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Where to Find Humboldt Penguins in South America

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While penguins are conventionally associated with habitats in Antarctica and the southernmost parts of the world, several species are known to inhabit coastal areas and islets around South America. Among the most recognizable are the endangered Galapagos penguins of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Magellanic penguins, which live in […]

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Argentina Animals: 5 Hot Spots for Wildlife Watching

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While Argentina is perhaps best known for its sweeping, sparsely-inhabited steppe in the south, a thriving range of habitats are contained in this diverse, vast country. Subtropical jungle reigns in the north, while epic stretches of coastline complete an impressive richness of ecosystems and wildlife. Budding zoologists and wildlife fanatics, […]

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to the Best Indian National Parks

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The first national park in India was only established in 1936, but the country has since demonstrated its commitment to protecting areas of important biodiversity by founding a further 102. Expect to see Royal Bengal tigers, snow leopards and picturesque mountains as we travel across this vast country to introduce you […]

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The Penguin Life Cycle: Magellanic, Humboldt, Galapagos and King

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Ever wondered how long it takes for a penguin egg to hatch or when you’re most likely to see penguin chicks in colonies around South America? We’ve got all the information you need with this article about the penguin life cycle of four South American penguin species, Magellanic, Humboldt, Galapagos and king.

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Endemic Species in Madagascar: the Astonishing Breadth of Wildlife

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The huge diversity of landscapes in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, match its superlative range of endemic, exotic species. Five percent of all known species on the earth are found here, including 200 mammals, 300 types of birds, 260 of reptiles and over 266 amphibian species; a kaleidoscope of […]

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Borneo Exotic Wildlife Experience: Key Species

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Rich in species – the most emblematic of all being the orangutan – Borneo teems with exotic wildlife. Estimates suggest that over 222 species of mammals, 420 birds and hundreds of amphibians and fish exist in the 140-year-old Bornean rainforest. Incredibly, each month on average three new species are discovered […]

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The Argentina National Flower and Other Native Flora

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Found abundantly throughout the country, the flower of the erythrina crista-galli, cockspur coral tree or ceibo as it is commonly known in Spanish is the Argentina national flower. Its dramatic red coloring and profuse blooms make it one of the most striking varieties of flowering coral trees and, if visiting […]

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Penguin Adaptations for Survival in Antarctic Climates

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It’s no easy task surviving in one of the coldest, harshest climates on earth, so how do the six penguin species that inhabit the Antarctic region withstand these fierce, frigid conditions? The answer is complex but is due to extensive penguin adaptations across the different species that allow them to continue living […]

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