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Animals of the World

We love animals! Here are our best guides and profiles of the animals of the world.

Vampire fish

29 Vampire Fish Facts: Meet Amazon’s Payara (Hydrolycus Scomberoides)

Curious about the mysterious vampire fish? In this post, you'll learn 29 vampire fish facts, including diet, size, habitat, and ...
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Nile crocodile

31 Facts About Africa’s Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

Curious about Africa's Nile crocodile? In this huge guide, you'll learn all about this apex predator, its diet, habitat, population, ...
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Galapagos Islands animals

19 Galapagos Islands Animals [Travelers Guide] Facts, Photos, Videos…

Planning a trip to the Galapagos? Here are 19 amazing Galapagos Islands animals to watch for on your next trip! ...
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Blue footed booby Galapagos

43 Blue-footed Booby Facts: Dancing, Dive Bombing Clowns (Sula nebouxii)

The blue-footed booby has become the unofficial mascot of the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you'll learn 43 blue-footed booby ...
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Spheniscus mendiculus galapagos

43 Galapagos Penguin Facts: Tropical Guide (Spheniscus mendiculus)

Tropical penguins? Yes! In this post, you'll learn 43 Galapagos penguin facts, including adaptations to keep cool, habits and habitats, ...
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galapagos sea lion

22 Galapagos Sea Lion Facts: Diet, Habits, Photos & Videos

The Galapagos sea lion has often been called the "welcoming committee" of the Galapagos Islands. Please read on for the ...
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Blue morpho butterfly facts

15 Blue Morpho Butterfly Facts: Iridescent Gem of Ecuador’s Amazon (All 24 Species)

Planning a trip to Ecuador's Amazon rainforest? Here are 15 amazing blue morpho butterfly facts that you'll want to know ...
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rainforest animals ecuador

47 Amazon Rainforest Animals (Ecuador’s Monkeys, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Mammals, Amphibians…)

The rainforest is home to amazing (and often giant) animals. In this epic guide to rainforest animals, you'll learn all ...
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swahili animal names

103 Swahili Animal Names (Safari Guide for Travelers)

Swahili is one of two official languages in Uganda. In this post, you'll learn about Swahili animal names for more ...
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smallest african antelope

15 Smallest African Antelopes: Species, Range, Size, Photos (Full Guide)

Curious about small antelopes? In this article, you will learn about the different features of the 15 smallest African antelopes ...
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african antelope

74 Types of African Antelope (And 56 Subspecies) Full Guide

Learn about all the types of African antelope in Africa. Complete guide covers every antelope species with tons of facts, ...
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horns versus antlers

Antlers vs Horns: 6 Differences (Made of, Purpose, Gender)

Many mammals have horns and antlers. What are the differences between antlers vs horns? Here are the key differences between ...
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african deer

African Deer Guide: Meet the Barbary Stag (Africa’s Only Deer)

Africa is known for having all sorts of wonderful animals, including a wide variety of antelopes. But what about African ...
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spotted hyena running

33 Wild Spotted Hyena Facts (Crocuta crocuta) Diet, Cubs…

Want to learn more about spotted hyenas? In this post, you'll learn 33 spotted hyena facts, including: Are they related ...
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hyena laugh

Why Do Hyenas Laugh? Laughing Hyenas 12 Sounds (and What They Mean)

The maniacal laughing of hyenas is one of Africa's most recognizable sounds. Why do hyenas laugh? Are they actually laughing? ...
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brown hyena

22 Brown Hyena Facts: Habitat, Diet, Strandwolf Size

Not all hyenas are the laughing kind. In this guide, you'll learn all about brown hyenas, including what they look ...
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vampire diet

39 Vampire Bat Facts (All 3 Species) Tiny, Heat-Sensing Flying Mammals

Are vampire bats real? Yes, but don't be scared. In this post, you'll learn about their habitat, diet, size, hunting ...
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king cheetah

