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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis Type:   Bug Diet:   Carnivore Average life span in the wild:   12 months Size:   0.5 to 6 in (1.2 to 15 cm) long Did you know? The Praying Mantis was the inspiration of a character in ‘A Bugs Life’! Size relative to a tea cup: Courtesy of National Geographic

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Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl Type: Bird Diet:Carnivore Average life span in the wild:   9.5 years Size:   Body, 20 to 28 in (52 to 71 cm); wingspan, 4.2 to 4.8 ft (1.3 to 1.5 m) Weight:   3.5 to 6.5 lbs (1.6 to 3 kg) Group name:   Solitary Did you know? Unlike most owls, which are nocturnal, snowy owls […]

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Cheetah

Cheetah Type:   Mammal Diet:   Carnivore Average life span in the wild:   10 to 12 years Size:   3.5 to 4.5 ft (1.1 to 1.4 m); Tail, 25.5 to 31.5 in (65 to 80 cm) Weight:   77 to 143 lbs (35 to 65 kg) Did you Know? The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. With acceleration […]

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Porcupine

Porcupine Type:   Mammal Diet:   Herbivore Average life span in the wild:   5 to 7 years Size:   Head and body, 25 to 36 in (60 to 90 cm); Tail, 8 to 10 in (20-25 cm) Weight:   12 to 35 lbs (5 to 16 kg) Group name:   Family Did you Know? Female porcupines have between one and […]

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Parrot

Parrot Type:   Bird Diet:   Omnivore Average life span in the wild:   Up to 80 years Size:   3.5 in (8.7cm) to 40 in (100 cm) Weight:   2.25 oz (65 g) to 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) Many parrots are kept as pets, especially macaws, Amazon parrots, cockatiels, parakeets, and cockatoos. These birds have been popular companions throughout […]

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Meller’s Charmeleon

Meller’s Chameleon  Type:   Reptile Diet:   Carnivore Average life span in the wild:   12 years Size:   21 in (50 cm) Weight:   14.4 oz (408 g) Did you know? Chameleons don’t change colors to match their surroundings. Each species displays distinct color patterns to indicate specific reactions or emotions. Courtesy of National Geographic

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Clown Anemonefish

Clown Anemonefish Type:     Fish Diet:    Carnivore Size:     4.3 in (11 cm) Group name:      School Average life span in the wild:      6 to 10 years Did you know? Ironically,Finding Nemo, a movie about the anguish of a captured clownfish, caused home-aquarium demand for them to triple.  Courtesy of National Geographic

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