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Borneo Exotic Wildlife Experience: Key Species

borneo species
5 minutos

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 by scientists, particularly in the […]

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The Argentina National Flower and Other Native Flora

argentina national flower
9 minutos

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 Argentina during the correct season, […]

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The Sooty Tern and its Role in Easter Island’s Birdman Ceremony

sooty tern
8 minutos

As the most prolific seabird in the tropical oceans and with its extraordinary habit of staying airborne for up to five years, the Sooty tern is an intriguing bird in its own right. However, it is the significant role that it has played in the culture of Easter Island, a remote territory located over 1,250-miles […]

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Penguin Adaptations for Survival in Antarctic Climates

penguin adaptations
9 minutos

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 successfully on this remote, hostile […]

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How Long Do Penguins Live and Other Important Facts

how long do penguins live
7 minutos

With 17 different species of penguins, all of which have distinctive characteristics, answering the question “how long do penguins live?” is far from straightforward.

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Rare Patagonia Flowers to Look Out For in the Region

patagonia flowers
8 minutos

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 temperatures, strong winds and extensive […]

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8 Fascinating Facts About the Chile National Animal

chile national animal
8 minutos

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 few centuries have seen populations […]

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The Leopard Seal: Facts About this Predator of the Southern Ocean

leopard seal
7 minutos

The leopard seal has gained the reputation as one of the most fearsome predators of the seas surrounding Antarctica – and for good reason. With only two predators themselves, leopard seals are close to the top of the food chain and are known as ferocious hunters. Here are the 10 most interesting facts about this fascinating […]

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A Marine Diet: What Do Penguins Eat?

What do penguins eat
6 minutos

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

8 minutos

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 the underside of the throat. […]

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