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Meet The Animals in Legend of the Swan Children

 

DID YOU KNOW . . .

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. . . the sakiwinki, or squirrel monkey, is thought to be one of the most intelligent species of primate, with a

 

 

brain mass to body mass ratio of 1:17? They can be readily found in South and Central America.

 

. . . cougars, despite their size, are not typically classified as 'big cats', because they cannot roar?

 

 

Instead, they hiss and growl and purr like domestic cats. But don't be deceived; they are  pretty capable ambush hunters!

 

How did Alex freak out Sasa the sakiwinki?

Answer on page 13.

Why was a cougar stalking Alex Springfeather?

Answer on page 98.

 

. . . the South American hyacinth macaw, with a wing-span of 4' - 5',  is the largest parrot in the world?

They nest in holes in trees, and have beaks that are strong enough to crack a coconut!

 

 

. . . Amazon river dolphins can only live in freshwater?

 They come in all shades from grey and white to pink, In olden days, they were believed to possess mystical powers.

 

What made Alex think Cocoa the macaw was a spirit?

Answer on page 102.

Where did Alex encounter the river dolphins?

Answer on page 14.

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