21 King Cheetah Facts (King Cheetah vs Cheetah) Fur, Photos, Speed

With its sharp eyes and distinctively feline grace, the king cheetah is one of the most beautiful animals in the ...
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fastest animals in the world

30 Fastest Animals in the World: Land, Air, Water

What are the fastest animals in the world? In this post, you'll learn about the world's 30 fastest animals. They ...
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baby giraffe

17 Baby Giraffe Facts: Size, Diet, Skills, Photos, Videos

Have you ever wondered about baby giraffes? In this post, you'll learn 17 facts about baby giraffes, including birth, size, ...
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how fast can a cheetah run

How Fast Can a Cheetah Run? Top Speed, 6 Unique Features

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world! Just how fast can a cheetah run? What are their top ...
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cheetah vs leopard feature

Cheetah vs Leopard: 14 Key Differences (Speed, Size, Spots)

African leopards and cheetahs are both found in the African wild. What's the difference between leopard and cheetah species? In ...
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fastest animals in africa

13 Fastest Animals in Africa: Speeds, Facts, Photos

What are the fastest animals in Africa? In post, you'll learn about the fastest predators and prey, land and flying ...
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baby cheetah

14 Cute Baby Cheetah Facts: Diet, Cub Sounds, Photos

A baby cheetah is one of the most adorable creatures on earth (mind you, I say that about most animals) ...
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African lions

36 Facts About African Lions (Panthera leo)

In this post, you'll learn 36 facts about African lions. They are the world's most iconic cats and one of ...
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big african antelope

16 Biggest African Antelopes: Largest Species by Weight

What is the largest antelope in Africa? In this post, you'll learn about the biggest antelopes in Africa, sorted by ...
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crowned eagle

20 Crowned Eagle Facts: Guide to Africa’s Strongest Eagle

Looking for details about the African crowned eagle? Here you will find everything that you need to know about crowned ...
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how fast can a crocodile run

How Fast Can a Crocodile Run? (And Why You Don’t Need to Be Scared)

So you're going on a trip. And you've been warned about crocodiles. Just how fast can a crocodile run? In ...
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how fast can a rhino run

How Fast Can a Rhino Run? All 5 Species (Speeds/Reasons)

How fast can a rhino run? Learn about the speeds of all 5 rhino species. Plus reasons why they charge, ...
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how fast can an elephant run

How Fast Can an Elephant Run? Speed of All Species

Just how fast can an elephant run? They're the biggest land animals in the world. You may be surprised to ...
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how fast can buffalo run

How Fast Can African Buffalo Run? (And Why You Should Be Careful)

Ever wonder how fast a buffalo can run? In this article, you'll learn the speeds these animals can get to, ...
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ostrich top speed

How Fast Can an Ostrich Run? Speeds, Unique Features

Ostriches, despite being flightless and the heaviest bird in the world, can move really fast. How fast can an ostrich ...
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how fast is a zebra

How Fast is a Zebra? All 3 Species: Top Speeds, Reasons

Just how fast can a zebra run? Zebras are African equines related to horses. In this post, you'll learn about ...
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do sharks have bones

Do Sharks Have Bones? Guide to Chondrichthyan Shark Cartilage

Sharks are known for their dorsal fin and teeth. But what about bones? Do sharks have bones? And how many? ...
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largest eagle in the world

9 Largest Eagles in the World: Biggest by Weight, Length, Wingspan

Eagles are large, powerful birds of prey. There are 68 species of eagles. In this post, you'll learn about the ...
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what do bears eat

What Do Bears Eat? Diet of All 8 Species (Omnivore Foods)

How do bears diets vary across species (grizzly, polar, brown, black, etc.) and regions? What do bears eat? Learn which ...
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do squirrels eat meat

Do Squirrels Eat Meat? Omnivore, Carnivore, Predator

Are squirrels vegetarian, omnivores, or carnivores? Sure, squirrels eat seeds and nuts. But do squirrels eat meat? Learn their eating ...
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types of eagles

68 Types of Eagles (4 Groups) Complete Guide to All Species

How many eagle species can you name? If you have lived in North America (like myself), perhaps the bald eagle ...
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what do giraffes eat

