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Comet Moth

The Comet Moth

Comet Moth The Argema mittrei, which is commonly known as the Comet or Moon Moth. It is said to be an endangered species. They can observe themselves in the wild where they belong to. They belong to native of Madagascar. They are world’  largest silk moth and can be bred in custody. The wing span of males are nearly 8 ...

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Basking Shark

Basking Shark

Basking Shark The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the second largest living fish, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating sharks besides the whale shark and megamouth shark. It is a cosmopolitan migratory species, found in all the world’s temperate oceans. It is a slow moving filter feeder and has anatomical adaptations to filter feeding, such as a ...

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African Clawed Frog

African Clawed Frog

African Clawed Frog This is a unique family of frogs that lack a tongue and a visible ear. The males also lack vocal cords. Instead of moveable eyelids, a horny, transparent covering protects their eyes. The body is flattened and the head is wedge-shaped and smaller than the body. The African clawed frog’s front limbs are small with unwebbed fingers ...

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The bactrian camel

The bactrian camel

The bactrian camel The bactrian camel is better known as being the type of camel with two humps. There are only two surviving species of camel remaining, the single humped camels from the Middle East and the bactrian (double humped) camel from Northern Asia. There are thought to be more than a million bactrian camels domesticated worldwide in not just ...

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Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound is considered an aristocratic sighthound. Tall and slender with a long, narrow, refined head, silky topknot and powerful jaws, the back part of the head and skull are quite prominent. The muzzle is slightly convex and the nose is black. The Afghan has little or no stop, which is the transition area from backskull to ...

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Orange Clownfish

Orange Clownfish

Orange Clownfish The Clownfish is a type of fish that lives in salt water habitats. It is also called an Anemonefish. Clownfish are typically very bright, orange fish that have three white stripes, one at the head, middle and tail. If you look really closely, you may notice that there are thin black lines around the white stripes. Also, the ...

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Basenji Dog

Basenji Dogs

Basenji Dog Basenjis are smooth, muscular, athletic dogs on the small side. The head is wrinkled around the forehead and the muzzle is shorter than the skull, Which is flat. The small, almond-shaped eyes are dark hazel to dark brown. The ears are straight, small, erect and open in the front. The dog’s back is level and the legs are ...

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Royal Flycatcher

Royal Flycatcher

Royal Flycatcher The Royal Flycatchers are birds in the genus Onychorhynchus in the Tityridae family. Depending on authority, it includes a single widespread, or four more localized species. The specific epithet of the type species, coronatus, and the common name of all the species in this genus, Royal Flycatcher, refer to the striking, colourful crest, which is seen displayed very ...

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Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus

Dumbo Octopus Dumbo octopus is a type of octopus named after Walt Disney’s famous character Dumbo the elephant because of the ear-like fins. There are around 37 different species of dumbo octopi. These interesting animals can be found in all oceans of the world. They can be rarely seen because they are living on the bottom of the sea on ...

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The pompadour fish

pompadour fish

The pompadour fish The pompadour fish is a stunning, flat bodied fish. Having the shape of a discus, the pompadour can reach lengths of 20 cm. Born with soft brown colouring and darker vertical stripes, this fish slowly turns blue with age. By the age of 6 months the blue first begins as flecks on the face and slowly progresses ...

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