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cuteness as promised

I promised cuteness, and here it is.

Colugo

Colugo in Tree

Picture copyright Peter Loh

Colugos live in Southeast Asia, and are also called ‘flying lemurs’, despite not being lemurs. They are placed in a group that is very broad, and includes everything from lemurs to humans. Colugos reproduce in a manner similar to marsupials. Their babies are born mostly undeveloped, and it crawls into a pouch-like area created by the mother’s big flappy skin. The babies aren’t full grown until 2-3 years later.

Colugo and baby

Picture from America Zoo

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Eutheria
Superorder: Euarchontoglires
Order: Dermoptera
Family: Cynocephalidae

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king of birds

Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle

King of Birds
Picture source Save the Nature for the Future

This eagle is the largest eagle in the world. And it eats macaques. It stands over 3 feet tall and weighs almost 10 pounds. It is endangered, and lives in the Philippines (duh). They now estimate around 200 left in the wild. They lay only one or two eggs a year, like many raptors.

Status: Critically Endangered

Also; check out the feathers!

feather alert!
Picture source Ming’s World

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Accipitridae
Genus: Pithecophaga
Species: P. jefferyi

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