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Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!

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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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Green Bee-EaterGreen Bee-Eater
Mainly eats honeybees!
Butterfly FishButterfly Fish
There are more than 100 different species!
Tibetan MastiffTibetan Mastiff
Originally bred in the Himalayan mountains!
Siberian TigerSiberian Tiger
Also known as the Amur tiger!
Only 2,000 left in the wild!
Builds a dam from sticks and leaves!
Grey Reef SharkGrey Reef Shark
One of the most common shark species!
Found in the murky waters of Northern India!
Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!
Boston TerrierBoston Terrier
Friendly, lovable and very strong!
Spends 75% of it's time hunting for food!
Galapagos PenguinGalapagos Penguin
Found around the Equator!
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Afghan HoundAfghan Hound
First used as a shepherd and hunter!
Grey Mouse LemurGrey Mouse Lemur
The largest species of mouse lemur!
Also known as the Asian Bearcat!
Sea SquirtSea Squirt
There are more than 3,000 known species!
Tasmanian DevilTasmanian Devil
Exclusively found on the island of Tasmania!
Releases a strong smelling musk in defence!
King CrabKing Crab
Can have a leg span of nearly 2 meters!
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Manta RayManta Ray
Can grow up to 9m wide!
Less than 2,500 left in the wild!
Bichon FriseBichon Frise
Gentle mannered, playful and affectionate!
White Faced CapuchinWhite Faced Capuchin
One of the world's most intelligent monkeys!
Spends much of the time high in the trees!
Can reach speeds of up to 25 mph!
Elephant SealElephant Seal
The largest species of seal in the world!
Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!
Feathered legs and toes!
Can leap more than 1 meter into the air!
There are more than 1,300 known species!
Entlebucher Mountain DogEntlebucher Mountain Dog
Native to parts of the Swiss Alps!
A flat fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific!
The largest feline in the world!
Thought to be over 2,000 years old!
It's stinger is razor-sharp or serrated!
Tiger SharkTiger Shark
The fourth biggest species of shark in the world!
There are more than 160 different species!
Spider MonkeySpider Monkey
Found in the tropical jungles of South America!

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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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