Animals Of The Week

brown lizard


Lizards (Lacertilia) form a suborder of the scale reptiles (Squamata), which has more than 7100 species. This makes lizards the largest group of all modern reptiles. Lizards usually remain small, most species do not exceed 50 centimeters including tail, and few species reach a length of more than one meter.
black shark underwater photo


There are about 400 species of sharks and most sharks are slender, muscular and fast animals that reach a length of about 1 to 2 meters. The smallest shark species is Etmopterus perryi with a size of about 17 centimeters, and the largest living shark is the whale shark (Rhincodon

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