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Basking SharkToday, Bernie the Bear wants to show you the Basking Shark.

The second biggest fish in the world!

If you didn't get here quick enough like Simon the Snail, yesterday's featured animal was the Warthog.

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Welcome to A-Z Animals, an online animal encyclopedia where you can learn about all your favourite animals, and even some you may have never heard of!

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Fun and playful breed of small dog!
Banded Palm CivetBanded Palm Civet
Markings give it camouflage!
Respire through the gills on their heads!
Leaf-Tailed GeckoLeaf-Tailed Gecko
Only found on Madagascar!
French BulldogFrench Bulldog
A gentle and docile breed!
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Thorny DevilThorny Devil
Found only on mainland Australia!
White RhinocerosWhite Rhinoceros
The second largest animal on the land!
Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd
Sweet, faithful and affectionate!
Lives in small groups called prides!
Can trek more than 1,000 miles every year!
Monitor LizardMonitor Lizard
Some species are thought to carry a weak venom!
Found throughout the Southern Hemisphere!
The largest feline in the world!
Sperm WhaleSperm Whale
Each tooth weighs 1kg!
Able to regrow lost or damaged limbs!
Eats more than 100 different types of plant!
X-Ray TetraX-Ray Tetra
Yellow, black and white striped fins!
English ShepherdEnglish Shepherd
Highly intelligent and independent!
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Bearded CollieBearded Collie
Weekly brushing is mandatory!
Yorkshire TerrierYorkshire Terrier
Highly energetic and eager for adventure!
Humpback WhaleHumpback Whale
There are thought to be 80,000 left in the wild!
Arctic FoxArctic Fox
Extremely thick winter fur!
Proboscis MonkeyProboscis Monkey
Natively found on the island of Borneo!
Introduced to the Canary Islands by the Spanish!
Strong, loyal and self-assured!
The offspring of Zebra and Donkey parents!
Turkish AngoraTurkish Angora
A breed that originated in central Turkey!
Hercules BeetleHercules Beetle
Can grow up to 7 inches long!
Largest mammal in North America!
Poison Dart FrogPoison Dart Frog
Inhabits the jungles of Central and South America!
Around 35 million in the English countryside!
Barn OwlBarn Owl
Found everywhere around the world!
Renews it's enormous antlers every year!
Birds Of ParadiseBirds Of Paradise
There are around 50 different species!
Wild BoarWild Boar
Males have a top tusk to sharpen the bottom one!
Pool FrogPool Frog
The rarest amphibian in the UK!
Has evolved over 50 million years!
American Staffordshire TerrierAmerican Staffordshire Terrier
Bred to be extremely friendly!

Betty the Butterfly's Blog

New Primate Species Discovered, The Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon

Wed 11th January 2017 (1 comment)
A Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon
A Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon, Copyright Sam Turvey
A Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon, Copyright Sam Turvey

Scientists have confirmed that a species of hoolock gibbon that they have been studying for sometime in the forests of south west China is in fact a new species of primate not previously known to science.

Named as the Skywalker hoolock gibbon, these rare and elusive primates have been given the scientific name of Hoolock tianxing which when translated from Chinese characters means "Heaven’s movement". The gibbon has been named as such due to the scientists being fans of the Star Wars films.

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