America's Sexiest Vet Wrestles with Exotic Animals

Playing People Magazine’s Sexiest Vet

Exotic animal specialist Dr. Evan Antin was recently named People magazine's "sexiest beast charmer." Dr. Antin, who has worked as a part-time model and a physical therapist, brings some of his favorite exotic creatures to The Doctors' stage.

"I've been lucky with primates, and primates can be frightening, don't get me wrong. I haven't had too many bad encounters with them," Dr. Antin says. "I just put out so much man pheromone, they get competitive about it."

Binturong

  • Are often called "bear cat" because their faces look like a cats, and their bodies look like a bears, but they are not related to either animal
  • Have prehensile tails that are almost as long as their bodies and can act like a fifth hand
  • Can turn their ankles backwards so their claws can grip tress when they climb down head first
  • Live in tropical rainforests and jungles in Southeast Asia
  • Eat lots of fruit and help spread seeds, which helps replant the rainforest
  • Eat rodents, which helps keep the pest population under control

Source: The Animal Facts

Capuchin Monkey

  • Live in Brazil and other parts of Latin America
  • Have long tails that can wrap about branches
  • Can jump nine feet
  • Communicate with others in their group by singing various calls
  • Are good at catching frogs and cracking nuts

Source: Rainforest-Alliance


Porcupine

  • Native to Asia and Africa
  • Are the third largest rodent in the world
  • Have quills that they shoot when they are in danger
  • Can grow new quills to replace old ones
  • Consume tree bark as well as twigs, leaves, plants and herbs
  • Are excellent swimmers and climbers

Source: BioExpedition

Lemur

  • Native to the Island of Madagascar and the neighboring Comoro Islands
  • Known as prosimians, which means pre-primates
  • Females are dominant
  • Spend most of their time at the top of the rainforest canopy
  • Have opposable thumbs and big toes
  • Use teeth and extended "toilet claw" on second toe of their hind feet for grooming

Source: Lemurs.us

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