Asked in Leprosy
What animals on the US mainland have been found to contract leprosy?
Although it was thought for many years that only humans are affected by the disease, 15% of wild armadillos in southern Texas and Louisiana have been found to be infected with M. leprae. ...
Where do violets grow in the US?
There are African violets which are houseplants, these can be found at a nursery, online, hardware stores, you wouldn't find them growing in the wild in the US, it's not the proper climate. There are wild violets that grow outside and can be found in some nurserys and sometimes they grow on hills if naturally protected by trees or shrubs. They are pretty hardy. ...
Asked in Care of Horses
How did wild horses get there name?
The only wild horses in the world are found in Mongolia and known as "Przewalski's Horse" - a name from a Russian general who described them to the west in the nineteenth century. In the US, there are feral horses known as "Mustangs" - they live independently of man but are not "wild" - they escaped from captivity after many, many centuries of domestication and thus are no longer "wild" animals, but rather "feral." The name is an Anglo corruption of the...
Asked in Koalas
Where in the US can you see a koala bear?
You will not see any koalas in the wild in the US, and there are very few in any zoos. Koalas are only found in parts of eastern Australia (excluding Tasmania) in the wild. There are also some new introduced colonies of koalas in Western Australia. ...
Asked in Koalas
Are there any koalas in the US?
In captivity, yes. In the wild, no. Koalas are only found in parts of eastern Australia (excluding Tasmania) in the wild. There are also some new introduced colonies of koalas in Western Australia. Very few zoos in the US have a licence to keep koalas. ...