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Ocelot: “Leopardus pardalis” is the ocelot’s taxonomic name, which means “like a leopard,” though leopards do not live in the same areas. Their name comes from the Aztec "tlalocelot," meaning “field tiger”.
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Gray Mouse Lemur: Behind the Gray mouse lemur’s retinas is a reflective layer called the ‘tapetum’, which reflects light, so this lemur is easy to spot at night with a torch.
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Eastern Mole: Moles have short, strong legs and very broad front feet, which they use as shovels, and which have enormous digging claws.
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Spotted-Necked Otter: Otters sleep sometimes in a den above ground which is called a ‘couch’. But they usually use underground ‘holts’, which they dig out of a river bank or a cavity under riverside tree roots. Pups are born in holts.
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Carnaby's Black Cockatoo: Cockatoos may walk along branches, biting off cones, seeds or green branches for seemingly no reason.
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