Can You Identify the Animal From a Negative?

J.P. Naomi

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Bats are animals whose forelimbs form webbed wings. They are the only mammal naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

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Pigeon is a French word that derives from the Latin pipio, for a "peeping" chick. Together with doves, they constitute the bird family, Columbidae.

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There are 64 different species of rats! They are distinguished from mice by their larger size, though often confused for mice by the average person.

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Most of the 60 species of eagles are from Eurasia and Africa. They are classified as large, powerfully built birds of prey.

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Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes. They have skulls with joints that allow them to swallow must larger prey with their highly mobile jaws.

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Kangaroos are endemic to Australia. The Australian government estimates that 34.3 million kangaroos live within the commercial harvest areas of Australia.

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Raccoons are native to North America. They have two distinct features: extremely dexterous front paws and a 'facial mask.'

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Foxes have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail. They live on every continent except Antarctica.

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Did you know horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down? Horses reach full adult development by the time they are 5 years old, and have an average lifespan of 25 to 30 years.

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The word for panda bear in Chinese is dà xióng māo - which literally translates to "big bear cat." They are native to south central China and their diet is more than 99 percent bamboo!

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Dogs are the first species to ever be domesticated. They are known as "man's best friend."

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Cats are a domesticated mammal often referred to as house cats. There are more than 70 different breeds of cats and most are valued by humans for their companionship.

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The word rhinoceros is from the Greek rhinokeros, meaning "nose-horned," from rhinos, meaning "nose," and keratos, meaning "horn." They are herbivores with small brains and weigh approximately one metric ton!

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The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily, Caprinae. There are more than 300 breeds of goat.

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The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, woodchucks, flying squirrels and prairie dogs. They are rodents found mostly in the Americas, Eurasia and Africa.

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Two living species of the alligator are the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. It is believed they first appeared on earth during the Paleocene epoch - more than 66 million years ago.

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There are an estimated 19 billion chickens in the world. They are kept by humans both as a source of food for their meat and eggs, and as pets.

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Rabbits come from the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe, while a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

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Sheep are a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. They are raised for fleece, meat - including lamb, hogget or mutton - and milk.

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The donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world, mostly in underdeveloped countries where they are used for helping to transport items.

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Camels are known for bearing "humps" on their backs. These humps are actually fatty deposits. Camels are found throughout the world with prevalence in the Middle East and Africa.

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Ducks are in the same family as swans and geese. They are considered aquatic birds, spending most of their time in both fresh and sea waters.

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Giraffes are the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants. Their food source consists of leaves, fruits and flowers of woody plants.

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The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, and is native to the Americas! Americans often eat turkey on special occasions, including Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Cattle are commonly raised as livestock for meat, including beef and veal. They are also raised as dairy animals for milk and other dairy products.

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Gorillas are the largest living primates! They live predominantly as herbivores and are mainly found in the forests of central Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Adult frogs are characterized by a stout body, protruding eyes, cleft tongue, limbs folded underneath, and the absence of a tail. They come from the Amphibia class, shifting from water to land with ease.

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Gazelles belong to the antelope species in the genus Gazella. They move swiftly, running upwards of 30 - 60 mph!

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Sharks are found in all seas and are common to depths of 6,600 feet. Some of the more well-known species of sharks include the great white shark, tiger shark, blue shark, mako shark, thresher shark, and hammerhead shark.

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Whales are marine mammals that evolved from land-living mammals. Because of this, whales must breathe air regularly, though they are able to stay under water for long periods of time.

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A Great Dane is a very large German breed of dog. The German name is Deutsche Dogge. It is one of the tallest dog breeds and typically weigh between 110 - 180 pounds!

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Turtles are reptiles and are characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs. It acts as a shield. There are 327 known species of turtles alive today.

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Wolves are canines who are native to the wilderness and remote areas of Eurasia and North America. They weigh between 79 - 99 pounds and are closely related to the coyote and golden jackal.

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Moose are often distinguished by the broad, flat antlers of the males. They are mostly found in cooler climates, including Canada, Alaska, New England, Fennoscandia, Baltic states, and Russia.

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Porcupines are rodentian mammals with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that protect them against predators. Old World porcupines are found mostly in southern Europe, Asia and most of Africa, while New World porcupines are indigenous to North America and northern South America.

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Penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds. They live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere and feed on krill, fish and squid.

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Characteristics of mice include a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a body-length scaly tail. They are often found looking for food and shelter in less-than-clean areas, both indoors and outdoors.

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Elephants are large mammals of the Elephantidae family and the order Proboscidea. They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Buffalo are members of the Bovidae family. Two categories of buffalo include African buffalo and water buffalo. They are found throughout the world in Asia, Europe, Australia, South America and Africa.

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Toucans are known as being brightly marked and having large, often-colorful bills. Do you remember Toucan Sam from the Fruit Loops box?

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Native to the Americas, jaguars live anywhere from the Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. They are the largest cat species.

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The term peacock is properly reserved for the male, while the female is known as a peahen. Young offspring are sometimes called peachicks!

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ROAR! Lions are members of the Felidae family of the genus Panthera. Male lions are easily recognized by their manes. The presence, absence, color, and size of the mane is associated with genetic precondition, sexual maturity, climate and testosterone production.

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There are 40 extant species of dolphins. They can range in size from 5.6 - 31 feet, and can weigh between 110 pounds to 11 short tons.

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There are two main groups of deer. They include the Cervinae, made up of muntjac, fallow deer and chital, and the Capreolinae, which includes elk, reindeer, roe deer and moose.

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The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent! They are known for building dams, canals and lodges.

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The common hippopotamus is a large, mostly herbivorous, semi-aquatic mammal native to sub-Saharan Africa. Its name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse."

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Antelopes are indigenous to certain regions in Africa and Eurasia. A group of them is referred to as a herd.

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Lizards range in size from chameleons and geckos, which are a few centimeters long, to the 3-meter-long Komodo dragon. They are mainly carnivorous, often being sit-and-wait predators.

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An emu is the second-largest living bird by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. They are found mostly in Australia and can reach heights of upwards of 6.2 feet.

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