What do Giraffes Eat? (Diet, Favorite Foods, Volume)

Have you ever wondered what a giraffe eats? Learn what giraffes eat, how much they eat, and when they like ...
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Birds of Uganda

18 Birds of Uganda: Birding in the Pearl of Africa (8 Top Birding Sites)

Heading to Uganda? Here are 18 birds of Uganda, ranging from the tiny black bee-eater to the large and weirdly-cute ...
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buffalo vs bison

Buffalo vs Bison: 9 Differences Between 4 Species

What are the differences between a bison and a buffalo? In this post, you'll learn the 9 buffalo vs bison ...
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Cape buffalo facts

23 African Cape Buffalo Facts (Syncerus caffer)

In this post, you'll learn 23 facts about African Cape buffalo. It is one of the most dangerous animals in ...
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african fat tailed gecko

18 Facts About African Fat-Tailed Geckos (Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)

Have you ever wondered about African fat-tailed geckos? In this article, you'll learn some really cool facts about these little ...
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Waved albatross

25 Waved Albatross Facts: Largest Galapagos Bird (It has 8ft Wingspan!)

The waved albatross is the largest bird in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you'll learn 25 facts about the ...
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scarlet macaw facts

28 Scarlet Macaw Facts (Ara macao) Guide to Both Subspecies

The scarlet macaw is famous for its appearance, intelligence and personality. But how much do you know about the scarlet ...
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animals that mate for life

29 Animals that Mate for Life: Monogamous Animals List

There's a certain sweetness when it comes to animals that mate for life. Scarlet macaws, for example, will spend up ...
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different types of giraffes

Guide to Giraffe Species: How Many Types of Giraffes Are There?

How many types of giraffes are there? In this post, you'll learn about the current giraffe species / subspecies classification ...
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which land animal has the longest tail

Which Land Animal has the Longest Tail? Lizards, Monkeys, Rodents

Animal tails are for balance, climbing, and attracting females. Which land animal has the longest tail? In this post, you'll ...
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rhinoceros beetle

22 Rhinoceros Beetle Facts: 1500 Species, Strength Rating

Rhinoceros beetles are certainly cool insects to look at. Both the longest and the heaviest beetles in the world are ...
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Black caiman

36 Black Caiman Facts: Amazon’s Huge Apex Predator (Melanosuchus niger)

Did you know that the Amazon jungle is home to giant black caimans? These apex predators can reach lengths of ...
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African leopard facts

33 African Leopard Facts (Panthera pardus pardus)

In this post, you'll learn 33 African leopard facts. You'll learn about their habits, habitat, diet, differences with other cats ...
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panther vs jaguar

Panther vs Jaguar: 7 Differences / 8 Misconceptions Clarified

What's the difference: panther vs jaguar? It isn't as straightforward as you may think. It all depends on what you ...
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how strong is a gorilla

How Strong is a Gorilla? Silverback Strength vs Humans (Grizzly, Lion, Croc)

Just how strong is a gorilla? How does it compare to a human? In this post, you'll learn about a ...
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ostrich kick force

Can an Ostrich Kill a Lion? Attack Methods, Kick Strength

Lion vs ostrich? Can an ostrich kill a lion? In this post, you'll learn 2 ways an ostrich defends itself ...
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galapagos shark

17 Galapagos Shark Facts (Diet, Size, Attacks, Range)

Wondering about Galapagos sharks? In this article, you will find facts about where they live, what they eat, and if ...
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African Bush Elephants

13 Fun Facts About African Bush Elephants: Habitat, Scientific Name, Range, Lifespan…

In this post, you'll learn 13 fun facts about African bush elephants. They include their habitat, diet, range, lifespan, countries ...
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what do elephants eat

What Do Elephants Eat? All 3 Species: Food, Water, Milk

Elephants can weigh +13,000 lb, the earth's largest land animal. What do elephants eat that helps them grow so large? ...
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how long do elephants live

