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Helmeted guineafowl are large birds with no feathers on their heads. Instead, their heads have a yellow or red bony lump with red or blue patches of skin.
The tenrec is very much like the European hedgehog. They are nocturnal and when they are threatened they curl up into a spiky ball.
The Northern helmeted curassow gets its name from the blue- grey fig- shaped casque on top of its beak.
Red river hogs, also known as bushpigs, are curious-looking creatures who are becoming increasingly endangered.