Chocolate Animals: Llamas, and Tigers and Bears. Oh My!

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Look around you, chocolate animals are everywhere!

I'm not talking about animal crackers or molded candy.

I'm talking about nature's dark chocolate colored creatures.

There might be one in your backyard or in a zoo near you.

But don't try to take a bite out of one, it might bite back!



Chocolate Bunnies

Photo courtesy of Abbey Batchelder

Chocolate bunny by Abbey Batchelder

No, not the tasty treats you enjoy eating at Easter. These are the live ones that require lots of love and care.

Wouldn't it be great to have a beautiful bunny like this hopping around your house?

Breeds that produce chocolate colored bunnies...

  • Dutch
  • Dwarf Hotot
  • English Spot
  • Havana
  • Himalayan-markings like cat breed
  • Jersey Wooly
  • Polish
  • Rex-Mini and Standard
  • Tan-lively

Choose wisely, if you do decide to get one!




Horses

Photo by Oyssol

Chocolate horse by Oyssol

Looking for a majestic steed with a chocolate coat? Here are a few to choose from...

  • Rocky Mountain
  • Palomino-can have a dark chocolate coat
  • Liver Chestnut

Wouldn't it be fantastic to take a ride on a bittersweet colored breed?




Aquarium Fish

Tsunamicarlos' Photo

Chocolate Gourami in an aquarium.

You can even purchase chocolate animals for your aquarium. How about...

  • Angelfish-offer lots of chocolate choices
  • Goldfish-Chocolate Oranda
  • Chocolate Cichlid
  • Chocolate Gourami-very difficult to keep
  • Spiny Catfish
  • Plecostumus

Petting and kissing not recommended!




Assorted Bittersweet Colored Pets

Picture by Ectopistes666

Not into bunnies or fish, how about one of these for a pet...

  • Guinea Pig
  • Fancy Rat
  • Chocolate Skunk-more popular than the black and white ones
  • African Pygmy Hedgehog
  • Chocolate Ferret
  • Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Not looking for a pet? There are plenty of interesting wild animals with chocolate coats or markings.




Australian Animals

These chocolate colored animals are native to Australia...

  • Chocolate Wattled Bat
  • Western Grey Kangaroo-can have a chocolate brown coat
  • Sydney Brown Trapdoor spiders
  • Chocolate Soldier-an unusual dark type of green grocer cicada
  • Spotted-Tail Quoll-can have a dark chocolate coat like this one
Spotted-Tail Quoll

Picture by Figaro








African Animals

Photo courtesy of Paul Mannix

Masai Giraffe photographed by Paul Mannix

Going on safari? No? Then you'll have to try to catch a glimpse of these African animals at your local zoo...

  • Masai Giraffe—has dark chocolate irregular shaped spots
  • Black Springbok
  • African Open-billed Stork
  • Walia Ibex-has a chocolate brown hide. It's endangered according to the 2008 Red List




More Chocolate Animals

Here's an odd assortment of nature's creatures bearing the bittersweet color...

Photo courtesy of Two Roses 

White tiger with dark chocolate stripes in water.
  • White Tiger-stripes can be chocolate colored
  • Chocolate-band Snail
  • Gopher Tortoise-
  • Chocolate Pipistrelle-bat
  • Desert Millipede
  • White-rumped Munia-finch
  • Chocolate Chip Sea Star or Chocolate Chip Starfish
  • Indian Porcupine
  • Some American Black Bears
  • Brushy-Tailed Ringtail Possum
  • Giant River Otter
  • American Minks
  • Fishing Cat-a serval that has chocolate-colored stripes
  • Baboons
  • Llamas
  • Domestic sheep
  • White crested Chocolate Polish Chicken
  • Cows
  • Boer goats





There's an amazing number of gorgeous chocolate animals on this planet. Probably more than you ever would have imagined. Keep one as a pet. Or just take a little time to enjoy their soul-satisfying chocolate beauty. It's a nonfattening chocolate treat you can have every day!




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