Animals Categories : Letter C

  • Common wombat

    The common wombat is a species of large mammals endemic to Australia. There are three extant members of the wombat family the common wombat, the southern hair-nosed wombat and the northern hairy-nosed wombat. Also known as the coarse-haired wombat, the common wombat is the largest burrowing mammal and the second…

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  • Cottonmouth

    The Cottonmouth is a species of venomous water snake located in south America. Common names include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin, black moccasin, cottonmouth, and simply viper. Water moccasins can be up to 6 ft (2 m) long and have distinctive white coloring inside the mouth, pitlike depressions behind the…

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  • Capybara

    The capybara is a large species of rodent locate in central and south america. They have short but sturdy limbs and hoof-like claws on their toes which along with the webbing, helps the capybara both when negotiating the slippery banks and with swimming and also prevents the capybara from sinking…

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  • Corn Snake

    Corn snakes make popular pets because they’re relatively small, easy to care for, docile, and colorful. In the wild, they’re usually orange and red, similar to a copperhead, but breeders have produced numerous color variations, including lavender, fluorescent orange, and many more. Corn snakes are found in the southeast or…

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  • Common European adder

    The Common European adder, also known as the black adder or the northern viper is a venomous snake that is extremely widespread and can be found throughout most of Western Europe and as far as East Asia. The color pattern of adders varies, ranging from very light-colored specimens with small,…

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  • Cobra

    True cobras in the Naja family include at least 38 species, but do not include king cobras. These cobras live in Africa and Asia, and all can raise up to reveal a flattened head when threatened. This posture makes them seem larger than they are and is a defense against…

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  • Caspian Tiger

    The Caspian tiger is an extinct subspecies of tiger that lived in wetlands and river basins throughout areas of the Middle East, Central Asia, and near the Caspian Sea—which gave the Caspian tiger its name. The Caspian tiger was also known as the Turanian tiger, the Hyrcanian tiger, and the…

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  • Cow shark

    Cow sharks are an ancient family of sharks going back to prehistoric times. They live in temperate and tropical waters around the world, and generally stay in deep oceans. For this reason, scientists don’t know a lot about them, and only recently discovered a new species. The sevengill cow shark…

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  • Catshark

    There are many different species of catshark, but most of them are small, harmless fish. They live in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world. Some species migrate, while others tend to stay in one area. Some catsharks live in shallow waters; others live in water up to 6,600 feet…

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  • Cheetah

    The cheetah is a large and powerful feline that was once found throughout Africa and Asia and even in parts of Europe. Today however, it is found in only a few remote regions of its once vast natural range, primarily due to growing human settlements and the hunting of them…

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  • Centipede

    Centipedes are Arthropods belonging to the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod group which also includes millipedes and other multi-legged creatures. Centipedes are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. Centipedes are known to be highly venomous and often inject paralyzing venom. Despite the name, centipedes can have…

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