Humans

  • 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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  • 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…

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  • Viper

    Vipers are venomous snakes that live in every part of the world but Antarctica, Australia, Hawaii, Madagascar, a few islands, and north of the Arctic Circle. Rattlesnakes are among the most common vipers in North America.  Vipers are known for their ability to track and strike prey. Most vipers are…

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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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  • 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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  • Sawshark

    Sawsharks get their name from their long, saw-like snouts. To eat their prey, the sharks slash their snouts back and forth, slicing through fish with their sharp, protruding teeth. Sawsharks are not the same thing as a sawfish, which is a type of ray that has a similar snout. There…

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  • Thresher Shark

    Common Thresher Sharks live in temperate waters around the world. In the Atlantic Ocean, they can be found from Newfoundland to Cuba. They are brown, gray, bluish gray, or black, with gray or white sides and white abdomens. They have long sickle-shaped tails that they use to hit and stun…

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