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Gazelle

Gazella A gazelle is any of many antelope species. There are about 14 species of gazelle. They are thin and graceful and can be identified by their curved, ringed horns, tan or reddish-brown coats and white rumps. Often, there are spots or stripes on their coats. Gazelles are known as swift animals; they are able to reach …

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Giant Panda

Ailuopoda melanoleuca Pandas are famous for their black and white markings. The legs, shoulders, ears and oval patches around the eyes are black, and the rest of the coat is white. Good tree climbers, pandas can also swim to escape predators. Pandas use an enlarged wrist bone that looks like a thumb to grasp objects like …

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Giraffe

Giraffes are one of the world’s tallest mammals. They are well known for their long necks, long legs, and spotted patterns. Giraffes have small “horns” or knobs on top of their heads that grow to be about five inches long. These knobs are used to protect the head in fights. Size Male giraffes are larger than …

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Grevy’s Zebra

Equus grevyi Grevy’s zebra is the largest living wild member of the horse family. They have narrow stripes that cover the head, body and legs. A Grevy’s zebra’s belly is white and does not have stripes. Size Grevy’s zebras are 4.5 to 5 feet tall at the shoulder. They are eight to ten feet long …

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Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos The grizzly bear is a large predator that is different from black bears due to a distinctive hump on its shoulders. Grizzly bears have concave faces and long claws about the length of a human finger. Their coloration is usually darkish brown but can vary from very light cream to black. The long guard hairs …

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Hawaiian Monk Seal

Monachus schauinslandi Hawaiian monk seals are known as the “most primitive of living seals.” They have streamlined bodies which make them good swimmer. Their front and back limbs are flipper-like – the front flippers, which have five digits, are smaller than the back flippers. The hind flippers cannot be turned forward, so to move on …

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Florida Black Bear

Ursus americanus The American black bear is the smallest of the three bears species found in North America, and are found only in North America. Black bears have short, non-retractable claws that give them an excellent tree-climbing ability. Black bear fur is usually a uniform color except for a brown muzzle and light markings that sometimes appear …

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Fisher

Martes pennanti The fisher is a member of the weasel family. It has a long, slim body with short legs, rounded ears, and a bushy tail. It is agile and swift and is an excellent climber. Length 3 feet (including 15 inch tail)Weight 12 lbs (males); 8 lbs (females) Lifespan about 7 years Diet Snowshoe hares, rabbits, rodents …

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Elephant

Loxodonta Africana The African elephant is the largest land mammal on Earth and perhaps one of the most intelligent. The trunk of the African elephant has two finger-like structures at its tip that allow the animal to perform both delicate and powerful movements. Its remarkable tusks first appear when the animal is two years of age and continue to …

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Eastern Timber Wolf

Canis lupus lycaon Subspecies of the gray wolf, which is the largest member of the canine family and ancestor of the dog. Color ranges: grizzled gray, black, all-white. Size Height: 26 to 32 inches at the shoulder. Weight: 55 to 115 pounds. Females are usually slightly smaller. Original Range The eastern timber wolf once ranged …

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Dolphins

Order: Cetacea Dolphins are part of the family of toothed whales that includes orcas and pilot whales. They are mammals and breathe through a blowhole on the top of their head. Dolphin coloration varies, but they are generally gray in color with darker backs than the rest of their bodies. Size The Amazonian River dolphin is the smallest of the dolphin …

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Cook Inlet Beluga Whale

Delphinapterus leucas The Cook Inlet beluga whale is a small, isolated subspecies of the beluga whale. Adult beluga whales are easily distinguished by their pure white skin, their small size and their lack of dorsal fin. The beluga has a broad and rounded head and a large forehead.  Belugas are toothed whales. They have broad, …

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Clouded Leopard

Neofelis nebulosa Named for the large cloud-like spots on its body, the clouded leopard is a medium-sized cat that sports a grayish or yellowish coat. The spots, which are generally dark brown with a black outline, provide excellent camouflage in the leopard’s forest habitat. Clouded leopards have long, strong tails and powerful, stout legs. They are also known to …

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Chimpanzee

Pan troglodytes The Chimpanzee is the the most closely related animal to humans. Chimpanzees have hands and feet that look like ours including finger nails, finger prints, and toe nails. But theirs are especially adapted to their life in the forests using both their hands and feet to climb and grasp objects. Chimpanzees have black to brown …

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