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22 Animal X-Rays That Will Amaze You

Every animal has evolved or was born with not only their own characteristics, but their own skeleton! These images will amaze you in seeing the form of animals like you've never seen before.  

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    A Bat

    Bat
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    A Trout

    Shofar
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    Trout are an important food source for humans and wildlife, including brown bears and birds of prey.


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    A Kangaroo

    Dinosaur
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    Kangaroos are marsupials that are endemic to Australia.


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    A Dog

    Skeleton
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    The fastest dogs have been clocked at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.


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    The Chameleon

    Dinosaur
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    The long, prehensile tale and the horns are clues that this is a horned chameleon.


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    A Cat

    X-ray
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    The rounder skull and ears should tip you off that this is some kind of feline.


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    Bullfrog

    Blue
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    Bullfrogs are used in biology classes in schools for dissection and are sometimes kept as pets. They are very common and not at all endangered.


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    Piranha

    Fish
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    Piranha are known for their sharp teeth and powerful jaws that can quickly reduce an animal to a skeleton.


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    Squirrel Monkey

    X-ray
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    The humanlike skull should tip you off that this is a primate; the slight frame is a clue that it's not a gorilla.


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    A Horse

    Radiography
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    Those flat, elongated teeth should immediately tip you off that you are looking at a horse.


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    Kiwis

    X-ray
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    Kiwis are flightless birds with elongated, narrow beaks that are native to New Zealand.


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    Woolly Mammoth

    Skeleton
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    Although the woolly mammoth went extinct thousands of years ago, occasionally wonderfully preserved specimens like this baby mammoth are found in permafrost.


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    Peregrine Falcon

    Joint
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    The peregrine falcon can reach speeds of up to 200 mph during its high-speed dives.


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    Stingrays

    Joint
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    Most stingrays have one or more barbed stingers on the tail, which are used for self-defense.


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    Pelicans

    X-ray
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     Pelicans are characterized by a long beak and an expandable throat pouch used for catching prey and draining water from the scooped up contents before swallowing.


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    Guinea pigs

    Radiography
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    Guinea pigs are not from Guinea, and are not pigs. They are rodents that originated in the Andes.


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    Sea Snail

    Feather
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    The Venus comb murex is a species of large, predatory sea snail.


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    Turtles

    Organism
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    Turtles are reptiles that all have bony shells that act as protective shields.


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    Cows

    Bovine
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    A cow has one stomach with four separate compartments to help it digest all the grass it consumes.


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    Lizards

    Fish
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    Lizards are reptiles that live on every continent except Antarctica.


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    Sea Shells

    Leaf
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    Mollusk shells wash up on the beach after the animals inside die.


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    Hammerhead Shark

    X-ray - 1 cm
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    It may look like an alien, but it's actually the elongated skull of the hammerhead shark.

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