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Anacondas – The World’s Largest Snakes

Anacondas – The World’s Largest Snakes
Here’s an animal you wouldn’t want to meet: the anaconda, which is the world’s largest snake. It can grow up to 30 feet long – or about as long as your school bus! A full-grown anaconda can weigh up to 550 pounds. As intimidating as they are, you’re not likely to see an anaconda...

Anacondas – The World’s Largest Snakes

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Cobras – The World’s Largest Poisonous Snake

Cobras – The World’s Largest Poisonous Snake
When it comes to scare factor, cobras have a lot of tools. First, their ribs expand to make a hood when they’re angry, making them seem even bigger and scarier than they really are. They make a loud, low hissing noise. They can spit venom up to 8 feet. It won’t kill you, but if the venom...

Cobras – The World’s Largest Poisonous Snake

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Snakes – Are All Snakes Venomous?

Snakes – Are All Snakes Venomous?
Some people love snakes. Others dislike or even fear them. No matter how you feel about snakes, they play an important role. All snakes are carnivores and most of them eat

Snakes – Are All Snakes Venomous?

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Kakapos – The Rare New Zealand Parrots

Kakapos – The Rare New Zealand Parrots
You’ve probably never heard of kakapos, and it’s no wonder. These large, flightless parrots live in only one place – two islands off the coast of

Kakapos – The Rare New Zealand Parrots

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Ostriches – The Largest Birds

Ostriches – The Largest Birds
When you think of birds, you probably think of the small, charming birds chirping in your backyard. The ostrich, though, is bigger than your dad! Ostriches are the largest birds....

Ostriches – The Largest Birds

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Ptarmigans – The Color Changing Arctic Birds

Ptarmigans – The Color Changing Arctic Birds
Ptarmigans have several tricks for surviving their cold arctic climate. They have feathers on their legs and feet to keep their feet warm – sort of like bird leg warmers or...

Ptarmigans – The Color Changing Arctic Birds

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Quail – The Small, Plump and Cute Bird

Quail – The Small, Plump and Cute Bird
Spend the night in the Arizona desert and one of the first sounds you’ll hear in the morning is the distinctive call of the quail. This ground bird is found in many...

Quail – The Small, Plump and Cute Bird

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Chickens

Chickens
People have been raising chickens for more than 7,000 years. Chickens were first domesticated in Indian and China. You might think of chickens as farm animals, but even people in cities can raise...

Chickens

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Game Birds

Game Birds
Game birds could also be called ground birds, because these birds spend most of their lives on the ground. They can fly, but prefer to walk instead. Game birds are usually either hunted or kept and raised for their meat and eggs.

Game Birds

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Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots

Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots
Talk about a noisy bird. Cockatoos are the loudest of all parrots. They screech and even scream to communicate with each other. In the wild, cockatoos live in the

Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots

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Parrots – Over 350 Types

Parrots – Over 350 Types
You probably recognize large talking parrots found in some pet stores as parrots, but did you know parakeets, cockatiels and cockatoos are also types of parrots?...

Parrots – Over 350 Types

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Tropical and Exotic Birds

Tropical and Exotic Birds
You won’t find tropical birds in your backyard. Wild tropical birds are only found in very warm climates, but they are often raised as pets. Toucans,

Tropical and Exotic Birds

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