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Zebras at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: Zebras are African equids (horse family) best known for their distinctive black and white stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and asses, zebras have never been truly domesticated. There ...

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Warthogs at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: The Warthog, Wart-hog, Common Warthog, or African Lens-Pig (Phacochoerus africanus) is a wild member of the pig family that lives in grassland, savanna, and woodland in Sub-Saharan Africa.[1][2] In the past it was commonly treated as a subspecies of P. aethiopicus, but today that scientific name is restricted to the Desert Warthog of northern Kenya, Somalia, and ...

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Cute Otters at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: Otters are semi-aquatic (or in one case aquatic) mammals. The otter subfamily Lutrinae forms part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, and wolverines. With twelve species in seven genera, otters have an almost worldwide distribution. They mainly eat aquatic animals, predominantly fish and shellfish, but also other invertebrates, amphibians, birds and small mammals. Continue Reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otters

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Meerkats at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: The meerkat or suricate, Suricata suricatta, is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. Meerkats live in all parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, in much of the Namib Desert in Namibia and southwestern Angola, and in South Africa. A group of meerkats is called a “mob”, “gang” or “clan”. A meerkat clan often contains ...

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Komodo Dragon at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Gili Dasami.[3] A member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae), it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum of length 3 metres (9.8 ft) in rare cases and weighing up ...

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Flamingos at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: Flamingos or flamingoes[1] ( pronunciation (help·info)) are gregarious wading birds in the genus Phoenicopterus (from Greek φοίνικοπτερος meaning “Phoenix’s wing”), the only genus in thefamily Phoenicopteridae. There are four flamingo species in the Americas and two species in the Old World. Continue Reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamingos  

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Elephants at Zoo Atlanta

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Basic Info From Wikipedia: Elephants are large land mammals in two genera of the family Elephantidae: Elephas and Loxodonta. Three species of elephant are living today: the African bush elephant, the African forest elephantand the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). All other species and genera of Elephantidae are extinct, some since the last ice age although dwarf forms of mammoths ...

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