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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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Rare Patagonia Flowers to Look Out For in the Region

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Although Darwin was not struck by the flora of Patagonia, describing the landscape as “extremely uninteresting” and “sterile”, the plants that have evolved here don’t deserve to be dismissed so easily. Particularly in the far south, the plant species and Patagonia flowers that have evolved to cope with the prevailing cold […]

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8 Fascinating Facts About the Chile National Animal

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Taking pride of place on the country’s coat of arms, the South American huemul is a member of the deer family and is the national animal of Chile. Alongside the national bird, the Andean Condor, it is an important species native to the Andean regions of Chile and Argentina. Once abundant in number, the past […]

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A Marine Diet: What Do Penguins Eat?

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The penguin family consists of between 17 and 19 different species of aquatic, flightless birds. To determine exactly what do penguins eat, it’s necessary to consider each different genus of penguin.

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Magellanic Penguins in Chilean Patagonia

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What are Magellanic penguins? Magellanic penguins or spheniscus magellanicus are a medium-sized species of penguin named after the explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first to record the animal during an expedition in 1519. They are identifiable by their distinctive white band which loops from each eye and meets at […]

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