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  •   The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is a magnificent species! They are also (sadly!) one of the most endangered sea turtles in all the world. What a terrible shame! Fewer […]

    Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle

      The Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is a magnificent species! They are also (sadly!) one of the most endangered sea turtles in all the world. What a terrible shame! Fewer […]

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  •   The Sugar Glider is a small and adorable (dare we say “sweet”) species of flying marsupial. Despite a resemblance, they are NOT related to flying squirrels. In actuality, they […]

    Sugar Glider

      The Sugar Glider is a small and adorable (dare we say “sweet”) species of flying marsupial. Despite a resemblance, they are NOT related to flying squirrels. In actuality, they […]

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  •   The Deep Sea Hatchetfish is a collective term for a group of approximately 45 deep dwelling ocean species. Talk about a name that “cuts” right to the point! The […]

    Deep Sea Hatchetfish

      The Deep Sea Hatchetfish is a collective term for a group of approximately 45 deep dwelling ocean species. Talk about a name that “cuts” right to the point! The […]

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  •   The remarkable (not to mention lovely!) Hourglass Dolphin is an extremely rare species. This species has rarely been seen, and even more rarely studied! In fact, only 6 complete […]

    Hourglass Dolphin

      The remarkable (not to mention lovely!) Hourglass Dolphin is an extremely rare species. This species has rarely been seen, and even more rarely studied! In fact, only 6 complete […]

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  •   The (adorable!) West Indian Manatee is the largest surviving member of its order. This unique ocean creature is currently listed by the IUCN as Endangered. The West Indian Manatee […]

    West Indian Manatee

      The (adorable!) West Indian Manatee is the largest surviving member of its order. This unique ocean creature is currently listed by the IUCN as Endangered. The West Indian Manatee […]

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  •   The (adorable!) Vervet Monkey is a species of simian endemic to a wide range of southern Africa. They have also been introduced to numerous other countries. These animals have […]

    Vervet Monkey

      The (adorable!) Vervet Monkey is a species of simian endemic to a wide range of southern Africa. They have also been introduced to numerous other countries. These animals have […]

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  •   The Galapagos Penguin is not only adorable (and they ARE…aren’t they!), they are also quite unique. This is the ONLY penguin found north of the equator! They are a […]

    Galapagos Penguin

      The Galapagos Penguin is not only adorable (and they ARE…aren’t they!), they are also quite unique. This is the ONLY penguin found north of the equator! They are a […]

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  •   The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

    Fin Whale

      The Fin Whale (just LOOK how streamlined they are!) is the second largest known creature on earth. Imagine how they glide through the water for their size! Only the […]

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  •   The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

    Giant Manta Ray

      The Giant Manta Ray – look at the SIZE of it! – is the largest known species of ray on earth. Imagine one of these “flying” towards you through […]

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  •   Don’t let the seemingly gentle appearance of the Leopard Seal fool you. They are the second leading predator in all of Antarctica! Who’d have thought that? The Leopard Seal […]

    Leopard Seal

      Don’t let the seemingly gentle appearance of the Leopard Seal fool you. They are the second leading predator in all of Antarctica! Who’d have thought that? The Leopard Seal […]

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  •   The (adorable…look at that “fuzzy” physique!) Eastern Tent Caterpillar is the caterpillar form of a lappet moth species, also known as a tent caterpillar. Despite their adorable appearance, the […]

    Eastern Tent Caterpillar

      The (adorable…look at that “fuzzy” physique!) Eastern Tent Caterpillar is the caterpillar form of a lappet moth species, also known as a tent caterpillar. Despite their adorable appearance, the […]

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  •   The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

    African Bush Pig

      The African Bush Pig is a rather large and powerful (look at the size!) member of the wild pig family. That is one very intimidating looking pig….right?! The African […]

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  •   The adorable Risso Dolphin (look at that face!) is among the largest of all known species of dolphin. However, they have not been widely studied (pity!). This is due […]

    Risso Dolphin

      The adorable Risso Dolphin (look at that face!) is among the largest of all known species of dolphin. However, they have not been widely studied (pity!). This is due […]

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  •   The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is not only one of the rarest species of butterfly found on earth, it is also the largest known butterfly. Long live the Queen! The […]

    Queen Alexandra Birdwing

      The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is not only one of the rarest species of butterfly found on earth, it is also the largest known butterfly. Long live the Queen! The […]

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  •   Wallaces Flying Frog (you read that right: (a Flying Frog!) is a remarkable species of Moss Frog. This animal is named for the biologist who identified it. Perhaps a […]

    Wallaces Flying Frog

      Wallaces Flying Frog (you read that right: (a Flying Frog!) is a remarkable species of Moss Frog. This animal is named for the biologist who identified it. Perhaps a […]

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  •   What a precious face! The Ringed Seal is the smallest (and perhaps the most adorable!) of all species of seal. They are also the most numerous of all seals! […]

    Ringed Seal

      What a precious face! The Ringed Seal is the smallest (and perhaps the most adorable!) of all species of seal. They are also the most numerous of all seals! […]

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  •   The uniquely named Gigantiops Destructor (Wow! Talk about intimidating names!) is the sole member of its genus. With a name like that, one’s enough, right? The common name is […]

    Gigantiops Destructor

      The uniquely named Gigantiops Destructor (Wow! Talk about intimidating names!) is the sole member of its genus. With a name like that, one’s enough, right? The common name is […]

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  •   The Blue Shark is perhaps the only known species of shark that has actually been called (comparatively, of course) “docile!” Imagine that; a docile shark! Since the year 1580 […]

    Blue Shark

      The Blue Shark is perhaps the only known species of shark that has actually been called (comparatively, of course) “docile!” Imagine that; a docile shark! Since the year 1580 […]

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  •   Would you believe that the Argentine Shortfin Squid is consumed in vast numbers in parts of the world, most especially in Argentina and Brazil? It’s a fact! This is a […]

    Argentine Shortfin Squid

      Would you believe that the Argentine Shortfin Squid is consumed in vast numbers in parts of the world, most especially in Argentina and Brazil? It’s a fact! This is a […]

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  •   The Carolina Mantis is such an efficient hunter that it is actually sold as a biological control agent! They may have a prayer, but what they hunt doesn’t! This insect is […]

    Carolina Mantis

      The Carolina Mantis is such an efficient hunter that it is actually sold as a biological control agent! They may have a prayer, but what they hunt doesn’t! This insect is […]

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