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Eurasian Lynx

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Type: Mammal
Range: Native to western Europe, Russia, and central Asia.
Habitat: Dense forests with rocky outcroppings.
Diet: Carnivore - deer, hares, foxes, and rabbits.
Size: 2.5 feet tall and 3.5 feet long.
Fun Fact: This species is the largest of the lynx species, and the third largest predator in Europe after the brown bear and the wolf.

Predator - an animal that naturally preys on others.
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Kookaburra

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Type: Bird
Range: Native to Austrailia, Tasmania, and New Guinea.
Habitat: Tropical/savannah woodlands.
Diet: Carnivore - snakes, lizards, mice, birds, and insects.
Size: Up to 18.5 inches in length.
Fun Fact: This species is nicknamed the "laughing" kookaburra because of its loud, long call. A kookaburra's call lets all of the other animals know the boundaries of its territory.

Territory - an area defended by an animal against others of the same species.
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Red Kangaroo Joey

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Type: Mammal
Range: Native to Australia
Habitat: Scrublands, grasslands, and deserts
Diet: Herbivore - grasses, forbs, and leaves of shrubs
Size: Up to 6 feet tall!
Fun Fact: This species is the largest living marsupial in the world! Adult red kangaroos can stand up to 6 ft. tall and weigh about 200 lbs.

Marsupials - a group of mammals that are known for carrying their young in a pouch.
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Bearded Dragon

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Type: Reptile
Range: Central Australia
Habitat: Arid scrublands, woodlands, and savannahs
Diet: Omnivore - vegetation, fruits, and even insects and other small invertebrates
Size: up to 18 inches
Fun Fact: Unlike a lot of lizards, bearded dragons cannot regrow their tails!
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Ball Python

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Type: Reptile
Range: Sub-Saharan Africa
Habitat: Grasslands and savannahs
Diet: Carnivore - Rodents and small birds
Size: up to 4.5ft!
Fun Fact: Ball pythons are also known as “royal pythons” because ancient royalty used to wear them as jewelry!
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American Alligator

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Type: Reptile
Range: Southeastern United States
Habitat: Bayous, swamps, and other small bodies of water
Diet: Fish, turtles, insects, small mammals, and even other alligators!
Size: Up to 16ft
Fun Fact: Alligators can have up to 3,000 teeth in their lifetime!
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Eclectus Parrot

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Type: Bird
Range: Northeastern Australia and surrounding islands
Habitat: Lowland tropical rainforest
Diet: Frugivore - Fruits, flower and leaf buds, nuts, and seeds
Size: 14 inches
Fun Fact: Eclectus parrots are sexually dimorphic; meaning there are visual differences between males and females. Males are green with blue on their wings and females are red with a black beak.
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Two-toed Sloth

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Type: Mammal
Range: Northern South America- Guyana, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil
Habitat: Rainforest canopy
Diet: Foliage and fruits
Size: 23-27 inches and up to 20 lbs
Fun Fact: Sloths are the slowest mammal on Earth. They are also faster swimmers than they are climbers!
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Three-banded Armadillo

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Type: Mammal
Range: Found in Brazil
Habitat: Dry woodlands and savannahs
Diet: Insectivore- ants and termites
Size: 8-10 inches long and up to 4 lbs
Fun Fact: Brazilian three-banded armadillos are one of only two species of armadillos that can roll entirely into a ball!
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Blue-tongued Skink

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Type: Reptile
Range: Australia and several small Indonesian islands
Habitat: Forest floor of coastal woodlands and less arid areas of central Australia
Diet: Omnivore - Insects, snails, flowers, fruits and berries
Size: Up to 2 feet!
Fun Fact: The blue coloration of their tongue is used to trick predators into thinking they are poisonous… but they aren’t!
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African Pygmy Hedgehog

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Type: Mammal
Range: Central and Eastern Africa
Habitat: Savannah and croplands
Diet: Insects, berries, snails, frogs, and snakes!
Size: 6-10 inches in length
Fun Fact: Hedgehog quills are made of keratin, the same thing that your hair and fingernails are made of!
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Asian Small-clawed Otter

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Type: Mammal
Range: South and Southeast Asia
Habitat: Mangrove swamps and freshwater wetlands
Diet: Carnivore - Invertebrates such as crustaceans and mollusks but will also eat amphibians
Size: 30-40 inches in length and up to 12 pounds!
Fun Fact: Each otter’s scent is as unique as a fingerprint and is used to mark territories.
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Sulcata Tortoise

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Type: Reptile
Range: Southern edge of Sahara Desert
Habitat: Semiarid grasslands and savannahs
Diet: Grasses and plants that are high in fiber
Size: Up to 150 pounds!
Fun Fact: Sulcata tortoises are the third largest species of tortoise!
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Aardvark

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Type: Mammal
Range: Native to Africa
Habitat: Savannas, grasslands, woodlands, and bushland
Diet: Insectivore- ants and termites
Size: 2 feet tall and up to 7 feet long (including it's tail)
Fun Fact: An Aardvark can eat up to 60,000 ants and termites in one night!

Their weight can range from 130-180 lbs.
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Dwarf Hairy Porcupine

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Type: Mammal
Range: Found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Belize
Habitat: Highlands and hollowed out trees
Diet: Leaves, fruits, and seeds
Size: Up to 18 inches long and weighs only 6 lbs
Fun Fact: This arboreal species uses its tail to hold onto branches

Arboreal definition- lives in trees
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Raven

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Type: Bird
Range: Found across the Northern Hemisphere
Habitat: Wooded areas and/or open land
Diet: Omnivore- insects, cereal grains, berries, fruits, small mammals, and small birds
Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 4 lbs
Fun Fact: Ravens can live up to 21 years in the wild!
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Eurasian Eagle Owl

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Type: Bird
Range: Found in much of Eurasia
Habitat: Coniferous forests, vast deserts, grasslands, wetlands, and mountainous areas
Diet: Small mammals and birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and large insects
Size: Up to 3 feet tall and can weigh 10 lbs
Fun Fact: Females are slightly larger than males. Their wingspan can measure up to 6 ft!
Eagle owls are mostly nocturnal predators.
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Russian Tortoise

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Type: Reptile
Range: Central Asia
Habitat: Dry open areas, needs sand to burrow
Diet: Herbivore- Plantains and leafy greens
Size: 10 inches long
Fun Fact: Russian tortoises are very social, they will visit nearby burrows to have their own version of a sleepover!
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Savannah Monitor

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Type: Reptile
Range: Native to Africa
Habitat: Savannahs, burrow frequently
Diet: Toads, snakes, small mammals, birds, and eggs
Size: 3.5 feet long
Fun Fact: They can live up to 13 years old in captivity!
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Silkie Chicken

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Type: Bird
Range: North America, Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and India
Habitat: Thrive in both warm and cold climates
Diet: Layer pellets, veggies
Size: Up to 3 lbs
Fun Fact: Silkies have black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot.
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Chinchilla

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Type: Mammal
Range: Native to the Andes Mountains in South America
Habitat: Coastal regions, hills, and mountains
Diet: Grasses, hay, leaves, veggies, twigs
Size: Can weigh up to 3 lbs
Fun Fact: Chinchillas have hypsodont teeth. That means they continuously grow. Chewing on wooden toys help with grinding them down so they don't cause a malocclusion or when the teeth don't align properly.
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