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death stalker scorpion

Deathstalker The deathstalker (Leiurus quinquestriatus), is a species of scorpion, a member of the Buthidae family. It is also known as Israeli yellow scorpion, Omdurman scorpion, Israeli desert scorpion and numerous other colloquial names, which generally originate from the commercial captive trade of the animal. To eliminate confusion, especially with potentially dangerous species, the scientific name is normally used to ...

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Aye-aye Aye-aye is a type of Lemur that is only found on the island of Madagascar. The worlds largest nocturnal primate uses woodpecker like strategies, tapping on the bark of a tree up to 8 times per second to listen for insects inside of the trees. Then after chewing a hole in the wood, it digs out the grub or ...

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Green vine snake


Green vine snake Green vine snakes also known as Asian vine or Oriental whip snakes are mildly venomous, diurnal hunters. Their slender bodies look like vines, while their heads resemble leaves, providing camouflage in shrubbery and trees. If you’re interested in keeping a pet green vine snake, find out whether you need to obtain a permit from your city or ...

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Fennec Fox


Fennec Fox The fennec fox lives in North Africa and the Sahara. Its ears can grow up to 15 cm long. They serve to radiate heat away from the animal, and allow it to locate subterranean prey. The fennec fox is a predominantly nocturnal animal, hunting small mammals, birds and insects. It can live up to 14 years and reach ...

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Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad


Rio Pescado Stubfoot Toad This species lives on riverbanks and lowland rainforest in southwestern Ecuador. Little is known about their breeding habits, but it is likely that they breed in streams like other species in the genus. The stubfoot toads or harlequin toads as they are sometimes referred, have been particularly hard hit by amphibian declines and extinctions, with only ...

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Hainan Gibbon


Hainan Gibbon The Hainan gibbon is a group of gibbon originate only on Hainan Island, China. It was previously considered a subspecies of the eastern black crested gibbon from Hòa Bình and Cao Bằng provinces of Vietnam and Jingxi County in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The Hainan black-crested gibbon is below serious hazard of disappearance. Hainan gibbons are currently ...

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Araripe manakin


Araripe manakin The beautiful and critically endangered Araripe manakin was first discovered as recently as 1998 by Galileu Coelho and Weber Silva. It was named Antilophia bokermanni in honour of the biologist Werner Bokerman who died in 1995. The males are spectacularly patterned, with pure white plumage, black wings and tail and a bright crimson nape, crown and mid-back. There ...

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Goliath birdeater

Goliath birdeater

Goliath birdeater The Goliath bird-eating spider is, as its name suggests, large enough to eat a bird. This giant spider is found in the northern South American countries of Suriname, Brazil, Guyana and Venezuela. Its habitat is the wet swamps and marshy areas deep within the primary rainforest. The Goliath bird-eating spider was named by explorers from the Victorian era ...

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The Binturong


The Binturong The nocturnal binturong is most closely related to the civet and fossa but looks like a cross between a cat and a bear! It is even called the Asian bear cat and Malay civet cat. A binturong has shaggy hair, white whiskers, and long tufts of hair on the ears. Living mostly in trees, a binturong’s legs seem ...

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Cuban Greater Funnel-Eared Bat


Cuban Greater Funnel-Eared Bat Funnel shaped ears, with glandular papillae on the surface of the external ear. They also have a short, triangular tragus, which is quite thick, but they lack a true nose leaf. All species in this family, however, have a hairy protuberance on the tip of the snout that resembles a nose leaf. The eyes are not ...

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