Animals ... Amazing and Bizarre
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The Brasilian Tree Hopper
- Leaf eating insect from Brasil.
Indian Purple Frog
- Live in South India and spend most of their life underground, only surfacing to mate.
- Eats mainly termites
- Threat: Deforestation for coffee, cardamom and ginger plantations.
The Giraffe Weevil
- Only discovered in 2008. From Madagascar.
- The female has a much shorter neck and lays a single egg on a leaf, then rolls it up to protect it and to give it food.
- Eats the Giraffe Weevil Tree
The Probiscus Monkey
- From Asia
- Group together - one male and up to 6 females
- One offspring
- Eats seeds, flowers and fruit
- Excellent swimmers with partially webbed feet
The Saiga Antelope
- From Asia, China and Russia
- Live in herds of between 30 - 40 animals. Thousands will migrate together, forming part of one of the most spectacular migrations in the world.
- Live for 6-10 years
- Litter size 1-2
- Eats grasses, liches, herb and shrubs
- Threat: Hunting and habitat loss
Smooth Long-Kneck Turtle
- From Australia
- Eats fish, tadpoles, frogs and crayfish
- Lays between 4-20 hard-shelled eggs
- Feet are webbed for swimming
The Snakehead Fish
- From Australia
- Can breathe air
The Pacu Fish
- From South America
- Teeth like human teeth
Giant Coconut Crab
- The largest living crab in the world
- Lives on islands across the Indian Ocean and parts of the Pacific Ocean
- Cannot swim
- Eat fruit, nuts, seeds and pith of fallen triees
The Goblin Shark
- Live deep in the water
- Feed on sting rays, crabs, mollusks and squid
The Angora Rabbit
- Wool had to be clipped every 90 days
- Eats hay
- Lives 7 - 12 years
- Use their teeth to grind the rocks
- Eat algae and small animals living in the sand