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Aardvark

Aardvarks look like small pigs with rabbit-like ears and kangaroos’ tails, yet they are not related to any of these animals. In fact, the elephant is one of their closest living relatives! Aardvark Orycteropus afer Aardvark Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Tubulidentata Family: Orycteropodidae Genus: Orycteropus Species: Orycteropus afer Aardvark Appearance …

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Jaguar

Worshipped as gods in many ancient South American cultures, jaguars are powerful cats. They’re the kings of the Amazon Rainforest. Jaguar Panthera Onca Jaguar Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Panthera Species: Pantera Onca Jaguar Appearance Lifespan: 12-16 years Length: 60-72 inches Tail: 27.5-36 inches Height: 2.1-2.5 feet …

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Cheetah

Incredibly fast and agile, the cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. Although unique, it also is Africa’s most endangered cat. Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah Scientific Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Acinonyx Species: Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah Appearance Lifespan: 10-20 years Length: 44-59 inches Height: 29-35 inches Weight: 46-159 …

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