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The Umbrellabirds! (Sounds like a Decent Rock Band)

Been looking for some birds to do, but so many species have tons of subspecies.  So, they seemed to massive to tackle.  Then, I found these guys who were named by Sir Alfred Wallace in the 1800’s. Umbrellabirds get their … Continue reading

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The Wombat: No It Doesn’t Have Wings

I vaguely remember learning about the wombat when I was about 5 or 6.  My parents taped a lot of nature shows for me to rewatch and one of them was on Australia.  That was a favorite, so I watched … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Deer: The Moose

In America, we call this animal a moose.  I learned that in Eurasia, it’s called an elk.  We use that word for another member of the deer family, which is also called a wapiti.  This is done to clarify a … Continue reading

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Creepy Animals for Halloween

Since Halloween is tomorrow, I figured it would be best to put up some pictures of really creepy creatures.  I tried to get a variety, but seems most of the ones I found were aquatic and/or insectoid.  Had to really … Continue reading

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The World’s Largest Rodent: The Capybara

I was trying to decide on what to write about this weekend.  Then, I remembered mentioning one of my favorite animals last week.  The jaguar loves eating these guys, which isn’t the reason I love them.  They’re just so cute … Continue reading

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The Only Panthera of the Americas: The Jaguar

I was going to say ‘big cat’ instead of ‘Panthera’ (the genus), but I thought some people would argue that there are pumas and mountain lions in the Americas.  I never really understood why those aren’t considered big cats, but … Continue reading

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Saola: The Asian Unicorn

They look like an antelope, but they’re more closely related to cows.  Well, I say look, but these critically endangered animals are incredibly rare.  Scientists have only documented wild Saola 4 times and none are in captivity.  This means we … Continue reading

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The Smallest Ratite: The Kiwi

As promised, here is the 5th ratite, which is a family of flightless birds.  Unlike the emu, ostrich, rhea, and cassowary, the kiwi is small.  Some are no bigger than a domestic chicken.  They are also endangered, so there are … Continue reading

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The Tall, Long-Necked Ratites

Originally, I was going to do a post for each one, but I found that the subspecies all looked the same.  That was becoming an issue for previous posts where I didn’t know if I had the right subspecies.  So, … Continue reading

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Strange and Silly Lizards

I was trying to think of a good animal to do a quick post on, but everything needed a lot more research.  Of course, I got to thinking about types of animals that are too numerous for me to do … Continue reading

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