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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, Antarctica, 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 a whole buffalo!

Home to endangered animals such as the Orang-utan, the Chinese river dolphin or the dugong.

Asia has over 4 billion people- more than all the other continents combined.
 

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AUSTRALIA

Australia 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 Australia than snakes, sharks and salt water crocodiles.

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

Other venomous animals to 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 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, Brazil – fishermen catch fish with the help of dolphins.
The dolphins drive fish towards the fishermen’s nets and even signal to them when to cast the nets.

South America has 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.