Species

  • 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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  • Ruby-throated hummingbird

    Hummingbirds are miraculous creatures. Their beautiful plumage, impressively long beaks, their hovering capabilities, their tiny size and their dynamic nature all combine to make them one of the most interesting types of bird in the world. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are one of the most common hummingbird species, and they are a…

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  • Dugong

    The Dugong is a large species of aquatic mammal located from East Africa to Australia, including the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific. This species is a familiar sight to any inhabitants or tourists who visit the coastal waters of the world’s tropical regions. It moves through the water with…

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  • Aye-aye

    The Aye-aye is a species of of lemur found only in Madagascar. These rare animals may not look like primates at first glance, but they are related to chimpanzees, apes, and humans. Aye-ayes are dark brown or black and are distinguished by a bushy tail that is larger than their…

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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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  • Fossa

    The Fossa is a large species of mammal endemic to Madagascar. The Fossa belongs to the Malagasy Carnivores group which are thought to have descended from Mongoose-like ancestors that arrived on Madagascar from Africa up to 24 million years ago. The Fossa is the most ancient of the eight species found on the island. However, due…

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  • Three-toed sloth

    The Three-toed sloth is a family of four species of sloths that have 3 toes.  The four living species of three-toed sloths are the brown-throated sloth, the maned sloth, the pale-throated sloth, and the pygmy three-toed sloth. Sloths are identified by the number of long, prominent claws that they have on each front foot.…

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  • Mole

    The Mole is a family of small burrowing mammals found in almost every continent (besides Australia and south America). There are around 20 different species of mole found in their natural, earthy environments. Some species of mole are also aquatic or at least semi-aquatic which means that these mole species spend at least some of their…

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