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Irukandji-jellyfish

The Microscopic Irukandji Can Kill You Faster Than Many Other Animals

At the other end of the scale to the lion’s mane is this little, critter. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive dimensions though; this...

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Tripedalia

Box Jellyfish Kill More People Than Sharks

You don’t get much deadlier than box jellyfish. In fact, they’re widely deemed the most venomous creatures in all the Earth’s...

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jellyfish

Sea Nettles Plague America’s Eastern Seaboard

These jellyfish are not particularly big, nor are they as venomous as many of their kin, yet their victims are believed to number in the...

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jellyfish

The Outstanding Lives Of Mysterious Jellyfish

They are some of nature’s most beautiful villains. Silent. Faceless. Roaming the seas in huge gangs. Yet also fragile and hypnotic, often...

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Indian-Giant-Squirrel

Indian Giant Squirrel: Some Squirrels Are Bigger Than Others

Giant squirrels are primarily found in the moist tropical forests littered across northern India, spending most of their time taking...

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Siberian-Chipmunk

Siberian Chipmunk: Not A Squirrel But Still Part Of The Family

Originating in South Korea, the Siberian chipmunk only found its way into Europe because it was exported as part of the 1960s pet trade....

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Siberian-Flying-Squirrel

The Siberian Flying Squirrel That Jumps Like No Other

Although the Siberian flying squirrel doesn’t fly in the traditional sense, a membrane that extends, between their fore and hind limbs...

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Arctic-Ground-Squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel: This Is The Toughest Squirrel Species Ever

Surviving the tugged terrain and hostile weather conditions of the North American Arctic tundra, the Arctic ground squirrel is perhaps the...

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Prevost’s-Squirrel

Prevost’s Squirrel: Meet The Squirrel With An Eye-catching Coat

The Prevost’s squirrel has a distinctive coat that gives it the nickname ‘the tricoloured squirrel’. Black on top with a white...

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Eurasian-Red-Squirrel

Eurasian Red Squirrel: A Squirrel Facing An Uncertain Future

In the UK, Ireland and Italy, numbers of Eurasian red squirrels hive diminished dramatically, raising long-term fears for their future....

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