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15 More Awwducational Facts About Animals

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    "Black otter rex rabbits, the breed stock of which was developed in France in 1919, are jet black on their upper sides and pale buff on their bellies. Their reputed velvety, super softness derives from the downy hairs of the undercoat growing just as long as the guard hairs of the top coat."

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    "The Australian Western Pygmy Possum is actually one of the largest pygmy possums in the world despite being no larger than a typical kiwi fruit."

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    "A relative of the North American wild turkey, the ocellated turkey resides mainly on the Yucat√°n Peninsula as well as in parts of Belize and Guatemala. The ocelli on the tail, for which the ocellated turkey is named, have been likened to the patterning typically found on peafowl."

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    "The Indian star tortoise is a species of tortoise native to dry habitats of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They are mostly herbivorous and feed on grasses, fallen fruit, flowers, and leaves of succulent plants."

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    "Japanese dwarf flying squirrels (Pteromys momonga) are actually a bit of a misnomer. Despite their name,Japanese dwarf flying squirrels don't actually fly,they glide between trees up-to 100m at a time by using a membrane that stretches between their limbs."

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    Plant community

    "The aardwolf is the smallest member of the hyena family and the only insectivore"

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    "Lesser grisons are mustelids native to the southern half of South America, and four subspecies are recognized. Their diet includes small rodents, frogs, and lizards, and they are known to play with their food for up to 45 minutes before eating it. Grisons have scent glands similar to skunks."

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    "80% of orange cats are male. The orange coloring is found on the X chromosome. Female cats have XX chromosomes to the male's XY. Thus, both the mother and father cat must pass on the genes to the female, but males only need the trait from their mothers."

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    "The Black-Footed Cat is the world's deadliest feline, with a 60% hunt-to-kill rate. This species averages 13 mice or small birds nightly, taking home more prey in a single night than a leopard does in a year."

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    "During the mating season, blue-crested lizard males take on an array of turquoise, bright blue, yellow and gold coloration to woo females. They are native to southern parts of Asia where they mainly feed on insects and often grow to 28 cm in length (largest recorded 42 cm)."

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    "This is the incredibly rare Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) endemic in the Bay of Bengal and Southeast Asia"

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    Spotted hyena

    "Due to their ancestral range extending far across Eurasia during the Ice Age, Spotted Hyenas have winter coats. They were the dominant predator at the time out competing Cave Lions, Wolves, Bears, and even Humans."

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    "The Black Footed Ferret (Mustela Nigripes) is currently endangered and is one of the very few ferret species. They can grow up to two feet long, feed on prairie dogs and are pleasantly adorable. (Repost because of incorrect info)"

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    "The snow bunting - not a true bunting but a member of the Calcariidae family - is the land bird with the northernmost breeding range on record, with one record at the North Pole. Its wintering ranges are more temperate such as southern Canada, northern US, northern Europe, and southern Russia."

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    Bird - Sani Kolas

    "Downy Woodpeckers are the smallest in North America, they also don't sing songs, instead they drum loudly against pieces of wood or metal to achieve the same effect. This drumming is not part of the birds' feeding habits. In fact, feeding birds make little noise even when digging into wood."

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