Musk Deer

The musk deer is not a technical deer, due to the lack of antlers on both the males and the females. They get their name from a musk gland that’s on the male deer, down by their navel.

There are multiple species of musk deer, most of which are endangered, due to hunting for their musk pouch.

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Siberian Musk Deer
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Wombat

The wombat is a marsupial that lives in Australia. They live in tunnels that can be 100 feet, or 30 meters, long, with their sleeping area normally at the highest point in the tunnel to protect them from flooding.

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Koala

Even though it is often called the “Koala Bear” the koala isn’t a bear, but is in fact a marsupial, like a kangaroo or a wombat. A marsupial is a mammal that has a pouch that holds the young when it is first born. Koalas are also one of only three mammals that are able to eat eucalyptus leaves, to other mammals they’re toxic.

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Komodo Dragon

The Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the word, capable of growing 3.1 meters, or just over 10 feet long. About 50 different types of bacteria live in the Komodo dragon’s mouth, making it almost certain that a bite will get a deadly infection without treatment.

 

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Raccoon

Raccoons are found throughout most of North America, in both wild and urban areas.

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They are omnivores, meaning they

will eat both plants and animals,

though they prefer easier to get food,

like plants, carrion, or if they are

in an urban area, trash.

Sea Urchin

The sea urchin is covered in spines on almost all of its body, the only part not covered is the very bottom most parts, being the mouth and the tube like legs that move it along the ocean floor. The name “urchin” comes from an old English word for hedgehog, which are similarly covered in spines.

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Snowshoe Hare

With a bright white coat in winter to blend into the snow, and a brown coat in summer to blend into the soil the snowshoe hare is the perfect example of camouflage. Snowshoe hares are also able to jump 10 feet, that’s a little over 3 meters, in a single hop.

Giraffe

Giraffes are easily recognized by their large appearance plus dark spots with light fur. Known for their very long necks, giraffes actually have the same number of neck vertebrae as humans, only theirs are much larger.