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  • Secretary bird

    These Birds of sub-Saharan Africa’s savannas, grasslands, and shrub lands stand at nearly four feet tall—and standing is often how you’ll find them, because they primarily move around on foot. They fly only when necessary, such as to reach their nest in the trees and for courtship displays. The secretary bird…

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  • Partridge

    Plump, midsize birds with curved bills, partridges live in a variety of habitats around the world, including forests, grasslands, and rocky plains. Despite what you may have heard about pear trees, the 56 partridge species are ground-dwellers, using their short, sturdy legs and strong claws to dig for food or make nests.…

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  • Shoebill

    Depending on your perspective, a shoebill either has the same goofy charm as the dodo or it looks like it might go on the attack any moment. What makes the aptly named shoebill so unique is its foot-long bill that resembles a Dutch clog. Tan with brown splotches, it's five inches wide and…

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  • Large-eared 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…

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  • Mountain gorilla

    These big lumbering giants reside deep within the cloud forests of central Africa. Mountain gorillas exhibit a keen intelligence and rich emotional and social life. As one of humanity’s closest living relatives, they offer a fascinating glimpse into our own evolution and development. Despite their peaceful existence, however, Mountain gorillas…

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  • White rhinoceros

    White rhinos live on Africa's grassy plains, where they sometimes gather in groups of as many as a dozen individuals. Females reproduce only every two and a half to five years. Their single calf does not live on its own until it is about three years old. Under the hot…

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  • African elephant

    The African elephant is a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. The African bush elephant is the largest known land mammal on Earth, with male African bush elephants reaching up to 3.5 metres in height and the females being slightly…

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  • Giant panda

    The giant panda also known as the panda bear or simply the panda, is a large bear native to south central China. The Giant Panda is a medium to large sized bear that like other species has a large head, short tail and a long muzzle with a large nose, which gives them an excellent sense…

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  • False water cobra

    The false water cobra is a species of rear fanged venomous snakes located in south American flood plains. The false water cobras have other names such as,  false cobra, South American water cobra and the Brazilian smooth snake. It is often referred to within the reptile hobby more simply as…

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  • 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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