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Famous animals from around the world

There are seven continents and each continent has animals that they are famous for and some of which can only be found on that continent. Lets have a look at the top famous animals found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, Antartica, South America and North America.

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AFRICA

The worlds largest land animal is the African elephant.

The worlds tallest animal, the giraffe, lives in Africa.

The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah, lives in Africa.

Africa is home to the worlds largest reptile, the Nile crocodile.

The gorilla,found in the jungles, is the worlds largest primate.

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ASIA

Indonesia has the largest living lizards, the Komodo dragons, which can eat very large animals such as a whole buffalo!

Asian elephants are smaller than African elephants - they have much smaller ears.

Asia is also home to many endangered animals such as the Orang-utan, the Chinese river dolphin or the dugong.

Asia’s population of over 4 billion people-is greater than that of the all the other continents combined.
 

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AUSTRALIA

Australia also has more ways to die than perhaps any other country in the world, from spiders to seashells.

The box jellyfish is responsible for more deaths in Australian than snakes, sharks and salt water crocodiles.

Australia has sharks, snakes and massive salt water crocodiles.

The Great Barrier Reef is regarded as the world's largest living organism.

Other dangerous (usually venomous) animals to avoid include the blue ring octopus, the stone fish, funnel web spider and the cassowary; one of the world’s largest birds that when provoked attack with their sharp claws.

Marsupials like koalas, quokka and kangaroos can be found nowhere else in the world.

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SOUTH AMERICA

The Green Anaconda, a native of the Amazon, is the largest snake in the world. The largest ever captured was 5 meters long.

In Laguna – southeastern Brazil – fishermen have learned how to catch fish with the help of dolphins.
The dolphins drive schools of fish towards the fishermen’s nets and even signal to them when to cast the nets.

In South America there are tapirs, piranhas and anacondas and endangered animals such as the jaguar, the giant otter or the Amazonian manatee.

The Amazon Forest is the largest rainforest forest in the world. It can fit about 40 USAs.

Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world.
The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest place in the world. Some parts of it have never received a single droplet of rain since scientists began keeping records.
The Amazon River has the largest water volume of any river in the world. In fact, it has more water than the next seven largest rivers combined.
The Andes Mountains is the longest mountain range in the world.
The Amazon River is the second-longest river in the world with over 15,000 tributaries.
The Aconcagua in Argentina is the second-highest mountain in the world – after Mount Everest in Asia.
The Brazilian Amazon is home to the largest uncontacted native populations in the world - at least 70 communities living within the forest have never had contact with the outside world.