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Amazonian Royal Flycatcher

The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is a passerine bird. Passerines are birds, whose toes are adapted to easily perch on branches and similar structures. The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is found across most of the Amazon basin, although in scattered numbers.

Honey Badgers

Honey badgers get their name from their favourite food. Also know as ratels, they forage for honey and eat it straight out of the beehive! These highly intelligent mammals are found primarily in Africa, Southwest Asia and India.

Giant Otters

The giant otter is, indeed, the giant of the otter world. Pteronura brasiliensis is only found in selected river systems in South America and, unfortunately, is endangered today.

Narwhal

Imagine a big, big mammal with a spiral, long, handsome tusk protruding from its anterior, swimming the seas amongst the ice in the North Pole. That’s a narwhal for you.

Shoebill Stork

The Shoebill Stork is named for its distinctive bill shaped like a shoe! The pre-historic looking Shoebill Stork stands up to 1.5 m. tall. It is so elusive and solitary that even breeding pairs are rarely seen together!

Ring-Tailed Lemur

Did you know the ring-tailed lemur is found only on the island of Madagascar? At least 50 different species of lemurs call Madagascar home, though some estimates go up to 80 species; all of which are found only here and nowhere else on Earth?

Giant Anteater

Did you know the giant anteater is native to Central and South America?

Elephant

Did you know that elephants grieve over their dead family members? They have been recorded to show an interest in dead elephants, often examining their bones and tusks.

Mango

The mango is rich in Vitamin A, C, fibre and other healthy components! Did you know that the mango tree is the state tree of Maharashtra where it is called aam or Aamba? It is also the national tree of Bangladesh.

Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers position themselves vertically on tree trunks and tap with their beaks. That is after all, how they gets their name! Did you know that they do so to find insects living in the crevices in the wood or to dig to make nest cavities. Some species also tap on trees to communicate as part of their courtship behaviour.

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