• Mammals – American Bison

    Bison is the iconic image of the Great Plains and the Old West. They are massive, shaggy beasts and the heaviest land animals in North America. Despite their hefty size, bison are quick on their feet.


    American bison

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  • Mammals – Aardvark

    The Aardvark gets its name from a South African word meaning “earth pig.” Although the aardvark looks like a pig, especially with its body and snout, aardvarks actually share common ancestors with elephants and golden moles. Aardvarks live throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa.



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  • Mammals – Beaver

    Beavers are powerful swimmers that can swim underwater for up to 15 minutes. As the beaver dips underwater, the nose and ears shut to keep water out. Transparent inner eyelids close over each eye to help the beaver see.



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  • Mammals – Bactrian Camel

    Bactrian camels have two humps on their backs where they store fat. Their nostrils close to block sand, and their bushy eyebrows and two rows of long eyelashes protect their eyes from blowing sand and ice. Arabian camels, called dromedaries, have only one hump, but both Arabian and Bactrian camels use their stored fat as energy and water when they are far away from food and a freshwater source.


    Bactrian Camel

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  • Mammals – Saola

    The saola, a forest-dwelling bovine, is also known as the Asian unicorn, and it is just as elusive as its mythical counterpart. Saolas are incredibly rare and are even considered to be the rarest large mammal in the world. They live only in a very small region on the mountainous border between Vietnam and Laos, and they evaded scientists for decades before the discovery of saola remains in 1992 alerted the scientific community of an as-yet-unknown species.




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  • Mammals – Large-Eyed Pika

    Pikas are small,rabbit-like mammals that live in rocky, mountainous regions all over the world. The large-eared pika is native to central Asia. where it makes its home in the rock fields in the mountains of Afghanistan, Tibet, Nepal, and surrounding countries. They are grayish brown in color, with short legs, a round body, and no visible tail. Like rabbits, pikas are mountainous, and they share many characteristics with their long-eared cousins.


    Large-eared pika

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  • Birds – Falcon

    Falcons are birds of prey belonging to the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Falcons are widely distributed on all continents except Antarctica. Adult Falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly.



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  • Birds – Jabiru

    The Jabiru is a large stork found in the Americas from Mexico and Argentina, except west of the Andes. The Jabiru is the tallest flying bird found in South America and Central America, often standing nearly the same height as the flightless and thus much heavier American rhea.



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  • Birds – Quail

    The common quail or European Quail is a small ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae.
    The Quail is a small bird that inhabits woodland and forest areas around the globe.


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  • Birds – Uguisu

    The Uguisu is a small species of bird that is natively found throughout Japan, China, and Taiwan, along with a number of other regions of the far east. The Uguisu is also commonly known as the Japanese Bush-Warbler, as it is named for its beautifully distinctive song.




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