Water

  • 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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  • 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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  • Eastern coral snake

    The Eastern coral snake is a species of venomous species of snake native to the southeast area of the United states. Coral snakes are extremely reclusive and generally bite humans only when handled or stepped on. They must literally chew on their victim to inject their venom fully, so most…

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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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  • Newt

    The newt is a small amphibian, and the average newt only tends to grow to around 15cm long. Some newts however are bigger or smaller depending on the species. The newt is found naturally in North America, Europe and Asia and is thought to be a subspecies of the salamander.…

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  • Emu

    The emu is the largest bird native to Australia and the second largest bird in the world, behind the ostrich. The emu is most commonly found in wooded areas  however, emus are common all over Australia. Studies show that emus seem to avoid dense forests and largely populated areas, as…

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  • Ibis

    Ibis are a group of birds that are found all over the world, but more commonly in the more temperate regions of the Southern Hemisphere. Ibis are most well known for their long necks and beaks which help them to get food out of the water. The ibis is found…

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  • Oarfish

    Oarfish are large, greatly elongated, pelagic labriform fish belonging to the small family Regalecidae. Found in all temperate to tropical oceans yet rarely seen, the oarfish family contains three species in two genera. One of these, the giant oarfish, (Regalecus glesne) is the longest bony fish alive, growing up to…

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