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8 Surprising Facts about Platypuses

What animal is a mammal, but has the bill of a duck, lays eggs and lives in the water? A platypus – one of the world’s rare and unique creatures. These fascinating animals are only found in freshwater rivers and creeks of eastern and southeastern Australia. Platypuses can be kept in captivity, but they are…

Pangolin Facts

8 Astonishing Facts About Pangolins

Looking like scaly anteaters with the defense mechanisms of armadillos, pangolins are actually peaceful, unobtrusive creatures with the unfortunate reputation of being the world’s most trafficked animal. Pangolins are hunted for their body parts and scales, often used in traditional medicinal remedies. These fascinating creatures get their name from the Malay word “pengguling”, which means…

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