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Common marmoset

The common marmoset is a very small New World monkey that lives in Brazil. Marmosets can found in many forest habitats. Common marmosets eat gum, sap, latex, and resin from trees the most out of all the members of the Callithrix family. A common ...

                                               

Common pipistrelle

The common pipistrelle is a small bat with a very large range across most of Europe, North Africa, southwestern Asia, and possibly into Korea. It is one of the most common bat species in the British Isles. It is 3.5–4.5 cm long with a wingspan of ...

                                               

Common toad

The common toad or European toad is an amphibian. They are found in most of Europe, except for Ireland, Iceland and some Mediterranean islands. The toad usually lies hidden during the day. It becomes active at dusk and spends the night hunting fo ...

                                               

Corn snake

The corn snake is a North American species of rat snake that kills small prey by constriction. Corn snakes are found throughout the southeastern and central United States. They are often kept as pets. They reach a moderate size of 3.9–6.0 feet 1. ...

                                               

Crotalus enyo

Common names: Baja California rattlesnake, Lower California rattlesnake Crotalus enyo, also known as the Lower California Rattlesnake ", is a species of venomous Pit viper. There are currently two subspecies found.

                                               

Crotalus oreganus

Crotalus oreganus is a species of venomous Pit viper. There are currently six subspecies recognized, not including the nominate subspecies.

                                               

Crotalus ruber

The Red Diamond Rattlesnake is a large species of Rattlesnake. It usually grows up to the length of 100 centimeters 39 in, but some males can grow up to the length of 140 centimeters 55 in. The largest ever found was 162 centimeters 64 in long. I ...

                                               

Crotalus viridis

Crotalus viridis is a species of venomous Pit vipers. There is currently only one subspecies recognized, not including the nominate subspecies.

                                               

Cuviers beaked whale

Cuviers beaked whale, is the only member of the genus Ziphius. It is the most widely distributed of all the beaked whales. It is a record deep diver: "Cuvier’s beaked whales are likely to be the most extreme divers among marine mammals, able to g ...

                                               

Desert locust

The desert locust is a species of locust. Plagues of desert locusts threaten agricultural production in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. They have done so for centuries. The livelihood of one-tenth of the world’s human population may be affecte ...

                                               

Dice snake

The Dice snake is a European non-venomous snake belonging to the family of Colubridae, subfamily Natricinae. The Dice snake lives a lot in eastern Europe and western Asia, though not as much as the grass snake. Only one species, N.t.heinrothi, is ...

                                               

Eastern diamondback rattlesnake

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is a species of venomous pit vipers, found in southeastern United States of America. It is the largest rattlesnake, longest and the heaviest venomous snake in the Americas. There are currently no subspecies found.

                                               

Eastern grey kangaroo

The eastern grey kangaroo is a marsupial that lives in south and east Australia, including Tasmania. It is also called the great grey kangaroo and the forester kangaroo. An eastern grey male weighs about 66 kg and is almost 2 m tall. Its scientif ...

                                               

Eastern racer

Eastern racers usually grow up to 50 to 152 cm 20 to 60 in length. They usually weigh around 556 g 1.226 lb. Its color can range from black, bluish, gray, to olive brown.

                                               

Eclectus parrot

The eclectus parrot is a parrot that lives in the Solomon Islands, Sumba, New Guinea and nearby islands, northeastern Australia, and the Maluku Islands. The parrot is about 35 cm long.

                                               

Edible dormouse

The edible dormouse or fat dormouse is a small dormouse and the only species in the genus Glis. Fat dormice are the largest dormice in Europe. The ancient Romans used to breed them to be eaten usually as a snack. This is the reason for the word e ...

                                               

Ensatina

Ensatina is a genus of lungless salamanders. They are a complex of subspecies of Ensatina eschscholtzii, found in forests in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Baja California, Mexico.

                                               

Etruscan shrew

The Etruscan shrew is also known as the Etruscan pygmy shrew or the white-toothed pygmy shrew. It is the smallest known mammal by mass. The Bumblebee bat has a smaller skull. The smallest adults of this shrew weigh about 1.3 grams and are 36 mm 1 ...

                                               

Eurasian teal

The Eurasian teal, common teal, or Eurasian green-winged teal is a duck that lives in Europe and Asia. It is the only kind of teal in most places. Teal is also the name of a color between blue and green. The bird has this color round its eyes. Th ...

                                               

European green woodpecker

The European green woodpecker, or European green woodpecker, is a member of the woodpecker family Picidae. It occurs in most of Europe and in western Asia. There are four subspecies. All have green upperparts, paler yellowish underparts, and a re ...

                                               

European polecat

The European polecat is a species of mustelid native to western Eurasia and north Morocco. It is also known as common ferret, black or forest polecat, foumart, or fitch. It is dark brown, with a pale underbelly and a dark mask across the face. Oc ...

                                               

European robin

The European robin is a small bird found in many parts of Europe. In English, this bird is usually just called a robin. In Britain, it is the most popular bird. The robin is an insectivore: it eats insects. It is a member of the order Passerine w ...

                                               

European wildcat

The wildcat is Felis silvestris, a member of the small cat sub-family Felinae. It is native to Eurasia. It is so-called because it is almost impossible to tame. However, crossbreeding with domestic cats has occurred throughout almost the whole of ...

                                               

Fallow deer

The fallow deer is a type of deer from the family Cervidae. The animal originally lived in Eurasia, though it has been brought it to other parts of the world, such as Australia. The male is called a buck, the female is a doe, and the young a fawn ...

                                               

Fire salamander

The fire salamander is a species of salamander which can be found in Europe. It is black and has different kinds of yellow spots or stripes. Some salamanders are mostly black while others are mostly yellow. Shades of red and orange may sometimes ...