How Long do Elephants Live? Average Lifespan of African, Asian Species

Elephants are popular at zoos and on safari. How long do elephants live? In this post, we'll consider the lifespan ...
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etruscan shrew

14 Etruscan Shrew Facts: World’s Smallest Mammal (Non-Flying)

The Etruscan shrew is an incredible little mammal. It is the smallest mammal in the world, aside from a tiny ...
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what do rhinos eat

What Do Rhinos Eat? 5 Species Guide to Feeding Habits / Diets

What do rhinos eat? In this article, you'll learn about the eating habits of all 5 rhino species (white, black, ...
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Harpy Eagle

36 Harpy Eagle Facts: World’s Most Powerful Eagle (Harpia harpyja)

Looking for details about the magnificent harpy eagle? In this post, you'll find 36 harpy eagle facts, including size, strength, ...
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banana spider

5 Types of Banana Spiders (From Harmless to Venomous)

If you're confused about banana spiders, you're not alone. Turns out that there are at least 5 types of spiders ...
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kangaroo food

What Do Kangaroos Eat? All Species (Likes, Plants, Meat?)

What do kangaroos eat? The short answer is grass (like a cow). The longer answer depends on the kangaroo and ...
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Southern white rhinoceros

14 White Rhinoceros Facts: Southern and Northern (Ceratotherium simum simum)

Curious about the white rhino? In this post, you'll learn about the differences between northern and southern white rhinoceroses - ...
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what sound does a giraffe make

What Sound Does a Giraffe Make? Guide: 6 Giraffe Noises

Giraffes are notoriously quiet. What sound does a giraffe make? In this post, you'll learn what sounds they make and ...
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conservation vs preservation

Conservation vs Preservation: Meaning, Differences, Implications

Maybe you've heard the terms conservation and preservation. You may associate these terms with environmentalism or history. What do they ...
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Uganda mountain gorilla facts

19 Amazing Facts About Uganda Mountain Gorillas (Silverback, Baby, Habitat…)

In this post, you'll learn all about Uganda mountain gorillas, including their diet, habitat, silverbacks and more. You'll also learn ...
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giraffe tongue facts

9 Giraffe Tongue Facts: Color, Length, 4 Features

Have you ever wondered why a giraffe's tongue is purple? Here we'll discuss the answer to that question, along with ...
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zebra facts

60 Zebra Facts for Animal Lovers and Africa Travelers (All 3 Species)

Zebras are intriguing animals. They look like horses with black and white stripes. In this post, you'll learn 60 zebra ...
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zebra sounds

What Sound Does a Zebra Make? [Audio] 4 Zebra Sounds, Barks, Noises

You might be surprised to learn that zebras are actually kinda noisy. What sound does a zebra make? In this ...
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gorilla sounds

Gorilla Sounds: Guide to 6 Gorilla Noises, Roars, Grunts

What sounds do gorillas make? What do gorilla sounds mean? In this post, you'll learn about 6 gorilla noises, roars, ...
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why do gorillas beat their chests

Why do Gorillas Beat Their Chest? 4 Reasons

Why do gorillas beat their chest? Perhaps you picture an angry, oversized ape about to leap into action. But is ...
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Tree climbing African lion

Uganda Animals: 27 Amazing Safari Animals of Uganda

Looking for Uganda animals? In this post, you'll learn about 27 amazing animals that you can see while trekking and ...
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Rothschilds Giraffe Uganda

21 Facts About Rothschild’s Giraffe: Part of the Nubian Giraffe Subspecies

In this post, you'll learn all about the Rothschild's giraffe. Facts include range, habitat, diet, height, threats, taxonomy, and much ...
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African Rock Python

31 African Rock Python Facts (Both Species) Africa’s Largest Snake

In this post, you'll learn 31 facts about the African rock python. It is the largest snake in Africa - ...
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what is a group of gorillas called

What Do You Call a Group of Gorillas? Guide to Gorilla Troop Size

What is a group of gorillas called? A group of gorillas is called a troop or a band. Sometimes they ...
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Uganda gorilla trek

