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15.3.1.2B: Influenza - Biology
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15.3.1.2B: Influenza - Biology

Influenza is a viral infection of the lungs characterized by fever, cough, and severe muscle aches. Influenza is not a case of low fever and sniffles that keeps you home in bed for a day nor a gastrointestinal upset (& 34;stomach flu& 34;).Influenza was responsible for the most devastating plague in human history - the & 34;Spanish& 34; flu that swept around the world in 1918 killing 675,000 people in the U.

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The canary - Wanted poster

Characteristics Name: Canary Other names: Canary Latin name: Serinus canaria Class: Birds Size: 10 - 14cm Weight: 15 - 25g Age: 5 - 10 years Appearance: different colors (yellow, red, white, light brown) possible Gender dimorphism: No Nutrition type : predominantly seed eaters (granivor) Food: Grains, fruits, vegetables Distribution: as ornamental bird worldwide Original origin: Canary Islands, Madeira and the Azores Sleep-wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: warm, dry climate Natural enemies: birds of prey Sexual maturity: after three up to five months mating season: February - April; in principle, however, throughout the year. Breeding time: 12 - 14 days Size of eggs: 3 - 5 eggs Social behavior: Swarming animal Critically endangered: No You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The Jaguar - Wanted Poster

Characteristics Name: Jaguar Other names: Onza Latin name: Panthera onca Class: Mammals Size: 120 - 180cm Weight: 50 - 130kg Age: 10 - 15 years Appearance: golden coat with black dots Gender Dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Carnivore Food: Deer, sloth, umbilical pigs, tapirs Distribution: Central America, South America Origin: Central America, South America Sleep / wake cycle: active in the daytime Habitat: rainforest Natural enemies: / Sexual maturity: approx.
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The Kodiak bear - Wanted poster

Characteristics Name: Kodiakbär Other names: Latin name: Ursus arctos middendorffi Class: Mammals Size: up to 2.8 m Weight: 200 - 750 kg Age: 15 - 30 years Appearance: light brown, black Sex dimming: Yes Diet type: Omnivorous (omnivor) Food: carrion, berries, salmon, roots Distribution: Kodiak Island, Afognak Island and Shuak Island Original source: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: nocturnal and nocturnal Habitat: forests Natural enemies: / Sexual maturity: between the age of 3 and 4 Pairing time: June to July gestation period: 7 - 8 months litter size: 1 - 4 livestock social behavior: loner endangered: yes (status: endangered) You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The octopus - Wanted poster

Characteristics Name: Octopus Other names: Common Octopus, Common Octopus Latin name: Octopus vulgaris Class: Cephalopod Size: up to 9m Weight: up to 50kg Age: 2 - 3 years Appearance: variable Sex Dimorphism: species dependent Food: fish, crabs, snails, Shells Distribution: worldwide Original origin: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: twilight and nocturnal Habitat: Bodenzone of the oceans and oceans natural enemies: predatory fish Sexual maturity: approximately in the second or third year of life Mating time:?
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The Lynx - Wanted Poster

Characteristics Name: Lynx Other names: Eurasian Lynx Latin name: Lynx class: mammals size: 80 - 120cm weight: 15 - 30kg age: 4 - 5 years looks: beige, light brown, gray sex dimorphism: yes food type: carnivore food: Hare, wild boar Distribution: Northern Hemisphere (Eurasia) native origin: unknown sleep-wake-rhythm: twilight and nocturnal habitat: non-specific natural enemies: brown bear, wolf sexual maturity: from the third year mating season: March - April gestation period: 65 - 75 days Litter size: 2 - 4 juveniles Social behavior: lone wolf Endangered: no You can find more breeds of animals in the Encyclopaedia.
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The Liger - Wanted poster

Keywords Name: Liger Other names: / Latin name: Panthera leo × tigris class: mammals size: 3 - 3,6m weight: 300 - 400kg age: up to 20 years appearance: orange to sand colored fur sex dimorphism: food category: carnivore Food: animal protein distribution: captive only origin: / sleep-wake cycle: diurnal habitat: no wild population natural enemies: / sexual maturation: male leaflets are infertile mating time: / gestation period:?
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The salmon - profile

