Africa


Cheetah - World's Fastest Runner

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Nature's best sprinter, the cheetah is a large feline that can be found in the grasslands, plains, savannahs, and deserts of Africa and parts of the Middle East. The cheetah is recognizable by its spotted fur, a trait which thanks to generations of inbreeding, has very little variation from specimen to specimen (in fact, cheetah to cheetah skin-grafts are almost never rejected because of the near non-existent genetic variation).

 

 

European Bee-Eater - Little Rainbow Bird

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Breeding primarily in Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia, the European bee-eater is a colorful, thin bird. It has yellow and brown upper parts, with a black beak, blue or green belly and green wings. European bee-eaters commonly grow to between 10.6 and 11.4 inches (27 and 29 centimeters), although this length includes their elongated tail feathers, meaning its actual body isn't as long.

 

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