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From New Zealand, meet the tuatara!

Tuataras look like lizards, but they are the last living members of an ancient group of reptiles called sphenodonts.  Stewart Nimmo, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons Today tuataras live only in New Zealand, but their sphenodont relatives used to live all over the…

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Owls that live in the ground?!

Everybody knows that owls fly around at night and build their nests in trees, right?  Torotoroka scops-owl (Otus madagascariensis) in Madagascar. Image by Rhett A. Butler. Spotted owlet rests in a tree in India’s Keoladeo National Park. Image by Manon Verchot. Have you ever heard…

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Meet the bush dog

Check out these bush dogs caught on camera trap! Get to know me: I am a bush dog (scientific name: Speothos venaticus). I am a canid – a canid is a group of dog-like mammals that includes foxes, wolves, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and other dog-like species.…

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