Arcoraptors are perfectly designed animals for speed. Their legs may look thin and spindly, but they are pure muscle and bone and can keep running for days on end without tiring. Arcoraptors can reach speeds of eighty miles per hour, making them the fastest land animal on the planet.
Their heads are fairly large, containing a small node on their snout which can let out a smoke, used to lure out animals from rock cavities. Arcoraptors are one of many animals to display a gular sac on their necks, which puff out during courtship displays. Their overall feathery colouration is a bright pink, with sprinkles of other hues, typically yellows, greens, and blues. These sprinkles are inherited from parents and can change from juveniles to adults.
Arcoraptors unfortunately pay the price for having such lavishly resplendent feathers. The native slimes of Osao captive-breed this species, and abuse their authorities as a more powerful species by forcing them to mate with each other to produce animals with more unique feathers.
Luckily the breeding of this species is banned in most regions, but the tradition still lives on in more remote areas. Since it is illegal to farm arcoraptors and sell their feathers, most resort to more secretive methods. See a building with a pink feather symbol somewhere near the entrance? The feather trade has infected it. Here at the A To Zoo we actively promote the fair treatment of animals, and disprove of the illegal arcorpter feather trade.
Awww, these animals are cute! Come look!
Woah, are those dinosaurs? I read a book on those a few weeks ago. Y'know the humans from Earth? Apparently they were fascinated with dinosaurs, which apparently dominated their planet millions of years before they did.
5 years in the wild
10 years in captivity
Species: A. parvus