Characteristics Name: Salmon Other names: Atlantic salmon Latin name: Salmo Class: Fish Size: 60 - 120cm Weight: 20 - 40kg Age: up to 20 years Appearance: silvery Sex Dimorphism: No Food: molluscs, insect larvae, fish Distribution: worldwide origin : unknown Sleep / wake cycle: diurnal Habit: Oceans (northern hemisphere) natural enemies: predatory fish Sexual maturation: after 2 - 5 years mating season:?
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The ladybird - profile

Characteristics Name: ladybug Other names: seven-spot ladybird Latin name: Coccinellidae Class: insects Size: 4 - 10mm Weight:? Age: 1 - 2 years Appearance: red, black spotted Sexually dimentional: No Diet type: Insectivore Food: Aphids Distribution: Worldwide Origin: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: diurnal Habitat: Gardens, heaths, forests, meadows Natural enemies: Ants, amphibians, spiders, birds Sexual maturity: after 1 - 2 months Mating season: March - May, July - August Oviposition: up to 400 eggs Social behavior: loner Critically endangered: no You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia.
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The Monarch Butterfly - Wanted Poster

Characteristics Name: Monarch Butterfly Other Names: American Monarch Latin Name: Danaus plexippus Class: Insects Size: 8 - 12 cm Weight:? Age: as a butterfly about a month Appearance: light to dark orange wings with black veins and margins Sex dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Herbivore (herbivor) or
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The lion - Wanted poster

Character Name: Lion Latin Name: Panthera leo Class: Mammals Size: 1,5 - 2,3m Weight: 100 - 240kg Age: 10 - 15 years Appearance: yellowish, sandy Sexual Diminor: Yes Type of Diet: Carnivore Food: Antelope, Buffalo, gnu, hare, zebra Origin: Africa native origin: Africa sleep-wake-rhythm: dusk-active habitat: steppe natural enemies: / sexual maturity: with 2 - 3 years mating season: throughout the year gestation period: 105 - 110 days litter size: 2 - 4 kitties Social Behavior: Pack Animal Endangered: Yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The mink - profile

Characteristics Name: Mink Other names: European mink and American mink Latin name: Mustela lutreola or Neovison vison Class: Mammals Size: 30 - 45cm Weight: 0.5 - 2.5kg Age: 4 - 10 years Appearance: dark brown coat Sex dimorphism: Yes Type of Diet: Carnivore Food: Duck, Seagull, Rabbit, Rabbits, Insects, Amphibians Distribution: Europe, Asia, North America Original Origin: Europe or
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The parrot - profile

Character Name: parrot Latin name: Psittaciformes class: birds size: up to 100cm weight: about 800g - 1,2kg age: 20 - 80 years looks: colorful plumage sex dimorphism: no nutritional type: omnivorous food: fruit, vegetables, Seeds, Leaves, Insects Distribution: Central and South America Habitat: Savannahs, Rainforests, Riverside Origin: unknown Sleep / wakefulness: active in the day Natural enemies: Raptors and big cats Sexual maturity: 3 - 5 years Mating season: December - March Incubation period: 21 - 28 days clutch size: 2 - 4 eggs social behavior: flock animal critically endangered: yes You will find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The sperm whale - Wanted poster

Characteristics Name: sperm whale Latin name: Physeter catodon class: mammals size: 12 - 20m weight: 20 - 50t (20.000 - 50.000kg) age: 40 - 70 years appearance: dark gray to black skin, slightly lighter stomach side sex dimorphism: yes food: octopus , Rays, crayfish, fish Distribution: worldwide Original source: unknown Sleep-wake-up-rhythm: diurnal Habitat: ocean, ocean Natural enemies: no sexual maturity: female whales at the age of ten, male whales earliest at 20 years Mating season: in principle possible throughout the year Tragzeit : 12 - 16 months Litter size: 1 cub Social behavior: group-forming Critically endangered: yes You will find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The orangutan - Wanted poster

