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Most of us don’t grasp the variety of animals species that inhabit the Earth today, and some even get surprised as they find out there’s an animal they haven’t heard of before.

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The Cantor's giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) or Asian giant softshell turtle is a species of freshwater turtle. The turtle has a broad head and small eyes close to the tip of its ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Reptiles

The Gobi jerboa is a species of rodent in the Dipodidae family. It is found in China and Mongolia. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and temperate desert.

Domain: Animals; Category: Mammals

Japanese spider crab, Macrocheira kaempferi, is a species of marine crab that lives in the waters around Japan. It has the largest leg span of any arthropod, reaching up to 3.8 metres and weighing up ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Crustaceans

Yeti crab is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Crustaceans

The zebra duiker (Cephalophus zebra) is a small antelope found primarily in Liberia, as well as the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and occasionally Guinea. They are sometimes referred to as the banded ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Mammals

Sunda colugo or the Sunda flying lemur is not a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Mammals

The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with records extending along the Atlantic coast as far as extreme ...

Domain: Animals; Category: Mammals

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