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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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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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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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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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