly, many of these beautiful creatures are critically endangered. For more information on the Poison Dart Frogs visit Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)


Kangaroo Rats ~ One Species is Endangered

Not all species of the Kangaroo Rat are endangered, but the Giant Kangaroo Rat is endangered. I chose to write about the Kangaroo Rat because he is unique in so many ways. In the article linked below, you can discover what makes this little fellow so unique, why he is called a "Kangaroo" Rat and see an adorable video of one hopping around.

  • Hangin' with Kangaroo Rats

    Fascinating facts about Kangaroo Rats and awesome photos. Don't you wonder why they are named Kangaroo Rats? Join me on Amazing Wild Animals to read all about them. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)

Vampire Bats

I know. I get it. No one wants to be bitten by a Vampire Bat; or do you?

Did you know these little suckers could cure you of a fever or plague?

It is very sad that people wish to cast Vampire Bats into a lot that should be feared. I will grant you, it is a wee bit gross to consider that they drink blood to live, but did you know that they only drink about 2 tablespoons before they have had their fill? That is hardly enough to drain you of your own lifeblood. I am not suggesting that you run out and "feed" the little guys because their bites, like dog bites, can cause infections, but I am suggesting that you don't have to fear them like you would a venomous snake or a man-eating tiger.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Vampire Bats

    Vampire Bats are frequently misunderstood and feared. Check out the real facts on Vampire Bats on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)


Key Deer ~ Endangered

If ever there was an animal that could win your heart with just one look, it would be this little Key Deer. It is easy to understand why they are also called Toy Deer. When they are full grown, they are no bigger than a large bred dog. Actually, with a average weight of about 60 lbs, most large bred dogs easily outweigh them. They are gentle, docile creatures that desperately need our help to survive.

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  • Hangin' with Key Deer

    The little Key Deer is simply endearing. Find out facts about the Key Deer here and also enjoy the photos provided for your viewing pleasure on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)


Gray Wolves ~ Endangered in Most of the US

Would you believe these wolves are all siblings? Can you guess how many are males?

Wolves travel in packs that consist of their own family members. Pups are born blind and defenseless. The pack cares for the pups until they mature at about 10 months of age. Gray wolves will fight to the death in order to protect their family members.

Follow me to Hangin' with Gray Wolves to find out more about these loyal and dedicated "totally awesome" wolves.


Grizzly Bears ~ Threatened in the Contiguous US and Endangered in Parts of Canada

Grizzly Bears have always evoked fear, but now a different kind of fear permeates the air, the fear of losing them forever.

We may ask ourselves, how could something so big and powerful be totally annihilated, but we only have to consider the dinosaurs to know that answer.

These big and beautiful beasts could easily become a part of the past as well.


Cheetahs ~ Threatened

Some animals are so glorious, mankind lusts for their beauty! Such is the case of the beautiful Cheetah. Hunted and captured to the point of crisis, these magnificent creations are now listed as an endangered species.

The Cheetah is the smallest of the Big Cat family. Some researchers do not even consider them Big Cats even thought most of us would put them in this category.

A stunning presence, a fabulous history and several unique characteristics, place this lovely creature on my list of favorite animals.

  • Hangin' With Cheetahs

    Cheetahs are sleek, beautiful animals which are known for being the fastest land animal. You can read more facts about the Cheetah here, as well as seeing some beautiful photos of Cheetahs on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)



Everybody loves an adorable, friendly face! These little guys and dolls always have the sweetest expressions. They look so cuddly and furry, but in fact, they have sharp little claws and rough, course hair.

Their mischievous behavior and playful antics can be entertaining for hours.

Did you know a Raccoon growls? I have heard them! They really do growl and believe me, just like a dog's growl, this small animal can evoke a little fear. Although, I must admit, I have only heard them growl at each other, not at me.

The Harp Seal ~ Threatened

These babies have won hearts around the world. In an effort to save the Harp Seals, many documentaries have been produced and viewed on TV, thus, more of us are familiar with the plight of the Harp Seal, but what else do you know about these pretty little babies?

Did you know they are ear-less? Check out link below for more interesting facts about the Harp Seal.

