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Vaquita – World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

Vaquita is the world's rarest marine mammal and it is feared it will become extinct soon. It belongs to the order Cetacea. These small porpoises can be found only in the northern parts of the Gulf of California, in

Vaquita – World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

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Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew is a small, insect-eating mammal which belongs to the group of animals called sengis. They are widely distributed throughout Africa, excluding western Africa and the Sahara region. There are a total of 19 species of...

Elephant Shrew

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Siamese Cat

Siamese cats descended from felines born in Siam, or modern-day Thailand. They are best known for their sleek, distinctive appearance. They are silver-gray in color with blue almond shaped eyes. They are medium sized but nicely...

Siamese Cat

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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dog. It is also known as gundogs or hunting dogs. These dogs are very eager to please and this is the reason why they respond positively to obedience training. They...

Golden Retriever

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Boxer Dogs

Boxer dogs have powerful bodies, expressive face with a clownish sense of humor. The ancestors of this dog breed can be traced to the ancient Assyrians, as long ago as 2000 B.C. They are an intelligent and loyal pet. They...

Boxer Dogs

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Sei Whale

Sei whale is the third largest known whale in existence. It belongs to the group of baleen whales and to the group Cetacea. It is one of the fastest whales, reaching speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. This whale species inhabits all...

Sei Whale

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Fin Whale

Fin Whale is the second largest mammal in the world after the Blue Whale. It is known by various other names including Finback Whale, Razorback Whale and Common Rorqual. It belongs to the group of baleen...

Fin Whale

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Blue Jay

The Blue Jay is a large, crested songbird native to North America with bright blue coloration. Their scientific name is Cyanocitta cristata. They are found in all kinds of forests but especially near oak trees and are more...

Blue Jay

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Wood Duck

Wood Duck is one of the most famous waterfowls. They thrive in bottomland forests, swamps, freshwater marshes, and beaver ponds. They are also known by several other names including Woodie, Carolina duck, Swamp Duck, Squealer Duck and Summer Duck etc. These are medium-sized

Wood Duck

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Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet macaw belongs to the group of Neotropical parrots. It is one of the most beautiful members of the parrot family. It has white face and brightly-colored, yellow, red, green and blue body. These large parrots can reach 32...

Scarlet Macaw

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Rottweiler Facts

The Rottweiler is one of the more recognizable dog breeds because of his large head and solidly muscled body. This big dog has distinct black-and-tan markings. They have strong legs, a heavy torso, with a deep chest and a...

Rottweiler Facts

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Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is an active, friendly and outgoing dog breed. It is one of the most popular breeds around the world but specifically in America. They are sturdy, solid dogs, almost square in appearance, with a strong...

Labrador Retriever

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Protecting Wildlife

More than 8.7 known species of animals live on the earth, and scientists estimate that there might be many more species yet to be discovered. These animals live together to make up a delicate ecosystem. When one animal is...

Protecting Wildlife

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Extinct Animals

When you think of animals that are extinct (no longer living on the earth), you might think of dinosaurs, wooly mammoths, and saber-toothed tigers. These animals died out because of natural changes in their environments. Humans had...

Extinct Animals

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Endangered Species Act

In 1973, the U.S. passed the federal Endangered Species Act, which was designed to protect habitats and endangered animals. The law is considered the “gold standard” around the world for conservation. Below is a list of some of the animals who have been saved from extinction, in part by this...

Endangered Species Act

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Endangered Species

An endangered species is one that is in danger of becoming extinct. These animals become endangered through overhunting, disease, or loss of habitat. Often, a combination of factors is part of their struggle. If we do not help them, they will likely become extinct. Fun...

Endangered Species

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Mountain Gorilla

High in the Virunga Mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda live mountain gorillas. These gorillas are on the endangered animal list and were once thought to be...

Mountain Gorilla

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Buffalo

When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas, 30 million buffalo or bison roamed the prairies from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rocky Mountains. By 1890, only 600 remained. Today, about 350,000 bison live in...

Buffalo

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Passenger Pigeons

“Men still live who, in their youth, remember pigeons; trees still live who, in their youth, were shaken by a living wind. But a few decades hence only the oldest oaks will remember, and at long last only the hills will know.” —Aldo Leopold, “On a Monument to the Pigeon,”...

Passenger Pigeons

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Persian Cat

Cats are mysterious but beautiful creatures. Persian Cat is one of many breeds of cats. It is an old and elegant breed. The breed originated in Mesopotamia...

Persian Cat

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Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi is Indonesia’s most active volcano. It is located about 400 kilometres east of Jakarta in Central Java province. This stratovolcano is 2,968...

Mount Merapi

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Mount Tate

Mount Tate is one of the Japan’s three holy mountains along with Mount Fuji and Mount Haku. This mountain is located in the northern half of Japan's Kita Alps, in the south-eastern area of Toyama Prefecture. Toyama Prefecture is a...

Mount Tate

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Frilled Shark

Frilled Shark is a deep ocean creature having the body of a snake or eel and a terrifying toothy mouth. It is a real life sea-serpent. Their scientific name is Chlamydoselachus anguineus. It is one of the world's more primitive shark species. This

Frilled Shark

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Port Jackson Shark

The Port Jackson Shark is the largest of the Heterodontidae sharks. The family Heterodontidae has eight species, all in the genus Heterodontus. Three of them are found in Australian waters. The scientific name of this shark is...

Port Jackson Shark

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Spiny Dogfish

The Spiny dogfish is one of the most abundant species of shark in the world. It is found worldwide across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is a small sized shark...

Spiny Dogfish

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