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Animals of the World

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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swahili animal names

102 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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