Featured Animals You Don’t Know Exist In The World

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    Silkie

    Silkie.

    The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk. The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin, flesh, and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. They are often exhibited in poultry shows, and appear in various colors.
    Sunda Flying Lemur


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    It’s not actually a lemur and does not fly. Instead, it glides as it leaps among trees. It is strictly arboreal, is active at night, and feeds on soft plant parts such as young leaves, shoots, flowers, and fruits. The Sunda flying lemur is a skillful climber, but is helpless when on the ground. It is found throughout Southeast Asia in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
    Markhor
    Markhor.

    Markhor is a large species of wild goat that is found in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The species is classed by the IUCN as Endangered, as there are fewer than 2,500 mature individuals. The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan. According to folklore, the markhor has the ability to kill a snake and eat it.

    Amazonian Royal Flycatcher
    Amazonian-Royal-Flycatcher.

    The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher is a passerine bird of the tyrant flycatcher family. They are found in forest and woodland throughout most of the Amazon basin. Considered to be of Least Concern by BirdLife International, they are typically found in low densities, but overall remains widespread and common. They are about 6 1/2 inches in length and like to dart out from branches to catch flying insects or pluck them from leaves.

    Zebra Duiker
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    The zebra duiker is a small antelope found in the Ivory Coast and other parts of Africa. They have gold or red-brown coats with distinctive zebra-like stripes, dark markings on their upper legs, and russet faces. They grow to 90 cm in length, 45 cm in height, and 20 kg in weight. Their prong-like horns are about 4.5 cm long in males, and half that in females. They live in lowland rainforests and mostly eat leaves and fruit.


     
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