The Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus) is a medium-sized arboeal strepshirrhine mammal. It is also known as the Broad-Nosed Bamboo Lemur and the Broad-Nosed Gentle Lemur.
The Greater Bamboo Lemur has thick, grey-brown fur with white ear tufts. Its belly has lighter fur. Its tail, nose, and head are black. It has long legs, especially long back legs for leaping. It is a leaper.
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What is a tadpole?
A tadpole is the aquatic larval stage in the life cycle of an amphibian, such as a frog or toad. Tadpole means ‘toad head.’
A tadpole has a grey, laterally-compressed body and tail, with internal or external gills to enable it to breathe underwater, and a mouth to eat algae.
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The Eastern Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni peloponnesica) is a small to medium-sized land chelonian reptile. It is related to the Greek Tortoise (Testudo graeca).
The Eastern Hermann’s Tortoise has a slightly domed, rounded shell, called a carapace. The carapace is black and yellow with markings, but the colour fades with age, and becomes grey or straw-coloured. Its underbelly is creamy-beige. It has no teeth, but it has a strong, short beak. It has scaly brownish-grey, stumpy legs with five claws. Its back legs are thicker than its front legs. The tip of its tail has a spur (a horny, short spike).
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The Balta Wood Cockroach (Balta spuria) is an insect in the Ectobidae family (formerly the Blattellidae family) of cockroaches.
The Balta Wood Cockroach is mostly golden brown with some darker parts on its wing cases. It has a white band at the back of its shell. The female has shorter wings than the male. The male’s wings cover his whole abdomen, whereas the female’s wings cover part of her abdomen.
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The Geoffrey’s Tufted-Ear Marmoset (Callithrix geoffroyi) is a small arboreal primate mammal in the Callitrichidae family of monkeys. It is also known as the White-Headed Marmoset. It is closely related to the Goeldi’s Monkey, also known as theGoeldi’s Marmoset (Callimico goeldii).
The Geoffrey’s Tufted-Ear Marmoset has long grey, black, and russet-brown-to-orange fur. It has white fur surrounding its face. Its face is small, with bare pink skin and small brownish-orange eyes. It has claws, not nails. It has a long tail.
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The New Caledonian Giant Gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) is an arboreal reptile in the Diplodactylidae family of gecko lizards.
The New Caledonian Giant Gecko is native to the island of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean, specifically on the southern and eastern portions of the main island. It grows to 36 centimetres (14 inches), including its tail.
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The Black Mud Bee (Megachile parietina) is an insect in the mason bee family. It is a pollinator.
The Black Mud Bee is small, black, and shiny. It has a narrow, cylindrical body with a large head. It has black legs and black antennae.
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The European Green Lizard (Lacerta viridis) is a reptile.
The European Green Lizard is green with small spots on its back. The male has a bluish throat, and the female’s throat is lighter blue. It is well camouflaged in the grass. It drops its tail to evade predators. The tail regenerates – it grows back. This is called autotomy.
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The Guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is a camelid mammal. It is related to the Llama.
The Guanaco varies in fur colour, from light-brown to dark cinnamon. It has a white underbelly. Its fur is soft. Its face is grey with small, straight ears.
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The Red-Bellied Lemur (Eulemur rubriventer) is a medium-sized strepshirrhine mammal. It is quadrupedal and arboreal – moving on four limbs and living in trees.
The Red-Bellied Lemur has thick chestnut-brown fur, with lighter and redder fur on its belly. Its tail, nose and head are black. It has patches of white skin below the eyes, which look like teardrops (the male has more pronounced teardrops). The female has more creamy-white patches of fur.
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The Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) is a medium-sized wild cat: a feline mammal. It is a felid.
The Eurasian Lynx has short reddish or brown fur in summer and thick, silky silver-grey to greyish-brown fur in winter, with a long grey and white ruff. Its underbelly, neck and chin are white. Its fur has black spots, although some Lynxes have dark-brown stripes on their forehead and back. It has black tufts of hair on its ears. It has powerful long legs with large webbed, furred paws to enable it to swim and to walk on snowy ground. It has a bobbed tail with a black tip.
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The Spotfin Butterflyfish (Chaetodon ccellatus) is a tropical marine (saltwater) fish.
The Spotfin Butterflyfish is a flat, laterally compressed fish with a dark spot of its dorsal (back) fin. It has a vertical, black bar through its eye, which fades and disappears with age. It has a blue body and yellow fins.
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The Sea Snail (Caenogastropoda) is a clade of marine (saltwater) gastropod molluscs, including a few freshwater snails and land snails.
The Sea Snail includes periwinkles, cowries, wentletraps, moon snails, murexes, cone snails, and turrids.
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Sometimes sheep and lambs need protection from other sheep with horns. Sometimes horns are damaged and require protection while they heal.
The Paris Zoo has placed rubber stoppers on the horns of the Blue Sheep (Pseudois nayaur) from the Himalayan mountains because there are three baby lambs in the enclosure, and to protect damaged horns.
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The Back Bearded Saki (Chiropotes satanas) is an arboreal primate monkey. It is a mammal.
The Back Bearded Saki has thick, black fur. It has a distinctive thick beard and a bushy black fox-like tail. It has some yellowish-brown markings around its back and shoulders. It has a dark nose and dark eyes. The male has a bulging forehead.
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The Golden Mantella Frog (Mantella aurantiaca) is a small poisonous amphibian.
The Golden Mantella Frog is yellow, orange, or red. Its inner leg has red flash markings.
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The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosi) is a wild cat; a feline mammal (a felid).
The Clouded Leopard has dark-grey to ochre-brown fur, with black and dark-coloured markings. It has black spots on its head, and broken stripes from the corner of its eyes over its cheek, from the corner of its mouth to the neck, and along its shoulders. Its sides have dusky-grey irregular blotches. Its underbelly and legs are spotted.
Its ears are black, and its tail has large, irregular, paired spots. It has short legs with large paws. Its back legs are longer than its front legs. Its eyes have vertical slits with brownish-yellow to greyish-green irises. It has long, sharp canine teeth.
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The Tube-Dwelling Anemone (Cerianthus membranaceus) is a marine (saltwater) invertebrate, without a backbone. It is an animal, not a plant. It is also known as the Cylinder Anemone.
The Tube-Dwelling Anemone has about 200 tentacles in two whorls around its central mouth, called an oral disc. The tentacles along the outer whorl are long and slender with stinging cells. The tentacles along the inner whorl are shorter. The tentacles can be many colours, such as white, yellow, orange, green, brown, blue, black, purple, pink, and violet.
The tentacles do not retract, but the whole animal can retract into its tube. It has a long cylindrical column which is buried in the soil. The tube is its permanent home.
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The Striped Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus diagrammus) is a freshwater and a saltwater fish in the grunt genus.
The Striped Sweetlips has big, fleshy lips. It changes its colour and patterns throughout its life. Typically, it gets more stripes as it ages.
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