  • Hangin' with Harp Seals

    Harp seal pups are so adorably precious. Join me and discover Harp Seal facts and photos on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)

Pink Dolphin
Pink Dolphin

Pink Dolphins

Pink Bottlenose Dolphins are very rare!

According to NOAA, there have only been 14 recorded sightings of albino Bottlenose Dolphins throughout the world, since the first reported sighting in 1962.

The beauty in this photo can personally be seen in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but you can read all about her in the article below.

  • Amazing Wild Animals: Pink Dolphins

    Pink Dolphins may be rare, but they really do exist. Join me here to discover the real facts about Pink Dolphins and see lots of photos too on Amazing Wild Animals. (See Link at the Bottom of This Article)

Do Come Back and See Me Sometime

I will continue to investigate different animals in our world and I will enjoy writing about what I find. Check back here occasionally to see what I have added to the list of "Favorite Animals"

Amazing Wild Animals

Most of the animals featured here today can be found on Amazing Wild Animals.

To join me there to read more interesting facts and see more photos of these gorgeous creatures, simply click here.

I Love Them All!

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Which is Your Favorite Animal from the House of Sylvestermouse?

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      3 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      LOVE most of the same animals as you and I've seen one of those Blue poison dart frogs at the Cape May zoo and swear I wanted one! (& I'm not the type to have amphibians & reptiles as pets) Also Love red pandas Wolves & a lot of the othesr you had here

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      Darcie French 

      5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Sylvester Mouse is my fave - I quite adore the human who so loves to serve these beautiful animals <3

    • suepogson profile image


      5 years ago

      All of them are favourite. What a lovely page!

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      5 years ago

      So many awesome animals on the threatened or endangered list!

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      5 years ago

      Very nice presentation of all these different animals. How sad that they are endangered. S

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      Carol Fisher 

      5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I love all your animal pages including this one. What lovely pictures you have for each animal.

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      5 years ago

      I enjoyed your favorite animal lensography very much!

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      5 years ago

      My favorites are Cheetah and Gray Wolves

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      5 years ago

      The hedgehog. I'd read about them but other than porcupines, had never seen one.

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      6 years ago

      They are all beautiful, but my favorites are the Grey wolves and arctic foxes. You can find somethings i found about them on my lense. Great lense

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      Holley Web 

      6 years ago

      Such beautiful animals :) I think each and every one is special but the Red Panda will always remind me of our friendship. ~Blessed~

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      Mickie Goad 

      6 years ago

      Absolutely one of the best lensographies I have ever seen. Who could not fall in love with these wonderful creatures you have introduced me to. I cannot pick a favorite. Blessed and then some!

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      6 years ago

      It's nice to see something from the heart when you show us your favorite things. That's nice but what's also really cool, I agree, are these animals.

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      6 years ago from Western Mass

      this is a super fantastic and unbelievably cute lensogrophy for you amazing animal lenses.

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      6 years ago

      ~ Blessed by a loving Squidoo Angel ~

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      David Dove 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful, great fun, thank you

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      7 years ago

      These animals are very cute. Blessed!

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      7 years ago

      I can't choose just one, but I am partial to the wolf because I had a pet wolf for 15 years until he passed away last year

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      7 years ago

      This is such a beautiful and interesting Lens, I adore hedgehogs!

      Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      7 years ago

      The wolves are my favorite. This is a great lens, a sad reminder.

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      7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Your favorite animals have now been 'featured on' and 'lensrolled to' my "SquidAngel Blessings by an Elf" lens. :-)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I just had to come back to revisit these beautiful animals. That little hedgehog in with the cacti gets me every time! Blessed.

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      7 years ago

      Such beautiful images. Thank you for the reminder and for keeping these precious animals in the forefront.

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      7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I have several favorites on this page, but have to pick the baby Harp Seal as 'most favorite' among the choices offered. I even know that the Harp Seals are born white and get their coloring later. (I researched them when I was creating my crocheted interpretation! :)

      This is a most clever lensography of your 'Hangin With' animal series. I say 'clever' because I didn't even realize I was reading a lensography collection until half-way through the page! Well done and ~~blessed by a SquidAngel~~

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      7 years ago

      I love how you've featured all of your animal lenses here. It's sad to see so many of these cute little guys threatened by our need for "progress". Blessed today by an Angel & featured on Pay It Forward.

