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  •   Budwing Mantis Facts   Many people believe the most noteworthy fact about the Budwing Mantis to be its exceptional voraciousness. That’s because, unlike most of the more than 2,400 […]

    Budwing Mantis

      Budwing Mantis Facts   Many people believe the most noteworthy fact about the Budwing Mantis to be its exceptional voraciousness. That’s because, unlike most of the more than 2,400 […]

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  •   North Sulawesi Babirusa Facts   First of all, the North Sulawesi Babirusa has an appearance so distinctive that many consider it to be a prehistoric species.  While not truly […]

    North Sulawesi Babirusa

      North Sulawesi Babirusa Facts   First of all, the North Sulawesi Babirusa has an appearance so distinctive that many consider it to be a prehistoric species.  While not truly […]

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  • Hookers Lips Facts   First of all, the Hookers Lips plant only maintains this unique shape for a brief time. The very distinctive shape actually does serve an important purpose. […]

    Hookers Lips

    Hookers Lips Facts   First of all, the Hookers Lips plant only maintains this unique shape for a brief time. The very distinctive shape actually does serve an important purpose. […]

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  • Lowland Streaked Tenrec Facts   The bizarre-looking Lowland Streaked Tenrec is an extraordinarily unique species of Tenrec. The species has developed several completely unique attributes. First of all, this is […]

    Lowland Streaked Tenrec

    Lowland Streaked Tenrec Facts   The bizarre-looking Lowland Streaked Tenrec is an extraordinarily unique species of Tenrec. The species has developed several completely unique attributes. First of all, this is […]

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  • Rainbow Eucalyptus Facts   The living kaleidoscope that is the absolutely beautiful Rainbow Eucalyptus is the ONLY species of eucalyptus tree endemic to the Northern Hemisphere. It can also now […]

    Rainbow Eucalyptus

    Rainbow Eucalyptus Facts   The living kaleidoscope that is the absolutely beautiful Rainbow Eucalyptus is the ONLY species of eucalyptus tree endemic to the Northern Hemisphere. It can also now […]

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  •   Meet the “distinctive” looking Horsehead Grasshopper! THAT is putting it mildly! This seemingly comical couple represents a male and female of the species. Much about them may surprise you. […]

    Horsehead Grasshopper

      Meet the “distinctive” looking Horsehead Grasshopper! THAT is putting it mildly! This seemingly comical couple represents a male and female of the species. Much about them may surprise you. […]

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  •   The Ornithoptera Chimaera is an insect so are that it HAS no common name! This beautiful (and it IS… isn’t it?) butterfly is a member the birdwing family. The […]

    Ornithoptera Chimaera

      The Ornithoptera Chimaera is an insect so are that it HAS no common name! This beautiful (and it IS… isn’t it?) butterfly is a member the birdwing family. The […]

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  •   Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

    Happy Face Spider

      Happy Face Spider is the common English name for the Theridion grallator. In the native Hawaiian language, it is (honestly!) called the nananana makaki’i. This translates LITERALLY as: “face-painted […]

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  •   The Asian Palm Civet is a small-sized member of the Viverridae family. This means that they are actually (though admittedly distantly) related to felines! Somewhat difficult to imagine, isn’t […]

    Asian Palm Civet

      The Asian Palm Civet is a small-sized member of the Viverridae family. This means that they are actually (though admittedly distantly) related to felines! Somewhat difficult to imagine, isn’t […]

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  •   The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are also […]

    White Spotted Agrias

      The White Spotted Agrias is a beautiful (and distinctive!) species of Lepidoptera. Unlike most butterflies, their colors vary greatly between individuals. But WHAT colors they are! There are also […]

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  •     The distinctive (not to mention regal!) appearance of the Crowned Eagle makes it easily recognizable. Sadly, the IUCN has listed them as Near Threatened. It is estimated that […]

    Crowned Eagle

        The distinctive (not to mention regal!) appearance of the Crowned Eagle makes it easily recognizable. Sadly, the IUCN has listed them as Near Threatened. It is estimated that […]

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  •   The beautiful Ceylon Rose is one of the most endangered insects on earth (proof that beauty is no protection against man’s devastation of the environment). The greatest threats to […]

    Ceylon Rose

      The beautiful Ceylon Rose is one of the most endangered insects on earth (proof that beauty is no protection against man’s devastation of the environment). The greatest threats to […]

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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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  •   The Fossa is an extremely unique animal. The species actually seems to combine many of the physical characteristics of both felines and the mongoose family! Imagine encountering THAT combination […]

    Fossa

      The Fossa is an extremely unique animal. The species actually seems to combine many of the physical characteristics of both felines and the mongoose family! Imagine encountering THAT combination […]

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  •   Look (if you dare): Kermit the Frog or the Hyalinobatrachium dianae is a newly discovered species and has a see-through belly! Who would have imagined that? As a newly discovered species,  it does […]

    Hyalinobatrachium dianae or Kermit the Frog

      Look (if you dare): Kermit the Frog or the Hyalinobatrachium dianae is a newly discovered species and has a see-through belly! Who would have imagined that? As a newly discovered species,  it does […]

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  •      The Cape Honey Bee is a particular subspecies of the western honey bee. For several reasons, this insect is considered the most distinctive subspecies of the honey bee […]

    Cape Honey Bee

         The Cape Honey Bee is a particular subspecies of the western honey bee. For several reasons, this insect is considered the most distinctive subspecies of the honey bee […]

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  •   Elephant Beetle is the common name for a particular species of scarab beetle. There are 3 known subspecies of this extremely large and powerful insect  species.  All known species […]

    Elephant Beetle

      Elephant Beetle is the common name for a particular species of scarab beetle. There are 3 known subspecies of this extremely large and powerful insect  species.  All known species […]

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  •   Living up to its name, the Titan Beetle is the largest known species of beetle on earth. Though many people believe it resembles a large cockroach, it is a […]

    Titan Beetle

      Living up to its name, the Titan Beetle is the largest known species of beetle on earth. Though many people believe it resembles a large cockroach, it is a […]

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  •   The Ulysses Butterfly is a large species of swallowtail butterfly. This beautiful insect is endemic to Australia. Its great beauty inspired the country to name it the official emblem […]

    Ulysses Butterfly

      The Ulysses Butterfly is a large species of swallowtail butterfly. This beautiful insect is endemic to Australia. Its great beauty inspired the country to name it the official emblem […]

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