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Animals

Black Mambas

Brief Overview: The reptile Dendroaspis polylepis, otherwise known as the Black Mamba, is a snake that belongs to the family Elapidae which is a group of venomous snakes. The black mamba is known to be one of the world’s deadliest snakes and is the fastest snake in the world. It is also known as the …

Animals

Water Buffalos

Brief Overview: The Hyena is a special four-legged mammal that looks, and acts, like both a cat and dog. However, it does not belong to either canine (dog) or feline (cat) families. The hyena is part of its own unique family called Hyaenidae,which translates from Cebuano, a language in the Philippines. Species and Appearance: There …

Animals

Crocodiles

Brief Overview: The crocodile is the largest reptile in the world, and part of the Crocodilian family which includes, Alligators, Gharials, and Caimans. The oldest name for crocodile was from the ancient Greek word “Kroke drilos” that called crocodiles, “Gravel Worms”. Species and Appearance: There are 13 different species of crocodile in the world, the …

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Hyenas

Brief Overview: The Hyena is a special four-legged mammal that looks, and acts, like both a cat and dog. However, it does not belong to either canine (dog) or feline (cat) families. The hyena is part of its own unique family called Hyaenidae,which translates from Cebuano, a language in the Philippines. Species and Appearance: There …

Animals

Dolphins

Brief Overview: Dolphins are part of the Delphinidae family and river dolphins are part of the Platanistidae family. The name “dolphin” comes from the Ancient Greek word “delphis” that means “fish with a womb”. Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent creatures in the world compared to other animals. There are two …

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Pangolins

Brief Overview: Pangolins, or sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals that belong to the Manidae family. The Pangolins name translates from Ancient Greek words “horny scale.” The pangolins may have similar looks to the armadillo and anteater; however, it is actually not related to either animal or comes from their family. The pangolins are …