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The (devilish) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : Sarcophilius harissa, also known as Tasmanian devil is a marsupial that owes its name to its ears that turn red when attacked, to its devilish growls and strident screams. Habitat : As its name indicates, it only lives in Tasmania, an island state off the southern coast of Australia. It can […]

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The (fossil) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : Coelacanth is an order of fishes belonging to the sarcopterygians containing species that have emerged from the water. There are many fossils of this order and two known living species of the genus Latimeria. Habitat : This fish lives in the depths, in underwater caves. It is found in very specific […]

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The (bicolor) animal of the day

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ID CARD Nom : Agama mwanzae also called the Spider-Man agama. Habitat : Discovered in 1923 in Africa, the Spider-Man agama is mostly found in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Taille : A. mwanzae is 23 to 40 cm long. Way of life : It lives in dry areas, where it spends its time basking under […]

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The (seductive) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : Paradisaea apoda or Greater bird-of-paradise is part of the 43 species of the Paradisaeidae family, also called  Birds of Paradise. Habitat : Paradisaea apoda lives for the most part in the South-West of New Guinea. We can find him in some of the Maluku Islands next to New Guinea. This bird […]

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The (disguised) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : Euspinolia miliaris commonly called Panda ant. Habitat : The Panda ant was found in Chile, discovered in the Elqui Valley, belonging to the Coquimbo Region. This insect lives in pine forests. Size : The Panda ant, E. militaris is 8 to12 mm long. Way of life : This species is very rare. […]

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The (Punk Rock) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : The Australian Mary River turtle has Elusor macrurus as its scientific name . It has a crest of seaweed on its shell, that’s why it’s commonly called the “punk rock turtle” Habitat : This turtle lives exclusively in the fresh waters of Mary river, in south eastern Queensland, Australia in pools […]

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The (missing) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : Voeltzkow’s chameleon or Furcifer voeltzkowi is a kind of chameleon described by Oskar Boettger in 1893 . It was named after the man who discovered it, Alfred Voeltzkow. Habitat : It’s a species endemic to Madagascar. Size :  It measures about twenty centimeters. Way of life : Voeltzkow’s chameleons have a […]

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The (clumsy) animal of the day

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ID CARD Name : This amusing bird is called the “blue-footed booby”, more scientifically known scientifically, the Sula nebouxii. It is part of the Sulidae family and the nebouxii species. Habitat : These birds are found in two places around the world, as two subspecies: Sula nebouxii nebouxii, found in the eastern Pacific and Sula […]