Eggs

  • Surinam toad

    With its flat, flounder-like appearance, triangle-shaped head, and tiny eyes, the Surinam toad doesn’t look like most other toads. It also doesn’t give birth like one. These amphibians have long fingers that end in four star-shaped sensory lobes that inspired their other common name, the star-shaped toad. As fully aquatic species, Surinam…

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  • Golden Poison Frog

    The Golden poison frog is considered one of the most toxic animals on Earth. A single specimen measuring two inches has enough venom to kill ten grown men. The indigenous Emberá people of Colombia have used its powerful venom for centuries to tip their blowgun darts when hunting, hence the…

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  • Dyeing poison dart frog

    The Dyeing poison dart frog is a brightly-colored species of frog that makes its home in the northern regions of the Amazon rainforest. At about four to five centimeters in length, these tiny frogs pack quite a toxic punch for their size. The toxins that are secreted by their skin…

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  • Praying mantis

    The Praying mantis is any insect of the order Mantodea. There are over over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 30 families. The closest relatives of mantises are the termites and cockroaches. The Praying mantis is named for its prominent front legs, which are bent and held together at…

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  • Electric eel

    The Electric eel is a South American electric fish. These famous freshwater predators get their name from the enormous electrical charge they can generate to stun prey and dissuade predators. Their bodies contain electric organs with about 6,000 specialized cells called electrocytes that store power like tiny batteries. When threatened…

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  • Dumbo octopus

    The dozen or so species that make up Grimpoteuthis are called Dumbo octopuses because of the two large fins—one on either side of the mantle—that protrude like ears. Add in the octopus’s small size (generally around eight inches), relatively short arms, bell-shaped body, pale colouring, and tendency to hover over…

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  • Echidna

    Echidnas—also known as spiny anteaters—are fascinating and unusual creatures that live in Australia and the island of New Guinea. While they are mammals, they reproduce by laying eggs and have a marsupial-like pouch. They belong to the monotreme order, and the only other monotreme is the platypus—another unusual animal. There…

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  • Huntsman Spider

    Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders, measuring up to 15 centimetres across the legs. It is famed because the huntsman is the largest spider in the world by leg span. They are aerial species predominantly living inside tree trunks or under bark but are known to climb into peoples houses. …

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  • Ocean sunfish

    The sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world, topping at over 2,000 kg!!! Sunfish are indeed strange. They have no true tail , and instead look like a fish that has been cut in half. Their elongated dorsal and anal fins flop about in sync, appearing as though…

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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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