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A baby kangaroo is called a joey. The adult male kangaroos are called bucks, boomers or jacks. Adult females are known as does, flyers or jills.

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  • Can a mole see?

    Q: Can a mole see?

    A: A mole can see, but its vision is poor. Moles only distinguish light from dark and movement, but no colors. A mole's ears and eyes are internal, which prevents them from getting clogged while the animal burrows in dirt.
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  • What are the similarities between annelids and arthropods?

    Q: What are the similarities between annelids and arthropods?

    A: Annelids and arthropods are similar in that they are both relatively small invertebrate animals with strong and obvious body segmentation, circulatory systems and a one-way gut. Scientists think annelids and arthropods share a common ancestor, or even that annelids are the ancestors of arthropods since there are species such as velvet worms that appear intermediate between them. Unfortunately, the fossil record for annelids is very poor.
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  • What animals have multiple stomachs?

    Q: What animals have multiple stomachs?

    A: About 150 different types of animals have multiple compartments in their stomachs, including cows, sheep, camels, yaks, deer and giraffes. Animals with multiple stomach compartments are known as ruminants, named after the part of the stomach called the rumen.
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  • What do you call a baby fish?

    Q: What do you call a baby fish?

    A: The most common word for a baby fish is "fry," but other words are used as well. For example, depending on the age of the fish, a young salmon can be referred to by four different names before reaching adulthood.
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  • What is the difference between genus and species?

    Q: What is the difference between genus and species?

    A: Genus and species are part of the biological classification system for living things. A genus encompasses a group of species that are closely related. Species is the most specific level of scientific classification, which typically groups animals that are so similar that, when they breed, they produce fertile offspring.
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  • Why do dolphins have fins?

    Q: Why do dolphins have fins?

    A: Dolphins have fins for stability, directional control and propulsion. They use pectoral fins for steering, stopping and regulating their speed; dorsal fins for controlling their direction and maintaining stability; and flukes for propelling their bodies while swimming.
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  • Do sloths walk on the ground?

    Q: Do sloths walk on the ground?

    A: Sloths have giant claws that do not allow them to walk on the ground. Instead, they have to crawl on their bellies and pull themselves along using their claws. Sloths spend most of their time hanging in trees, where their claws help them cling to branches.
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  • What is the scientific name for a monkey?

    Q: What is the scientific name for a monkey?

    A: The appropriate scientific classification for any monkey is either "simian" or "primate." However, there are over 260 species of monkeys, not including hominids, that belong to the infraorder Simiiformes.
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  • What animal has the shortest attention span?

    Q: What animal has the shortest attention span?

    A: It is hard to tell which animals truly have the shortest attention spans, but much research has been done on the attention span of the fruit fly. Fruit flies have one of the shortest attention spans in the animal kingdom.
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  • What countries do not have snakes?

    Q: What countries do not have snakes?

    A: The countries that do not have snakes are Ireland, Greenland, New Zealand and Iceland. The continent of Antarctica also does not have snakes.
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  • Where is the wishbone in a turkey located?

    Q: Where is the wishbone in a turkey located?

    A: The wishbone in a turkey is the forked bone between the turkey's neck and breast. Its scientific name is the "furcula." This bone braces the bird's shoulders and helps connect muscles.
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  • How many people get eaten by sharks in a year?

    Q: How many people get eaten by sharks in a year?

    A: According to the International Business Times, an average of four to five people are killed by sharks every year. There are around 80 unprovoked attacks each year, with the majority occurring in the waters around North America.
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  • What are the functions of dorsal fins?

    Q: What are the functions of dorsal fins?

    A: Dorsal fins enable sharks and fish to remain upright as they swim through the water. These fins are vertical and help sharks and fish to balance as they move. In both animals, dorsal fins are located along the spine; most fish have just one dorsal fin, while sharks generally have two.
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  • What was the name of the lion in Narnia?

    Q: What was the name of the lion in Narnia?

    A: The name of the lion in the book series The Chronicles of Narnia is Aslan. In the novels, Aslan is regarded as the king of Narnia.
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  • What animals are native to Thailand?

    Q: What animals are native to Thailand?

    A: Animals native to Thailand include the Asian elephant, Bengal monitor, Malayan tiger, cicada, chubby frog, giant gourami, humpback dolphin, King cobra, Indian python and the walking catfish. Unfortunately, many of these and other species indigenous to the country are either endangered or extinct.
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  • What does a vole look like?

    Q: What does a vole look like?

    A: The vole is a small rodent that closely resembles a mouse, although its body is stockier and its eyes are less prominent in comparison. The vole also has a shorter, hairier tail and smaller ears than a mouse. Depending on species, voles grow between 3 and 9 inches in length.
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  • What is the dirtiest animal?

    Q: What is the dirtiest animal?

    A: Maxim magazine places the hyena at the top of its list of the filthiest beasts in the animal kingdom. It cites the hyena's reputation as a grave robber, its mating habits and its method of marking its territory as evidence to support the hyena's nomination to the filthiest beast list.
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  • Where did Charles Darwin go to school?

    Q: Where did Charles Darwin go to school?

    A: From 1818 to 1825, Charles Darwin attended the renowned Anglican institution Shrewsbury School, and at age 16, he went to Edinburgh University to study medicine. In 1828, he transferred to Christ's College, Cambridge, to pursue Anglican divinity studies and become a parson.
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  • What are compound eyes?

    Q: What are compound eyes?

    A: Compound eyes are types of eyes made up of many repeating units called ommatidia. These types of eyes are mainly present in insects, although some crustaceans, such as crayfish, also possess them. A single compound eye can have as many as 30,000 ommatidia. The quality of vision of these eyes is lower in resolution than that of vertebrates, but compound eyes can pick up the smallest movements that others miss.
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  • What mammal can fly?

    Q: What mammal can fly?

    A: Bats are the only mammals that can achieve true flight. Their wings are thinner and more delicate than those of birds. There are some other mammals that can glide through the air, but this is not considered flying.
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  • How can you find out if a Betta fish is pregnant?

    Q: How can you find out if a Betta fish is pregnant?

    A: Betta fish don't become pregnant the way mammals do. When betta fish reproduce, the male and female enter into a courtship ritual. The female ejects eggs, and the male fertilizes them externally with sperm. The male then builds a bubble nest in the aquarium and places the eggs in them.
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