Characteristics Name: Orangutan Latin name: Pongo Class: mammals Size: 1,10 - 1,50m Weight: 30 - 90kg Age: 40 - 60 years Appearance: red-brown Nutrition: leaves, fruit, insects Sex Diminorphism: yes Nutrition Type: Herbivore (herbivor) Distribution: Borneo and Sumatra Primary Origin: Southeast Asia Sleep-wake-up-rhythm: diurnal Habitat: tropical rainforest Natural enemies: big cats Sexual maturity: 7 - 10 years Mating season: throughout the year Trag period: 8 - 9 months Litter size: 1 young Social behavior: loner Threatened by extinction: Yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The Panda - Wanted Poster

Characteristics Name: Panda Other names: Giant Panda, Giant Panda, Panda bear Latin name: Ailuropoda melanoleuca Class: Mammals Size: 1.0 - 1.5m Weight: 60 - 140kg Age: 10 - 25 years Appearance: black and white Sex Dimorphism: Yes Diet type : Herbivore (herbivor) Food: Bamboo Distribution: China Origin: Central Asia Sleep / wake cycle: dusk and nocturnal Habitats: Subtropical forests Natural enemies: / Sexual maturation: 4 - 8 years Mating season: March - May gestation period: 80-120 days Litter size: 1 - 3 juveniles Social behavior: Loner Endangered: Yes You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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The Egret - Wanted Poster

Characteristics Name: Heron Other names: Gray heron, heron Latin name: Ardeidae Class: birds Size: 30 - 140cm (species dependent) Weight: 80g - 4000g (depending on species) Age: up to 25 years Appearance: u.a. white, black and brown plumage possible Sexual dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: mainly fish eater (piscivor) Food: fish, frogs, crayfish, insects, small waterfowl Distribution: worldwide Original source: unknown Sleep / wake cycle: day or nightlife Habitat: near sea level - or running waters natural enemies: birds of prey (hawk and sparrowhawks) and predatory mammals (z.
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The red panda - profile

Characteristics Name: Red Panda Other names: Lesser Panda, Cat Bear, Fire Fox Latin name: Ailurus fugens Class: Mammals Size: approx. 60cm (head-hull length) Weight: 3 - 6kg Age: 6 - 15 years Appearance: red coat on the back, chest and abdomen black skin Sex dimorphism: yes Nutrition type: mainly herbivorous (herbivor) Food: bamboo, berries, fruits, bird eggs, insects Distribution: Nepal, Myanmar, India Primary Origin: Asia Sleep / wake cycle: nocturnal Habitat: Tropical rainforest, mountain forests Natural predators: Marten, Leopard Sexual maturity: around the age of three Mating time: January - February Gestation period: 125 - 140 days Litter size: 1 - 4 juveniles Social behavior: lone wolf Critically endangered: yes You can find more animal species in the animal lexicon.
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The Mars

Introduction to the planet Mars Mars is a rock planet and probably the most earth-like celestial body in our solar system. With its red appearance, Mars has fascinated humanity since antiquity. Because of its red color, the ancient Romans gave it the name of the Roman god of war Mars, in reference to spilled blood.
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The Saturn

The most important facts and figures about the planet Saturn Characteristics: The Saturn Saturn Data Planet type Gasplanet Number of moons 62 Numbering Sixth planet in the solar system Distance to the Sun approx. 1,500,000,000 km Orbital time around the Sun 29 years, 166 days Light duration approx. 80min Distance to Earth approximately
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The jackal - Wanted poster

Character's name: Jackal Latin name: Canis adustus (striped jackal), Canis aureus (golden jackal), Canis mesomelas (black-headed jackal) Class: Mammals Size: 70 - 120cm Weight: 5 - 10kg Age: 6 - 12 years Looks: coat color is species dependent Sex dimorphism: Yes Diet type: Omnivore Food: Carrion, Fruits, Small Rodents, Birds Origin: Africa Sleep / wake cycle: nocturnal Habitat: Species dependent Natural enemies: Lynx, Leopard, Birds of prey Sexual maturity: in the second Year of life mating season: September - October gestation period: 60 - 70 days litter size: 1 - 5 juveniles social behavior: family group / solitary critically endangered: no You can find further profiles of animals in the Encyclopaedia of Animals.
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