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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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Sperm WhaleSperm Whale
Each tooth weighs 1kg!
Greenland DogGreenland Dog
Strong and speedy breed of dog!
Marsh FrogMarsh Frog
Has bright green skin!
Macaroni PenguinMacaroni Penguin
Gather in colonies of up to 100,000 members!
First bred in 17th century Germany!
Keel Billed ToucanKeel Billed Toucan
It's beak can reach nearly 20 cm long!
Marine ToadMarine Toad
Produces a toxin used in arrow darts!
Sea OtterSea Otter
Eats over 40 different marine species!
Gila MonsterGila Monster
It's tail acts as a fat storage facility!
There are thought to be over 2,000 species!
Moray EelMoray Eel
Can grow to nearly 2 meters in length!
Woolly MammothWoolly Mammoth
Tusks grew to 16ft long!
Uses visual signals to communicate!
The largest bird in the world!
Indian RhinocerosIndian Rhinoceros
Also known as the one-horned rhino!
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Inhabits dark underwater caves!
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Tibetan MastiffTibetan Mastiff
Originally bred in the Himalayan mountains!
Yorkshire TerrierYorkshire Terrier
Highly energetic and eager for adventure!
Leopard TortoiseLeopard Tortoise
The most widely distributed tortoise in Africa!
Fin WhaleFin Whale
Found throughout ocean waters worldwide!
Originally known as the Desert Rat!
Geoffroys TamarinGeoffroys Tamarin
Has distinctive V shape on head!
There are 250,000 different species!
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Bull MastiffBull Mastiff
Courageous, loyal and calm!
Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear
Less than 10% make it into adulthood!
Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!
Adoring, elegant and affectionate!
Water VoleWater Vole
The largest Vole species in the UK!
Western Lowland GorillaWestern Lowland Gorilla
One of the great apes!
Asian ElephantAsian Elephant
Domesticated for hundreds of years!
Nests on tropical islands and cliffs!
Distinctively coloured noses and rumps!
Water DragonWater Dragon
Spends most of it's time in the trees!
Has longer back legs than front legs!
An estimated 5,000 are killed every year!
Border CollieBorder Collie
Highly intelligent and alert breed!
The largest species of parrot in the world!

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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