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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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