Well, lately I have seen lot of "My name in..." tags, so I deciced to make my own tag with the thing I love the most; Zoology

KARLA

K; Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

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Belonging to the orden Cetacea, these incredible creatures are the second most extended animal over the world, only below humans. You can find them wheter in cold waters or warm waters close to the ecuador, where they give birth and take care of their child for a few weeks before making their way back to north's cold waters. They are highly social animals, keeping together in groups of 10 or more. This fact can easily explain why Killer whales have such a short live when they are kept in captivity. One of the main characteristics of these animal is how intelligent they are. They usually tend to get they preys together, being able to perform different kind of strategies to obtain they food.

A; Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

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Their name comes from Nahuatl, and it means servant of water / water's monster. They are native from the Xochimilco lake, in the center of Mexico. Even if the most popular one on the internet is the pink axolotl, this is a very extrange variation to find in the wild, mostly because their pink color make them an easy prey, which is not really convenient for them. These animals are pretty unique because of the fact that even if they already are sexual reproductily active adults, they still keeping larvae characteristics. Back in 2010 they almost get extincted, because of the pollution in Xochimilco lake and the presence of invasive species. Anyway, things ain't getting better for them. Right now they endangered again, because of the high demand all over the world of axolotl as exotic pets.

R; Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)

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Medium size animals who habit Nepal, the southwestern of China and the Himalayan mountains. Even if they name suggest they're related with the great panda, they're more related with raccoons than with any other genus in the order Carnivora, they have their own genus, being this Ailuridae. They are usually more active at dawn, at dusk and during the night. They spend most of the day up in the trees where they use their tail to get balance. Berries, bird's eggs, leaves and flowers are components of their diet.

L; Leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

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This reptile is one out of the seven species of sea turtles in the world, mostly found in warm water. An interesting but kind of sad fact, is that sea turtles never get to meet their mother. When ready to nest, the mother arrives to the coast (usually at night or at dusk) to burry her eggs, the ones who will, without hisateting, go back to the sea as soon as their get out of the eggs. A single sea turtle can lay as much as 100 eggs, or more. Unfortunately, the nurber of turtles who make it until became an adult are 5 or less. Those turtles that managed to become adult will come back to exactly the same beach where they born! How they do it stills being a mistery for biologists. The leatherback is the biggest out of all the sea turtles's species, the one who dives the deepest and the one who travel the farthest! Usually, sea turtle's main prey are jellyfish, what nowadays have become a huge problem for them, trying to figure it out if what they're going to eat is a real jellyfish or a plastic bag.

A; Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis)

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As their name suggest, these beautiful cetaceans can be found in the Amazon river, as well as the Orinoco one. Beside the fact that they identifie by the pink color in their bodies, young dolphins tend to be dark grey, adults solid or blotched pink, males being pinker than females. Even if their have small eyes, they seem to have have a good vision above and underwater. They usually look all cute and calm, but agressive behavoird have been observed between them, even in the copulation, activity in which they are really active, couples in cautivity have been seen to copulate 47 times in only 3.5 hours.

Sources

University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology Animal Diversity Web. March 21th 2018. Consulted in the website; http://animaldiversity.org

Sea Turtle Conservancy. March 22th 2018. Consulted in the website; https://conserveturtles.org/information-sea-turtles-species-world/