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      7 years ago

      This is wonderful and I can't wait to check out all the other animal lenses. The hedgehog picture is so cute! And I love the mom and baby giraffe!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love the way you have featured your Animal Lenses here. Very clever. Blessed!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      @HorseAndPony LM: Thank you for this blessing! You make a beautiful winged HorseAndPony!

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      8 years ago

      I'm back for a vist. I love all of the animals from the house of Sylvestermouse. So, I am leaving a blessing from The HorseAndPony Angel. :)

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      8 years ago

      I just love the way you've presented this lens and featured the lenses about each animal. That hedgehog in the cactus is adorable!! Amazing photos, information and beautiful layout. :)

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      8 years ago from Australia

      What a delightful page! These animals are adorable.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      8 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful lens. Some of these animals I'd never heard of. Thanks for the info!

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      Indigo Janson 

      8 years ago from UK

      What a lovely introduction to all these animals... but so sad that any of them are endangered. I couldn't possibly pick a favourite. :) They are all my favourites and I only hope we can help them to escape the threat of extinction.

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      Louis Wery 

      8 years ago from Sarasota, Florida USA

      Lemurs! Thank you for helping draw attention to this endangered animal. Excellent lens...

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      8 years ago

      I couldn't POSSIBLY choose just one! They are all so beautiful - rated and lensrolled from my lens about endangered animals and how you can help

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      8 years ago

      nice site. good to see endangered animals being highlighted.

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      8 years ago

      Cool creatures! Blessed by an angel!

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      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wonderful Lenses on your Favorite Animals. Thanks for bringing awareness to these endangered animals. :)

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Baby harp seals have got to be the cutest little creatures! Thank you for writing about these precious animals. Hopefully they will touch many people to care for them!

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      8 years ago from Chicago area

      I've always kind of wanted a pet hedgehog. Lovely lens!! 5*

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      8 years ago

      Very good collection of animal lenses.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 

      8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I love your concept, here, of hanging with these beautiful creatures! It is supremely relaxing!


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      HorseAndPony LM 

      8 years ago

      Love this lens. It is nice to see so many people on Squidoo concerned with wildlife.

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      Holley Web 

      8 years ago

      You know I love his series :) And you knew eventually I'd make it here, right?

      ~Blessings on this lens and it's wonderful caring lensmaster :) ~

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      8 years ago

      Love your intro photo! I may have to "borrow" that idea! :)

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      This is a great way to feature your lenses on some amazing, beautiful, interesting wildlife. That red panda is precious (as are all the critters here). And that luna moth reminded me of the time my husband walked in with one on his shirt, just sitting there like it was a huge pin. It had landed on him and sat there for at least half an hour. Wonderful lens in and of itself, and I look forward to visiting others featured here.

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      8 years ago

      My favorite is the harp seal, but it is really difficult for me to select one of those list of beautiful animals! Great lens!

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      8 years ago

      Not only is this a wonderful lens about precious creatures, it's also a great teaching tool for me in how to do a lensography nicely! Thank you! :-D

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      My favorite today is the Luna Moth. I had no idea that it was endangered. We saw one last summer just outside of the Montshire Museum in Vermont. It is huge and beautiful.

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      8 years ago

      They are all special in their own way but I would have to go with the hedgehog and the meerkat for my favorites.

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      Joan Hall 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles

      Beautifully done! This is going to be added to my SquidooSchooling lens.

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      Alisha Vargas 

      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      So many adorable animals! Hard to choose a favorite, but the poison dart frogs might be the tops. Great lens! It's so important for people to know and realize that many of our favorite animals might not be with us much longer.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      8 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      All they are all special! The luna moth is entirely beautiful and the vampire bat is the ugliest. ll the others are cute, don't make me choose. But I guess the little hedgehog pretending to be a cactus is so hilarious he wins for me today!


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