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(Transparent) Animal of the Day

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ID CARD Name : Its name is Greta oto, or as the Spanish call it “Espejitos”, which means small mirrors, but it ismore commonly known as the  “Glasswinged Butterfly” by our close English-speaking neighbors. This animal belongs to the Nymphalide family and more particularly to the Ithomiinae subfamily. Habitat : These butterflies are found in […]

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(Kleptomaniac) Animal of the day

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ID CARD Name: Birgus latro, more commonly known as the coconut crabe and the robber crab, is a species of terrestrial hermit crab. To this day, it is the largest land-dwelling arthropod in the world. This crab is well-known for its kleptomaniac tendencies, its acute sense of smell, as well as powerful metal-cutting pincers. Habitat: Coconut crabs […]

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(Ghostly) Animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : Macropinna microstoma, more commonly known as the Barreleye of the Pacific is a species belonging to the Opisthoproctidae family (little Osmeriforme fish). Habitat : Because it lives in the abyss of the Pacific, very deep in the ocean (500m to 1000m deep), this fish has never been seen alive… This mysterious […]

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(Solitary) Animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : The Tiger Quoll (Dasyurus maculatus) is the biggest carnivorous marsupial within Australia. It belongs to the  Dasyuridae familiy, as do other marsupial cats and the Tasmania devil. The species is divided in two subspecies : D. maculatus maculatus and D. maculatus gracilis. Habitat : As it lives exclusively on the australian continent, […]

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(Thespian) Animal of the day

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ID CARD Name: The blow snake, also called Western Hognose Snake (Heterodon nasicus), is a snake from the Dispididae family. This family enlists most of grass-snakes that currently exist. This is exactly why we generally associate this snake to the Colubridae family. (The general scientific name of grass-snakes). Habitat: The Western Hognose lives in a […]