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alligator

alligator

/ˈæɫəˌɡeɪtɝ/
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a large animal living in both water and on land which has strong jaws, a long tail, and sharp teeth
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Osteoderms are bony plates that are embedded in the skin, just like what alligators have today.

And some modern reptiles, like alligators, have keratin sheaths over their osteoderms.

And anything within that order, including modern animals like alligators and caimans, are called crocodilians.

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amphibian

amphibian

/æmˈfɪbiən/
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any cold-blooded animal with the ability to live both on land and in water, such as toads, frogs, etc.
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It’s a hard place to live, for you and even for your average amphibian.

And this is probably because of two unique traits that set the amniotes apart from the amphibians.

And unlike the amphibians before them, they could likely lay their eggs on land.

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ape

ape

/ˈeɪp/
noun
a tailless animal similar to a monkey, such as chimpanzees and gorillas
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Apes like us are the odd exception.

But monkeys and apes from Africa and Asia show a different pattern.

But we know that our great ape relatives today eat both insects and honey.

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beast

beast

/ˈbist/
noun
an animal, usually a wild or dangerous one
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Narrator: Repairing all these flying beasts takes a lot of skill and caution.

Let's see if we can tame this beast.

You got to feed the beast.

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to breed

to breed

/ˈbɹid/
verb
(of animals) to have sex and produce young
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And nobody can know what, really tell, what's gonna breed a perfect pigeon.

Since then, more demand has led to breeding operations all over Southeast Asia.

But when it comes down to it, breeding koi is a lot harder.

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calf

calf

/ˈkæf/
noun
the offspring of a cow
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Deer, goat, calf, and sheepskin are sent by slaughterhouses or local hunters.

It was a small woolly mammoth calf, only about a month old.

Measuring about 23 feet, a newborn calf is already able to swim.

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bull

bull

/ˈbʊɫ/
noun
any male member of the cow family
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What do you think the future holds for the bull market, how much longer can it go?

The high share price does not deter bulls.

He's an eight-year-old pit bull and he loves sleeping and our family loves him so much.

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cattle

cattle

/ˈkætəɫ/
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the group of cows and bulls, kept for their meat or milk
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Farmers are also mashing up potatoes into a compost-like mixture to feed cattle next year.

Everybody knows the five C's of Arizona: copper cattle, cotton, climate and citrus.

Cattle is more flexible when it comes to weight gain.

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cold-blooded

cold-blooded

/ˈkoʊɫdˈbɫədəd/
adjective
describing an animal that its body temperature changes depending on the temperature of its surroundings
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While cold-blooded murder is a possibility, the extremity of his injuries suggest a ritual sacrifice.

Reptiles and other cold-blooded animals stay warm by basking in the sun.

He's a villain, a beast, he's a cold-blooded Grimm.

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creature

creature

/ˈkɹitʃɝ/
noun
any living thing that is able to move on its own, such as an animal, fish, etc.
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ALGORITHMS GET DOWN TO BUSINESS Ants are simple creatures, yet they can perform complicated tasks.

Even if I break your cage, I can't reach you, beautiful creature!

You think I'm afraid of that weak little creature?' he growled. '

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domestic

domestic

/dəˈmɛstɪk/
adjective
describing an animal that can be kept on a farm or at home as a pet
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I have not personally experienced domestic violence and abuse in that regard, but I have experienced child abuse.

The team must also decide if the focus will be on domestic sales or if the baby food will be exported to foreign countries.

Domestic violence is a serious problem everywhere, especially when it comes to marginalized groups.

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giraffe

giraffe

/dʒɝˈæf/
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a tall animal with a very long neck and long legs that has brown spots on its yellow fur
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The giraffe, of course, has the longest neck of any living mammal.

Almost all mammals, including you and giraffes, have only 7 neck vertebrae.

Of course, Lamarck never actually studied or even saw a giraffealthough he almost got the chance.

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guinea pig

guinea pig

/ɡˈɪni pˈɪɡ/
noun
a small furry animal with rounded ears, short legs and no tail, which is often kept as a pet or for research
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He did some research breeding animals like cattle and guinea pigs.

American animals, like llamas and guinea pigs, never really caught on in Eurasia.

He's our guinea pig.

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herd

herd

/ˈhɝd/
noun
a group of animals, such as cows, sheep, etc. that are from the same species, which move and feed together
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Men, it has been well said, think in herds," he wrote.

Now you can just sit back and watch compound interest fatten your herd!

But before you decide to tenderly euthanize herds of beautiful elephants, think about it for a second.

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leopard

leopard

/ˈɫɛpɝd/
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a large wild animal from the cat family with yellow fur and hollow black spots
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Fossils of modern-looking leopards are also found at Laetoli.

