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Nope, it's not a vampire-deer, it's a Tufted Deer. The males have these fangs like you see in the picture. This guy is mainly found in China, from the southern coast to Tibet. It lives in mountainous areas so it proves a very difficult animal to study.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

Albino Stingray

Contributed by Keri Potter

Welcome to Ecoreef Zero, Population 1

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This cute, giant-eared critter is a Fennec Fox. It is the smallest species of fox in the world. They have a body length from 9 to 16inches long, but these tiny fellas are still hunters who prey on rodents, birds, insects, and the occasional egg.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

Here's an example of a Grey Headed Flying Fox, a type of very large bat native to Australia. It can live up to 15 years in the wild (22 in captivity) and can live in various habitats, from rainforest to swamp. Although these are big animals, they feed on pollen, nectar and fruit.

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A couple of the cutest animal babies I've seen.

Contributed by Keri Potter

Honey bees are more important then what you think!! Animals and plants of all sorts rely on bees for pollination in order to help grow the crops that we need to eat and live. A loss of this highly important creature could mean hunger at a level that has never been seen. We are already facing a crunch in prices in our food and loss of crops due to storms (thank you global warming), but an extinction of this magnitude is beyond imaginable.

Contributed by Iesha Liberato

"Living Rock" It almost looks like something from a sci-fi movie...

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Bees

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Yes, this is a real animal. It is a Pangolin, and its tongue, when unraveled, can exceed the length of its body, and its scales are toenail-like in texture.

Contributed by Keri Potter