How to Choose a Uganda Gorilla Trek (Best Time to Go, Tour Companies, Price…)

Planning your Uganda gorilla trek? Perfect! In this post, you'll learn what to expect, the best time to go, prices, ...
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Sitatunga antelope

20 Facts About Sitatunga: Africa’s Swamp-Dwelling Antelope

Want to learn about Africa's sitatunga antelope? In this post, you'll learn 20 facts about the sitatunga. 20 Facts About ...
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Shoebill Stork facts

15 Shoebill Stork Facts (Balaeniceps rex) Prehistoric, Patient Hunters

The shoebill stork is an impressive and somewhat ugly dinosaur-like bird that is found in Uganda. In the post, you'll ...
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all about miniature donkeys

27 Cute Miniature Donkey Facts (Photos, History, Size, Cost, Pets)

Love miniature donkeys? In this post, you'll find 27 facts about miniature donkeys, including their history, size, diet, cost, and ...
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Red footed booby

25 Red-footed Booby Facts: Color Morphs, Tree Clinging Webbed Feet… (Sula sula)

Red footed boobies are one of the most unique birds that you'll find in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, ...
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Galapagos sally lightfoot crab

22 Sally Lightfoot Crab Facts: Guide to Galapagos’s Grapsus grapsus

Sally Lightfoot crabs are easily recognizable, with their reddish-orange shell and their baby blue belly. In this post, you'll learn ...
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Spectacled caimans

24 Spectacled Caiman Facts: Guide to Caiman crocodilus

Interested to learn more about spectacled caiman? These average sized caiman live across much of Latin America - from Mexico ...
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Bothrops Asper

40 Bothrops Asper Facts: Guide to Fer de Lance (Terciopelo Viper)

The bothrops asper is one of the most dangerous snakes in the Americas. In this post, you'll learn about these ...
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squirrel monkey

35 Squirrel Monkey Facts: All 5 Saimiri Species (Plus 8 Subspecies)

Is there anything cuter than a squirrel monkey? In this post, you'll learn 35 squirrel monkey facts, including diet, range, ...
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Nazca booby open mouth

26 Nazca Booby Facts: Galapagos Islands Largest Booby (Sula granti)

Nazca boobies are the largest of the booby birds in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you'll learn 26 Nazca ...
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swallow tailed gulls nocturnal

28 Swallow-tailed Gull Facts: World’s Only Fully Nocturnal Gull and Seabird

Curious to learn about these nocturnal seabirds with night vision? In this post, you'll learn 28 facts about the swallow-tailed ...
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Galapagos hawk

22 Galapagos Hawk Facts: Diet, Range, Size, Population… (Buteo galapagoensis)

In this guide, you'll learn 22 facts about the Galapagos hawk. They include diet, range, size, endangered status, mating habits ...
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King vulture

34 King Vulture Facts: World’s Most Colorful Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)

Have you heard about Ecuador's king vulture? In this post, you'll learn 34 king vulture facts, including diet, size, wingspan, ...
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emerald tree boa resting

45 Emerald Tree Boa Facts (Guide to Both Species) Diet, Habitat, Babies, Photos, Pets

Interested in the emerald tree boa? In this post, you'll learn 45 emerald tree boa facts - about both species ...
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Pygmy marmoset

31 Pygmy Marmoset Facts: Guide to Finger Monkeys (Cebuella pygmaea)

Are finger monkeys real? Yes they are! In this post, you'll learn 31 pygmy marmoset facts with a focus on ...
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Mountain caracara curiquingue Ecuador

Curiquingue: Sacred Bird of the Incans (Ecuador’s Caracara)

While traveling through the Ecuador's Andes mountains, we've seen lots of wildlife. As I went through my photos, I found ...
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bright-red-vermilion-flycatcher-in-the-grass

15 Facts About Ecuador’s Vermilion Flycatcher

The male vermilion flycatcher is a tiny bright red bird. He is a real attention grabber! The first one we ...
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pale-legged-hornero-building-his-nest-Ecuador

