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Wombat Fact Sheet

  Wombat: A short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupial that is native to Australia. Kingdom: Animalia Class: Mammalia Subclass: Marsupialia Order: Diprotodontia Family: Vombatidae There are three species of wombats: The common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), the Southern hairy-nosed wombat(Lasiorhinus latifrons), and the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii). ...

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Sea Lion Fact Sheet

  Sea lion: A marine mammal in the scientific group pinniped, meaning “wing foot” or “feather foot.” Kingdom: | Animalia Phylum: | Chordata Class: | Mammalia Order: | Carnivora Clade: | Pinnipedia Family:| Otariidae There are six species of sea lions: The Galápagos sea lion, ...

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Killer Whale Fact Sheet

  Killer Whale or orca (Orcinus orca): the largest member of the Delphinidae family, or dolphin. Kingdom: | Animalia Phylum: | Chordata Class: | Mammalia Order: | Artiodactyla Family:| Delphinidae Genus: | Orcinus Species: | O. orca Despite what its name “killer whale” may suggest, ...

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A Wild Animal Curator Comes Home

This piece comes to us from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). To honor Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, WCS and Nature are bringing you nine stories in the fields of nature and conservation. There is a saying that you can’t go home again, but ...

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Rat Fact Sheet

  Rat: medium-sized, long-tailed rodents. Kingdom: | Animalia Phylum: | Chordata Class: | Mammalia Order: | Rodentia Rat species are found throughout the order Rodentia. Stereotypical rats are found in the genus Rattus, which includes some of the better-known species of rat, such as the ...

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