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The bone-breaking Lammergeier: a truly awesome avian

Number 9 on my top ten animal countdown goes to the Lammergeier, a denizen of the high mountains in Europe, Africa, and the Himalayan region. German for “lamb vulture,” this enormous bird was so named for the belief that it … Continue reading

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The delightfully abominable Yeti Crab

Kicking off my favorite fauna list at number ten is the Yeti Crab. Ghostly white and bristling with fine hairs, this species dwells in one of the most interesting habitats on the planet – the hydrothermal vent – and it … Continue reading

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