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Spiders are arachnids not insects, but both spiders and insects belong to the la...


Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
Order: Carcharhiniformes Family: Carcharhinidae
The bull shark gets its name from its snout, which is wider than it is long. It is possibly more dangerous to humans than the great white shark because it lives in shallow, murky water in areas where people swim. The real shark attacks on which the movie and book Jaws were based were done by a bull shark.
Rate:  (4.2)
Location: Sharks & Rays
Boxer
The boxer derives from two central European breeds of dog that no longer exist: the larger Danziger bullenbaiser and the smaller Brabenter bullenbaiser. Bullenbaiser means "bull biter," and these dogs were used to grab large game (wild boars, deer and small bears) after it was at bay, hanging onto it until the hunter arrived to kill it. This required a strong but agile dog with a broad powerful jaw and a recessed nose to enable the dog to breathe while its jaws were clamped onto an animal. Similar attributes were required of dogs used in bull-baiting, a popular sport in many European countries...
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Lion (Panthera Leo)
Order: Carnivora, Family: Felidae
Lions are low to the ground, but large and powerful. The average male weighs 416 pounds and stands 48 inches high. The average female weighs 277 pounds and measures 44 inches tall. The lion's coat is short except for a tufted tail, and in the male's case, the mane, which it starts to grow at 3 years of age. Lions are tawny in color, with males having buff-colored underparts and females white. The backs of its ears, as well as its tail tuft and lips, are black. Manes vary from blond to black. Cubs are born with woolly gray, spotted fur, and begin to get their adult coats at 3 m...
Rate:  (3.3)
Location: Big Cats
Caracal (Felis caracal)
Order: Carnivora, Family: Felidae
The heaviest of all the small cats, the caracal is relatively short in length, with long legs and big feet. Its hindquarters are more developed than its forequarters. Males weigh 26 to 40 pounds and are 16 to 20 inches in height. Females weigh 18 to 29 pounds and are 5 to 8 percent smaller. The caracal's tail measures half the length of its body. Its head is short with powerful jaws. Caracals have reddish-brown fur on their back and flanks, while their underparts are white with faint spots. They have dark markings on their cheeks and above their eyes edged with white. The carac...
Rate:  (3.9)
Location: Big Cats
Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)
Order: Squamata, Family: Helodermatidae
The Gila monster is the largest lizard native to the United States. It is one of only two types of poisonous lizard. It is large and stout, with short legs and strong claws, and a short, thick sausage-shaped tail. Its head is large, and it has wide jaws containing sharp teeth and venom glands in the lower jaw. Gilas measure 12 to 24 inches long and weigh 2 to 3 pounds. Its scales are beaded pink, yellow, orange and black. It has a black face and feet.
Rate:  (3.7)
Location: Lizards
Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
Order: Crocodylia, Family: Gavialidae
The gharial's most distinguishing feature is its long, narrow, slender snout, which makes for a useful fishing tool. Its eyes are set well up on its head, and its nostrils are at the tip of its long, slender snout. The gharial's jaws have small, sharp teeth. The upper surface of its neck and back have an armor of bony plates, and the toes on its hind feet are webbed. An average adult gharial measures up to 20 feet in length. The gharial is olive green, mottled with chrome yellow, which fades with age. Its underside is pale yellow.
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Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)
Order: Crocodilia, Family: Alligatoridae
The caiman is small in comparison to other lizard species. It has a short tail and a short, smooth head with a high skull and upturned snout. They also have a pronounced overbite. Their irises are generally brown but can take on greenish tinge. Juveniles are brown with banding; adults have chocolate brown heads, and their jaws are flecked with white bands. Caimans closely resemble alligators except for the small bony scales embedded in the skin of their belly.
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Silver Salmon
Order: Salmoniformes, Family: Salmonidae
Typically spend the first year of their life in fresh water. Upon moving to the ocean, growth increases dramatically. At about the third year, coho salmon reach maturity. They weigh from 6 to 12 pounds and can be up to 38 inches in length. Oncorhynchus kisutch are deep-bodied salmon with unique color characteristics. The dorsal surface is a metallic blue while the sides are a silver color. Black spots appear on the back and upper lobe of the caudal fin. A lateral line is also present. The line is curved toward the front of the fish and straightens out as it approaches the back of the f...
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Location: Water Life


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