The Ring-Tailed Lemur

Black and white is always a vibrant combination. When it comes to the animal kingdoms, black and white animals are generally famous for their distinctive and exceptional traits. Ranging from giant pandas, zebras to the majestic white tiger of Bengal, they are widely distributed across the world especially in Africa. So here is a list that explains the top 10 amazing black and white animals of the world and also the unique characteristics that make them really amazing.

Black And White Animals

1.Giant Panda

Considered a national treasure of China, the Giant Panda is a gentle species commonly found at high altitudes in the Western parts of China. The giant panda with its distinctive black and white coat is adored by people across the world. Also, The distinguishing feature is that their wrist bone functions like an opposable thumb that allows them to climb and forage. Giant pandas are one of the friendliest animals that feed on bamboo and eat around 26 to 84 pounds per day. However, Despite their exalted status and relative lack of natural predators, pandas are still at risk. Severe threats posed by humans have left just over 1,800 pandas surviving in the wild.

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Giant Panda
Giant Panda

2.The Zebra

Belonging to the horse family, zebras are sequins and are well known for their zebra stripes. The Zebra strips are often very confusing for predators because of a phenomenon called “motion dazzle”, through which disturbing makes it very difficult for predators to pick out prey from the herd. Zebras have a wide range an hour particularly native to eastern and southern Africa. Also, they are commonly found in treeless grasslands and savanna woodlands. However, Zebras are widely hunted for their distinctive skin and this has pushed them to a near extinction category. It is also one of the animals that start with Z.

Zebra
Zebra

3.The Adelie Penguin

Primarily the native of Antarctica, the Adelie is the most widely spread type of penguin species, as well as the most southerly distributed of all penguins, along with the emperor penguin in Antarctica, which is its only habitat. The Adelie Penguins are brilliant swimmers, however look clumsy on land, and also they are excellent predators and forages very efficiently despite being so cute. Also, The Adelie penguin spends winter offshore in the seas surrounding the Antarctic sea ice and feeds on tiny aquatic creatures, such as shrimp-like krill, fish, and squid.

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Adelie Penguin
Adelie Penguin

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4.The White Tiger

Accredited as one of the most versatile and adaptable predators in the Asian jungle, The White Tiger is a subspecies of Tiger, found throughout the Indian subcontinent. Also, known as the White Bengal Tiger has sapphire Blue eyes and a distinctive white fur caused by a lack of the pigment pheomelanin. However, Over the past few centuries, the White Tiger has become rare in the wild due to trophy hunting or capture for the exotic pet trade.

The White Tiger
The White Tiger

5.The Badger

Inhabiting mainly the United States and Europe, the badger is an aggressive animal. The Badger are short-legged Omnivores, feeding mostly on rodents particularly ground squirrels, mice, and insects, reptiles, eggs of ground-nesting birds, etc. It has a vibrant greyish and grizzled coat along with white stripes that extend from the nose to the back. Also, it is a powerful animal capturing most of its pay by rapid digging. However, in the winter season, they sleep underground for a long period of time, and to survive during this long period they accumulate a large amount of body fat during late summer and autumn.

the badger
the badger

6.The Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

The zebra swallowtail butterfly is a beautiful butterfly with long triangular wings, a small Red dot over its body, and has reminiscent wing patterns of zebra stripes. This beautiful species of butterfly is commonly found in the United States and Canada. Also, it is a migratory species and commonly found where pawpaws trees grow and also in moist lowland Woodlands particularly near rivers and swamps.

The Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
The Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

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7.The Downy Woodpecker

The Downy Woodpecker is a majestic bird of Iowa and a small size type of Woodpecker with a classy small Bill, checkered black and white pattern over their body, and white feathers typically white with few black spots. Also, males have a red accent on the top of their heads. Downy woodpeckers are commonly found in open Woodlands particularly among deciduous forests and brushy or weedy edges also in suburban areas. Downy Woodpecker is one of the woodpeckers in Ohio who generally tends to lean away from tree limbs and onto their tail feathers. Also, They basically nest in dead trees or limbs in suburban backyards with mature trees.

Downy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

8.The Eider Duck

The Eider Duck is the largest duck in the northern hemisphere. Diving up to 65 feet deep, The Eider Duck basically forages on crabs, invertebrates mollusks, etc. It is widely distributed over the northern coasts of Europe, North America, and Eastern Siberia. The Eider Duck has a distinctive long, sloping frontal lobe of the bill that extends to the crown. Also, Males generally have green feathering on their neck while females are barred with warm Brown and black. Moreover, The Eider Duck is commonly seen as floating offshore in flocks of up to several thousand birds.

The Eider Duck
The Eider Duck

9.The Ring-Tailed Lemur

The ring-tailed lemur is an endangered mammal found commonly in Madagascar in Africa. The ring-tailed Lemur has incredible black and white striped or ringed tails however ring-tailed lemur are facing the threat of deforestation and habitat loss that pushes them into high vulnerability. It is interesting to note that Ring-Tailed lemurs spend a lot of time on the ground (which is unusual among lemur species). They basically forage on fruits and also eat leaves, flowers, tree bark, and sap.

The Ring-Tailed Lemur
The Ring-Tailed Lemur

10.The Osprey

Also known as sea Hawk or river Hawk, the Osprey is a large raptor widely spread throughout North America Central America, and some parts of Europe. The osprey is a diurnal, fish-eating bird that basically feeds on fish. Ospreys are very large, distinctively shaped hawks. It has brown underparts and is predominantly greyish on the head and upperparts. Also, they have slender bodies, long and narrow wings, and long legs. Moreover, The Osprey cruises over lakes, rivers, and coastal waterways.

The Osprey
The Osprey

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By Amreen Fatima

Amreen fatima is a Nature lover and has taken nature writing hobbyist for years. She also loves feeding and photographing animals of all types.

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