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Harris Hawk

In the case of Harris hawks, birds of a feather don’t only flock together – they hunt and nest together,...
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White Stork

When you think of storks, you most likely picture a European white stork. These large birds are most closely related...
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Screaming hairy armadillo

The brown armor that covers the body of an armadillo, known as a carapace, is made of keratin – the...
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Lesser hedgehog tenrec

There are 25 species of tenrec which are mostly found on Madagascar, but some are native to mainland Africa. The...
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Chilean rose hair tarantula

This medium-sized tarantula species gets its name from the pinkish hue of the hairs on its back. Like all spiders,...
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Corn Snake

Corn snakes, also known as red rat snakes, are a slender species of snake known for their orange coloration. This...
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Blue-and-yellow Macaw

Macaws are large members of the parrot family found throughout Central and South America. Their bright colors and loud vocalizations...
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Slender-tailed Meerkat

Meerkats are well-known to most people who enjoy animals because of their charismatic postures and social activities. They live in...
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Ostrich

The ostrich is the largest living bird species on Earth and is related to cassowaries and rheas. Ostriches cannot fly...
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Common Warthog

Common warthogs are a species of wild pig with many similarities to the domesticated pig raised by humans. They are...
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Huacaya Alpaca

Alpacas are a domesticated, social species that live in herds. Although they originated in Peru, they have now spread worldwide...
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Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes are the largest venomous snakes the U.S. They are maligned and slaughtered, both opportunistically by rural citizens...
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Eastern Indigo Snake

Eastern indigo snakes are the largest native non-venomous snake in the United States. Rather than relying on constriction to disable...
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Reticulated Python

Reticulated pythons, along with the green anaconda, are the largest snakes in the world. The distinction is that these pythons...
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Nubian Goat

This breed was developed in England when British goats crossed with bucks of African and Indian origin. Goats were among...
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Oberhasli Goat

The breed was originally developed in Switzerland and, though relatively rare in the U.S., remains highly sought after for its...
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Saanen Goat

Saanen goats are one of the largest and calmest of the dairy breeds. They tend to do well as family...
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Schmidt’s Guenon

Guenons are a diverse group of Old World monkeys, characterized by enormous cheek pouches that they stuff with food opportunistically...
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Southdown Baby Doll Sheep

Their name refers to their cute, teddy bear-like appearance and the fact that the breed was developed in the South...
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Sidewinder

Sidewinders get their name from their unique form of side-stepping locomotion that is an adaptation for moving across loosely packed...
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Gulf Coast Native Sheep

Among sheep breeds, these sheep are particularly robust in hot and humid climates such as the Gulf Coast of North...
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Kunekune Pig

Pigs were among one of the very first domesticated animals, and they have been part of human life as companions...
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Naked Mole Rat

The appearance and habits of the naked mole rat enthrall scientists and observers alike. Naked mole rats are eusocial mammals,...
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Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Goats were among one of the very first domesticated animals and have been part of human life as companions and...
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Seal Salamander

The seal salamander is one of a large group of species generally known as stream salamanders. Always secretive, and often...
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King Vulture

King vultures are very large, scavenging birds that soar high over a variety of tropical forests, watching for carcasses located...
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Laughing Kookaburra

Kookaburras are the largest members of the kingfisher family. Made famous by the Australian folk song “Kookaburra” by Marion Sinclair,...
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Milky Eagle Owl

This is one of the larger owls in the world, and they prey on virtually any small to medium-sized animal....
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Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth

Sloths are arboreal animals and are slow and deliberate rather than swift and agile. Specialized, enlarged claws enable them to...
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Diamondback Terrapin

The diamondback terrapin is unique among all turtles, except sea turtles, in that it lives in coastal brackish waters (mixture...
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