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The Komodo dragon is one massive lizard. Since there are no other carnivorous animals that live on the islands where they dwell, their numbers have increased tremendously. They’re some of the last-remaining giant animals that roamed before humans. Giant ground sloths and giant beavers may have been wiped out by human interference, but these 10-ft lizards remain the rulers of the Indonesian Islands.
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Male Seahorses = Dad Goals ❤️
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Sun bears will eat ANYTHING. Whether it’s lizards or honey, they don’t care, everything’s delish! With a sense of smell that’s almost a 1000X stronger than A human’s, imagine the kinds of scents it must pick up. This super nose makes up for its bad eyesight. Think what this little bear could achieve with a pair of glasses. Join @drchrisbrown as he saves animals from around the world on #VetGoneWild every Sunday at 8P.
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Koalas may look cuddly in photos, but in person, males give off a potent odor. This pungent smell is a tool male koalas use to mark their territory. With a quick rub of the scent glands on his chest a koala can really stink up the place. 🐨 Join the Bee family in rescuing koalas on #dodoheroes this Saturday at 9P.
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Lemurs are native to ONE place and that’s Madagascar. With over 100 different kinds of lemurs, this primate was once as big as a male gorilla! Some believe that there are still some giant lemurs out there… hiding from human danger. Join @forrest.galante in trying to find the king of the lemurs on #extinctoralive this Sunday at 9P
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The red-eyed tree frog has evolution beat! A single glance at a predator leaves them scared, giving these little guys time to escape certain doom. Lucky for tree frogs, they’re also great jumpers and can catch themselves with sticky pads on each of their toes. With startling eyes and powerful legs, red-eyed tree frogs prove what survival of the fittest means.
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Rhinos get their name from the greek phrase meaning “nose-horned.” They are one of only five living species with an odd number of toes. Sadly, rhinos are frequently poached for their horns because some believe the horns, when ground up, can be consumed to cure ailments from fever to rheumatism. Science tells us horns are made up of keratin, the same substance as human toe nails, a protein not worth risking rhino lives over.
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The tiny, armored, pangolin is the only scaled mammal in the world. It can eat up to 70 million ants in a year! They don’t have any teeth so their unique digestive system has to do all the work. See more animals you may have forgotten about on #ExtinctorAlive with @forrest.galante TONIGHT, June 10 at 9P.
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Chi Chi and Jabu aren’t @animalorthocare’s only patients. Derrick works hard changing the lives of animals from all walks of life, including this rambunctious cow! Each animal gets a specially made brace or prosthetic. Watch Derrick change lives on #dodoheroes premiering TONIGHT Saturday, June 9 at 9p. .
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It’s up to us to keep our oceans clean and safe for the thousands of different species of marine life. An easy way to help protect our waters is by using less plastic, therefore reducing waste. There is a global movement to ban plastic drinking straws to aid in this effort. In the U.S. we use enough straws to wrap around the earth’s circumference 2.5 times a day! See more beautiful animals, like this sea turtle, on #ExtinctorAlive with @forrest.galante every Sunday at 9P. 📸: @jqbrantley .
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@jabutheelephant and @chichirescuedog’s lives were changed when they met Derrick, the animal orthologist. Derrick gave these brave animals a well deserved second chance at life. Thanks for being a hero @animalorthocare! Join their journey on #dodoheroes premiering this Saturday, June 9 at 9p. @thedodo
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Iguanas are herbivorous lizards native to most tropical areas. They have a “third eye” that looks like a pale scale on the tops their heads which senses light! Join @drchrisbrown as he saves animals, like this one, around the world every Sunday at 8P in #VetGoneWild on @animalplanet
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