Chinese Crocodile Lizard found in Southern China and Vietnam. They have been a species for over 100 Million years.
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Once a year, elephant juvenile seals go through a process called molting where they shed the outer layer of hair and skin. This molting process takes up to a month to complete.
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The Chinese alligator is a species of alligator native to China. It is also known as the Yangtze alligator and the "muddy dragon." It has been a part of Chinese literature since the third century. It is suspected that the Chinese alligator is the inspiration behind the Chinese dragon.
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The heart of the Himalayan Wolf withstands the low oxygen level at high elevations. It is also known as the Woolly Wolf.
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Barn Owls have zygodactyl toes with two in the front and two in the back, however, they can also move one toe toward to face the front for capturing prey.
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A Tufted Deer. The males have fang like canines. They also bark like a dog when scared and to warn others in danger, and live in Asia.
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Viscachas or vizcachasare are native to South America and look similar to, but are not closely related to rabbits. They are rodents in the family Chinchillidae and makes its home in crevices in the rock and is found in various habitats where suitable rocky outcrops are found.
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The Blanket octopus; Only adult females are equipped with the lengthy membrane that reaches as long as six feet. The male octopi, which are less than an inch in size and most often die immediately after mating.
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The cute and chubby kakapo, also called owl parrot, is a species of large, nocturnal, ground-dwelling parrot of the super-family Strigopoidea, endemic to New Zealand. It is the world’s only parrot that cannot fly.
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The cape rain frog or giant rain frog (Breviceps gibbosus) looks like a grumpy avocado and is a species of frog in the family Brevicipitidae.Adults grow up to 45 mm in length.
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Wombats have rear-facing pouches so that their babies don't get a face full of dirt when they are tunneling.
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The Red Crossbill uses its uniquely shaped bill to get at seeds protected under the scales of pinecones; its primary food source. They are able to reach seeds that are not accessible to other species.
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Koalas are not bears but are Marsupials. Mum raises her young on milk from nipples in her pouch. The joey is on its own by its first birthday.
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Native to India, Sloth bears are the only Ursids known to carry their young for extended periods. Cubs will ride on their mother’s backs for six to seven months after leaving the den.
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The star-nosed mole is one of the fastest eating mammal in the world. They have 5 times more touch sensors than a human
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Many essential oils are toxic to cats as well as dogs and other pets. Posting as apparently this is not as well-known as I thought it was. (List is rather long so It’s in the link.)
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African penguin, also nicknamed the jackass penguin, is only found off the coast of Southern Africa. The popluation has rapidly declined by 90% in 60 years.
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We saved a humming bird after it hit our window he’s doing growth rn!
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For Rockhopper Penguins - "The Males and females cannot be distinguished visually, so a DNA test is conducted by taking a feather from the bird to determine its gender"
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Did you know, Glasses make me look 43% cooler? Educational!
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10 Amazing Facts About French Bulldogs
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Iceland has only one native land mammal - the arctic fox.
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Cats can have the hiccups. See my girl, Mara-Jade Marmalade
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A Thorny Devil, a type of lizard native to Australia. They eat insects and defend themselves with their spines
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A female American Goldfinch, in New Jersey. They molt their feathers twice a year and are vegetarian
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Today is World rhino day! Javan rhino's are the rarest large mammal and are critically endangered with the calf seen this the picture being rhino 74!
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While absent fathers and single moms are the rule for mammals, birds are massively monogamous: 90% of bird species are classified as monogamous, against 5% for mammals. The explanation seems to be the amount of work required to raise the young birds compared to mammals.
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Armadillos of the genus Dasypus (the only ones found in the US) give birth to four genetically identical young that split from the same embryo; i.e. they always have identical quadruplets. They are the only known vertebrate animals to exhibit this "polyembryony".
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The Atlantic royal flycatcher is a passerine bird in the family Tityridae. This large-billed flycatcher has a spectacular, but rarely seen, crest!
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The Beauceron isn't considered to be a Beauceron without the double dewclaws on its rear legs. In fact The AKC breed standard disqualifies any Beauceron from a show ring if he is missing double dewclaws on each rear leg.
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