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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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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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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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