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Animals which are only found in certain Countries

Animals which are only found in certain Countries

Around the world there are certain animals that are instantly associated with certain countries. Whilst some of these animals are officially known as the national animals of those countries for centuries, other animals have come to be associated with their countries over the years.
1. Bald Eagle – United States
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Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers. Once paired, bald eagles remain together until one dies. Bald eagles can spot prey from almost a mile away meaning that when they fly at an altitude of 1000 feet they can spot prey covering an area of almost 3 square miles.
2. Komodo Dragon – Indonesia
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Capable of reaching 10 feet in length and weighing 300 pounds, Komodo dragons are the heaviest lizards on earth. Komodo dragons are venomous and often target larger animals, maiming the animal and then trailing the injured animal until the venom sets in and kills it. Komodo dragons are efficient eaters and eat around 90% of their prey including the bones and hooves.
3. Bengal Tiger – India
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Bengal tigers live alone and scent-mark large territories to keep their rivals away. A Bengal tigers roar can be heard as far as 2 miles away. Bengal tigers are endangered and numbers are decreasing – currently there are around 2,000 Bengal tigers remaining.
4. Giant Panda – China
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Pandas spend about 12 hours a day eating bamboo. Giant pandas are born pink, hairless, blind and 1/900th the size of its mother. The giant panda is an endangered species and nowadays it is estimated that there are only 1,500 giant pandas left in the world.
5. Kangaroo – Australia
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Kangaroos cannot move backwards. Kangaroos can’t move their legs independently on land – when swimming they can kick each leg independently but on land they can only move their legs together. A kangaroo’s tail plays an important role in remaining balanced when kangaroo is hopping.

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