Based on a partial skull and teeth, this cat was very similar to the modern snow leopard.

Instead, he argued, those fossils had been the victims of a hungry ancient leopard.

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mule

mule

/ˈmjuɫ/
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an animal that is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse, which is particularly used to carry heavy loads
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Take mules, for example, the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse.

Well, I've loaded you up, like pack mules, with far too much information.

But radios were so heavy that it took three mules to lug a radio set out into the field.

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ox

ox

/ˈɑks/
noun
a bull used on farms to carry heavy loads, which its sex organs are partly removed
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If the crowd were a single person, that was how much it would have guessed the ox weighed.

The crowd guessed that the ox would weigh 1,197 pounds.

While the tiger and horse refused, the kind-hearted ox agreed to carry the rat across.

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pet

pet

/ˈpɛt/
noun
an animal such as a dog or cat that we keep and care for at home
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As long as you adopt pets, that will happen.

No, they're not pets.

Yeah, there are exceptions for people with dogs or pets.

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prey

prey

/ˈpɹeɪ/
noun
an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal
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But you fall prey

If you've ever fallen prey to one of these schemes what are some other red flags to look out for?

These are its prey.

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primate

primate

/ˈpɹaɪˌmeɪt/
noun
any mammalian animal that belongs to the same group as humans, such as monkeys, apes, lemurs, etc.
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The slow loris, a small primate from Southeast Asia, is also venomous.

Fossil primates have also been found from central Alberta to southern Texas, and from California to Mississippi.

So, if primates really did evolve in North America, what happened to those early relatives of ours?

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reptile

reptile

/ˈɹɛptaɪɫ/
noun
a class of animals to which crocodiles, lizards, etc. belong, having cold blood and scaly skin
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So this is where yet another adaptation came in for marine reptiles like the metriorhynchids.

But very few marine reptiles do this today.

And venomous reptiles are really common.

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species

species

/ˈspiʃiz/
noun
a group that animals, plants, etc. of the same type which are capable of producing healthy offspring with each other are divided into
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The cost of preserving the donkey species is another element to keep in mind when considering pule's huge value.

This is one factor in increasing diversity within a species.

This increases the diversity and differences within a species even further, but mutations are also important for evolution.

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tail

tail

/ˈteɪɫ/
noun
the part of the body of an animal, a bird or a fish that sticks out at the back, which can move
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I quickly caught a big white goose with a black tail.

The diamond was inside the other goose with the black tail.

Look at the back of that tail.

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tortoise

tortoise

/ˈtɔɹtəs/
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a type of turtle that lives on land and moves very slowly, with a large shell on its back
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We want to see the giant tortoises on Isabela.

We’re very interested in the giant tortoises.

He works here, studying giant tortoises.

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wild

wild

/ˈwaɪɫd/
adjective
(of an animal or plant) living or growing in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated, or cultivated by people
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Humans in the warm Indus Valley picked wild bananas to eat.

Humans in northern Europe dug up wild onions.

These early farmers tamed wild cows, goats, and sheep.

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predator

predator

/ˈpɹɛdətɝ/
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any animal that lives by hunting and eating other animals
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This means it can carry far more missiles or bombs than the predator among other advantages.

To stop us from touching a hot fire, or to make us run away from predators.

Now, this bizarre predator belonged to a group of ants commonly known as hell ants.

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mammal

mammal

/ˈmæməɫ/
noun
a class of animals to which humans, cows, lions, etc. belong, having warm blood, fur or hair and producing live offspring
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All mammals, including humans, can digest mother's milk as infants.

This cognitive skill is enjoyed by some mammals and birds, and perhaps other animals too.

So very tiny mammals came up with a very extreme solution.

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fur

fur

/ˈfɝ/
noun
the thick and soft hair that covers the bodies of specific animals, such as rabbits and foxes
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and then he left his fur in my throat.

Wear your fur cap and carry your hat here, so you can wear it for class!

The company claims its animal fur trim disrupts air flow and protects exposed skin against frostbite.

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endangered

endangered

/ɛnˈdeɪndʒɝd/, /ɪnˈdeɪndʒɝd/
adjective
(of an animal, bird, etc.) at risk of extinction
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And he's like, we might have an opportunity to get an endangered sea turtle for the museum.

But wildlife tourism can also be bad for endangered animals like cheetahs.

They're sort of endangered species nowadays.

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extinction

extinction

/ɪkˈstɪŋkʃən/, /ɪkˈstɪŋʃən/
noun
a situation in which a particular animal or plant no longer exists
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And over 500 species of land animals are on the brink of extinction because of the human destruction of nature.

The larger ones could cause Dinosaur level mass extinctions and would be bad for the stock market.

Humanity would not be surprised by this potential extinction event.

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