Pale Legged Horneros and their Mud Homes (Furnarius leucopus)

Birds are so interesting! There is something so captivating about them, their beautiful colors, songs, and not to mention their ...
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tarantula-ecuador

Ecuador Spiders: Tarantulas and Red Fanged Wolf Spiders in Cuenca

Do you like spiders? Now we have some new photos - and a video - of the largest spider we've ...
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Male Andean Bear Cuenca Ecuador

17 Facts About Ecuador’s Andean Bear (Meet Paddington Bear)

In this post, you'll learn about Ecuador's Andean bear. It is also known as a spectacled bear (for obvious reasons) ...
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galapagos marine iguana

Marine Iguanas

Marine Iguanas are really quite weird. They enjoy eating the algae. . . at the bottom of the sea. They ...
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Nova Scotia's Endangered Blanding’s Turtle (Underwater Video)

Nova Scotia’s Endangered Blanding’s Turtle (Underwater Video)

On our most recent trip to Kejimkujik National Park, we rented a canoe and paddled up the Mersey River. And ...
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Is hippo milk pink?

Is Hippo Milk Really Pink? Don’t be Fooled! (Here’s the Truth…)

Hippos naturally producing pink milk? Sounds pretty amazing! Sadly, it's false. Here's where the story came from. And the real ...
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Donkey facts

Looking for Donkey Facts? Here are 43 Interesting Facts About Donkeys

In this post, you'll learn tons of donkey facts - everything from personality, diet, history, loyalty, and what they can ...
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African grey parrot

44 African Grey Parrot Facts (Complete Guide) Talkative Congo Grey Parrot

African grey parrots are famous for their intelligence and vocabulary. In this post, you'll learn 44 African grey parrot facts, ...
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sumatran tiger

9 Types of Tigers: Guide to All Subspecies (Size, Population, Illegal Trade)

How many tiger species are there? Learn about all 9 types of tigers, including population size, weight, range, illegal trade ...
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red billed oxpecker

19 Facts About African Oxpecker Birds (Both Species of Buphagus)

Have you seen little birds on rhinos and hippos? They are oxpeckers - small parasite-eating birds from Africa. Here are ...
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Lake Victoria Cichlids

9 Fascinating Facts About Lake Victoria Cichlids (Uganda): 45 Species List

In this post, you'll learn about Lake Victoria cichlids. We include a list of 45 popular cichlid species, habitat, diet ...
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Saddle-billed stork in flight

15 Facts About Africa’s Saddle-billed Stork (Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis)

The saddle-billed stork is a very tall wading bird found in sub-Saharan Africa. In this post, you'll learn 15 saddle-billed ...
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Hippo facts

57 Huge Hippo Facts: Complete Guide to the Massive Hippopotamus

Hippos are huge, docile mammals. Or are they? In this post, you'll learn 57 hippo facts about one of Africa's ...
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Crested crane facts

16 Facts About Crested Crane of Uganda, Africa: (Balearica regulorum gibbericeps)

In this post, you'll learn about the crested crane of Uganda. Facts include population, diet, threats, dancing habits, lifespan, and ...
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African spoonbill

13 Facts About the African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)

In this post, you'll learn all about the African Spoonbill, with facts including their size, scientific name, range, diet, lifespan, parenting ...
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Marabou stork

15 Ugly Facts About Africa’s Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumeniferus)

In this post, you'll meet Africa's Marabou Stork. This has been referred to as Unofficial National Bird of Uganda. Learn more ...
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Golden Monkey

12 Facts About the Golden Monkey of Central Africa (Cercopithecus kandti)

In this post, you'll learn all about Central Africa's golden monkey. You'll learn facts, including range, diet, population, social life, ...
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Great blue turaco

8 Great Blue Turaco Facts (Corythaeola cristata)

Interested to learn about this unusual African blue bird? Here are 8 great blue turaco facts to satisfy your curiosity, ...
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