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Mary River Turtle

Mary-River-Turtle

Mary River Turtle The Mary River turtle, Elusor macrurus, is an endangered short-necked turtle that inhabits the Mary River in South-East Queensland, Australia. In the 1960s and 1970s, they were popular as pets in Australia, with about 15,000 sent to shops every year during a ten-year period. They were originally known as the “Penny Turtle” or “Pet Shop Turtle”. Elusor ...

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Ainu Dog

Ainu Dog

Ainu Dog The Ainu Dog is a thin, muscular, sturdy-looking dog. It is impulsive, fast and has a light gait. Ainus have small, erect ears that are at a right angle to the brow. Its eyes are somewhat small, dark brown and set triangularly. The teeth are healthy, solid and non-protruding. Some have spots of black on their tongues. The ...

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Balinese Cat

Balinese Cat

Balinese Cat The Balinese cat was first registered in the USA in the 1920s as a longhair Siamese cat, and it wasn’t until the mid 1950s that the Balinese cat was classified as a new breed of domestic cat. The Balinese cat is very much like the Siamese cat in characteristics but the Balinese cat generally has longer hair and ...

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Rainbow Owl

Rainbow Owl

Rainbow Owl The Rainbow Owl is a rare species of owl found in hardwood forests in the western United States and parts of China. Long coveted for its colorful plumage, the Rainbow Owl was nearly hunted to extinction in the early 20th century. However, due to conservation efforts, recent years have seen a significant population increase, particularly in northwestern Montana. ...

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Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingo The flamingo is a large colourful bird found both in South America and Africa. The flamingo is also found in the warmer areas of southern Europe and western Asia. The flamingo stays in flocks of up to around 200 birds and feeds on fish in stiller rivers and lakes. The flamingo usually gets to about 30 years old although ...

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Albino Lobster

The Albino lobster

Albino Lobster The Albino lobster, Homarus americanus, is a species of lobster found on the Atlantic coast of North America, chiefly from Labrador to New Jersey. Within North America, it is also known as the northern lobster or Maine lobster. It can reach a body length of 64 cm, and a mass of over 20 kilograms, making it the heaviest ...

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The Goblin Shark

The Goblin Shark

The Goblin Shark The Goblin shark is truly one strange creature. It is easy to understand how it got its name when you see it, for it looks like something straight out of a Stephen King movie. The Goblin shark has only been encountered a few times and very little is known about it. What is known is that it ...

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Dalmatian

Dalmatian

Dalmatian The Dalmatian is a large, strong, muscular dog. The skull is about as wide as it is long, and flat on the top. The muzzle is about the same length as the top of the skull. The stop is moderate but well defined. The nose can be black, brown (liver), blue or a dark gray that looks like black. ...

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Debrazza’s Monkey

Debrazza’s Monkey

Debrazza’s Monkey Debrazza’s monkeys have grey/black fur all over their bodies. They grow to between 16 and 25 inches. Males are larger than females and weigh up to 17 lbs whereas the females weigh up to 9 lbs. Their heads are round shaped and their faces have an orange crescent on the forehead area, a white muzzle and long, white ...

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Temminck’s Tragopan

Temminck’s Tragopan

Temminck’s Tragopan The colourful Temminck’s tragopan (Tragopan temminckii) is considered by many to be the most beautiful pheasant in the world. Male Temminck’s tragopans are bright orange-crimson, spotted with pearl-grey dots below and black-bordered white dots above. Perhaps even more striking is the vivid pale-blue skin of the face and the bib-like wattle that hangs from the throat, typical of ...

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