By now, lots of Jammers have heard the big news: giraffes will soon be coming to Jamaa!
Did you know that giraffes are the tallest animals in the world? The can grow up to 18 feet tall! Being so tall comes with a few trials of its own. For example, giraffes have very high blood pressure, because they need it to pump blood up their long necks! And when newborn giraffes are first born, they fall about 6 feet to the ground!
Giraffes will be in Jamaa soon, so as you explore, keep your eyes open! They’ll be hard to miss!
Brown-headed spider monkeys, golden lion tamarins, northern muriquis, yellow-tailed woolly monkeys, red colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and mountain gorillas are just some of the many monkey and ape species throughout the world that are endangered.
Just like the monkeys listed above, monkeys in Jamaa have become endangered! You can learn more about endangerment by reading the new monkey banners throughout Jamaa, and you can even play as any monkeys that you already have to show your support for endangered monkeys across the world!
Rumor has it penguins have been spotted waddling around Jamaa! Have you spotted any yet? While we all await their arrival, let’s discover some cool facts about Adélie penguins!
Adélie penguins breed and raise their young farther south than any other penguin, on the continent of Antarctica. In September and October—springtime in that part of the world—thousands of Adélies gather on the rocky Antarctic shoreline.
A group of penguins is called a colony. An Adélie penguin colony can be made up of 100 to 250,000 pairs of birds!
You can spot an Adélie penguin by these features: They have white rings around their eyes and the feathers at the base of their bill are also white. Their bill is red and they have a solid black head and a white belly. The black feathers on their back are tipped with blue and their tail is a bit longer than other penguins’ tails.
Did you know Adélie penguins often toboggan across ice? To toboggan, a penguin slides on its belly using its feet to push itself forward. Sounds like fun!