                                               

Garden dormouse

Garden Dormice are usually 10 to 15 cm 3.9 to 5.9 in length, with the tail adding another 8 to 14.5 cm 3.1 to 5.7 in. It weighs 60 to 140 g 2.1 to 4.9 oz. The coat is gray or brown and it is white underneath. The garden dormouse has black eye mar ...

                                               

Geoffroys cat

Geoffroys cat is a wild cat native to southern and central South America. It is about the size of a domestic cat. The species is relatively common in many areas, but is considered to be "near threatened" by IUCN. The cat was examined and describe ...

                                               

Giant squid

The giant squid is a genus of deep-ocean dwelling squid. Giant squid can grow to a tremendous size: recent estimates put the maximum size at 12 metres or 13 metres for females and 10 metres for males from caudal fin to the tip of the two long ten ...

                                               

Goblin shark

The goblin shark is a rare, poorly-known species of deep-sea shark. Sometimes called a "living fossil", it is the only living species in the family Mitsukurinidae. The Goblin shark can be easily identified by its long, flattened snout. Males can ...

                                               

Goldcrest

The goldcrest is a tiny passerine bird in the kinglet family. Its colourful golden crest feathers gives rise to its popular name. The scientific name, R. regulus, means king or knight. There are several subspecies. The bird has a very large distr ...

                                               

Golden eagle

The golden eagle is one of the best-known birds of prey in the northern hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up p ...

                                               

Goldfinch

Goldfinch are finches of the genus Carduelis. They are small passerine birds of the family Fringillidae. The goldfinch breeds across Europe, North Africa, and western and central Asia, in open, partially wooded lowlands. It is resident in the mil ...

                                               

Grants gazelle

The Grants gazelle is a species of gazelle. It lives in many parts of East Africa. Its Swahili name is Swala Granti. It is named after explorer James A. Grant.

                                               

Grass snake

The grass snake is a non-venomous snake. It is often found near water and feeds almost exclusively on amphibians and lizards. The grass snake is widely distributed in mainland Europe, ranging from mid Scandinavia to southern Italy. It is also fou ...

                                               

Great crested grebe

The great crested grebe is a medium sized bird. It is 46–51 cm long. Its wingspan both wings open is 59–73 cm long. The bird is white, brown and black, and it has orange crest feathers on its head. It has a long, sharp pink bill. Baby great crest ...

                                               

Great crested newt

A great crested newt, northern crested newt, or warty newt is a newt in the family Salamandridae, found mainly across Europe up to about the Ural Mountains. It is a relatively large species. Females can measure up to 16 cm and are larger than mal ...

                                               

Great egret

The great egret is a large wading bird found worldwide. It is the second-largest member of the heron family in America second only to the great blue heron. It lives in mudflats, tidal shallows marshes, lakes, rivers and flooded paddy fields. It w ...

                                               

Great spotted woodpecker

The great spotted woodpecker is a medium-sized woodpecker with black and white plumage and a red patch on the lower belly. Males and young birds also have red markings on the neck or head. This species is found across Eurasia and parts of North A ...

                                               

Greenfinch

The greenfinch, also known as the European greenfinch, is a small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae. This bird is widespread throughout Europe, north Africa and southwest Asia. It is mainly resident, but some northernmost population ...

                                               

Greys crowned guenon

The Greys crowned guenon, also known as the crowned guenon, crowned monkey, golden-bellied guenon, or golden-bellied monkey, is a species of monkey. They are mainly found in Central Africa which includes countries like Angola, Cameroon, Central A ...

                                               

Greylag goose

The greylag goose is a species of large grey goose in the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is the largest goose. Its distribution is widespread. Birds from the north of its range in Europe and Asia migrate south to spend the winter in warmer places. ...

                                               

Harp seal

The harp seal, also known as the saddleback seal or Greenland seal, is a species of earless seal. They live in the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and parts of the Arctic Ocean. It now belongs to the monotypic genus Pagophilus. Its scientific name, P ...

                                               

Hazel dormouse

The hazel dormouse, also known as the common dormouse, is a small rodent. It is the only living species in its genus. It is 6 to 9 centimetres long with a tail of 5.7 to 7.5 centimetres. It weighs 17 to 20 grams, increasing to 30 to 40 grams just ...

                                               

Hoary bat

The hoary bat is a type of bat in the family Vespertilionidae. It is found throughout most of North America and much of South America. It is also found in the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii.

                                               

Homo sapiens

Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus. H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo. Modern humans are sometimes called "anatomically modern humans". Homo sapiens considers itself the mos ...

                                               

Hourglass dolphin

The hourglass dolphin is a species of dolphin. It is small and wide compared to other dolphins. It only lives in the very cold waters of the Antarctic. It was not known to science until a drawing was made of it in 1820. Only six Hourglass dolphin ...

                                               

Humpback whale

A humpback whale is a large baleen whale with long flippers and a knobbly head. They can be found in every ocean. They can grow to 15–16 m 49–52 ft long and weigh up to 40 metric tons.

                                               

Impala

The impala is reddish-brown with white hair inside the ears, over each eye and on the chin, upper throat, underparts and buttocks. A narrow black line runs along the middle of the lower back to the tail, and a vertical black stripe appears on the ...

                                               

Indonesian mountain weasel

The Indonesian mountain weasel is a type of weasel. It lives on the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia at altitudes of over 1.000 metres. They live in mountainous, tropical, and rainforest areas. Indonesian mountain weasels can grow up to 1 ...

                                               

Jackdaw

The jackdaw is a large bird, a member of the crow family Corvidae. It is black, with the back of the head grey. The jackdaw is common over the whole of Europe and much of Asia. It is mostly a resident, although northern and eastern populations mi ...