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10 cool things about the polar bear

Awesome facts about the polar bear: 1. Transparent fur Polar bears appear white, but their fur is actually transparent. It only appears white because it reflects visible light. To humans and other animals who can see only visible light, the ...

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10 Coool things about the alpaca

1. Tummy talk As herbivores, alpacas only eat vegetation. They eat mostly grass, but their diets can also include leaves, wood, bark and stems. The alpaca’s stomach is divided into compartments that work together to digest his food.

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10 Cool things about the fossa

1.Is he a cat or is he a monkey? He may look very cat-like and sport a long monkey-like tail, but the fossa’s closest relatives are members of the mongoose and civet families.

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10 Cool things about the monarch African butterfly

1. HISTORICALLY SPEAKING The monarch is believed to be the first butterfly ever to be documented. Ancient Egyptians drew pictures of butterflies on tombs as far back as 3,500 years ago and these images resemble the monarch.

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10 Cool things about the kangaroo

1.Say what? There are actually a few different kinds of kangaroos in Australia, ranging from the popular grey kangaroos of the east and west, to the lesser-known antilopine kangaroo of the north. Interestingly enough, grey kangaroos can live up to 18 years, although some kangaroos have been found to live up to 20 years. Kangaroos in captivity usually have a lifespan of about 23 years.

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10 Cool things about the elephant

1. Strange relations The elephant’s closest living relative is the dassie. This might sound odd, but recent discoveries have shown that the elephant’s oldest ancestor was about the size of a rabbit.

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10 cool things about the Cape grey mongoose

1. Proudly South African The Cape grey mongoose (also sometimes called the small grey mongoose) is a small mammal indigenous to southern Africa, spreading from the Cape province to the western and eastern province, through Lesotho, to parts of the ...

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