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American CoonhoundAmerican Coonhound
Easygoing and people-friendly!
Ant (Formicidae)Ant
First evolved 100 million years ago!
Arctic Fox (Alopex Lagopus)Arctic Fox
Extremely thick winter fur!
Arctic Hare (Lepus Arcticus)Arctic Hare
Eats berries found in the snow!
Arctic Wolf (Canus Lupus Arcticus)Arctic Wolf
Incredibly versatile and adaptive!
Bat (Chiroptera)Bat
Detects prey using echolocation!
Bear (Ursidae)Bear
There are 8 different species!
Beetle (Coleoptera)Beetle
There are more than 350,000 different species!
BirdBird
Not all birds are able to fly!
Bison (Bison Bison)Bison
Largest mammal in North America!
Butterfly (Papilionoidea)Butterfly
There are thought to be up 20,000 species!
Cat (Felis Domesticus)Cat
First domesticated by the Ancient Egyptians!
Caterpillar (Larva)Caterpillar
The larvae of a moth or butterfly!
Catfish (Siluriformes)Catfish
There are nearly 3,000 different species!
Chicken (Gallus Gallus)Chicken
First domesticated more than 10,000 years ago!
Cockroach (Blattaria)Cockroach
Dated to be around 300 million years old!
Common Loon (Gavia Immer)Common Loon
Also known as the Great Northern Diver!
Cow (Bos Taurus)Cow
There are nearly 1.5 million worldwide!
Crab (Brachyura)Crab
There are 93 different crab groups!
Crane (Gruidae)Crane
Many are critically endangered species!
Deer (Odocoileus virginiana)Deer
There are around 40 different species!
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)Dog
First domesticated in South-East Asia!
Dragonfly (Anisoptera)Dragonfly
It's larvae are carnivorous!
Duck (Anas Platyrhynchos)Duck
Rows of tiny plates line their teeth!
Eagle (Hieraatus Spilogaster)Eagle
Has exceptional eyesight!
Earwig  (Dermaptera)Earwig
There are nearly 2,000 different species!
Fly (Diptera)Fly
There are more than 240,000 different species!
Fox (Vulpes vulpes)Fox
There are 12 different species in the world!
Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus)Glass Lizard
Can grow up to 4ft long!
Glow Worm (Arachnocampa luminosa)Glow Worm
Found inhabiting dense woodland and caves!
Goose (Branta)Goose
There are 29 different species!
Grasshopper (Caelifera)Grasshopper
There are 11,000 known species!
Grizzly Bear (Ursus Arctos Horriblis)Grizzly Bear
Less than 10% make it into adulthood!
Hamster (Mesocricetus Auratus)Hamster
Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!
Hare (Lepus Europaeus)Hare
Can reach speeds of over 40 mph!
Heron (Ardeidae)Heron
Inhabits wetlands around the world!
Highland Cattle (Bos Taurus)Highland Cattle
Natively found in the Scottish Highlands!
Honey Bee (Apis)Honey Bee
There are only 7 recognised species!
Horse (Equus Caballus)Horse
Has evolved over 50 million years!
Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)Human
Thought to have orignated 200,000 years ago!
Insect (Insecta)Insect
There are an estimated 30 million species!
Kingfisher (Coraciiformes)Kingfisher
Inhabits wetlands and woodlands worldwide!
Ladybird (Coccinellidae)Ladybird
There are more than 5,000 species worldwide!
Lemming (Lemmus Lemmus)Lemming
Does not hibernate during the bitter Arctic winter!
Lizard (Lacertilia)Lizard
There are around 5,000 different species!
Long-Eared Owl (Casuarius)Long-Eared Owl
Ear-tufts make it look bigger!
Millipede (Diplopoda)Millipede
Some species have a poisonous bite!
Mole (Talpidae)Mole
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
MongrelMongrel
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
Moose (Alces Alces)Moose
Renews it's enormous antlers every year!
Moth (Gynnidomorpha Alisman)Moth
There are 250,000 different species!
Mountain Lion (Felis Concolor)Mountain Lion
Has no real natural predators!
Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)Mouse
Found on every continent on Earth!
Mule (Equus Mule)Mule
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Opossum (Didelphis Virginiana)Opossum
Thought to be immune to certain snake venom!
Otter (Lutra Canadensis)Otter
There are 13 different species worldwide!
Panther (Panthera pardus, Panthera onca )Panther
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Pheasant (Phasianus Colchicus)Pheasant
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Pika (Ochotona Minor)Pika
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas!
Pike (Esox)Pike
There are 5 different species!
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)Polar Bear
Could be extinct within the next 30 years!
Puffin (Fratercula arctica)Puffin
Can remain in the water for up to 2 minutes!
Quail (Coturnix Coturnix)Quail
Inhabits woodland and forest areas worldwide!
Raccoon (Procyon Lotor)Raccoon
Known to wash their food before eating it!
Rat (Rattus Rattus)Rat
Omnivores that eat anything!
Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus)Reindeer
Also known as the Caribou!
Salamander (Caudata)Salamander
There are more than 700 different species!
Shrimp (Caridea)Shrimp
There are 2,000 different species worldwide!
Skunk (Mephitis Mephitis)Skunk
Also known as the Polecat!
Snail (Achatinoidea  )Snail
There are nearly 1,000 different species!
Snake (Serpentes)Snake
There are around 2,700 known species worldwide!
Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus)Snowy Owl
One of the largest owl species in the world!
Spadefoot Toad (Mesobatrachia)Spadefoot Toad
They spend most of their time underground!
Sparrow (Passeridae)Sparrow
There are 140 different species!
Squirrel (Sciuridae)Squirrel
Small rodents found in woodlands worldwide!
Stick Insect (Phasmatodea)Stick Insect
There are more than 3,000 different species!
Stoat (Mustela Erminea)Stoat
Average adults weigh about 200 grams!
Swan (Cygnus Atratus)Swan
Populations have been affected by pollution!
Vulture (Aegypius Monachus)Vulture
There are 30 different species worldwide!
Wasp (Hymenoptera)Wasp
There are around 75,000 recognised species!
Weasel (Mustela nivalis)Weasel
The smallest carnivorous mammal in the world!
Wolf (Canis Rufus)Wolf
Thought to date back more than 300,000 years!
Woodlouse (Oniscidea)Woodlouse
Actually a crustacean, not an insect!
Woodpecker (Picidae)Woodpecker
There are 200 different species!
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