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Size Matters: The Blue Whale

At over 10 feet tall and weighing more than five tons, the African bush elephant is largest land mammal alive today. These behemoths seem like mere insects compared to some of the great dinosaurs; the largest sauropods could weigh as much as an entire herd of elephants! Despite this immensity, there are still even bigger…

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Aye, aye for the Aye-aye!

Everybody loves lemurs. They have a much higher fluffiness factor than other primates that coupled with their large eyes makes them almost too cute to stand. However, not all lemurs fit into this mold. One species, the aye-aye, is bizarre even by the standards of this unusual primate group. Where do aye-ayes live? As with…

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Fabulous Frilled Dragons

Everybody wants a pet dinosaur but unfortunately, they’re extinct. Well, birds are still around, but back when Jurassic Park hit the big screen most people still associated them with lizards. One dinosaur, the Dilophosaurus, stood out thanks to its strange appearance. It sported a huge, extendable frill around its neck. As it turns out, the…

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Happy Little Hognose Snakes

Snakes are some of the most feared and misunderstood animals on the planet. Just the mention of the word is enough to send people running. In reality, snakes are far from the evil monsters popularly portrayed in television and films. With a piggy little nose and chubby body, how could you think the western hognose…

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Playin’ Possum

The Virginia opossum is perhaps one of the most recognizable mammals in North America. Many people either do not like them or fear them, in part because of their slight resemblance to an oversized  They can often be found rummaging around in our garbage at night and are most famous for their ability to play…

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